Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 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; bhṛgumBhṛgu Muni; brahma-sutam — son of Brahmā; nṛpaO King; tat — this; jñaptyaito find out; preṣayām āsuḥ — they sent; saḥhe; abhyagāt — went; brahmaṇaḥ — of Lord Brahmā; sabhāmto 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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