Role of Samskaras and Proper Guidence

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.75.39-40 - Role of Samskaras and Proper Guidence (download mp3)
by Akinchana Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.75.39
sa vridito ’vag-vadano rusa jvalan
 niskramya tusnim prayayau gajahvayam
ha-heti sabdah su-mahan abhut satam
 ajata-satrur vimana ivabhavat
babhuva tusnim bhagavan bhuvo bharam
 samujjihirsur bhramati sma yad-drsa

Humiliated and burning with anger, Duryodhana turned his face down, left without uttering a word and went back to Hastinapura. The saintly persons present loudly cried out, “Alas, alas!” and King Yudhisthira was somewhat saddened. But the Supreme Lord, whose mere glance had bewildered Duryodhana, remained silent, for His intention was to remove the burden of the earth.

Srila Prabhupada writes: “When Duryodhana left in such an angry mood, everyone regretted the incident, and King Yudhisthira also became very sorry. But despite all occurrences, Krsna was silent. He did not say anything against or in favor of the incident. It appeared that Duryodhana had been put into illusion by the supreme will of Lord Krsna, and this was the beginning of the enmity between the two sects of the Kuru dynasty. This appeared to be a part of Krsna’s plan in His mission to decrease the burden of the world.”

SB 10.75.40
etat te ’bhihitam rajan
 yat prsto ’ham iha tvaya
suyodhanasya dauratmyam
 rajasuye maha-kratau

I have now replied to your question, O King, concerning why Duryodhana was dissatisfied on the occasion of the great Rajasuya sacrifice.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Seventy-fifth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Duryodhana Humiliated.”