Krishna Geared Up Towards Protecting his Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.89.45-47 - Krishna Geared Up Towards Protecting his Devotees (download mp3)
by Baladev Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.89.45
darsaye dvija-sunums te
 mavaj├▒atmanam atmana
ye te nah kirtim vimalam
 manusyah sthapayisyanti

[Lord Krsna said:] I will show you the brahmana’s sons, so please don’t despise yourself like this. These same men who now criticize us will soon establish our spotless fame.

SB 10.89.46
iti sambhasya bhagavan
 arjunena sahesvarah
divyam sva-ratham asthaya
 praticim disam avisat

Having thus advised Arjuna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead had Arjuna join Him on His divine chariot, and together they set off toward the west.

SB 10.89.47
sapta dvipan sa-sindhums ca
 sapta sapta girin atha
lokalokam tathatitya
 vivesa su-mahat tamah

The Lord’s chariot passed over the seven islands of the middle universe, each with its ocean and its seven principal mountains. Then it crossed the Lokaloka boundary and entered the vast region of total darkness.

In Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Srila Prabhupada notes: “Krsna passed over all these planets and reached the covering of the universe. This covering is described in the Srimad-Bhagavatam as great darkness. This material world as a whole is described as dark. In the open space there is sunlight, and therefore it is illuminated, but in the covering, because of the absence of sunlight, it is naturally dark.”