Krishna's Personal Merciful involvment In Life

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.54.13-14 - Krishna's Personal Merciful involvment In Life (download mp3)
by Radha Dyuti Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.54.13
saureh sapta-dasaham vai
 samyugani parajitah
trayo-vimsatibhih sainyair
 jigye ekam aham param

In battle with Krsna I and my twenty-three armies lost seventeen times; only once did I defeat Him.

Jarasandha offers his own life as an example of the inevitable happiness and distress of this material world.

SB 10.54.14
tathapy aham na socami
 na prahrsyami karhicit
kalena daiva-yuktena
 janan vidravitam jagat

But still I never lament or rejoice, because I know this world is driven by time and fate.

Having stated that the Supreme Lord controls this world, Jarasandha explains the specific method of control. It should be remembered that in the Vedic context kala, or time, does not refer merely to a system of measuring planetary movements such as days, weeks, months and years but rather to the way things are being moved. Everything is moving according to its destiny, and this destiny is also described as “time,” since everyone’s destiny is revealed and imposed by the movements of time.