Bewildering Nature of Lord Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.30.47-50 - Bewildering Nature of Lord Krishna (download mp3)
by Prem Kishor Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.30.47
dvārakāyāṁ ca na stheyaṁ
bhavadbhiś ca sva-bandhubhiḥ
mayā tyaktāṁ yadu-purīṁ
samudraḥ plāvayiṣyati

You and your relatives should not remain in Dvārakā, the capital of the Yadus, because once I have abandoned that city it will be inundated by the ocean.

SB 11.30.48
svaṁ svaṁ parigrahaṁ sarve
ādāya pitarau ca naḥ
arjunenāvitāḥ sarva
indraprasthaṁ gamiṣyatha

You should all take your own families, together with My parents, and under Arjuna’s protection go to Indraprastha.

SB 11.30.49
tvaṁ tu mad-dharmam āsthāya
jñāna-niṣṭha upekṣakaḥ
man-māyā-racitām etāṁ
vijñayopaśamaṁ vraja

You, Dāruka, should be firmly situated in devotion to Me, remaining fixed in spiritual knowledge and unattached to material considerations. Understanding these pastimes to be a display of My illusory potency, you should remain peaceful.

According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, the word tu here emphasizes that Dāruka is an eternally liberated associate of Lord Kṛṣṇa, having descended from Vaikuṇṭha. Therefore, even though others might be bewildered by the Lord’s pastimes, Dāruka should remain peaceful and fixed in spiritual knowledge.

SB 11.30.50
ity uktas taṁ parikramya
namaskṛtya punaḥ punaḥ
tat-pādau śīrṣṇy upādhāya
durmanāḥ prayayau purīm

Thus ordered, Dāruka circumambulated the Lord and offered obeisances to Him again and again. He placed Lord Kṛṣṇa’s lotus feet upon his head and then with a sad heart went back to the city.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Eleventh Canto, Thirtieth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Disappearance of the Yadu Dynasty.”

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