Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 63: Lord Kṛṣṇa Fights with Bāṇāsura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.63.46

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

yad āttha bhagavaḿs tvaḿ naḥ

karavāma priyaḿ tava

bhavato yad vyavasitaḿ

tan me sādhv anumoditam


śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Lord said; yat — what; āttha — have spoken; bhagavanO lord; tvam — you; naḥto Us; karavāma — We should do; priyam — the gratifying; tava — of you; bhavataḥ — by you; yat — what; vyavasitam — determined; tat — that; me — by Me; sādhu — well; anumoditam — agreed with.


The Supreme Lord said: My dear lord, for your pleasure We must certainly do what you have requested of Us. I fully agree with your conclusion.


We should not think it strange that the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa, here addresses Lord Śiva as bhagavān, "lord." All living beings are part and parcel of the Lord, qualitatively one with Him, and Lord Śiva is an especially powerful, pure entity who possesses many of the Supreme Lord's qualities. Just as a father is happy to share his riches with a beloved son, so the Supreme Lord happily invests pure living beings with some of His potency and opulence. And just as a father proudly and happily observes the good qualities of his children, the Lord is most happy to glorify the pure living beings who are powerful in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Thus the Supreme Lord is pleased to glorify Lord Śiva by addressing him as bhagavān.

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