A Weekful of Mercy

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.06.15-18 - A Weekful of Mercy (download mp3) , (download flv)
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SB 10.6.15-17
ganda-saila-stanam raudram
santatrasuh sma tad viksya
gopa gopyah kalevaram
purvam tu tan-nihsvanita-

The Raksasi's mouth was full of teeth, each resembling the front of a plow, her nostrils were deep like mountain caves, and her breasts resembled big slabs of stone fallen from a hill. Her scattered hair was the color of copper. The sockets of her eyes appeared like deep blind wells, her fearful thighs resembled the banks of a river, her arms, legs and feet seemed like big bridges, and her abdomen appeared like a dried-up lake. The hearts, ears and heads of the cowherd men and women were already shocked by the Raksasi's screaming, and when they saw the fierce wonder of her body, they were even more frightened.

SB 10.6.18
balam ca tasya urasi
kridantam akutobhayam
gopyas turnam samabhyetya
jagrhur jata-sambhramah

Without fear, the child Krsna was playing on the upper portion of Putana Raksasi's breast, and when the gopis saw the child's wonderful activities, they immediately came forward with great jubilation and picked Him up.

Here is the Supreme Personality of Godhead—Krsna. Although the Raksasi Putana could increase or decrease her bodily size by her mystic abilities and thus gain proportionate power, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is equally powerful in any transcendental form. Krsna is the real Personality of Godhead because whether as a child or as a grown-up young man, He is the same person. He does not need to become powerful by meditation or any other external endeavor. Therefore when the greatly powerful Putana expanded her body, Krsna remained the same small child and fearlessly played on the upper portion of her breast. Sadaisvarya-purna. Bhagavan, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is always full in all potencies, regardless of whether He is present in this form or that. His potencies are always full. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. He can display all potencies under any circumstances.