Surrender to Krishna and Don't Oppose Him

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.39-43 - Surrender to Krishna and Don't Oppose Him (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Bhakti Charu Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.66.39
tat surya-koti-pratimam sudarsanam
 jajvalyamanam pralayanala-prabham
sva-tejasa kham kakubho ’tha rodasi
 cakram mukundastram athagnim ardayat

That Sudarsana, the disc weapon of Lord Mukunda, blazed forth like millions of suns. His effulgence blazed like the fire of universal annihilation, and with his heat he pained the sky, all the directions, heaven and earth, and also the fiery demon.

SB 10.66.40
krtyanalah pratihatah sa rathanga-paner
 astraujasa sa nrpa bhagna-mukho nivrttah
varanasim parisametya sudaksinam tam
 sartvig-janam samadahat sva-krto ’bhicarah

Frustrated by the power of Lord Krsna’s weapon, O King, the fiery creature produced by black magic turned his face away and retreated. Created for violence, the demon then returned to Varanasi, where he surrounded the city and then burned Sudaksina and his priests to death, even though Sudaksina was his creator.

Srila Prabhupada comments as follows: “Having failed to set fire to Dvaraka, the fiery demon went back to Varanasi, the kingdom of Kasiraja. As a result of his return, all the priests who had helped instruct the black art of mantras, along with their employer, Sudaksina, were burned into ashes by the glaring effulgence of the fiery demon. According to the methods of black-art mantras instructed in the tantra, if the mantra fails to kill the enemy, then, because it must kill someone, it kills the original creator. Sudaksina was the originator, and the priests assisted him; therefore all of them were burned to ashes. This is the way of the demons: the demons create something to kill God, but by the same weapon the demons themselves are killed.”

SB 10.66.41
cakram ca visnos tad-anupravistam
 varanasim satta-sabhalayapanam
Lord Visnu’s disc also entered Varanasi, in pursuit of the fiery demon, and proceeded to burn the city to the ground, including all its assembly halls and residential palaces with raised porches, its numerous marketplaces, gateways, watchtowers, warehouses and treasuries, and all the buildings housing elephants, horses, chariots and grains.

SB 10.66.42
dagdhva varanasim sarvam
 visnos cakram sudarsanam
bhuyah parsvam upatisthat

After burning down the entire city of Varanasi, Lord Visnu’s Sudarsana cakra returned to the side of Sri Krsna, whose actions are effortless.

SB 10.66.43
ya enam sravayen martya
samahito va srnuyat
 sarva-papaih pramucyate

Any mortal who recounts this heroic pastime of Lord Uttamah-sloka’s, or who simply hears it attentively, will become freed from all sins.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Sixty-sixth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Paundraka, the False Vasudeva.”