Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 86: Arjuna Kidnaps Subhadrā, and Kṛṣṇa Blesses His Devotees

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.86.50

śrī-śuka uvāca

tad-uktam ity upākarṇya

bhagavān praṇatārti-

gṛhītvā pāṇinā pāṇiḿ

prahasaḿs tam uvāca ha

SYNONYMS

śrī-śukaḥ uvācaŚrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; tat — by him (Śrutadeva); uktam — what was spoken; iti — thus; upākarṇya — hearing; bhagavān — the Supreme Lord; praṇata — of the surrendered; ārti — of distress; — the destroyer; gṛhītvā — taking; pāṇinā — with His hand; pāṇim — his hand; prahasan — smiling broadly; tamto him; uvāca ha — said.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After hearing Śrutadeva speak these words, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who relieves His surrendered devotees' distress, took Śrutadeva's hand in His own and, smiling, spoke to him as follows.

PURPORT

Ācārya Viśvanātha comments that Lord Kṛṣṇa took Śrutadeva's hand and smiled as a gesture of friendship, to tell Him, "Yes, you know the truth about Me, and I also know all about you. So now I will tell you something special."

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