Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 4: The Atrocities of King Kaḿsa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.25

bhrātuḥ samanutaptasya

kṣānta-roṣā ca devakī

vyasṛjad vasudevaś ca

prahasya tam uvāca ha


bhrātuḥ — toward her brother Kaḿsa; samanutaptasya — because of his being regretful; kṣānta-roṣā — was relieved of anger; ca — also; devakīKṛṣṇa's mother, Devakī; vyasṛjat — gave up; vasudevaḥ caVasudeva also; prahasya — smiling; tam — unto Kaḿsa; uvāca — said; hain the past.


When Devakī saw her brother actually repentant while explaining ordained events, she was relieved of all anger. Similarly, Vasudeva was also free from anger. Smiling, he spoke to Kaḿsa as follows.


Devakī and Vasudeva, both highly elevated personalities, accepted the truth presented by Kaḿsa that everything is ordained by providence. According to the prophecy, Kaḿsa would be killed by the eighth child of Devakī. Therefore, Vasudeva and Devakī saw that behind all these incidents was a great plan devised by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because the Lord had already taken birth, just like a human child, and was in the safe custody of Yaśodā, everything was happening according to plan, and there was no need to continue their ill feeling toward Kaḿsa. Thus they accepted Kaḿsa's words.

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