Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 8: The Churning of the Milk Ocean

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.8

tataś cāvirabhūt sākṣāc

chrī ramā bhagavat-parā

rañjayantī diśaḥ kāntyā

vidyut saudāmanī yathā

SYNONYMS

tataḥ — thereafter; ca — and; āvirabhūt — manifested; sākṣāt — directly; śrī — the goddess of fortune; ramā — known as Ramā; bhagavat-parā — absolutely inclined to be possessed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; rañjayantī — illuminating; diśaḥ — all directions; kāntyā — by luster; vidyut — lightning; saudāmanīSaudāmanī; yathāas.

TRANSLATION

Then there appeared the goddess of fortune, Ramā, who is absolutely dedicated to being enjoyed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. She appeared like electricity, surpassing the lightning that might illuminate a marble mountain.

PURPORT

Śrī means opulence. Kṛṣṇa is the owner of all opulences.

bhoktāraḿ yajña-tapasāḿ

sarva-loka-maheśvaram

suhṛdaḿ sarva-bhūtānāḿ

jñātvā māḿ śāntim ṛcchati

This peace formula for the world is given in Bhagavad-gītā (5.29). When people know that the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa, is the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor and the most intimate well-wishing friend of all living entities, peace and prosperity will ensue all over the world. Unfortunately, the conditioned souls, being placed into illusion by the external energy of the Lord, want to fight with one another, and therefore peace is disturbed. The first prerequisite for peace is that all the wealth presented by Śrī, the goddess of fortune, be offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Everyone should give up his false proprietorship over worldly possessions and offer everything to Kṛṣṇa. This is the teaching of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement.

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