Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 22: Kṛṣṇa Steals the Garments of the Unmarried Gopīs

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.22.31-32

he stoka-kṛṣṇa he aḿśo

śrīdāman subalārjuna

viśāla vṛṣabhaujasvin

devaprastha varūthapa

paśyataitān mahā-bhāgān

parārthaikānta-jīvitān

vāta-varṣātapa-himān

sahanto vārayanti naḥ

SYNONYMS

he stoka-kṛṣṇaO Stoka Kṛṣṇa; he aḿśoO Aḿśu; śrīdāman subala arjunaO Śrīdāmā, Subala and Arjuna; viśāla vṛṣabha ojasvinO Viśāla, Vṛṣabha and Ojasvī; devaprastha varūthapaO Devaprastha and Varūthapa; paśyata — just see; etān — these; mahā-bhāgān — most fortunate; para-artha — for the benefit of others; ekānta — exclusively; jīvitān — whose life; vāta — the wind; varṣa — rain; ātapa — heat of the sun; himān — and snow; sahantaḥ — tolerating; vārayanti — keep off; naḥ — for us.

TRANSLATION

[Lord Kṛṣṇa said:] O Stoka Kṛṣṇa and Aḿśu, O Śrīdāma, Subala and Arjuna, O Vṛṣabha, Ojasvī, Devaprastha and Varūthapa, just see these greatly fortunate trees, whose lives are completely dedicated to the benefit of others. Even while tolerating the wind, rain, heat and snow, they protect us from these elements.

PURPORT

Lord Kṛṣṇa was preparing to bestow His mercy on the wives of the hard-hearted ritualistic brāhmaṇas, and in these verses the Lord indicates that even trees who are dedicated to the welfare of others are superior to brāhmaṇas who are not. Certainly the members of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement should soberly study this point.

<<< >>>

Buy Online Copyright © The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami
Gopiparanadhana dasa Adhikari
Dravida dasa Brahmacari