|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 44: The Killing of Kaḿsa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.44.5
cālanaiḥ sthāpanair api
utthāpanaiḥ — with lifting up; unnayanaiḥ — carrying; cālanaiḥ — pushing away; sthāpanaiḥ — holding stationary; api — also; parasparam — each other; jigīṣantau — wanting victory; apacakratuḥ — they harmed; ātmanaḥ — (even) themselves.
Forcefully lifting and carrying each other, pushing each other away and holding each other down, the fighters hurt even their own bodies in their great eagerness for victory.
Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī explains that although Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma did not, of course, harm Themselves, it appeared that way to Cāṇūra, Muṣṭika and others of mundane vision. In other words, the Lords were fully absorbed in the pastime of being wrestlers.
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