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SB 1.9.16 (1964)

SB 1.9.16 (1972-77)

please wait #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._16"#TEXT No. 16#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Na hi asya karhichit rajan puman veda bidhitsitam Yat vijijnasaya yukta muhyanti kavayopi hi. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Na—never, Hi—certainly, Asya—his, Karhichid—whatsoever, Rajan—oh the king, Puman—anyone, Veda—knows, Bividsitam—plan, Yat—which, Vijijnasaya—even after exhaustive enquiries, Yukta—being engaged in, Muhyanti—become bewildered, Kavayo—great philosophers, Api—even, Hi—certainly. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Oh the king, nobody can know the plan of the Lord (Sri Krishna) even it is exhaustively enquired by the great philosophers. They are certainly bewildered. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# Bewilderment of Maharaj Yudhisthir about his past sinful act and the resultant sufferings etc. is completely negatived by a great authority like Bhisma (one of the twelve authorised persons). Bhisma Ji wanted to impress upon Maharaj Yudhisthir that since time immemorial nobody, including such demi-gods like Shiva and Brahma, could ascertain the real plan of the Lord. And what we can understand about it. It is useless also to enquire about it. Because even by exhaustive philosophical enquires by great rational sages nobody could ascertain the plan of the Lord. The best thing is simply to abide by the orders of the Lord without any faulty arguments. The sufferings of the Pandavas are never due to their past deeds. The Lord had to execute the plan of establishing the kingdom of virtue and therefore, His own devotees were put in to sufferings ephemerally in order to establish the conquest of virtue over sin. Bhisma Deva was certainly satisfied within himself by seeing the triumph of virtue over vice and he was glad to see King Yudhisthir on the throne although he himself fought against him. Even a great fighter like Bhisma could not win the battle of Kurukshetra because the Lord wanted to show that vice cannot conquer over virtue never mind who ever tries to execute it. Bhismadeva was a great devotee of the Lord but he choose to fight against the Pandavas by the will of the Lord because the Lord wanted to show it that a fighter like Bhisma also cannot win by the wrong side. #/div# please wait #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_16"#TEXT 16#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#na hy asya karhicid rājan#/dd# #dd#pumān veda vidhitsitam#/dd# #dd#yad vijijñāsayā yuktā#/dd# #dd#muhyanti kavayo 'pi hi#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#na#/i#—never; #i#hi#/i#—certainly; #i#asya#/i#—His; #i#karhicit#/i#—whatsoever; #i#rājan#/i#—O King; #i#pumān#/i#—anyone; #i#veda#/i#—knows; #i#vidhitsitam#/i#—plan; #i#yat#/i#—which; #i#vijijñāsayā#/i#—with exhaustive inquiries; #i#yuktāḥ#/i#—being engaged; #i#muhyanti#/i#—bewildered; #i#kavayaḥ#/i#—great philosophers; #i#api#/i#—even; #i#hi#/i#—certainly. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# O King, no one can know the plan of the Lord [Śrī Kṛṣṇa]. Even though great philosophers inquire exhaustively, they are bewildered. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The bewilderment of Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira over his past sinful acts and the resultant sufferings, etc., is completely negated by the great authority Bhīṣma (one of the twelve authorized persons). Bhīṣma wanted to impress upon Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira that since time immemorial no one, including such demigods as Śiva and Brahmā, could ascertain the real plan of the Lord. So what can we understand about it? It is useless also to inquire about it. Even the exhaustive philosophical inquiries of sages cannot ascertain the plan of the Lord. The best policy is simply to abide by the orders of the Lord without argument. The sufferings of the Pāṇḍavas were never due to their past deeds. The Lord had to execute the plan of establishing the kingdom of virtue, and therefore His own devotees suffered temporarily in order to establish the conquest of virtue. Bhīṣmadeva was certainly satisfied by seeing the triumph of virtue, and he was glad to see King Yudhiṣṭhira on the throne, although he himself fought against him. Even a great fighter like Bhīṣma could not win the Battle of Kurukṣetra because the Lord wanted to show that vice cannot conquer virtue, regardless of who tries to execute it. Bhīṣmadeva was a great devotee of the Lord, but he chose to fight against the Pāṇḍavas by the will of the Lord because the Lord wanted to show that a fighter like Bhīṣma cannot win on the wrong side. #/div#
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