Lecture – Caru Prabhu – SB 7.10.39

Lecture -- Caru Prabhu -- SB 7.10.39

 
 
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Lecture - Caru Prabhu - SB 7.10.39
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The temple president of the Utah temple, Caru Prabhu, lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapter 10, Text 39.  Some of the topics covered in this lecture: some of Lord Krishna’s pastimes, the Dasa Avatar, and some comparisons with Christianity.  

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.39

TRANSLATION

Not only Sisupala and Dantavakra but also many, many other kings who acted as enemies of Krishna attained salvation at the time of death. Because they thought of the Lord, they received spiritual bodies and forms the same as His, just as worms captured by a black drone obtain the same type of body as the drone.

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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.39

enah purva-kritam yat tad
rajanah krishna-vairinah
jahus te ‘nte tad-atmanah
kitah pesaskrito yatha

TRANSLATION

Not only Sisupala and Dantavakra but also many, many other kings who acted as enemies of Krishna attained salvation at the time of death. Because they thought of the Lord, they received spiritual bodies and forms the same as His, just as worms captured by a black drone obtain the same type of body as the drone.

PURPORT

The mystery of yogic meditation is explained here. Real yogis always meditate on the form of Vishnu within their hearts. Consequently, at the time of death they give up their bodies while thinking of the form of Vishnu and thus attain Vishnuloka, Vaikunthaloka, where they receive bodily features the same as those of the Lord. From the Sixth Canto we have already learned that when the Vishnudutas came from Vaikuntha to deliver Ajamila, they looked exactly like Vishnu, with four hands and the same features as Vishnu. Therefore, we may conclude that if one practices thinking of Vishnu and is fully absorbed in thinking of Him at the time of death, one returns home, back to Godhead. Even enemies of Krishna who thought of Krishna in fear (bhaya), such as King Kamsa, received bodies in a spiritual identity similar to that of the Lord.