Going Beyond Material Perspective

2015-05-14
Srimad Bhagavatam 10-61-26-29 - Going Beyond Material Perspective (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.61.26
tasminn abhyudaye rajan
 rukmini rama-kesavau
puram bhojakatam jagmuh
 samba-pradyumnakadayah

Translation:
On the joyous occasion of that marriage, O King, Queen Rukmini, Lord Balarama, Lord Krsna and several of the Lord’s sons, headed by Samba and Pradyumna, went to the city of Bhojakata.


SB 10.61.27-28
tasmin nivrtta udvahe
 kalinga-pramukha nrpah
drptas te rukminam procur
 balam aksair vinirjaya
anaksa-jño hy ayam rajann
 api tad-vyasanam mahat
ity ukto balam ahuya
 tenaksair rukmy adivyata

Translation:
After the wedding, a group of arrogant kings headed by the King of Kalinga told Rukmi, “You should defeat Balarama at dice. He’s not expert at dice, O King, but still He’s quite addicted to it.” Thus advised, Rukmi challenged Balarama and began a gambling match with Him.


SB 10.61.29
satam sahasram ayutam
 ramas tatradade panam
tam tu rukmy ajayat tatra
 kalingah prahasad balam
dantan sandarsayann uccair
 namrsyat tad dhalayudhah

Translation:
In that match Lord Balarama first accepted a wager of one hundred coins, then one thousand, then ten thousand. Rukmi won this first round, and the King of Kalinga laughed loudly at Lord Balarama, showing all his teeth. Lord Balarama could not tolerate this.

Purport:
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the wagers consisted of gold coins. Lord Balarama inwardly became quite angry when He saw the gross offense of the King of Kalinga.

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