Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 3: The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.13

śrī-vasudeva uvāca

vidito 'si bhavān sākṣāt

puruṣaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ


svarūpaḥ sarva-buddhi-dṛk


śrī-vasudevaḥ uvācaŚrī Vasudeva prayed; viditaḥ asi — now I am fully conscious of You; bhavān — Your Lordship; sākṣāt — directly; puruṣaḥ — the Supreme Person; prakṛteḥto material nature; paraḥ — transcendental, beyond everything material; kevala-anubhava-ānanda-svarūpaḥ — Your form is sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1], and whoever perceives You becomes transcendentally blissful; sarva-buddhi-dṛk — the supreme observer, the Supersoul, the intelligence of everyone.


Vasudeva said: My Lord, You are the Supreme Person, beyond material existence, and You are the Supersoul. Your form can be perceived by transcendental knowledge, by which You can be understood as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I now understand Your position perfectly.


Within Vasudeva's heart, affection for his son and knowledge of the Supreme Lord's transcendental nature both awakened In the beginning Vasudeva thought, "Such a beautiful child has been born, but now Kaḿsa will come and kill Him." But when he understood that this was not an ordinary child but the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he became fearless. Regarding his son as the Supreme Lord, wonderful in everything, he began offering prayers appropriate for the Supreme Lord. Completely free from fear of Kaḿsa's atrocities, he accepted the child simultaneously as an object of affection and as an object of worship by prayers.

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