Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 1: The Supreme Lord Is Equal to Everyone

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.46

tāv atra kṣatriyau jātau

mātṛ-ṣvasrātmajau tava

adhunā śāpa-nirmuktau



tau — the two; atra — here, in the third birth; kṣatriyau — kṣatriyas or kings; jātau — born; mātṛ-svasṛ-ātma-jau — the sons of the mother's sister; tava — your; adhunā — now; śāpa-nirmuktau — freed from the curse; kṛṣṇa-cakra — by the disc weapon of Kṛṣṇa; hata — destroyed; aḿhasau — whose sins.


In their third birth, the same Jaya and Vijaya appeared in a family of kṣatriyas as your cousins, the sons of your aunt. Because Lord Kṛṣṇa has struck them with His disc, all their sinful reactions have been destroyed, and now they are free from the curse.


In their last birth, Jaya and Vijaya did not become demons or Rākṣasas. Instead they took birth in a very exalted kṣatriya family related to Kṛṣṇa's family. They became first cousins of Lord Kṛṣṇa and were practically on an equal footing with Him. By personally killing them with His own disc, Lord Kṛṣṇa destroyed whatever sinful reactions were left in them because of the curse of the brāhmaṇas. Nārada Muni explained to Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira that by entering Kṛṣṇa's body, Śiśupāla reentered Vaikuṇṭhaloka as the Lord's associate. Everyone had seen this incident.

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