Choosing the Right Association

2015-08-12
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.21-22 - Choosing the Right Association (download mp3)
by Hare Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.66.21
iti ksiptva sitair banair
 virathi-krtya paundrakam
siro ’vrscad rathangena
 vajrenendro yatha gireh

Translation:
Having thus derided Paundraka, Lord Krsna destroyed his chariot with His sharp arrows. The Lord then cut off his head with the Sudarsana disc, just as Lord Indra lops off a mountain peak with his thunderbolt weapon.


SB 10.66.22
tatha kasi-pateh kayac
 chira utkrtya patribhih
nyapatayat kasi-puryam
 padma-kosam ivanilah

Translation:
With His arrows, Lord Krsna similarly severed Kasiraja’s head from his body, sending it flying into Kasi city like a lotus flower thrown by the wind.

Purport:
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains why Krsna threw Kasiraja’s head into the city: “As he went off to battle, the King of Kasi had promised the citizens: ‘My dear residents of Kasi, today I will bring the enemy’s head into the midst of the city. Have no doubt of this.’ The King’s sinful queens had also boasted to their maids-in-waiting: ‘Today our master will certainly bring the head of the Lord of Dvaraka.’ Therefore the Supreme Lord threw the King’s head into the city to astonish the inhabitants.”

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