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SB 10.7.3

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


athānyad api kṛṣṇasya
tokācaritam adbhutam
mānuṣaṁ lokam āsādya
taj-jātim anurundhataḥ


atha—also; anyat api—other pastimes also; kṛṣṇasya—of child Kṛṣṇa; toka-ācaritam adbhutam—they are also wonderful childhood pastimes; mānuṣam—as if playing as a human child; lokam āsādya—appearing on this planet earth in human society; tat-jātim—exactly like a human child; anurundhataḥ—who was imitating.


Please describe other pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality, who appeared on this planet earth, imitating a human child and performing wonderful activities like killing Pūtanā.


Mahārāja Parīkṣit requested Śukadeva Gosvāmī to narrate other childhood pastimes exhibited by Kṛṣṇa while playing as a human child. The Supreme Personality of Godhead incarnates at different times in different planets and universes, and according to the nature of those places, He exhibits His unlimited potency. That a child sitting on the lap of his mother was able to kill the gigantic Pūtanā is extremely wonderful for the inhabitants of this planet, but on other planets the inhabitants are more advanced, and therefore the pastimes the Lord performs there are still more wonderful. Kṛṣṇa's appearance on this planet like a human being makes us more fortunate than the demigods in the higher planets, and therefore Mahārāja Parīkṣit was very much interested in hearing about Him.

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