Srimad Bhagavatam 10.78.06 - Uniqueness of Sanskrit Word (download mp3)
by Garud Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tarhy anrnyam upaimy ajña
bandhu-rupam arim hatva
vyadhim deha-caram yatha
“Then, O unintelligent one, I who am obliged to my friends will have repaid my debt to them by killing You, my enemy disguised as a relative, who are like a disease within my body.”
According to the acaryas, the word ajña indicates that in comparison to Lord Krsna, no one is more intelligent. Further, the word bandhu-rupam indicates that Lord Krsna is actually everyone’s true friend, and vyadhim indicates that Lord Krsna is the Supersoul, the object of meditation within the heart, who takes away our mental distress. Furthermore, the acaryas translate the word hatva as jñatva; in other words, by knowing Krsna properly one can actually liberate all of one’s friends.