Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 49:26-31

Book 10: Forty-nine Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 49: Verses 26-31

Dhrtarastra replied : (Even) as you tender this salutary advice, 0 prince among the charitable, I do not feel sated with it any more than a mortal would on securing nectar. Still your wholesome and agreeable counsel, 0 gental one, does not stick into my fickle mind-biassed (as it is) through attachment to my sons-any more than (a flash of) lightning does (into a cloud). What man can possibly set aside (even) indirectly the decree of the almighty Lord, who (I am told) has appeared in the race of Yadu for removing the earth's burden ? Hail to that supreme Lord who, having evolved this creation (consisting among others of numberless living organisms) by His own creative energy (known by the name of Prakrti)--whose ways cannot be easily conceived-and entered it afterwards (as its Inner Controller), apportions (to them diverse) duties and their rewards, and whose pastime-(so) difficult to comprehend-is mainly responsible for the movement of the wheel of transmigration. Sri Suka went on : Having thus come to know the mind of Dhrtarastra, and duly permitted by his relatives (the Kurus and the sons of Pandu), the aforesaid Akrura (a scion of Yadu) returned to Mathura (the capital of the Yadus). (Reaching Mathura) he reported to Balarama and Sri Krsna the conduct in particular of Dhrtarastra towards Yudhisthira and others (the sons of Pandu), for which purpose, 0 Pariksit (a scion of Kuru), he had been personally sent (by Them).

Thus ends the forty-ninth discourse, in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa- Samhita, a collection of eighteen thousand Slokas composed by the sage Vedavyasa.


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