Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 14:11-20

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Breaking of the Arjuna Tree

Chapter 14: Verse 11-20



11.Then she took Lord Krsna by the hand, led Him home, with a cloth tied Him to a tree, and hit Him.

12.After tying Krsna to a tree, Yasoda went inside the house. In this way the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the ruler of all the universes, stood at the roots of a tree.

13.O Narada, when the Lord Krsna touched that tree tall as a mountain, it suddenly fell to the ground, making a frightening sound.

14.From that tree came a splendid, opulently dressed person, who climbed a splendid chariot and went away, returning to his own home.

15.Dressed in gold and decorated with jewels, the smiling, fair-complexioned youth bowed down before Lord Krsna, the master of the universes.

16.When she saw the tree fall, frightened Yasoda at once put her crying, handsome dark boy on her lap.

17.The gopas and gopis of Gokula ran to her house, made the boy stop His crying and rebuked Yasoda.

18.The brahmanas blessed the boy. Nanda gave charity to the poets and had a brahmana chant the holy names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

19.The people of Gokula said: O Nanda and Yasoda, you are not very intelligent. Somehow or other, in your old age you have a son.

20.Wealth, rice, jewels, and everything else are meant for one’s children. If their children do not enjoy them, they are worthless.



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