Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 50: Kṛṣṇa Establishes the City of Dvārakā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.50.32-33

mukto loka-nāthābhyāḿ

vrīḍito vīra-sammataḥ

tapase kṛta-sańkalpo

vāritaḥ pathi rājabhiḥ

vākyaiḥ pavitrārtha-padair

nayanaiḥ prākṛtair api

sva-karma-bandha-prāpto 'yaḿ

yadubhis te parābhavaḥ

SYNONYMS

saḥhe, Jarāsandha; muktaḥ — freed; loka-nāthābhyām — by the two Lords of the universe; vrīḍitaḥ — ashamed; vīra — by heroes; sammataḥ — honored; tapaseto perform austerities; kṛta-sańkalpaḥ — having made up his mind; vāritaḥ — was stopped; pathi — on the road; rājabhiḥ — by kings; vākyaiḥ — with statements; pavitra — purifying; artha — having meanings; padaiḥ — with words; nayanaiḥ — with reasoning; prākṛtaiḥ — mundane; api — also; sva — own; karma-bandha — due to the unavoidable reactions of past work; prāptaḥ — obtained; ayam — this; yadubhiḥ — by the Yadus; te — your; parābhavaḥ — defeat.

TRANSLATION

Jarāsandha, whom fighters had highly honored, was ashamed after being released by the two Lords of the universe, and thus he decided to undergo penances. On the road, however, several kings convinced him with both spiritual wisdom and mundane arguments that he should give up his idea of self-abnegation. They told him, "Your defeat by the Yadus was simply the unavoidable reaction of your past karma."

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