Vijaya Dashami-Destroying Ravana's Mentality
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.86.32-35 - Vijaya Dashami-Destroying Ravana's Mentality (download mp3)
by Adi Keshav Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sva-vacas tad rtam kartum
yad atthaikanta-bhaktan me
nanantah srir ajah priyah
You have said, “Neither Ananta, Goddess Sri nor unborn Brahma is dearer to Me than My unalloyed devotee.” To prove Your own words true, You have now revealed Yourself to our eyes.
ko nu tvac-caranambhojam
evam-vid visrjet puman
muninam yas tvam atma-dah
What person who knows this truth would ever abandon Your lotus feet, when You are ready to give Your very self to peaceful sages who call nothing their own?
yo ’vatirya yador vamse
nrnam samsaratam iha
yaso vitene tac-chantyai
Appearing in the Yadu dynasty, You have spread Your glories, which can remove all the sins of the three worlds, just to deliver those entrapped in the cycle of birth and death.
namas tubhyam bhagavate
su-santam tapa iyuse
Obeisances to You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, whose intelligence is ever unrestricted. Obeisances to the sage Nara-Narayana, who always undergoes austerities in perfect peace.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti comments that the King offered these prayers to encourage Lord Krsna to remain at his home for some days. The King thought, “Since contact with the Supreme Lord can free anyone from misconceptions and doubts, Krsna’s presence in my home will fortify my intelligence so that I can withstand the onslaughts of material desires. In His expansion as Nara-Narayana Rsi, the Lord always resides in Badarikasrama for the good of the whole land of Bharata, and so He may also create good fortune for the land of Mithila by remaining here for at least a few days. Since Lord Krsna’s propensity is toward peace and simplicity, He will certainly prefer my simple home to the excessive opulence of Dvaraka.”