Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 30: The Disappearance of the Yadu Dynasty

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.30.2


sva-kule yādavarṣabhaḥ

preyasīḿ sarva-netrāṇāḿ

tanuḿ sa katham atyajat


brahma-śāpa — by the curse of the brāhmaṇas; upasaḿsṛṣṭe — having been destroyed; sva-kule — His own family; yādava-ṛṣabhaḥ — the chief of the Yadus; preyasīm — most dear; sarva-netrāṇāmto all eyes; tanum — the body; saḥHe; katham — how; atyajat — gave up.


After His own dynasty met destruction from the curse of the brāhmaṇas, how could the best of the Yadus give up His body, the dearmost object of all eyes?


In relation to this verse, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī explains that the Personality of Godhead never gives up His spiritual body, which is eternal, full of bliss and knowledge. The word katham therefore indicates "How is it possible?", meaning it is not actually possible for Lord Kṛṣṇa to give up His eternal form, which is preyasīḿ sarva-netrāṇām, the most attractive object of pleasure for the eyes and all other senses.

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