Sri Baagavatham Slohas..Canta 10-Athyayam Twenty Eight-Kåñëa Rescues Nanda Mahäräja from the Abode of Varunna..

1-çré-bädaräyaëir uväca
ekädaçyäà nirähäraù
samabhyarcya janärdanam
snätuà nandas tu kälindyäà
dvädaçyäà jalam äviçat

Çré Bädaräyaëi said: Having worshiped Lord Janärdana and fasted on the
Ekädaçé day, Nanda Mahäräja entered the water of the Kälindé on the Dvädaçé
to take his bath.

2-taà gåhétvänayad bhåtyo
varuëasyäsuro ‘ntikam
avajïäyäsuréà veläà
praviñöam udakaà niçi

Because Nanda Mahäräja entered the water in the dark of night,
disregarding that the time was inauspicious, a demoniac servant of Varuëa
seized him and brought him to his master.

3-cukruçus tam apaçyantaù
kåñëa rämeti gopakäù
bhagaväàs tad upaçrutya
pitaraà varuëähåtam
tad-antikaà gato räjan
svänäm abhaya-do vibhuù

O King, not seeing Nanda Mahäräja, the cowherd men loudly cried out, “O
Kåñëa! O Räma!” Lord Kåñëa heard their cries and understood that His father
had been captured by Varuëa. Therefore the almighty Lord, who makes His
devotees fearless, went to the court of Varuëadeva.

4-präptaà vékñya håñékeçaà
loka-pälaù saparyayä
mahatyä püjayitväha
tad-darçana-mahotsavaù

Seeing that the Lord, Håñékeça, had arrived, the demigod Varuëa worshiped
Him with elaborate offerings. Varuëa was in a state of great jubilation upon
seeing the Lord, and he spoke as follows.

5-çré-varuëa uväca
adya me nibhåto deho
‘dyaivärtho ‘dhigataù prabho
tvat-päda-bhäjo bhagavann
aväpuù päram adhvanaù

Çré Varuëa said: Now my body has fulfilled its function. Indeed, now the
goal of my life is achieved, O Lord. Those who accept Your lotus feet, O
Personality of Godhead, can transcend the path of material existence.

6-namas tubhyaà bhagavate
brahmaëe paramätmane
na yatra çrüyate mäyä
loka-såñöi-vikalpanä

My obeisances unto You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute
Truth, the Supreme Soul, within whom there is no trace of the illusory energy,which orchestrates the creation of this world.

7-ajänatä mämakena
müòhenäkärya-vedinä
änéto ‘yaà tava pitä
tad bhavän kñantum arhati

Your father, who is sitting here, was brought to me by a foolish, ignorant
servant of mine who did not understand his proper duty. Therefore, please
forgive us.

mamäpy anugrahaà kåñëa
kartum arhasy açeña-dåk
govinda néyatäm eña
pitä te pitå-vatsala

O Kåñëa, O seer of everything, please give Your mercy even to me. O
Govinda, You are most affectionate to Your father. Please take him home.

9-çré-çuka uväca
evaà prasäditaù kåñëo
bhagavän éçvareçvaraù
ädäyägät sva-pitaraà
bandhünäà cävahan mudam

Çukadeva Gosvämé said: Thus satisfied by Lord Varuëa, Çré Kåñëa, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord of lords, took His father and returned
home, where their relatives were overjoyed to see them.

10-nandas tv aténdriyaà dåñövä
loka-päla-mahodayam
kåñëe ca sannatià teñäà
jïätibhyo vismito ‘bravét

Nanda Mahäräja had been astonished to see for the first time the great
opulence of Varuëa, the ruler of the ocean planet, and also to see how Varuëa
and his servants had offered such humble respect to Kåñëa. Nanda described all
this to his fellow cowherd men.

11-te cautsukya-dhiyo räjan
matvä gopäs tam éçvaram
api naù sva-gatià sükñmäm
upädhäsyad adhéçvaraù

[Hearing about Kåñëa’s pastimes with Varuëa,] the cowherd men considered
that Kåñëa must be the Supreme Lord, and their minds, O King, were filled
with eagerness. They thought, “Will the Supreme Lord bestow upon us His
transcendental abode?”

12-iti svänäà sa bhagavän
vijïäyäkhila-dåk svayam
saìkalpa-siddhaye teñäà
kåpayaitad acintayat

Because He sees everything, Lord Kåñëa, the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, automatically understood what the cowherd men were conjecturing.
Wanting to show His compassion to them by fulfilling their desires, the Lord
thought as follows.

13-jano vai loka etasminn
avidyä-käma-karmabhiù
uccävacäsu gatiñu
na veda sväà gatià bhraman

[Lord Kåñëa thought:] Certainly people in this world are wandering among
higher and lower destinations, which they achieve through activities performed
according to their desires and without full knowledge. Thus people do not know
their real destination.

14-iti saïcintya bhagavän
mahä-käruëiko hariù
darçayäm äsa lokaà svaà
gopänäà tamasaù param

Thus deeply considering the situation, the all-merciful Supreme Personality
of Godhead Hari revealed to the cowherd men His abode, which is beyond
material darkness.

15-satyaà jïänam anantaà yad
brahma-jyotiù sanätanam
yad dhi paçyanti munayo
guëäpäye samähitäù

Lord Kåñëa revealed the indestructible spiritual effulgence, which is
unlimited, conscious and eternal. Sages see that spiritual existence in trance,
when their consciousness is free of the modes of material nature.

16-te tu brahma-hradam nétä
magnäù kåñëena coddhåtäù
dadåçur brahmaëo lokaà
yaträkrüro ‘dhyagät purä

The cowherd men were brought by Lord Kåñëa to the Brahma-hrada, made
to submerge in the water, and then lifted up. From the same vantage point that
Akrüra saw the spiritual world, the cowherd men saw the planet of the
Absolute Truth.

17-nandädayas tu taà dåñövä
paramänanda-nivåtäù
kåñëaà ca tatra cchandobhiù
stüyamänaà su-vismitäù

Nanda Mahäräja and the other cowherd men felt the greatest happiness
when they saw that transcendental abode. They were especially amazed to see
Kåñëa Himself there, surrounded by the personified Vedas, who were offering
Him prayers.

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