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SB 10.27.15

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda

TEXT 15

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
mayā te 'kāri maghavan
makha-bhaṅgo 'nugṛhṇatā
mad-anusmṛtaye nityaṁ
mattasyendra-śriyā bhṛśam


SYNONYMS

śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; mayā—by Me; te—unto you; akāri—has been done; maghavan—My dear Indra; makha—of your sacrifice; bhaṅgaḥ—the stopping; anugṛhṇatā—acting to show mercy to you; mat-anusmṛtaye—for the sake of remembrance of Me; nityam—constant; mattasya—of one intoxicated; indra-śriyā—with the opulence of Indra; bhṛśam—greatly.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Indra, it was out of mercy that I stopped the sacrifice meant for you. You were greatly intoxicated by your opulence as King of heaven, and I wanted you to always remember Me.


PURPORT

According to Śrīdhara Svāmī, Indra and Lord Kṛṣṇa here exchange a heart-to-heart talk. Indra revealed his mind to the Lord, and now Lord Kṛṣṇa similarly reveals His own intention.

In Text 11 of this chapter, Indra emphatically declared that Lord Kṛṣṇa is in fact everything, and thus, according to Indra's own criteria, forgetting Lord Kṛṣṇa is clearly a state of insanity. When the Supreme Lord reminds us of His supreme existence, He is not proudly advertising Himself like a mundane politician or entertainer. The Lord is self-satisfied in His own infinite existence and is trying, lovingly, to bring us back to our own perfect existence as His eternal associates.

From God's point of view even the mighty King of heaven, Indra, is a mere child—and a naughty child at that—and thus the Lord, being a caring father, punished His child and brought him back to the sanity of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.



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