Sadachar and Siddhanta Behind Krishna's Pastimes

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.07.37-39 - Sadachar and Siddhanta Behind Krishna's Pastimes (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhika Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.7.37
sa viksya visvam sahasa
rajan sañjata-vepathuh
sammilya mrgasavaksi
netre asit suvismita

When mother Yasoda saw the whole universe within the mouth of her child, her heart began to throb, and in astonishment she wanted to close her restless eyes.

Because of her pure maternal love, mother Yasoda thought that this wonderful child playing so many tricks must have had some disease. She did not appreciate the wonders shown by her child; rather, she wanted to close her eyes. She was expecting another danger, and therefore her eyes became restless like those of a deer cub. This was all the arrangement of yogamaya. The relationship between mother Yasoda and Krsna is one of pure maternal love. In that love, mother Yasoda did not very much appreciate the display of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's opulences.

At the beginning of this chapter, two extra verses sometimes appear:

evam bahuni karmani
gopanam sam sa-yositam
nandasya gehe vavrdhe
kurvan visnu-janardanah

"In this way, to chastise and kill the demons, the child Krsna demonstrated many activities in the house of Nanda Maharaja, and the inhabitants of Vraja enjoyed these incidents."

evam sa vavrdhe visnur
nanda-gehe janardanah
kurvann anisam anandam
gopalanam sa-yositam

"To increase the transcendental pleasure of the gopas and the gopis, Krsna, the killer of all demons, was thus raised by His father and mother, Nanda and Yasoda."

Sripada Vijayadhvaja Tirtha also adds another verse after the third verse in this chapter:

vistareneha karunyat
vaktum arhasi dharma-jña
dayalus tvam iti prabho

"Pariksit Maharaja then requested Sukadeva Gosvami to continue speaking such narrations about the pastimes of Krsna, so that the King could enjoy from them transcendental bliss."

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Tenth Canto, Seventh Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "The Killing of the Demon Trnavarta."