|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 89: Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna Retrieve a Brāhmaṇa's Sons|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.89.2
tasya jijñāsayā te vai
bhṛguḿ brahma-sutaḿ nṛpa
taj-jñaptyai preṣayām āsuḥ
so 'bhjagād brahmaṇaḥ sabhām
tasya — about this; jijñāsayā — with the desire of knowing; te — they; vai — indeed; bhṛgum — Bhṛgu Muni; brahma-sutam — son of Brahmā; nṛpa — O King; tat — this; jñaptyai — to find out; preṣayām āsuḥ — they sent; saḥ — he; abhyagāt — went; brahmaṇaḥ — of Lord Brahmā; sabhām — to the court.
Eager to resolve this question, O King, the sages sent Lord Brahmā's son Bhṛgu to find the answer. First he went to his father's court.
As Śrīla Prabhupāda explains in Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, "The plan decided upon by the sages was for Bhṛgu to test which of the predominating deities possessed the quality of goodness in full." One who is in the mode of goodness possesses such qualities as tolerance and equanimity, whereas those conducted by the modes of passion and ignorance are prone to easily lose their temper.
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