Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 72: The Slaying of the Demon Jarāsandha

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.72.7

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

samyag vyavasitaḿ rājan

bhavatā śatru-karśana

kalyāṇī yena te kīrtir

lokān anubhaviṣyati


śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Lord said; samyak — perfectly; vyavasitam — determined; rājanO King; bhavatā — by you; śatru — of enemies; karśanaO tormentor; kalyāṇī — auspicious; yena — by which; te — your; kīrtiḥ — fame; lokān — all the worlds; anubhaviṣyatiit will see.


The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Your decision is perfect, O King, and thus your noble fame will spread to all the worlds, O tormentor of your enemies.


Lord Kṛṣṇa here concurs with King Yudhiṣṭhira's decision that the Rājasūya sacrifice should be performed. The Lord further agrees that there is nothing unfair in the fact that one result is achieved by those who worship Him, and another by those who do not. The great Bhāgavatam commentators point out that by addressing King Yudhiṣṭhira as śatru-karśana, "tormentor of enemies," Lord Kṛṣṇa is imparting to him the potency to conquer all the enemy kings. Thus Kṛṣṇa predicted that King Yudhiṣṭhira's noble fame would spread to all the worlds, and in fact it has.

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