|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 66: Pauṇḍraka, the False Vasudeva|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.66.1
nanda-vrajaḿ gate rāme
vāsudevo 'ham ity ajño
dūtaḿ kṛṣṇāya prāhiṇot
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; nanda — of Nanda Mahārāja; vrajam — to the cowherd village; gate — having gone; rāme — Lord Balarāma; karūṣa-adhipatiḥ — the ruler of Karūṣa (Pauṇḍraka); nṛpa — O King (Parīkṣit); vāsudevaḥ — the Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva; aham — I; iti — thus thinking; ajñaḥ — foolish; dūtam — a messenger; kṛṣṇāya — to Lord Kṛṣṇa; prāhiṇot — sent.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, while Lord Balarāma was away visiting Nanda's village of Vraja, the ruler of Karūṣa, foolishly thinking "I am the Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva," sent a messenger to Lord Kṛṣṇa.
Since Lord Rāma had gone to Nanda-vraja, Pauṇḍraka foolishly thought that Lord Kṛṣṇa would be alone and therefore easy to challenge. Thus he dared to send his crazy message to the Lord.
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