The Transcendental Fear and The Fearlessness of Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.08.37-39 - The Transcendental Fear and The Fearlessness of Devotees (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Krishnanaam Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.8.37-39
sa tatra dadrse visvam jagat sthasnu ca kham disah
sadri-dvipabdhi-bhugolam sa-vayv-agnindu-tarakam
jyotis-cakram jalam tejo nabhasvan viyad eva ca
vaikarikanindriyani mano matra gunas trayah
etad vicitram saha-jiva-kala-svabhava-karmasaya-linga-bhedam
sunos tanau viksya vidaritasye vrajam sahatmanam avapa sankam

When Krsna opened His mouth wide by the order of mother Yasoda, she saw within His mouth all moving and nonmoving entities, outer space, and all directions, along with mountains, islands, oceans, the surface of the earth, the blowing wind, fire, the moon and the stars. She saw the planetary systems, water, light, air, sky, and creation by transformation of ahankara. She also saw the senses, the mind, sense perception, and the three qualities, goodness, passion and ignorance. She saw the time allotted for the living entities, she saw natural instinct and the reactions of karma, and she saw desires and different varieties of bodies, moving and nonmoving. Seeing all these aspects of the cosmic manifestation, along with herself and Vrndavana-dhama, she became doubtful and fearful of her son’s nature.

All the cosmic manifestations that exist on the gross and subtle elements, as well as the means of their agitation, the three gunas, the living entity, creation, maintenance, annihilation and everything going on in the external energy of the Lord — all this comes from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda. Everything is within the control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (9.10). Mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sa-caracaram: everything in the material nature (prakrti) works under His control. Because all these manifestations come from Govinda, they could all be visible within the mouth of Govinda. Quite astonished, mother Yasoda was afraid because of intense maternal affection. She could not believe that within the mouth of her son such things could appear. Yet she saw them, and therefore she was struck with fear and wonder.