We See Yet We don't



2014-09-27
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.51.01-06 - We See Yet We don't (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.51.1-6
sri-suka uvaca
tam vilokya viniskrantam
 ujjihanam ivodupam
darsaniyatamam syamam
 pita-kauseya-vasasam
srivatsa-vaksasam bhrajat
 kaustubhamukta-kandharam
prthu-dirgha-catur-bahum
 nava-kaƱjaruneksanam
nitya-pramuditam srimat
 su-kapolam suci-smitam
mukharavindam bibhranam
 sphuran-makara-kundalam
vasudevo hy ayam iti
 puman srivatsa-laƱchanah
catur-bhujo ’ravindakso
 vana-maly ati-sundarah
laksanair narada-proktair
 nanyo bhavitum arhati
nirayudhas calan padbhyam
 yotsye ’nena nirayudhah
iti niscitya yavanah
 pradravad tam paran-mukham
anvadhavaj jighrksus tam
 durapam api yoginam

Translation:
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Kalayavana saw the Lord come out from Mathura like the rising moon. The Lord was most beautiful to behold, with His dark-blue complexion and yellow silk garment. Upon His chest He bore the mark of Srivatsa, and the Kaustubha gem adorned His neck. His four arms were sturdy and long. He displayed His ever-joyful lotuslike face, with eyes pink like lotuses, beautifully effulgent cheeks, a pristine smile and glittering shark-shaped earrings. The barbarian thought, “This person must indeed be Vasudeva, since He possesses the characteristics Narada mentioned: He is marked with Srivatsa, He has four arms, His eyes are like lotuses, He wears a garland of forest flowers, and He is extremely handsome. He cannot be anyone else. Since He goes on foot and unarmed, I will fight Him without weapons.” Resolving thus, he ran after the Lord, who turned His back and ran away. Kalayavana hoped to catch Lord Krsna, though great mystic yogis cannot attain Him.

Purport:
Although Kalayavana was seeing Lord Krsna with his own eyes, he could not adequately appreciate the beautiful Lord. Thus instead of worshiping Krsna, he attacked Him. Similarly, it is not uncommon for modern men to attack Krsna in the name of philosophy, “law and order” and even religion.

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