Although Seeing Jarasandha Could Not Fathom Krishna

2014-10-02
SB.10.51.20-21 - Although Seeing Jarasandha Could Not Fathom Krishna (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami Maharaj at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.51.20
varam vrnisva bhadram te
 rte kaivalyam adya nah
eka evesvaras tasya
 bhagavan visnur avyayah

Translation: 
“All good fortune to you! Now please choose a benediction from us — anything but liberation, since only the infallible Supreme Lord, Visnu, can bestow that.”


SB 10.51.21
evam uktah sa vai devan
 abhivandya maha-yasah
asayista guha-visto
 nidraya deva-dattaya

Translation: 
Addressed thus, King Mucukunda took his respectful leave of the demigods and went to a cave, where he lay down to enjoy the sleep they had granted him.

Purport:
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura gives the following lines from an alternate reading of this chapter. These lines are to be inserted between the two halves of this verse:

nidram eva tato vavre
 sa raja srama-karsitah
yah kascin mama nidraya
 bhangam kuryad surottamah

sa hi bhasmi-bhaved asu
 tathoktas ca surais tada
svapam yatam yo madhye tu
 bodhayet tvam acetanah
sa tvaya drsta-matras tu
 bhasmi-bhavatu tat-ksanat

“The King, exhausted by his labor, then chose sleep as his benediction. He further stated, ‘O best of the demigods, may whoever disturbs my sleep be immediately burned to ashes.’ The demigods replied, ‘So be it,’ and told him, ‘That insensitive person who wakes you in the middle of your sleep will immediately turn to ashes simply by your seeing him.’”

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