Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 84: The Sages' Teachings at Kurukṣetra

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.84.9

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

aho vayaḿ janma-bhṛto

labdhaḿ kārtsnyena tat-phalam

devānām api duṣprāpaḿ

yad yogeśvara-darśanam


śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Lord said; aho — ah; vayam — we; janma-bhṛtaḥ — having taken birth successfully; labdham — obtained; kārtsnyena — altogether; tat — of it (one's birth); phalam — the fruit; devānām — for demigods; api — even; duṣprāpam — rarely obtained; yat — which; yoga-īśvara — of masters of yoga; darśanam — the sight.


The Supreme Lord said: Now our lives are indeed successful, for we have obtained life's ultimate goal: the audience of great yoga masters, which even demigods only rarely obtain.


Despite the great privileges the demigods enjoy as administrators of the universe, they rarely see such sages as Nārada and Vyāsadeva. How much rarer, then, must it be for earthly kings and mere cowherds to see them. Here Lord Kṛṣṇa, identifying Himself with all the kings and others who had assembled at Samanta-pañcaka, speaks on their behalf.

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