Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 47: The Song of the Bee

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.47.46

kim asmābhir vanaukobhir

anyābhir mahātmanaḥ

śrī-pater āpta-kāmasya

kriyetārthaḥ kṛtātmanaḥ


kim — what; asmābhiḥ — with us; vana — the forest; okobhiḥ — whose residence; anyābhiḥ — with other women; — or; mahā-ātmanaḥ — for the exalted personality (Kṛṣṇa); śrī — of the goddess of fortune; pateḥ — for the husband; āpta-kāmasya — whose desires are already completely fulfilled; kriyeta — is to be served; arthaḥ — purpose; kṛta-ātmanaḥ — for Him who is complete in Himself.


The great soul Kṛṣṇa is the Lord of the goddess of fortune, and He automatically achieves whatever He desires. How can we forest-dwellers or any other women fulfill His purposes when He is already fulfilled within Himself?


Although the gopīs lamented that Kṛṣṇa was associating with the city women in Mathurā, they now realize that as the absolute Personality of Godhead, He has no need for any women. It is out of His causeless mercy that He awards His association to His loving devotees.

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