Krishna Teaches The Art of Making Decision

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10.71.04-05 - Krishna Teaches The Art of Making Decision (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.71.4
asmakam ca mahan artho
 hy etenaiva bhavisyati
yasas ca tava govinda
 rajño baddhan vimuñcatah

By this decision there will be great gain for us, and You will save the kings. Thus, Govinda, You will be glorified.

SB 10.71.5
sa vai durvisaho raja
 nagayuta-samo bale
balinam api canyesam
 bhimam sama-balam vina

The invincible King Jarasandha is as strong as ten thousand elephants. Indeed, other powerful warriors cannot defeat him. Only Bhima is equal to him in strength.

Sridhara Svami explains that the Yadavas were extremely eager to kill Jarasandha, and thus to caution them Sri Uddhava spoke this verse. Jarasandha’s death could come only at the hand of Bhima. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti adds that Uddhava had previously deduced this from the Jyotir-raga and other astrological scriptures he had learned from his teacher Brhaspati.