Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 72:1-12

Book 10: Seventy-two (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 72: Verses 1-12

Jarasandha killed

Sri Suka began again : Pariksit, one day, King Yudhisthira, while seated in his court surrounded by sages, Brahmanas, Ksatriyas, Vaisyas, his own brothers (Bhima and others), preceptors, elders of the race, clansmen and relations as well as his kinsmen, addressed Bhagavan Sri Krsna indeed within their hearing (as follows). King Yudhisthira submitted : Govinda ! through the performance of the sovereign sacrifice, Rajasuya, I intend to worship You as well as the gods, who are but Your part manifestations. Kindly accomplish this desire of mine, 0 Lord ! The pair of wooden sandals You wear under Your lotus-like feet destroy all evil. Those holy persons who constantly worship them, meditate on them and extol them obtain release from the bondage of mundane existence. They get even worldly boons, if they seek for them. Others, however, do not get either. 0 God of gods, let these men of the world directly perceive the glory of worshipping Your lotus-like feet. Lord, kindly demonstrate to the Kuru and Srnjaya chiefs the destinies of those who worship and those who do not worship You. Lord, You are the Self of all, the Supreme Brahma, being of the nature of self-enjoyment and looking on all with an equal eye; the cognition of 'Self' and 'not Self' does not exist in You.
Those who worship You win Your favour even as persons betaking themselves to the wishyielding tree gain their object. The degree of success attained by them is commensurate with the amount of service they have put forth and does not point to any perversity on Your part. The glorious Lord said : 0 King, your resolution is excellent. Through the performance of the Rajasuya sacrifice, your auspicious fame will extend to all the three world. This sovereign sacrifice, 0 king, is welcomed by the sages, manes, gods, all your friends and relations including Myself, and, in fact, by all beings. Conquering all the kings and bringing the world under your control, collect all necessary things and then perform the great sacrifice. 0 king, these brothers of yours are born of deities (like Indra, the wind-god and others), who are guardians of the world. You yourself are a man of wisdom and self-control and have conquered Me by your virtues. Those who have not controlled their mind and senses cannot win Me. Even the greatest of gods in this world cannot expect to overpower My devotee by means of his energy, glory, splendour and supernatural powers, much less any earthly being. Sri Suka continued : Pariksit, hearing these words of the Almighty Lord, King Yudhisthira was extremely delighted. His face became cheerful like a fresh-blown lotus. He commissioned all his brothers to conquer the earth. Bhagavan Sri Krsna infused His energy into the Pandavas and made them unconquerable.



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