SB 1.7.55-58

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SB 1.7.55-58

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

August 2, 2013
SB 1.7.55 — Sūta Gosvāmī said: Just then Arjuna could understand the motive of the Lord by His equivocal orders, and thus with his sword he severed both hair and jewel from the head of Aśvatthāmā.

SB 1.7.56 — He [Aśvatthāmā] had already lost his bodily luster due to infanticide, and now, moreover, having lost the jewel from his head, he lost even more strength. Thus he was unbound and driven out of the camp.
SB 1.7.57 — Cutting the hair from his head, depriving him of his wealth and driving him from his residence are the prescribed punishments for the relative of a brāhmaṇa. There is no injunction for killing the body.
SB 1.7.58 — Thereafter, the sons of Pāṇḍu, and Draupadī, overwhelmed with grief, performed the proper rituals for the dead bodies of their relatives.

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SB 1.7.53-54

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SB 1.7.53-54

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

August 1, 2013

SB 1.7.53-54 — The Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: A friend of a brāhmaṇa is not to be killed, but if he is an aggressor he must be killed. All these rulings are in the scriptures, and you should act accordingly. You have to fulfill your promise to your wife, and you must also act to the satisfaction of Bhīmasena and Me.

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SB 1.7.-50-52

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SB 1.7.-50-52

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu (Alachua, Florida)

July 31, 2013

SB 1.7.50 — Nakula and Sahadeva [the younger brothers of the King] and also Sātyaki, Arjuna, the Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Kṛṣṇa, son of Devakī, and the ladies and others all unanimously agreed with the King.

SB 1.7.51 — Bhīma, however, angrily disagreed with them and recommended killing this culprit, who had murdered sleeping children for no purpose and for neither his nor his master’s interest.
SB 1.7.52 — Caturbhuja [the four-armed one], or the Personality of Godhead, after hearing the words of Bhīma, Draupadī and others, saw the face of His dear friend Arjuna, and He began to speak as if smiling.

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SB 1.7.49

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SB 1.7.49

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 30, 2013

SB 1.7.49 — Sūta Gosvāmī said: O brāhmaṇas, King Yudhiṣṭhira fully supported the statements of the Queen, which were in accordance with the principles of religion and were justified, glorious, full of mercy and equity, and without duplicity.

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SB 1.7.47-48

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SB 1.7.47-48

Speaker: HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami (Nigeria)

July 29, 2013

SB 1.7.47 — My lord, do not make the wife of Droṇācārya cry like me. I am aggrieved for the death of my sons. She need not cry constantly like me.

SB 1.7.48 — If the kingly administrative order, being unrestricted in sense control, offends the brāhmaṇa order and enrages them, then the fire of that rage burns up the whole body of the royal family and brings grief upon them all.

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SB 1.7.45-46

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SB 1.7.45-46

Speaker : Narahari Prabhu

July 27, 2013

SB 1.7.45 — He [Droṇācārya] is certainly still existing, being represented by his son. His wife Kṛpī did not undergo a satī with him because she had a son.

SB 1.7.46 — O most fortunate one who know the principles of religion, it is not good for you to cause grief to glorious family members who are always respectable and worshipful.

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SB 1.7.44

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SB 1.7.44

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

July 26, 2013
SB 1.7.44 — It was by Droṇācārya’s mercy that you learned the military art of throwing arrows and the confidential art of controlling weapons.

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SB 1.7.43

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SB 1.7.43

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 25, 2013

SB 1.7.43 — She could not tolerate Aśvatthāmā’s being bound by ropes, and being a devoted lady, she said: Release him, release him, for he is a brāhmaṇa, our spiritual master.

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SB 1.7.42

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SB 1.7.42

Speaker : Girigovardhana Prabhu (Philadelphia, PA)

July 24, 2013

SB 1.7.42 — Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Draupadī then saw Aśvatthāmā, who was bound with ropes like an animal and silent for having enacted the most inglorious murder. Due to her female nature, and due to her being naturally good and well-behaved, she showed him due respects as a brāhmaṇa.

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SB 1.7.41

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SB 1.7.41

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 23, 2013

SB 1.7.41 — After reaching his own camp, Arjuna, along with his dear friend and charioteer [Śrī Kṛṣṇa], entrusted the murderer unto his dear wife, who was lamenting for her murdered sons.

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SB 1.7.40

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SB 1.7.40

Speaker : Madan Mohan Prabhu (Alachua, Florida)

July 22, 2013

SB 1.7.40 — Sūta Gosvāmī said: Although Kṛṣṇa, who was examining Arjuna in religion, encouraged Arjuna to kill the son of Droṇācārya, Arjuna, a great soul, did not like the idea of killing him, although Aśvatthāmā was a heinous murderer of Arjuna’s family members.

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SB 1.7.38-39

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SB 1.7.38-39

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

July 12, 2013
SB 1.7.38 — Furthermore, I have personally heard you promise Draupadī that you would bring forth the head of the killer of her sons.
SB 1.7.39 — This man is an assassin and murderer of your own family members. Not only that, but he has also dissatisfied his master. He is but the burnt remnants of his family. Kill him immediately.

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SB 1.7.37

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SB 1.7.37

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 18, 2013

SB 1.7.37 — A cruel and wretched person who maintains his existence at the cost of others’ lives deserves to be killed for his own well-being, otherwise he will go down by his own actions.

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SB 1.7.36

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SB 1.7.36

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu (Alachua, Florida)

July 17, 2013

SB 1.7.36 — A person who knows the principles of religion does not kill an enemy who is careless, intoxicated, insane, asleep, afraid or devoid of his chariot. Nor does he kill a boy, a woman, a foolish creature or a surrendered soul.

 

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SB 1.7.35

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SB 1.7.35

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 16, 2013

SB 1.7.35 — Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: O Arjuna, you should not show mercy by releasing this relative of a brāhmaṇa [brahma-bandhu], for he has killed innocent boys in their sleep.

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SB 1.7.34

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SB 1.7.34

Speaker:  Govinda Datta Prabhu (Los Angeles, California)

July 15, 2013

SB 1.7.34 — After binding Aśvatthāmā, Arjuna wanted to take him to the military camp. The Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa, looking on with His lotus eyes, spoke to Arjuna in an angry mood.

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SB 1.7.33

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SB 1.7.33

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

July 12, 2013

SB 1.7.33 — Arjuna, his eyes blazing in anger like two red balls of copper, dexterously arrested the son of Gautamī and bound him with ropes like an animal.

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SB 1.7.32

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SB 1.7.32

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 11, 2013

SB 1.7.32 — Thus seeing the disturbance of the general populace and the imminent destruction of the planets, Arjuna at once retracted both brahmāstra weapons, as Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa desired.

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SB 1.7.31

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SB 1.7.31

Speaker : Girigovardhana Prabhu (Philadelphia, PA)

July 10, 2013

SB 1.7.31 — All the population of the three worlds was scorched by the combined heat of the weapons. Everyone was reminded of the sāṁvartaka fire which takes place at the time of annihilation.

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SB 1.7.30

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SB 1.7.30

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 9, 201

SB 1.7.30 — When the rays of the two brahmāstras combined, a great circle of fire, like the disc of the sun, covered all outer space and the whole firmament of planets.

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SB 1.7.28-32

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SB 1.7.28-32

Speaker : Girigovardhana Prabhu (Philadelphia, PA)

January 26, 2011

SB 1.7.28 O Arjuna, only another brahmāstra can counteract this weapon. Since you are expert in the military science, subdue this weapon’s glare with the power of your own weapon.
SB 1.7.29 Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Hearing this from the Personality of Godhead, Arjuna touched water for purification, and after circumambulating Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he cast his brahmāstra weapon to counteract the other one.
SB 1.7.30 When the rays of the two brahmāstras combined, a great circle of fire, like the disc of the sun, covered all outer space and the whole firmament of planets.
SB 1.7.31 All the population of the three worlds was scorched by the combined heat of the weapons. Everyone was reminded of the sāṁvartaka fire which takes place at the time of annihilation.
SB 1.7.32 Thus seeing the disturbance of the general populace and the imminent destruction of the planets, Arjuna at once retracted both brahmāstra weapons, as Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa desired.

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SB 1.7.28-29

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SB 1.7.28-29

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu (Los Angeles, California)

July 8, 2013

SB 1.7.28 — O Arjuna, only another brahmāstra can counteract this weapon. Since you are expert in the military science, subdue this weapon’s glare with the power of your own weapon.
SB 1.7.29 — Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Hearing this from the Personality of Godhead, Arjuna touched water for purification, and after circumambulating Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he cast his brahmāstra weapon to counteract the other one.

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SB 1.7.26-27

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SB 1.7.26-27

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

July 5, 2013

SB 1.7.26 — O Lord of lords, how is it that this dangerous effulgence is spreading all around? Where does it come from? I do not understand it.

SB 1.7.27 — The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Know from Me that this is the act of the son of Droṇa. He has thrown the hymns of nuclear energy [brahmāstra], and he does not know how to retract the glare. He has helplessly done this, being afraid of imminent death.

 

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SB 1.7.25

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SB 1.7.25

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu (Alachua, Florida)

July 3, 2013

SB 1.7.25 — Thus You descend as an incarnation to remove the burden of the world and to benefit Your friends, especially those who are Your exclusive devotees and are constantly rapt in meditation upon You.

 

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SB 1.7.24

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SB 1.7.24

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

July 2, 201

B 1.7.24 — And yet, though You are beyond the purview of the material energy, You execute the four principles of liberation characterized by religion and so on for the ultimate good of the conditioned souls.

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SB 1.7.23

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SB 1.7.23

Speaker: Ananda Caitanya Prabhu (Kaunas, Lithuania)

July 1, 2013

SB 1.7.23 — You are the original Personality of Godhead who expands Himself all over the creations and is transcendental to material energy. You have cast away the effects of the material energy by dint of Your spiritual potency. You are always situated in eternal bliss and transcendental knowledge.

 

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SB 1.7.21-22

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SB 1.7.21-22

Speaker: HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

June 28, 2013

SB 1.7.21 — Thereupon a glaring light spread in all directions. It was so fierce that Arjuna thought his own life in danger, and so he began to address Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

SB 1.7.22 — Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.

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SB 1.7.20

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SB 1.7.20

Speaker : HG Urmila Devi Dasi (Hilo, HI)

June 27, 2013

SB 1.7.20 — Since his life was in danger, he touched water in sanctity and concentrated upon the chanting of the hymns for throwing nuclear weapons, although he did not know how to withdraw such weapons.

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SB 1.7.19

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SB 1.7.19

Speaker : Girigovardhana Prabhu (Philadelphia, PA)

June 26, 2013

SB 1.7.19 — When the son of the brāhmaṇa [Aśvatthāmā] saw that his horses were tired, he considered that there was no alternative for protection outside of his using the ultimate weapon, the brahmāstra [nuclear weapon].

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SB 1.7.17-18

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SB 1.7.17-18

Speaker: HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami (Nigeria)

June 25, 2013

SB 1.7.17 — Arjuna, who is guided by the infallible Lord as friend and driver, thus satisfied the dear lady by such statements. Then he dressed in armor and armed himself with furious weapons, and getting into his chariot, he set out to follow Aśvatthāmā, the son of his martial teacher.

SB 1.7.18 — Aśvatthāmā, the murderer of the princes, seeing from a great distance Arjuna coming at him with great speed, fled in his chariot, panic stricken, just to save his life, as Brahmā fled in fear from Śiva.

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