The Science of Living and Leaving

2016-02-27
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.76.26-27 - The Science of Living and Leaving (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.76.26
salvamatyo dyuman nama
 pradyumnam prak prapiditah
asadya gadaya maurvya
 vyahatya vyanadad bali

Translation: 
Salva’s minister Dyuman, previously wounded by Sri Pradyumna, now ran up to Him and, roaring loudly, struck Him with his club of black steel.


SB 10.76.27
pradyumnam gadaya sirna-
 vaksah-sthalam arim-damam
apovaha ranat suto
 dharma-vid darukatmajah

Translation: 
Pradyumna’s driver, the son of Daruka, thought that his valiant master’s chest had been shattered by the club. Knowing well his religious duty, he removed Pradyumna from the battlefield.

Purport: 
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that actually Lord Pradyumna has a sac-cid-ananda body, an eternal, spiritual form that can never be wounded by mundane weapons. Daruka’s son, however, was a great devotee of the Lord, and out of intense love he feared for the safety of his master and thus removed Him from the battlefield.

Srila Prabhupada writes: “The name of Salva’s commander-in-chief was Dyuman. He was very powerful, and although bitten by twenty-five of Pradyumna’s arrows, he suddenly attacked Pradyumna with his fierce club and struck Him so strongly that Pradyumna became unconscious. Immediately there was a roaring, ‘Now He is dead! Now He is dead!’ The force of the club on Pradyumna’s chest was very severe, enough to tear asunder the chest of an ordinary man.”

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