|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 1: The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introduction|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.55
svasur vadhān nivavṛte
vasudevo 'pi taḿ prītaḥ
praśasya prāviśad gṛham
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; svasuḥ — of his sister (Devakī); vadhāt — from the act of killing; nivavṛte — stopped for the time being; kaḿsaḥ — Kaḿsa; tat-vākya — the words of Vasudeva; sāra-vit — knowing to be perfectly correct; vasudevaḥ — Vasudeva; api — also; tam — to him (Kaḿsa); prītaḥ — being satisfied; praśasya — pacifying more; prāviśat gṛham — entered his own house.
Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Kaḿsa agreed to the logical arguments of Vasudeva, and, having full faith in Vasudeva's words, he refrained from killing his sister. Vasudeva, being pleased with Kaḿsa, pacified him further and entered his own house.
Although Kaḿsa was a sinful demon, he believed that Vasudeva would never deviate from his word. The character of a pure devotee like Vasudeva is such that even so great a demon as Kaḿsa firmly believed in his words and was satisfied. Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate surāḥ (Bhāg. 5.18.12). All good attributes are present in a devotee, so much so that even Kaḿsa believed in Vasudeva's words without a doubt.
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