Spiritual Blessing make Spiritual Growth of a Child

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.68.02-05 - Spiritual Blessing make Spiritual Growth of a Child (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.68.2
kauravah kupita ucur
 durvinito ’yam arbhakah
kadarthi-krtya nah kanyam
 akamam aharad balat

The angry Kurus said: This ill-behaved boy has offended us, forcibly kidnapping our unmarried daughter against her will.

SB 10.68.3
badhnitemam durvinitam
 kim karisyanti vrsnayah
ye ’smat-prasadopacitam
 dattam no bhuñjate mahim

Arrest this ill-behaved Samba! What will the Vrsnis do? By our grace they are ruling land that we have granted them.

SB 10.68.4
nigrhitam sutam srutva
 yady esyantiha vrsnayah
bhagna-darpah samam yanti
 prana iva su-samyatah

If the Vrsnis come here when they learn that their son has been captured, we will break their pride. Thus they’ll become subdued, like bodily senses brought under strict control.

SB 10.68.5
iti karnah salo bhurir
 yajñaketuh suyodhanah
sambam arebhire yoddhum

After saying this and having their plan sanctioned by the senior member of the Kuru dynasty, Karna, Sala, Bhuri, Yajñaketu and Suyodhana set out to attack Samba.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura explains that the elder of the Kurus mentioned here is Bhisma, who gave permission to the younger men as follows: “Since this maiden has now been touched by Samba, she cannot take any other husband. He must become her husband. Nonetheless, you should arrest him and tie him up to make a statement about his impropriety and our own prowess. But in no case should he be killed.” The acarya also adds that Bhisma accompanied the five warriors mentioned in this verse.