tumi jāna, kṛṣṇa nija-pratijñā chāḍilā
bhakta kṛpā-vaśe bhīṣmera pratijñā rākhilā
tumi jāna—you know; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; nija-pratijñā—His own promise; chāḍilā—gave up; bhakta kṛpā-vaśe—being obliged by the devotional service of a devotee; bhīṣmera—of Grandfather Bhīṣma; pratijñā rākhilā—kept the promise.
"You should know that Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself violated His own promise just to keep the promise of Grandfather Bhīṣma.
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