Import the Word - Bhakta Vatsala

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.78.06 - Import the Word-Bhakta Vatsala (download mp3)
by Devamrita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.78.6
tarhy anrnyam upaimy ajña
 mitranam mitra-vatsalah
bandhu-rupam arim hatva
 vyadhim deha-caram yatha

“Then, O unintelligent one, I who am obliged to my friends will have repaid my debt to them by killing You, my enemy disguised as a relative, who are like a disease within my body.”

According to the acaryas, the word ajña indicates that in comparison to Lord Krsna, no one is more intelligent. Further, the word bandhu-rupam indicates that Lord Krsna is actually everyone’s true friend, and vyadhim indicates that Lord Krsna is the Supersoul, the object of meditation within the heart, who takes away our mental distress. Furthermore, the acaryas translate the word hatva as jñatva; in other words, by knowing Krsna properly one can actually liberate all of one’s friends.