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Canto 10

Mahâmantra 4

  

 

Chapter 23: The Brahmin Wives Blessed

(1) The gopas said: 'Râma, oh Râma, oh mighty-armed one, oh Krishna, destroyer of the wicked ones, we are troubled by hunger, please do something against it.'

(2) S'rî S'uka said: 'Krishna wanted to please some brahmin wives devoted to Him. Thus being informed by the gopas, the Supreme Lord, the son of Devakî said the following: (3) 'Please go to the sacrificial arena of the brahmins who, striving for a place in heaven, in accord with the Vedic injunctions at the moment are performing a sacrifice named Ângirasa. (4) Going there dear gopas, ask them for some food and tell them that you have been sent by Bhagavân [Balarâma] My elder brother and Me.'

(5) With this order of the Supreme Lord going there, they asked as was told. Petitioning with folded hands, they before the brahmins fell down to the ground like sticks: (6) 'Oh earthly gods, we wish you all the best. Please listen. Know that we cowherd boys, were sent by Râma and have arrived here with a mission from Krishna. (7) Râma and Acyuta graze Their cows not far from here and being hungry they want to ask you if you could supply Them with some food oh twice-born ones. So, if you have faith, then please donate oh finest knowers of the religion. (8) From the beginning of a sacrifice until the end of sacrificing the animal, oh lovers of the truth, it is, except for when it is a [Sautrâmani] sacrifice to Indra [*], not even for an initiate an offense to enjoy [or hand out] food.'



(9) Thus hearing about the Supreme Lord's request they nevertheless took no heed. In the trivial pursuit of their ritualistic engagement they, being elder, most childishly thought to know it better. (10-11) Even though the place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the officiating God-conscious ones, the performer of the sacrifice, that what was sacrificed and the dharmic result are all part of the directly visible reality of His Absolute Truth, of Him, the Supreme Lord Beyond the Senses, they with their borrowed intelligence considered Him arrogantly just an ordinary person. (12) The gopas discouraged with them not even giving them a yes or no oh chastiser of the enemies, thereupon turned back to inform Krishna and Râma about it. (13) Hearing that, the Supreme Lord, the Controller of the Universe, laughed and again addressed the cowherd boys in order to show them the ways of the world: (14) 'Communicate to the wives that I together with Sankarshana have arrived. They will give you all the food needed, for they, with their intelligence residing in Me, are full of affection for Me.'

(15) Next going to the house of the wives they saw them sitting there nicely ornamented. The gopas bowed with reverence before the chaste women of the twice-born ones and said humbly: (16) 'Our obeisances oh wives of the brahmins, please listen to what we have to say: not far from here we are roaming with Krishna who has sent us here. (17) Tending the cows with the gopas and with Râma He came a long way. He with His companions is hungry and should be given some food.'

(18) When they heard that Krishna was nearby whom they, with their minds enchanted by His stories, always had wanted to see, they got very excited. (19) Like rivers flowing towards the ocean the four types of food [to be chewed, sucked, licked and drunk] in the form of all kinds of dishes were brought together and in vessels transported to the One they all loved. (20-21) Even though their husbands, brothers, sons and other relatives tried to stop them, they who for such a long time had heard about Him and longed for Him, headed for the Supreme Lord Praised in the Scriptures. The ladies found Him wandering with the gopas and His elder brother in a grove near the Yamunâ full of blooming as'okas. (22) With His dark complexion, golden colored garment and garland of forest flowers, with His peacock feather, colored minerals and sprigs of buds, He was dressed like a dancer on a stage. His hand rested on a friend's shoulder and with the other hand He twirled a lotus. His lotus face was smiling, His hair fell over His cheeks and He had lilies behind His ears. (23) Over and over having heard about the glories of their most beloved [Krishna], the gem to their ears in whom their minds were submerged, they embraced Him, now brought within their view, for a long time [within their hearts] and gave up the inner distress oh sovereign of the people, that had resulted from their identifying with their bodies. (24) With understanding for the state of these women who out of their desire for Him had abandoned all material desires, He who knows each his point of view, with a smile upon His face addressed them. (25) 'You are most welcome oh finest graceful ladies, please sit down. What can I do for you? How becoming of you to come here to see Me! (26) People of discrimination who are well aware of what is good for them, keep themselves directly focussed on Me, their dear most Self. They are then constantly of devotional service, a service that is as it should be when delivered without any ulterior motive. (27) What other object [or who else] would be more attractive than this Self connected to which one's life force, intelligence, mind, relatives, body, wife, children, wealth etc. became so very dear? (28) Go therefore to the sacrificial arena so that your brahmin husbands, as householders together with you, can complete their sacrifices.'

(29) The wives answered: 'Do not speak so harshly with us oh Almighty One, please be true to Your [scriptural] promise that someone who has attained the basis of Your lotus feet and turned away from all his relations, may carry upon his hair the tulsî garland that was dismissed by Your feet. (30) Our husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, other relatives and friends will not take us back! And how would other people respond then Would You please therefore grant that us, whose bodies have fallen at Your feet and for who there is no other destination oh Chastiser of the Enemies?'

(31) The Supreme Lord said: 'Your husbands will not be angry out of jealousy nor will your fathers, brothers, sons or other people. Even the demigods will, on My word, regard you favorably. (32) Physical association does not make the people in the world more happy or loving. When you [in stead thereof] then fix your minds upon Me, you will very quickly be with Me. (33) Hearing, attending [to the deity or the gathering of devotees], meditating and singing about Me, you are of love for Me, not so much with being physically close to Me. Therefore return to your homes.'

(34) S'rî S'uka said: 'After this was said to the wives of the brahmins they went back to the place of the sacrifice. Having arrived there their husbands were not spiteful and together with them completed the ceremony. (35) One of them was held back with force by her husband. Hearing from the others about the Supreme Lord, she embraced Him in her heart and gave up the material body that is the source of karmic bondage. (36) The Supreme Lord, who is also known as Govinda, with those four types of food [that were brought by the women] fed the gopas, after which He, the Almighty One, also took a share. (37) He thus in His pastimes delighted to imitate with His transcendental appearance the human ways and please the cows, the gopas and the gopîs with His beauty, words and actions. (38) The brahmins afterwards came to their senses and felt great remorse about having been so offensive in their conceit with the humble request of the Lords of the Universe who appeared like human beings. (39) Seeing the high flight of the devotion of their wives for Krishna as the Supreme Personality, a devotion they completely lacked, they condemned themselves lamenting: (40) 'To hell with our threefold births [biological, brahminical and ritual], our vows, our extensive spiritual knowledge, our lineage and our expertise in the rituals, when we are inimical towards the Lord Beyond the Senses. (41) The Supreme Lord's mâyâ, the illusory potency that even deludes the greatest yogis, has been the cause that we, the twice-born ones, the spiritual teachers of society, were bewildered about our true interest. (42) Just see that unlimited devotion of the women for Krishna, the spiritual teacher of the universe, a devotion that even has broken the bonds of death [of their attachment] to family life. (43-44) They never underwent purification rites of rebirth, they did not stay with the guru, did not practice austerities, nor were they of philosophical inquiry into the true nature of the self or of any special cleanliness or pious actions. Nevertheless they, contrary to us so full of all that purification, are firm in their devotional service for Krishna, the Lord Praised in the Verses and the Master of all Masters of Yoga. (45) Oh, how much has He through the words of His cowherd boys not reminded us of the ultimate destination of all transcendentalists, has He helped us who in our bewilderment about our household interests indeed were inattentive! (46) Why else would He, the Master of Liberation and of all other benedictions who is satisfied in every respect, be of this disguise [in the form of a gopa] with us, the ones resorting under His control? (47) The Goddess of Fortune refrains from all others and constantly worships only Him in the hope of touching His feet and putting an end to the faults [of pride and fickleness e.g.] in her own being. His request [for food] really perplexes everyone. (48-49) He constitutes the place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the officiating God-conscious ones, the performer of the sacrifice, the performance and its dharmic result [see verse 10-11]. He, the Supreme Lord Vishnu, the Master of all Yoga Masters, has directly visible taken birth among the Yadus, but despite having heard about this we foolishly failed to understand that. (50) The Supreme Lord Krishna who is of an unlimited intelligence and because of whose illusory power we with bewildered minds are wandering along the paths of fruitive action, we offer our obeisances. (51) He, our Original Lord and Supreme Personality of Godhead whose influence cannot be fathomed by our minds that are bewildered because of His mâyâ, should forgive us our offense.'

(52) Thus thinking about their offense of having disregarded Krishna, they wished to meet Him, but afraid of [drawing the attention of] Kamsa, they decided not to go to Vraja.'

 

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 Third revised edition, loaded September 26, 2013.

 

 

 

 

Previous Aadhar edition and Vedabase links:

Text 1

The gopas said: 'Râma, oh Râma, oh mighty-armed one, oh Krishna, destroyer of the wicked ones, we are troubled by hunger, please do something against it.'
The gopa's said: 'Râma, o Râma, o mighty-armed one, o Krishna, destroyer of the wicked, this hunger is troubling us; something should be done to appease it.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

S'rî S'uka said: 'Krishna wanted to please some brahmin wives devoted to Him. Thus being informed by the gopas, the Supreme Lord, the son of Devakî said the following:

S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus informed by the gopas spoke the Supreme Lord, the son of Devakî, wishing to satisfy some brahmin wives devoted to Him, the following: (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

'Please go to the sacrificial arena of the brahmins who, striving for a place in heaven, in accord with the Vedic injunctions at the moment are performing a sacrifice named Ângirasa.

'Please go to the sacrificial arena of the brahmins who, desiring heaven, to vedic injunction are now performing a sacrifice named Ângirasa. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

Going there dear gopas, ask them for some food and tell them that you have been sent by Bhagavân [Balarâma] My elder brother and Me.'

Going there, dear gopas, ask for food telling them that you've been sent by the Supreme Lord My elder brother and also in My name.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

With this order of the Supreme Lord going there, they asked as was told. Petitioning with folded hands, they before the brahmins fell down to the ground like sticks:

With this order of the Supreme Lord going there asked they as was told, petitioning with folded hands fallen down like sticks to the ground before the brahmins: (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

'Oh earthly gods, we wish you all the best. Please listen. Know that we cowherd boys, were sent by Râma  and have arrived here with a mission from Krishna.

'O earthly gods, all good to you please listen, we, sent by Râma, you must understand, have arrived here following the orders of Krishna. (Vedabase)

   

Text 7

Râma and Acyuta graze Their cows not far from here and being hungry they want to ask you if you could supply Them with some food oh twice-born ones. So, if you have faith, then please donate oh finest knowers of the religion.

Râma and Acyuta graze Their cows not far from here and being hungry in want ask they you to supply Them with food, o twice-born; so if you have any faith, then please donate, o finest knowers of the religion. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

From the beginning of a sacrifice until the end of sacrificing the animal, oh lovers of the truth, it is, except for when it is a [Sautrâmani] sacrifice to Indra [*], not even for an initiate an offense to enjoy [or hand out] food.'

From the beginning of a sacrifice until the end of sacrificing the animal, o lovers of the truth, is it, except for when it is a [Sautrâmani-] sacrifice to Indra [*], not even for an initiate an offense to enjoy [or hand out] food.' (Vedabase)

  

Text 9

Thus hearing about the Supreme Lord's request they nevertheless took no heed. In the trivial pursuit of their ritualistic engagement they, being elder, most childishly thought to know it better.

Thus hearing of the Supreme Lord His supplication did they, in trivial pursuit foolishly thinking to know it better with their ritualistic activities, nevertheless take no heed.(Vedabase)

 

 Text 10-11

Even though the place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the officiating God-conscious ones, the performer of the sacrifice, that what was sacrificed and the dharmic result are all part of the directly visible reality of His Absolute Truth, of Him, the Supreme Lord Beyond the Senses, they with their borrowed intelligence considered Him arrogantly just an ordinary person.

Though place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the godly presiding, the performer of the sacrifice, the performance and its dharmic result all make up the directly visible of the Absolute Truth of Him, the Supreme Lord beyond the senses, saw they Him in their borrowed intelligence as an ordinary person. (Vedabase)

   

Text 12

The gopas discouraged with them not even giving them a yes or no oh chastiser of the enemies, thereupon turned back to inform Krishna and Râma about it.

With them not even giving them a yes or no either, did the gopas thus discouraged, o chastiser of the enemies, turn back to inform Krishna and Râma about it. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

Hearing that, the Supreme Lord, the Controller of the Universe, laughed and again addressed the cowherd boys in order to show them the ways of the world:

Hearing that laughed the Supreme Lord, the Controller of the Universe, and addressed He again the cowherd boys to show them the ways of the world: (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

'Communicate to the wives that I together with Sankarshana have arrived. They will give you all the food needed, for they, with their intelligence residing in Me, are full of affection for Me.'

'Communicate to the wives that I together with Sankarshana have arrived; they will give you all the desired food, as they with their intelligence reside in affection with Me.' (Vedabase)

  

Text 15

Next going to the house of the wives they saw them sitting there nicely ornamented. The gopas bowed with reverence before the chaste women of the twice-born ones and said humbly:

Going then to the house of the wives bowed the gopas, seeing them sitting there nicely ornamented, with reverence to the chaste woman of the twiceborn and said humbly: (Vedabase)

 

Text 16

'Our obeisances oh wives of the brahmins, please listen to what we have to say: not far from here we are roaming with Krishna who has sent us here.

'Salutations to you, o wives of the learned ones, please hear our words: not far from here we roam with Krishna by whom we have been sent here. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Tending the cows with the gopas and with Râma He came a long way. He with His companions is hungry and should be given some food.'

Tending the cows with the gopas and Râma He came a long way; He with His companions being hungry should be given food.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 18

When they heard that Krishna was nearby whom they, with their minds enchanted by His stories, always had wanted to see, they got very excited.

When they heard that Krishna was nearby whom they, with their minds enchanted by His stories, were always eager to see, gave that a lot of excitement. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

Like rivers flowing towards the ocean the four types of food [to be chewed, sucked, licked and drunk] in the form of all kinds of dishes were brought together and in vessels transported to the One they all loved.

Like rivers flowing towards the ocean were the four types of [chewed, sucked, licked and drunk] edibles in all tastes of food brought and taken out in vessels to their all beloved. (Vedabase)

 

Text 20-21

Even though their husbands, brothers, sons and other relatives tried to stop them, they who for such a long time had heard about Him and longed for Him, headed for the Supreme Lord Praised in the Scriptures. The ladies found Him wandering with the gopas and His elder brother in a grove near the Yamunâ full of blooming as'okas.

Though their husbands, brothers, sons and other relatives didn't want to think about it, directed they themselves, for so long having heard and longed for Him, to the Supreme Lord Praised in the Scriptures, who by the ladies was spotted wandering with the gopas and His elder brother in a grove beautiful with blooming as'okas near the Yamunâ. (Vedabase)

 

Text 22

With His dark complexion, golden colored garment and garland of forest flowers, with His peacock feather, colored minerals and sprigs of buds, He was dressed like a dancer on a stage. His hand rested on a friend's shoulder and with the other hand He twirled a lotus. His lotus face was smiling, His hair fell over His cheeks and He had lilies behind His ears.

With His dark complexion, golden garment, garland of forest flowers, peacock feather, colored minerals, sprigs of buds, was He, dressed like a dancer on a stage, with His hand over a friend's shoulder and with the other twirling a lotus, smiling with His lotus face, His hair over His cheeks and lilies behind His ears.(Vedabase)

 

Text 23

Over and over having heard about the glories of their most beloved [Krishna], the gem to their ears in whom their minds were submerged, they embraced Him, now brought within their view, for a long time [within their hearts] and gave up the inner distress oh sovereign of the people, that had resulted from their identifying with their bodies.

Over and over having heard of the glories of their dearmost, the gem to their ears in whom their minds were submerged, embraced they Him, now brought within the sight of their open eyes, for a long time and gave they up the inner distress, o sovereign of the people, that had resulted from their physical identification. (Vedabase)

 

Text 24

With understanding for the state of these women who out of their desire for Him had abandoned all material desires, He who knows each his point of view, with a smile upon His face addressed them.

As the overseer of the vision of all creatures understanding that they, getting there to see Him in person, in that state had broken with all worldly expectations, spoke He with a smile upon His face. (Vedabase)



Text 25

'You are most welcome oh finest graceful ladies, please sit down. What can I do for you? How becoming of you to come here to see Me!

'You're most welcome o finest of grace, please sit down, what can I do for you; how becoming of you to go here to see Me! (Vedabase)

 

Text 26

People of discrimination who are well aware of what is good for them, keep themselves directly focussed on Me, their dear most Self. They are then constantly of devotional service, a service that is as it should be when delivered without any ulterior motive.

People of discrimination aware of what's good for them most certainly perform directly unto Me, their dearmost Self, in unrelenting devotional service that is proper without ulterior motives. (Vedabase)

 

Text 27

What other object [or who else] would be more attractive than this Self connected to which one's life force, intelligence, mind, relatives, body, wife, children, wealth etc. became so very dear?

What else indeed would be as dear as that object of love of which the contact engendered the dear of one's life force, intelligence, mind, relatives, body, wife, children, wealth and so forth? (Vedabase)

 

Text 28

Go therefore to the sacrificial arena so that your brahmin husbands, as householders together with you, can complete their sacrifices.'

Therefore go to the sacrificial arena where your husbands, the different types of twice-born souls are, so that they together with you as householders will be able to finish their sacrifices.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 29

The wives answered: 'Do not speak so harshly with us oh Almighty One, please be true to Your [scriptural] promise that someone who has attained the basis of Your lotus feet and turned away from all his relations, may carry upon his hair the tulsî garland that was dismissed by Your feet.

The wives answered: 'You shouldn't speak so harshly this way, o Almighty One, please be true to Your [scriptural] promise that having obtained the base of Your lotusfeet we, shunning all relations, may carry upon our hair the tulsi-garland kicked away by Your foot. (Vedabase)

 

Text 30

Our husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, other relatives and friends will not take us back! And how would other people respond then Would You please therefore grant that us, whose bodies have fallen at Your feet and for who there is no other destination oh Chastiser of the Enemies?'

Our husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, other relatives and friends won't take us back and how indeed would other people then respond? Therefore can there for us, whose bodies have fallen at Your feet, be no other destination o Chastiser of the Enemies; please grant us that!' (Vedabase)


Text 31

The Supreme Lord said: 'Your husbands will not be angry out of jealousy nor will your fathers, brothers, sons or other people. Even the demigods will, on My word, regard you favorably.

The Supreme Lord said: 'Your husbands will not be bad of jealousy nor will your fathers, brothers, sons or other people; even the demigods will, on My word, regard you favorably. (Vedabase)


Text 32

Physical association does not make the people in the world more happy or loving. When you [in stead thereof] then fix your minds upon Me, you will very quickly be with Me.

- no previous version -' (Vedabase)


Text 33

Hearing, attending [to the deity or the gathering of devotees], meditating and singing about Me, you are of love for Me, not so much with being physically close to Me. Therefore return to your homes.'

Hearing, attending [to the deity or the gathering of devotees];, meditating and singing about Me, you are of love for Me, not so much with physical proximity, therefore return to your homes.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 34

S'rî S'uka said: 'After this was said to the wives of the brahmins they went back to the place of the sacrifice. Having arrived there their husbands were not spiteful and together with them completed the ceremony.

S'rî S'uka said: 'Having said this to the wives of the twice-born went they back to the place of sacrifice where their husbands not being spiteful together with them completed the performance. (Vedabase)

 

Text 35

One of them was held back with force by her husband. Hearing from the others about the Supreme Lord, she embraced Him in her heart and gave up the material body that is the source of karmic bondage.

One of them, held back with force by her husband, embraced, hearing from the others about the Supreme Lord, Him within her heart and gave up the body that was the basis of karmic bondage. (Vedabase)

 

Text 36

The Supreme Lord, who is also known as Govinda, with those four types of food [that were brought by the women] fed the gopas, after which He, the Almighty One, also took a share.

The Supreme Lord, also known as Govinda, fed with that very same food in four types the gopas after which He, the Almighty Himself, took a share. (Vedabase)

 

Text 37

He thus in His pastimes delighted to imitate with His transcendental appearance the human ways and please the cows, the gopas and the gopîs with His beauty, words and actions.

And so did He in His pastimes with His transcendental appearance plow along the human ways delighting with the cows, the gopas and the gopîs whom He pleased with His beauty, words and actions. (Vedabase)

 

Text 38

The brahmins afterwards came to their senses and felt great remorse about having been so offensive in their conceit with the humble request of the Lords of the Universe who appeared like human beings.

Thereafter the learned ones came to their senses and felt great remorse in having been so offensive because of their conceit with the humble request of the Lords of the Universe that had appeared like human beings. (Vedabase)

 

Text 39

Seeing the high flight of the devotion of their wives for Krishna as the Supreme Personality, a devotion they completely lacked,  they condemned themselves lamenting:
Seeing in their wives toward Krishna, the Supreme Lord, the excellent flight of devotion that with them was totally lacking, condemned they themselves lamenting: (Vedabase)

 

Text 40

'To hell with our threefold births [biological, brahminical and ritual], our vows, our extensive spiritual knowledge, our lineage and our expertise in the rituals, when we are inimical towards the Lord Beyond the Senses.

'To hell with all of our threefold births [biological, brahminical and ritual], our vows, our extensive spiritual knowledge, our lineage and our expertise in the rituals, when we have turned against the One Beyond the Senses. (Vedabase)

 

Text 41

The Supreme Lord's mâyâ, the illusory potency that even deludes the greatest yogis, has been the cause that we, the twice-born ones, the spiritual teachers of society, were bewildered about our true interest.

Verily the Supreme Lord His mâyâ that even deludes the greatest yogis has been the cause that we the twiceborn, the spiritual teachers of society, have been bewildered concerning our own true interest. (Vedabase)

 

Text 42

Just see that unlimited devoion of the women for Krishna, the spiritual teacher of the universe, a devotion that even has broken the bonds of death [of their attachment] to family life.

Just see how of even these women there for Krishna, the spiritual teacher of the universe, is an unlimited devotion which has broken the bond of death known as family-life. (Vedabase)

 

Text 43-44

They never underwent purification rites of rebirth, they did not stay with the guru, did not practice austerities, nor were they of philosophical inquiry into the true nature of the self or of any special cleanliness or pious actions. Nevertheless they, contrary to us so full of all that purification, are firm in their devotional service for Krishna, the Lord Praised in the Verses and the Master of all Masters of Yoga.

On their part there were no purification rites of rebirth, they didn't stay with the guru or even executed austerities, nor were they of philosophical inquiry into the true nature of the self or of any special cleanliness or pious actions; nevertheless are they, contrary to us - however full of all that purification we are, firm indeed in their devotional service for Krishna, the Lord Praised in the Verses and Master of all Masters of Yoga. (Vedabase)

 

Text 45

Oh, how much has He through the words of His cowherd boys not reminded us of the ultimate destination of all transcendentalists, has He helped us who in our bewilderment about our household interests indeed were inattentive!

Oh, how He, through the words of the transcendental souls of those cowherd boys, brought in mind the ultimate destination there for us who indeed of our infatuation in our household affairs were bewildered in our own true self interest. (Vedabase)

Text 46

Why else would He, the Master of Liberation and of all other benedictions who is satisfied in every respect, be of this disguise [in the form of a gopa] with us, the ones resorting under His control?

For what other reason would He, the Master of Liberation and all other benedictions satisfied in every respect, with us, the ones to be controlled, be of this pretense? (Vedabase)

 

Text 47

The Goddess of Fortune refrains from all others and constantly worships only Him in the hope of touching His feet and putting an end to the faults [of pride and fickleness e.g.] in her own being. His request [for food] really perplexes everyone.

With His request [for food] that bewilders the human beings, does, forgetting about others and putting an end to the faults [of pride and fickleness e.g.] in her own being, the goddess of fortune worship Him in a constant longing to touch His feet. (Vedabase)

 

Text 48-49

He constitutes the place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the officiating God-conscious ones, the performer of the sacrifice, the performance and its dharmic result [see verse 10-11]. He, the Supreme Lord Vishnu, the Master of all Yoga Masters, has directly visible taken birth among the Yadus, but despite having heard about this we foolishly failed to understand that.

Constituting the place and time, the items used, the hymns, the rituals, the priests and the fire, the godly presiding, the performer of the sacrifice, the performance and its dharmic result, [see verse 10-11] has He, the Supreme Lord of Vishnu, the Master of the Yogamasters, indeed directly visible taken birth among the Yadus, but despite having heard of this did we foolishly fail to understand. (Vedabase)

 

Text 50

The Supreme Lord Krishna who is of an unlimited intelligence and because of whose illusory power we with bewildered minds are wandering along the paths of fruitive action, we offer our obeisances.

Unto Him the Supreme Lord Krishna of unbounded intelligence, of whose illusory power we with bewildered minds are wandering along the paths of fruitive action, we offer our obeisances. (Vedabase)

 

Text 51

He, our Original Lord and Supreme Personality of Godhead whose influence cannot be fathomed by our minds that are bewildered because of His mâyâ, should forgive us our offense.'

He indeed, our Original Personality of Godhead whose influence we with our minds bewildered of mâyâ cannot fathom, should forgive us our offense.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 52

Thus thinking about their offense of having disregarded Krishna, they wished to meet Him, but afraid of [drawing the attention of] Kamsa, they decided not to go to Vraja.'

Thus thinking over their own offense against Krishna wished they after their exercise of contrition then to see Vraja but, afraid of Kamsa, did they not go there. (Vedabase)

 

*: It is said that every one consecrated by the Sautrâmani sacrifice for Lord Indra enters among the gods and is born sarva-tanûh, that is, with his entire body.

 

 

 

 


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