|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 53: Krishna Kidnaps Rukmini|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 10.53.37
asyaiva bharya bhavitum
rukminy arhati napara
asav apy anavadyatma
bhaishmyah samucitah patih
asya -- for Him; eva -- alone; bharya -- wife; bhavitum -- to be; rukmini -- Rukmini; arhati -- deserves; na apara -- none other; asau -- He; api -- as well; anavadya -- faultless; atma -- whose bodily form; bhaishmyah -- for the daughter of Bhishmaka; samucitah -- most suitable; patih -- husband.
[The people of the city said:] Rukmini, and no one else, deserves to become His wife, and He also, possessing such flawless beauty, is the only suitable husband for Princess Bhaishmi.
According to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti, this text combines statements made by different citizens. Some pointed out that Rukmini was a suitable wife for Krishna, others said that no one else was suitable. Similarly, some stated that Krishna was most suitable for Rukmini, and others stated that no one else would be a suitable husband for her.
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