krsna krsna maha-baho
tvam eko dahyamananam
apavargo 'si samsrteh
arjunah uvaca—Arjuna said; krsna—O Lord Krsna; krsna—O Lord Krsna; maha-baho—He who is the Almighty; bhaktanam—of the devotees; abhayankara—eradicating the fears of; tvam—You; ekah—alone; dahyamananam—those who are suffering from; apavargah—the path of liberation; asi—are; samsrteh—in the midst of material miseries.
Arjuna said: O my Lord Sri Krsna, 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.
Arjuna was aware of the transcendental qualities of Lord Sri Krsna, as he had already experienced them during the Kuruksetra War, in which both of them were present. Therefore, Arjuna's version of Lord Krsna is authoritative. Krsna is almighty and is especially the cause of fearlessness for the devotees. A devotee of the Lord is always fearless because of the protection given by the Lord. Material existence is something like a blazing fire in the forest, which can be extinguished by the mercy of the Lord Sri Krsna. The spiritual master is the mercy representative of the Lord. Therefore, a person burning in the flames of material existence may receive the rains of mercy of the Lord through the transparent medium of the self-realized spiritual master. The spiritual master, by his words, can penetrate into the heart of the suffering person and inject knowledge transcendental, which alone can extinguish the fire of material existence.
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