|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 31: The Disappearance of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.31.9
gatir na lakṣyate martyais
tathā kṛṣṇasya daivataiḥ
saudāmanyāḥ — of lightning; yathā — just as; ākāśe — in the sky; yāntyāḥ — which is traveling; hitvā — having left; abhra-maṇḍalam — the clouds; gatiḥ — the movement; na lakṣyate — cannot be ascertained; martyaiḥ — by mortals; tathā — similarly; kṛṣṇasya — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; daivataiḥ — by the demigods.
Just as ordinary men cannot ascertain the path of a lightning bolt as it leaves a cloud, the demigods could not trace out the movements of Lord Kṛṣṇa as He returned to His abode.
The sudden movements of a lightning bolt are seen by the demigods but not by human beings. Similarly, the sudden departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa could be understood by the Lord's intimate associates in the spiritual sky but not by the demigods.
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