Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 52: Rukmiṇī's Message to Lord Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.52.36

evaḿ sampṛṣṭa-sampraśno

brāhmaṇaḥ parameṣṭhinā


tasmai sarvam avarṇayat


evam — thus; sampṛṣṭa — asked; sampraśnaḥ — questions; brāhmaṇaḥ — the brāhmaṇa; parameṣṭhinā — by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; līlaas His pastime; gṛhīta — who assumes; dehena — His bodies; tasmaito Him; sarvam — everything; avarṇayathe related.


Thus questioned by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who incarnates to perform His pastimes, the brāhmaṇa told Him everything.


The word gṛhīta may be translated as "grasped or caught," and thus, exactly as in English, may also mean "to perceive or understand something." Therefore Lord Kṛṣṇa's transcendental body is perceived, understood, or in other words, grasped by the devotees when the Lord comes to exhibit His transcendental pastimes. These pastimes are not whimsical, but are a part of the complex program, structured and executed by the Lord Himself, for awakening the conditioned souls to their natural love and devotion for Him and bringing them back to Godhead.

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