Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 60: Lord Kṛṣṇa Teases Queen Rukmiṇī.

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.60.56

bhrātur virūpa-karaṇaḿ yudhi nirjitasya

prodvāha-parvaṇi ca tad-vadham akṣa-goṣṭhyām

duḥkhaḿ samuttham asaho 'smad-ayoga-bhītyā

naivābravīḥ kim api tena vayaḿ jitās te


bhrātuḥ — of your brother; virūpa-karaṇam — the disfigurement; yudhiin battle; nirjitasya — who was defeated; prodvāha — of the marriage ceremony (of Rukmiṇī's grandson, Aniruddha); parvaṇi — on the appointed day; ca — and; tat — his; vadham — killing; akṣa-goṣṭhyām — during a gambling match; duḥkham — sorrow; samuṭtham — fully experienced; asahaḥ — intolerable; asmat — from Us; ayoga — of separation; bhītyā — out of fear; na — not; eva — indeed; abravīḥ — did you speak; kim api — anything; tena — by that; vayam — We; jitāḥ — conquered; te — by you.


When your brother, who had been defeated in battle and then disfigured, was later killed during a gambling match on Aniruddha's wedding day, you felt unbearable grief, yet out of fear of losing Me you spoke not a word. By this silence you have conquered Me.


Here Lord Kṛṣṇa refers to an event that will be described in the next chapter. Thus Kṛṣṇa's talks with Rukmiṇī must have taken place after the marriage of Aniruddha.

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