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Sri Damodarastakam (4): Verse 2, Mother Yasoda Binds Krsna

Mathura (?)
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This audio is included in the following series of lectures:


  • Explanation of Sri Damodarastakam verse 2 'rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam'.
  • Upon seeing His mother's whipping stick, He cried and rubbed His eyes again and again with His two lotus hands. His eyes were fearful and His breathing quick, and as Mother Yasoda bound His belly with ropes, He shivered in fright and His pearl necklace shook.
  • Mother Yasoda gets hold of Krsna who is para-brahma, even Lord Brahma can’t bind Krsna.
  • Krsna is crying profusely being afraid of his mother.
  • To catch Krsna, one has to run at double the speed that Krsna is running.
  • Krsna becomes more beautiful due to rubbing his lotus-like eyes. Water (compared to Gangotri and Yamunotri rivers) flowing from his eyes (compared to mountains).
  • Perform bhakti with sambandha jnana like Srila Rupa-Raghunatha.
  • We should love Krsna in laukika sadbandhu bhava (like attachment in material worldly relations).
  • Explanation of two fingers - endeavor and mercy.
  • God is pleased when we consider doing bhajana, and his benevolence begins but devotee does not see.
  • How to bind Krsna.