SB 1.1.12 (1962)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT No. 12

Suta janasi bhadram te bhagawan satwatam patih Devakyam vasudevasya jato yasya chikirsaya.


Suta—Oh Suta Goswami, janasi—you know, bhadram te—all blessings upon you, sattwatam—of the pure devotees, patih—protector, devakyam—In the womb of Devaki, vasudevasya—by Vasudeva, jato—born of, yasya—for the purpose of, chikirsaya—executing.


Oh Suta Goswami all blessing upon you. You know as to for what purpose the Personality of Godhead appeared in the womb of Devaki as the son of Vasudeva.


Bhagwan means the Almighty God who is the controller of all opulences, power, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation. And He is the protector of His pure devotees. God is equal to one and all but He is specially inclined to His devotees. Sat means the Absolute Truth. And persons who are servitors of the Absolute Truth are called Sattwatas. And the Personality of Godhead Who protects such pure devotees is known as the Protector of the Sattwatas. Bhadram to or blessings upon you is sign of anxiousness for knowing the truth from the speaker. Lord Sri Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in the presence of Devaki the wife of Vasudeva. Vasudeva is the symbol of transcendental position wherein the appearance of the Supreme Lord takes place.

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