Krishna's Recipocation to his Dependent Devotees

2014-11-26
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.53.21-23 - Krishna's Recipocation to his Dependent Devotees (download mp3)
by Devananda Pandit Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.53.20-21
srutvaitad bhagavan ramo
 vipaksiya nrpodyamam
krsnam caikam gatam hartum
 kanyam kalaha-sankitah
balena mahata sardham
 bhratr-sneha-pariplutah
tvaritah kundinam pragad
 gajasva-ratha-pattibhih

Translation:
When Lord Balarama heard about these preparations of the inimical kings and how Lord Krsna had set off alone to steal the bride, He feared that a fight would ensue. Immersed in affection for His brother, He hurried to Kundina with a mighty army consisting of infantry and of soldiers riding on elephants, horses and chariots.


SB 10.53.22
bhisma-kanya vararoha
 kanksanty agamanam hareh
pratyapattim apasyanti
 dvijasyacintayat tada

Translation:
The lovely daughter of Bhismaka anxiously awaited the arrival of Krsna, but when she did not see the brahmana return she thought as follows.


SB 10.53.23
aho tri-yamantarita
 udvaho me ’lpa-radhasah
nagacchaty aravindakso
 naham vedmy atra karanam
so ’pi navartate ’dyapi
 mat-sandesa-haro dvijah

Translation:
[Princess Rukmini thought:] Alas, my wedding is to take place when the night ends! How unlucky I am! Lotus-eyed Krsna does not come. I don’t know why. And even the brahmana messenger has not yet returned.

Purport:
It is apparent from this verse, as confirmed by Srila Sridhara Svami, that the present scene takes place before sunrise.

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