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SB 10.85.59

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


śrī-sūta uvāca
ya idam anuśṛṇoti śrāvayed vā murāreś
caritam amṛta-kīrter varṇitaṁ vyāsa-putraiḥ
jagad-agha-bhid alaṁ tad-bhakta-sat-karṇa-pūraṁ
bhagavati kṛta-citto yāti tat-kṣema-dhāma


śrī-sūtaḥ uvāca—Śrī Sūta said (to the sages assembled at Naimiṣāraṇya, to whom he was repeating the conversation between Śukadeva Gosvāmī and Parīkṣit Mahārāja); yaḥ—whoever; idam—this; anuśṛṇoti—properly hears; śrāvayet—causes others to hear; —or; murāreḥ—of Lord Kṛṣṇa, killer of the demon Mura; caritam—pastime; amṛta—deathless; kīrteḥ—whose glories; varṇitam—described; vyāsa-putraiḥ—by the respected son of Vyāsadeva; jagat—of the universe; agha—the sins; bhit—which (pastime) destroys; alam—totally; tat—His; bhakta—for the devotees; sat—transcendental; karṇa-pūram—ornament for the ears; bhagavati—on the Supreme Lord; kṛta—fixing; cittaḥ—his mind; yāti—he goes; tat—His; kṣema—auspicious; dhāma—to the personal abode.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: This pastime enacted by Lord Murāri, whose fame is eternal, totally destroys the sins of the universe and serves as the transcendental ornament for His devotees' ears. Anyone who carefully hears or narrates this pastime, as recounted by the venerable son of Vyāsa, will be able to fix his mind in meditation on the Supreme Lord and attain to the all-auspicious kingdom of God.


According to Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, hearing the wonderful events of Lord Kṛṣṇa's life destroys sins in a manner that is perfect (alam) because it is easy. Anyone can easily participate in this hearing, and those who become devoted to Kṛṣṇa always enjoy wearing on their ears the ornaments of topics concerning Him. Not only those who were present at the time of their occurrence, but also Śukadeva Gosvāmī, Sūta Gosvāmī, all who have heard since and everyone in the universe who will hear in the future—all are blessed by the continuous recital of Lord Kṛṣṇa's transcendental glories.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Tenth Canto, Eighty-fifth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Lord Kṛṣṇa Instructs Vasudeva and Retrieves Devakī's Sons."

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