Power of Krishna's Smile

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.26.17-21 - Power of Krishna's Smile (download mp3)
by Purushottam Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.26.17
pragayam vasudevasya
 kvacij jatas tavatmajah
vasudeva iti sriman
 abhijñah sampracaksate

For many reasons, this beautiful son of yours sometimes appeared previously as the son of Vasudeva. Therefore, those who are learned sometimes call this child Vasudeva.

SB 10.26.18
bahuni santi namani
 rupani ca sutasya te
 tany aham veda no janah

For this son of yours there are many forms and names according to His transcendental qualities and activities. These are known to me, but people in general do not understand them.

SB 10.26.19
esa vah sreya adhasyad
anena sarva-durgani
 yuyam añjas tarisyatha

To increase the transcendental bliss of the cowherd men of Gokula, this child will always act auspiciously for you. And by His grace only, you will surpass all difficulties.

SB 10.26.20
puranena vraja-pate
 sadhavo dasyu-piditah
arajake raksyamana
 jigyur dasyun samedhitah

O Nanda Maharaja, as recorded in history, when there was an irregular, incapable government, Indra having been dethroned, and when honest people were being harassed and disturbed by thieves, this child appeared in order to curb the rogues and to protect the people and enable them to flourish.

SB 10.26.21
ya etasmin maha-bhage
 pritim kurvanti manavah
narayo ’bhibhavanty etan
 visnu-paksan ivasurah

Demons cannot harm the demigods, who always have Lord Visnu on their side. Similarly, any person or group attached to all-auspicious Krsna cannot be defeated by enemies.

Srila Prabhupada has especially indicated in this connection that just as Lord Krsna’s associates could not be defeated by Kamsa, so His modern-day devotees will not be defeated by their demoniac opponents, nor will the Lord’s devotees be defeated by the internal enemies — the lusty, materialistic senses.