SB 1.11.34 (1964)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT No. 34

Evam nripanam kshitibhara janmanam Akshouhinibhih paribritta tejasam. Bidhaya bairam swasano yatha analam Mitho badhenopratam nirayudhah.


ENGLISH SYNONYMS

Evam—thus, Nripanam—of the kings or administrators, Kshitibhara—just the burden of the earth, Janmanam—born in that way, Akshouhinibnih—empowered by military strength of horses, elephants, chariots, infantry, Paribritta—being puffed up by such surroundings, Tejasam—prowess, Bidhaya—having created, Bairam—hostility, Swasano—interaction of air and the pipe plants, Yatha—as it is, Analo—fire, Mitho—with another, Badhena—by killing them, Uparatah—relieved, Nirayudhah—Himself without being party of such weapons.


TRANSLATION

The Lord thus became pacified after killing the kings born as burden of the earth puffed up by military strength such as horses, elephants, chariots, infantry etc. He Himself was not a party of such fight between the kings but He caused hostility between the powerful administrators who fought amongst themselves as the air creates intercollision between the pipe plants and evolves fire out of it and thus the air pacified.


PURPORT

As stated above the living beings are not factual enjoyers of things which are manifested as God's creation. The Lord is the genuine Proprietor and Enjoyer of everything manifested in His creation. Unfortunately influenced by the deluding energy the living being becomes a false enjoyer under the dictation of the modes of nature. Puffed by such false sense of becoming god (?) himself the deluded living being increases his material strength by so many activities and thus they become the burden of the earth so much so that it becomes completely inhabitable by the saner section of the living beings. This state of affairs is called Dharmasya Glani or misuse of the energy of the human being. When such misuse of human energy is prominent, the saner section of the living being or human being becomes perturbed by the awkward situation created by the viceous administrators who are simply burden of the earth—the Lord appears by His internal potency just to save the saner section of humanity and to kill the burden of earthly administrators of different parts of the world. He does not take any part with either of the unwanted administrators; but by His potential power He creates hostility between such unwanted administrators as the air creates fire in the forest by intercollision of the pipe plants or bamboos in the forest. The fire in the forest takes place automatically by the force of the air and similarly the hostilly between different groups of politicians takes place by the unseen design of the Lord. The unwanted administrators puffed by false power and military strength thus become engaged in fighting between themselves by ideological conflict and becomes vanquianed by themselves by all powers. The history of the world has repeated this factual will of the Lord and it will continue to be enacted till the living beings are detached from the service of the Lord. In the Bhagwat Geeta this fact is very vividly described (B.G. 7/14-15). It is said "The deluding energy is My potency and thus it is not possible for the dependant living beings to supercede the strength of the material modes. But those who take shelter of Me (the Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna can only cross over the gigantic ocean of material energy." This means nobody can establish peace and prosperity in the world either by fruitive activities or by speculative philosophy of ideology. The only way is to surrender unto the Supreme Lord and thus become free from the illusion of the deluding energy.

"Unfortunately persons who are engaged in the matter of destructive work are unable to surrender unto Me (the Personality of Godhead). They are all fools of the first grade, they are the lowest of the human species of life, they are robbed of their knowledge although apparently they seem to be academically educated and they are all of the demoniac mentality always challenging the supreme power of the Lord. Those who are too much materialistic always hankering after material power and strength, are undoubtedly fools of the first grade because they have no information of the living energy and ignorant in that department of science, are-always absorbed in the material science which ends with the end of the material body. They are lowest of the human being because the human life is specially meant for reestablishing the lost relation with the Lord and they miss the opportunity being engaged in the material activities. They are robbed of their knowledge because even after prolonged speculative philosophy they cannot reach up to the stage of knowing the Personality of Godhead the Summum Bonum of everything. And all of them are men of demoniac principle and thus suffer the consequence as it was for such materialistic heroes like Ravan, Hiranyakasipu, Kansa or other such persons recorded in the history of the world."


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