Krishna Leela Series - Part 49 - Krishna Defeats All the Princes and Takes Rukmini Home to Dvaraka
Krishna Leela Series 49 th Discourse ________________________ HARE KRISHNA
CHAPTER 54 Krishna Defeats All the Princes and Takes Rukmini Home to Dvaraka
Jarasandha <ul><li>Crowned emperor of Magadha </li></ul><ul><li>Father in law of Kamsa </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeance to defeat Krsna </li></ul><ul><li>Attacked Mathura for 18 times </li></ul>Recap
Rukmi Sisupala <ul><li>Eldest Son King Bhismaka </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Brother of Srimati Rukmini Devi </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeance towards Krsna </li></ul><ul><li>Son of King Damaghosha </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Krsna </li></ul><ul><li>Great Friend of Rukmi </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeance towards Krsna </li></ul>Recap….
<ul><li>Yadu dynasty led by Lord Balaram started facing the attacking Princes </li></ul><ul><li>Great war between Yadu’s and the Princes </li></ul>
<ul><li>Princes led by jarasandha are expert in fighting </li></ul><ul><li>began to shoot their arrows at the soldiers of Yadu just as a cloud splashes the face of a mountain with torrents of rain </li></ul><ul><li>The opposing princes were determined to defeat Krsna and recapture Rukmini from His custody </li></ul>
In a fearful attitude, Rukmini devi began to look on the face of Krsna, expressing her gratefulness that He had taken such a great risk for her sake only. Rukmini devi saw arrows raining from the opposing Princes Rukmini devi expressed her greatfulness and felt sorry Lord Krsna could able to understand her mind Krsna encouraged Rukmini
Yadus started taking control Opposing Princes started losing their army Severed Heads, hands, Legs thrown over
Ohh!! Krsna’s soldiers are defeating us, Its better to cease fighting and disperse Yes! You are right, it is unwise to risk losing in the battle for the sake of Sisupala while he himself is not involved in fighting
Sisupala was very much discouraged Like one who has lost his wife
Rukmi was frustrated and agitated was determined to personally teach Krsna a lesson Rukmi began to promise before all the returning kings Vowed before all the princes present, "Unless I kill Krsna in the fight and bring back my sister from His clutches, I shall no more return to my capital city, Kundina Rukmi’s stupidity
Rukmi shot three forceful arrows against Krsna's body Condemned Krsna The most abominable descendant of the Yadu dynasty You cannot fight according to regulative principles Addressed Krsna as cow herd boy "Stop for a minute and fight with me!"
Krsna shot an arrow and severed the string of Rukmi's bow Rukmi immediately took another bow and shot another five arrows at Krsna Krsna again severed Rukmi’s bowstring Rukmi took a third bow, and Krsna again cut off its string Krsna killed Rumki’s horses, chariot driver and chopped upper part of chariot Rukmi run out of bows and arrows, started attacking with other weapons
Rukmi took his sword and ran towards Krsna, just as a fly proceeds toward a fire. Krsna severed all the weapons of Rukmi Rukmi Baffled Krsna with His sharp sword was about to kill Rukmi
Rukmini fell down at the lotus feet of Krsna Rukmini started comparing Krsna with Rukmi Began to plead with her husband
<ul><li>Krsna as "Yogesvara“ </li></ul><ul><li>Krsna as the God of the gods </li></ul><ul><li>Krsna is immeasurable </li></ul><ul><li>brother was measured in every step of his life </li></ul><ul><li>brother had only limited military potency </li></ul><ul><li>brother was lowest among human being </li></ul><ul><li>Krsna as Jagatpati </li></ul><ul><li>brother was only an ordinary prince </li></ul>Rukmi was not even comparable to an insignificant insect before the unlimited power of Krsna
Pleaded not to kill her brother displayed her real position as a woman Lord Krsna became compassionate and agreed not to kill but with punishment Yadu dynasty defeated Rukmi’s forces Lord Balaram and Yadu Commanders surprised to see the condition of Rukmi
Lord Balarama compassionate for Rukmini chastised Krsna A ksatriya does not hesitate to kill his own brother Instructed Rukmini not be too affectionate to such a Brother Rukmi facing consequences for his actions Rukmini’s affection towards her brother Rukmi was in a material conception
The spirit soul is of the same pure quality in any embodiment of matter This body is part of the material manifestation The living entity or spirit soul, being in contact with matter, is transmigrating, due to illusory enjoyment, from one body to another, and that is known as material existence
anta-kale ca mam eva smaran muktva kalevaram yah prayati sa mad-bhavam yati nasty atra samsayah TRANSLATION And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt. Bagavad Gita: Chapter 8, Text 5
yam yam vapi smaran bhavam tyajaty ante kalevaram tam tam evaiti kaunteya sada tad-bhava-bhavitah Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, that state he will attain without fail. TRANSLATION Bagavad Gita: Chapter 8, Text 6
The appearance and disappearance of the body have nothing to do with the living entity The waxing and waning of the moon have nothing to do with the moon
Rukmini became pacified and happy Rukmi’s promise not fulfilled Never returned back to Kundina for rest of his lifetime Krsna brought Rukmini to Dwaraka Krsna Married Rukmini as per vedic riruals Lord Balarama’s enlightening instructions
Inhibitants of Dwaraka were happy Presented gifts to Krsna All the houses were decorated Night was illuminated by thousands of lamps All the ally kings were present Kurus, Pandavas, Bhismaka and Kunti were present Nanda maharaj and cow herd boys were joined the Ceremony
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