Krishna Likes Humility

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.01.20-21 - Krishna Likes Humility (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.1.20
srutvamogham vipra-sapam
 drstva ca musalam nrpa
vismita bhaya-santrasta
 babhuvur dvarakaukasah

O King Pariksit, when the inhabitants of Dvaraka heard of the infallible curse of the brahmanas and saw the club, they were astonished and distraught with fear.

SB 11.1.21
tac curnayitva musalam
 yadu-rajah sa ahukah
samudra-salile prasyal
 loham casyavasesitam

After having the club ground to bits, King Ahuka [Ugrasena] of the Yadus personally threw the pieces, along with the remaining lump of iron, into the water of the ocean.

King Ugrasena thought, “Samba and the others should not feel any shame or fear,” and thus without even consulting Sri Krsna he ordered the club ground to bits and thrown into the water, along with a small iron lump that remained, which he considered insignificant.