Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 4: Hiraṇyakaśipu Terrorizes the Universe

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.29

śrī-nārada uvāca

ity uktā loka-guruṇā

taḿ praṇamya divaukasaḥ

nyavartanta gatodvegā

menire cāsuraḿ hatam

SYNONYMS

śrī-nāradaḥ uvāca — the great saint Nārada Muni said; iti — thus; uktāḥ — addressed; loka-guruṇā — by the supreme spiritual master of everyone; tam — unto Him; praṇamya — offering obeisances; divaukasaḥ — all the demigods; nyavartanta — returned; gata-udvegāḥ — relieved of all anxieties; menire — they considered; ca — also; asuram — the demon (Hiraṇyakaśipu); hatam — killed.

TRANSLATION

The great saint Nārada Muni continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of everyone, thus reassured all the demigods living in the heavenly planets, they offered their respectful obeisances unto Him and returned, confident that the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu was now practically dead.

PURPORT

The less intelligent men who are always busy worshiping the demigods should note that when the demigods are harassed by the demons, they approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead for relief. Since the demigods resort to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, why should the worshipers of the demigods not approach the Supreme Lord for whatever benefits they desire? Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.3.10) says:

akāmaḥ sarva-kāmo

mokṣa-kāma udāra-dhīḥ

tīvreṇa bhakti-yogena

yajeta puruṣaḿ param

"Whether one desires everything or nothing, or whether he desires to merge into the existence of the Lord, he is intelligent only if he worships Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by rendering transcendental loving service." Whether one is a karmī, jñānī or yogī, if one wants a particular benediction fulfilled, even if it be material, one should approach the Supreme Lord and pray to Him, for then it will be fulfilled. There is no need to approach any demigod separately for the fulfillment of any desire.

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