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Canto 10

Râdhâ-Krishna Bol

 

 

Chapter 28: Krishna Rescues Nanda Mahârâja from the Abode of Varuna

(1) The son of Vyâsa said: 'After having fasted the eleventh day [of a lunar fortnight, ekâdas'î] and having worshiped the Maintainer of All [Janârdana], Nanda entered the water of the Yamunâ for a bath on the twelfth day. (2) An obscure servant of Varuna seized him and lead him to his master for he had neglected that it was an unfavorable time to enter the water at night. (3) Oh King, the gopas not seeing him cried loudly: 'Oh Krishna, oh Râma!', upon which the Supreme Lord who makes His people fearless, found out that His [step]father had been arrested by Varuna. He went to Varuna's place. (4) As soon as he saw that the Lord of the Senses had arrived, the presiding godhead of that region [of the waters], elaborately honored Him, being greatly pleased to have Him present.

(5) S'rî Varuna said: 'Today I may experience the true wealth of the success of my physical existence oh Lord, for it is so that those who earned the privilege to serve Your lotus feet, have achieved the transcendence of their material life. (6) I offer You my obeisances oh Supreme Personality of Godhead, You who are the Absolute Truth and the Supreme Soul free from the influence of the deluding material energy of mâyâ that makes up the material universe. (7) That ignorant servant of mine was a fool who did not know his duty [*] when he brought this man who is Your father to me. I beg Your pardon Your goodness. (8) Towards me oh Krishna, Govinda, oh You who sees everything, please be of mercy. This person who is Your father decidedly should be with You who care so much about Your parents.'

(9) S'rî S'uka said: 'Krishna, the Supreme Lord and Controller of all Controllers, thus being satisfied, took His father with Him and went back to His relatives whom He brought great joy. (10) Nanda who never before had met with the great opulence of the lord of the realm [of the waters] or had witnessed the obeisances they [Varuna and his followers] offered Krishna, spoke most amazed to his friends and relatives. (11) They, the gopas, with Him as their Controller eagerly listening oh King, thought: 'Maybe the Supreme Master is going to bestow upon us His subtle all-pervading spirit, His destination!'

(12) He, the Supreme Lord  who sees and understands everything of His devotees, concerning the fulfillment of their desire full of compassion thought: (13) 'The people in this world who ignorantly are engaged in desirous activities, wander between higher and lower purposes without being aware of their actual destination.'

(14-15) With this consideration the Supreme Lord Hari in His great compassion showed the gopas His abode beyond the darkness of matter: the true, unlimited, spiritual knowing that is the light of the eternal absolute the way it is seen by the sages when they in trance are removed from the material qualities. (16) They were by Krishna brought to the lake of the One Spirit [brahma-hrada] and submerged in it. Lifted out again they saw the abode of the Absolute Truth the way Akrûra has seen it [3.1: 32, 10.38 & 10.40]. (17) Nanda and the others were overwhelmed by supreme bliss with that vision and were most surprised to see Krishna Himself present there extensively being praised with Vedic hymns.'

 

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Third revised edition, loaded October 30, 2013.

 

 

 

 

Previous Aadhar edition and Vedabase links:

Text 1

The son of Vyâsa said: 'After having fasted the eleventh day [of a lunar fortnight, ekâdas'î] and having worshiped the Maintainer of All [Janârdana], Nanda entered the water of the Yamunâ for a bath on the twelfth day.
The son of Vyâsa said: 'Having fasted the eleventh day [of the lunar fortnight] and worshiped the Maintainer of All [Janârdana], entered Nanda the twelfth day the water of the Yamunâ for a bath. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

An obscure servant of Varuna seized him and lead him to his master for he had neglected that it was an unfavorable time to enter the water at night.

A darkminded servant of Varuna seized and brought up him who had neglected that to enter the water during the night was godless timing. (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

Oh King, the gopas not seeing him cried loudly: 'Oh Krishna, oh Râma!' upon which the Supreme Lord who makes His people fearless, found out that His [step]father had been arrested by Varuna. He went to Varuna's place.

O King, not seeing him called the gopas out loudly 'O Krishna, o Râma!' upon which the Supreme Lord finding out that the father was taken away of Him, the Almighty who makes His people fearless, then went to where Varuna was. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

As soon as he saw that the Lord of the Senses had arrived, the presiding godhead of that region [of the waters], elaborately honored Him, being greatly pleased to have Him present.

When he saw that the Lord of the Senses had arrived did he, the presiding godhead of that region [of the waters], elaborately honor Him greatly pleased to have Him present. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

S'rî Varuna said: 'Today I may experience the true wealth of the success of my physical existence oh Lord, for it is so that those who earned the privilege to serve Your lotus feet, have achieved the transcendence of their material life.

S'rî Varuna said: 'Today I may experience the true wealth of the success of my physical presence, o Lord, as those who may serve Your lotusfeet have achieved the transcendence of their material course. (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

I offer You my obeisances oh Supreme Personality of Godhead, You who are the Absolute Truth and the Supreme Soul free from the influence of the deluding material energy of mâyâ that makes up the material universe.

My obeisances unto You the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth and Soul Supreme who brought about the creation of this world and in whom mâyâ is of no command. (Vedabase)

   

Text 7

That ignorant servant of mine was a fool who did not know his duty [*] when he brought this man who is Your father to me. I beg Your pardon Your goodness.

That ignorant servant of mine was a fool not knowing his duty [*] when he brought up this one who is Your father, please forgive me that, Your goodness. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

Towards me oh Krishna, Govinda, oh You who sees everything, please be of mercy. This person who is Your father decidedly should be with You who care so much about Your parents.'

Even to me o Krishna, o You who sees everything, please, be of mercy, o Govinda; to You, so caring for Your parents, belongs definitely this one that is Your father.' (Vedabase)

  

Text 9

S'rî S'uka said: 'Krishna, the Supreme Lord and Controller of all Controllers, thus being satisfied, took His father with Him and went back to His relatives whom He brought great joy.

S'rî Suka said: 'Thus satisfied took Krishna, the Supreme Lord and Controller of all Controllers, His father with Him and went He to His relatives whom He brought great pleasure. (Vedabase)

 

 Text 10

Nanda who never before had met with the great opulence of the lord of the realm [of the waters] or had witnessed the obeisances they [Varuna and his followers] offered Krishna, spoke most amazed to his friends and relatives.

Nanda who had never before met with the mighty opulence of the lord of the realm [of the waters] or witnessed the obeisances they [Varuna and His followers] made for Krishna, spoke amazed to his friends and relatives. (Vedabase)

   

Text 11

They, the gopas, with Him as their Controller eagerly listening oh King, thought: 'Maybe the Supreme Master is going to bestow upon us His subtle all-pervading spirit, His destination!'

They, the gopas, listening eagerly, o King, with Him as their Controller thought: 'Maybe He's preparing us the grace of taking us to His transcendental abode!' (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

He, the Supreme Lord who sees and understands everything of His devotees, concerning the fulfillment of their desire full of compassion thought:

He, the Supreme Lord from His side as the Seer of All understanding the fancy of their perfection compassionately thought this: (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

'The people in this world who ignorantly are engaged in desirous activities, wander between higher and lower purposes without being aware of their actual destination.'

'For certain are the people in this world, who in oblivion of desire by their activities wander between higher and lower ends, not aware of their proper destination.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 14-15

With this consideration the Supreme Lord Hari in His great compassion showed the gopas His abode beyond the darkness of matter: the true, unlimited, spiritual knowing that is the light of the eternal absolute the way it is seen by the sages when they in trance are removed from the material qualities.

With this consideration showed the Supreme Lord Hari in great compassion the gopas His own abode beyond the darkness of matter: the true unlimited spiritual knowing that is the light [see brahmâ-jyoti] of the eternal absolute which indeed is seen by the sages in trance being removed from the material qualities. (Vedabase)

 

Text 16

They were by Krishna brought to the lake of the One Spirit [brahma-hrada] and submerged in it. Lifted out again they saw the abode of the Absolute Truth the way Akrûra has seen it [3.1: 32, 10.38 & 10.40].

They were by Krishna brought to and submerged in the lake of the One Spririt [brahma-hrada] and lifted out saw they the abode of the Absolute Truth the way it was previously seen by Akrûra [3.1: 32, 10.38 & 10.40]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Nanda and the others were overwhelmed by supreme bliss with that vision and were most surprised to see Krishna Himself present there extensively being praised with Vedic hymns.'

Nanda and the rest seeing that were overwhelmed by supreme bliss and highly suprised of Krishna there being praised by the vedic hymns. (Vedabase)

*: Prabhupâda's pupils comment to the precise execution of ekâdas'î fasting matters and auspicious times of bathing: 'Of course, Varuna's servant should have been aware of these technical details, which are meant for strict followers of the Vedic rituals.'

 

 

 

 


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