|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 43: Kṛṣṇa Kills the Elephant Kuvalayāpīḍa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.43.7
sańkruddhas tam acakṣāṇo
ghrāṇa-dṛṣṭiḥ sa keśavam
sa prasahya vinirgataḥ
sańkruddhaḥ — infuriated; tam — Him; acakṣāṇaḥ — not seeing; ghrāṇa — by his sense of smell; dṛṣṭiḥ — whose vision; saḥ — he, the elephant; keśavam — Lord Keśava; parāmṛśat — took hold of; puṣkareṇa — with the end of his trunk; saḥ — He, Kṛṣṇa; prasahya — by force; vinirgataḥ — came free.
Infuriated at being unable to see Lord Keśava, the elephant sought Him out with his sense of smell. Once again Kuvalayāpīḍa seized the Lord with the end of his trunk, only to have the Lord forcefully free Himself.
Lord Kṛṣṇa allowed the elephant to seize Him so that the beast would be encouraged to keep fighting. Once Kuvalayāpīḍa had thus become proud, Lord Kṛṣṇa again thwarted him with His superior potency.
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