Material Mercy Spiritual Friendship

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.12.29-30 - Material Mercy Spiritual Friendship (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Shyamananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.12.29
tada ghana-cchada deva
 bhayad dha-heti cukrusuh
jahrsur ye ca kamsadyah
 kaunapas tv agha-bandhavah

When Krsna entered the mouth of Aghasura, the demigods hidden behind the clouds exclaimed, “Alas! Alas!” But the friends of Aghasura, like Kamsa and other demons, were jubilant.

SB 10.12.30
tac chrutva bhagavan krsnas
 tv avyayah sarbha-vatsakam
curni-cikirsor atmanam
 tarasa vavrdhe gale

When the invincible Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, heard the demigods crying “Alas! Alas!” from behind the clouds, He immediately enlarged Himself within the demon’s throat, just to save Himself and the cowherd boys, His own associates, from the demon who wished to smash them.

Such are the acts of Krsna. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam (Bg. 4.8). By enlarging Himself within the throat of the demon, Krsna suffocated and killed him and at the same time saved Himself and His associates from imminent death and also saved the demigods from lamentation.