Being Consistently Constantly in the Path of Pure Bhakti
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.67.24-25 - Being Consistently Constantly in the Path of Pure Bhakti (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sa bahu tala-sankasau
tabhyam vaksasy arurujat
Dvivida, the most powerful of apes, now clenched his fists at the end of his palm-tree-sized arms, came before Lord Balarama and beat his fists against the Lord’s body.
yadavendro ’pi tam dorbhyam
jatrav abhyardayat kruddhah
so ’patad rudhiram vaman
The furious Lord of the Yadavas then threw aside His club and plow and with His bare hands hammered a blow upon Dvivida’s collarbone. The ape collapsed, vomiting blood.
In Krsna, Srila Prabhupada writes: “This time Lord Balarama became most angry. Since the gorilla was striking Him with his hands, Lord Balarama would not strike him back with His own weapons, the club or the plow. Simply with His fists He began to strike the collarbone of the gorilla. This striking proved to be fatal to Dvivida.”