Never Offend a Devotee


2014-12-17
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.54.15-20 - Never Offend a Devotee (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radha Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.54.15
adhunapi vayam sarve
 vira-yuthapa-yuthapah
parajitah phalgu-tantrair
 yadubhih krsna-palitaih

Translation:
And now all of us, great commanders of military leaders, have been defeated by the Yadus and their small entourage, who are protected by Krsna.


SB 10.54.16
ripavo jigyur adhuna
 kala atmanusarini
tada vayam vijesyamo
 yada kalah pradaksinah

Translation:
Now our enemies have conquered because time favors them, but in the future, when time is auspicious for us, we shall conquer.


SB 10.54.17
sri-suka uvaca
evam prabodhito mitrais
 caidyo ’gat sanugah puram
hata-sesah punas te ’pi
 yayuh svam svam puram nrpah

Translation:
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus persuaded by his friends, Sisupala took his followers and went back to his capital. The surviving warriors also returned to their respective cities.


SB 10.54.18
rukmi tu raksasodvaham
 krsna-dvid asahan svasuh
prsthato ’nvagamat krsnam
 aksauhinya vrto bali

Translation:
Powerful Rukmi, however, was especially envious of Krsna. He could not bear the fact that Krsna had carried off his sister to marry her in the Raksasa style. Thus he pursued the Lord with an entire military division.


SB 10.54.19-20
rukmy amarsi su-samrabdhah
 srnvatam sarva-bhubhujam
pratijaj├▒e maha-bahur
 damsitah sa-sarasanah
ahatva samare krsnam
 apratyuhya ca rukminim
kundinam na praveksyami
 satyam etad bravimi vah

Translation:
Frustrated and enraged, mighty-armed Rukmi, dressed in armor and wielding his bow, had sworn before all the kings, “I shall not again enter Kundina if I do not kill Krsna in battle and bring Rukmini back with me. I swear this to you.”

Purport:
Rukmi spoke these angry words and then set off to pursue Lord Krsna, as described in the following verses.