Spirit of Dealing With Challenging Situation

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.57.41-42 - Spirit of Dealing With Challenging Situation (download mp3)
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SB 10.57.41
syamantakam darsayitva
 jñatibhyo raja atmanah
vimrjya manina bhuyas
 tasmai pratyarpayat prabhuh

After the almighty Lord had shown the Syamantaka jewel to His relatives, thus dispelling the false accusations against Him, He returned it to Akrura.

For the second time, doubts about the Lord’s reputation occasioned by the Syamantaka jewel are dispelled by the jewel itself. Indeed, for the second time the Lord brought the jewel to Dvaraka to establish His integrity there. This amazing series of incidents demonstrates that even when Lord Krsna descends to this world there is a tendency for His “peers” to criticize Him. The whole material world is infected by the faultfinding propensity, and in this chapter the Supreme Lord demonstrates the nature of this undesirable quality.

SB 10.57.42
yas tv etad bhagavata isvarasya visnor
 viryadhyam vrjina-haram su-mangalam ca
akhyanam pathati srnoty anusmared va
 duskirtim duritam apohya yati santim

This narration, rich with descriptions of the prowess of Lord Sri Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, removes sinful reactions and bestows all auspiciousness. Anyone who recites, hears or remembers it will drive away his own infamy and sins and attain peace.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Fifty-seventh Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Satrajit Murdered, the Jewel Returned.”