Vasudev Katha Ruchi

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.04.22-23 - Vasudev Katha Ruchi (download mp3)
by Kavichandra Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.4.22
bhumer bharavataranaya yadusv ajanma
 jatah karisyati surair api duskarani
vadair vimohayati yaj├▒a-krto ’tad-arhan
 sudran kalau ksiti-bhujo nyahanisyad ante

To diminish the burden of the earth, the unborn Lord will take birth in the Yadu dynasty and perform feats impossible even for the demigods. Propounding speculative philosophy, the Lord, as Buddha, will bewilder the unworthy performers of Vedic sacrifices. And as Kalki the Lord will kill all the low-class men posing as rulers at the end of the Age of Kali.

It is understood that in this verse the description of the Lord’s appearance in the Yadu dynasty refers to the appearance of both Krsna and Balarama, who together removed the demoniac rulers who were burdening the earth. Srila Jiva Gosvami has pointed out that the description of the incarnations to deal with sudran, or low-class men, refers to both Buddha and Kalki. Those who misuse Vedic sacrifice to engage in gross sense gratification, such as the sinful killing of animals, are certainly in the category of sudra, as are the so-called political leaders of Kali-yuga who perform many atrocities in the name of state management.

SB 11.4.23
evam-vidhani janmani
 karmani ca jagat-pateh
bhurini bhuri-yasaso
 varnitani maha-bhuja

O mighty-armed King, there are innumerable appearances and activities of the Supreme Lord of the universe similar to those I have already mentioned. In fact, the glories of the Supreme Lord are unlimited.


Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Eleventh Canto, Fourth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Drumila Explains the Incarnations of Godhead to King Nimi.”

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