400th Anniversary of Chaitanya Charitamrita

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.61.19-21 - 400th Anniversary of Chaitanya Charitamrita (download mp3)
by Baladeva Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.61.19
etesam putra-pautras ca
 babhuvuh kotiso nrpa
matarah krsna-jatinam
 sahasrani ca sodasa

My dear King, the sons and grandsons of Lord Krsna’s children numbered in the tens of millions. Sixteen thousand mothers gave rise to this dynasty.

SB 10.61.20
katham rukmy ari-putraya
 pradad duhitaram yudhi
krsnena paribhutas tam
 hantum randhram pratiksate
etad akhyahi me vidvan
 dvisor vaivahikam mithah

King Pariksit said: How could Rukmi give his daughter to his enemy’s son? After all, Rukmi had been defeated by Lord Krsna in battle and was waiting for an opportunity to kill Him. Please explain this to me, O learned one — how these two inimical parties became united through marriage.

SB 10.61.21
anagatam atitam ca
 vartamanam atindriyam
viprakrstam vyavahitam
 samyak pasyanti yoginah

Mystic yogis can perfectly see that which has not yet happened, as well as things in the past or present, beyond the senses, remote or blocked by physical obstacles.

Here King Pariksit encourages Sukadeva Gosvami to explain why Rukmi gave his daughter to Lord Krsna’s son Pradyumna. The King stresses that since great yogis like Sukadeva Gosvami know everything, the sage must also know this and should explain it to the anxious King.