Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 38: Akrūra's Arrival in Vṛndāvana

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.38.12

yasyākhilāmīva-habhiḥ su-mańgalaiḥ

vāco vimiśrā guṇa-karma-janmabhiḥ

prāṇanti śumbhanti punanti vai jagat

yās tad-viraktāḥ śava-śobhanā matāḥ


yasya — of whom; akhila — all; amīva — sins; habhiḥ — which destroy; su-mańgalaiḥ — most auspicious; vācaḥ — words; vimiśrāḥ — joined; guṇa — with the qualities; karma — activities; janmabhiḥ — and incarnations; prāṇanti — they give life; śumbhantimake beautiful; punanti — and purify; vai — indeed; jagat — the entire universe; yāḥ — which (words); tat — of these; viraktāḥ — devoid; śava — of a corpse; śobhanāḥ — (like) the decorating; matāḥ — considered.


All sins are destroyed and all good fortune created by the Supreme Lord's qualities, activities and appearances, and words that describe these three things animate, beautify and purify the world. On the other hand, words bereft of His glories are like the decorations on a corpse.


Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī brings up the following possible objection: How can one who is devoid of ordinary ego, who is fully self-satisfied, engage in pastimes? The answer is given here. Lord Kṛṣṇa acts on the pure, spiritual platform for the pleasure of His loving devotees, not for any kind of mundane gratification.

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