Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna

Srimad Bhagvatam Canto 10.52.44 - Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.52.44brahmana uvaca
ity ete guhya-sandesa
 yadu-deva mayahrtah
vimrsya kartum yac catra
 kriyatam tad anantaram

The brahmana said: This is the confidential message I have brought with me, O Lord of the Yadus. Please consider what must be done in these circumstances, and do it at once.

When the brahmana arrived, he broke the seal of a confidential letter written in the privacy of Rukmini’s quarters and meant only for Lord Krsna. By using the term guhya-sandesah, the trustworthy brahmana, personally selected by Rukmini, here affirms that he has not violated the confidentiality of this message. Only Lord Krsna has heard it. Since the marriage of Rukmini was fast approaching, Sri Krsna would have to act immediately. The term yadu-deva indicates that Lord Krsna, as the Lord of the powerful Yadu dynasty, should make His decision and then mobilize His followers if necessary.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Fifty-second Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Rukmini’s Message to Lord Krsna.”