Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 45:42-50

Book 10: Forty-five Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 45: Verses 42-50

Taking the conch that formed his body the Lord returned to the chariot. Then, going to the beloved city of Yama, Samyamani by name, Sri Krsna (who is solicited by the people), accompanied by Balarama (who had a plough for his weapon), blew the (same) conch. Hearing the blast of the conch Yama, the chastiser of the people (transgressing the scriptural ordinance), offered to Them both worship on a grand scale, accompanied with devotion, and, bending low (with humility), addressed (as follows) Sri Krsna, who has His abode in the heart of all created beings (as the Inner Controller of all), "0 Visnu (the all-pervading Lord) disguised as a human being by way of sport,what can we do for You both ?"

The glorious Lord said : "Impelled by My command, 0 great ruler, fetch My preceptor's son, who was brought here as a result of his own Karma." Handing over to Their preceptor his son, brought by Yama with the words "So be it !" the two Brothers, the foremost of the Yadus, said to him, "(Be pleased to) ask for another boon (of your choice)." The preceptor replied : "The debt of your preceptor has been fully repaid by you both, 0 my child ! Which of the desires of him who has been a preceptor to pupils like you can remain unfulfilled as a matter of fact ? Return to your home, 0 valiant ones ! May your glory purify all and let the Vedas (ever) remain fresh (in your memory) here as well as hereafter." Thus permitted by Their preceptor, the two Brothers forthwith returned to Their city (Mathura), 0 dear Pariksit, in Their chariot swift as wind and thundering like a cloud. All the people (of Mathura) greatly rejoiced to behold Balarama and Sri Krsna (whom they had missed for many days) like people who had (once) lost and (then) recovered their wealth.

Thus ends the forty-fifth discourse entitled "The Lord brings back His preceptor's son (from the abode of Death)," in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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