The Deliverance of Muchukunda

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.51.57-63 - The Deliverance of Muchukunda (download mp3)
by Revati Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.51.57
ciram iha vrjinartas tapyamano ’nutapair
 avitrsa-sad-amitro ’labdha-santih kathañcit
sarana-da samupetas tvat-padabjam paratman
 abhayam rtam asokam pahi mapannam isa

For so long I have been pained by troubles in this world and have been burning with lamentation. My six enemies are never satiated, and I can find no peace. Therefore, O giver of shelter, O Supreme Soul, please protect me. O Lord, in the midst of danger I have by good fortune approached Your lotus feet, which are the truth and which thus make one fearless and free of sorrow.

SB 10.51.58
sri-bhagavan uvaca
sarvabhauma maha-raja
 matis te vimalorjita
varaih pralobhitasyapi
 na kamair vihata yatah

The Supreme Lord said: O emperor, great ruler, your mind is pure and potent. Though I enticed You with benedictions, your mind was not overcome by material desires.

SB 10.51.59
pralobhito varair yat tvam
 apramadaya viddhi tat
na dhir ekanta-bhaktanam
 asirbhir bhidyate kvacit

Understand that I enticed you with benedictions just to prove that you would not be deceived. The intelligence of My unalloyed devotees is never diverted by material blessings.

SB 10.51.60
yuñjananam abhaktanam
 pranayamadibhir manah
aksina-vasanam rajan
 drsyate punar utthitam

The minds of nondevotees who engage in such practices as pranayama are not fully cleansed of material desires. Thus, O King, material desires are again seen to arise in their minds.

SB 10.51.61
vicarasva mahim kamam
 mayy avesita-manasah
astv evam nityada tubhyam
 bhaktir mayy anapayini

Wander this earth at will, with your mind fixed on Me. May you always possess such unfailing devotion for Me.

SB 10.51.62
ksatra-dharma-sthito jantun
 nyavadhir mrgayadibhih
samahitas tat tapasa
 jahy agham mad-upasritah

Because you followed the principles of a ksatriya, you killed living beings while hunting and performing other duties. You must vanquish the sins thus incurred by carefully executing penances while remaining surrendered to Me.

SB 10.51.63
janmany anantare rajan
bhutva dvija-varas tvam vai
 mam upaisyasi kevalam

O King, in your very next life you will become an excellent brahmana, the greatest well-wisher of all creatures, and certainly come to Me alone.

Sri Krsna states in the Bhagavad-gita (5.29), suhrdam sarva-bhutanam jñatva mam santim rcchati: “A person attains peace by understanding Me to be the well-wishing friend of all living beings.” Lord Krsna and His pure devotees work together to rescue the fallen souls from the ocean of illusion. This is the real purport of the Krsna consciousness movement.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Fifty-first Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Deliverance of Mucukunda.”