|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 66: Paundraka, the False Vasudeva|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.3
dutam ca prahinon mandah
dvarakayam yatha balo
nripo bala-krito 'budhah
dutam -- a messenger; ca -- and; prahinot -- he sent; mandah -- slow-witted; krishnaya -- to Lord Krishna; avyakta -- inscrutable; vartmane -- whose path; dvarakayam -- at Dvaraka; yatha -- as; balah -- a boy; nripah -- king; bala -- by children; kritah -- made; abudhah -- unintelligent.
Thus slow-witted King Paundraka sent a messenger to the inscrutable Lord Krishna at Dvaraka. Paundraka was acting just like an unintelligent child whom other children are pretending is a king.
According to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, the reason Sukadeva Gosvami here mentions for the second time that Paundraka sent a message to Lord Krishna is that the great sage is astonished at Paundraka's extreme foolishness.
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