TEXT 45
tam badham ity upamantrya
pravisya gajasahvayam
striyas ca sva-puram yasyan
premna rajna nivaritah
SYNONYMS
tam—all those; badham—accepted; iti—thus; upamantrya—subsequently informed; pravisya—entering; gajasahvayam—the palace of Hastinapura; striyah ca—other ladies; sva-puram—own residence; yasyan—while starting for; premna—with love; rajna—by the King; nivaritah—stopped.
TRANSLATION
Thus accepting the prayers of Srimati Kuntidevi, the Lord subsequently informed other ladies of His departure by entering the palace of Hastinapura. But upon preparing to leave, He was stopped by King Yudhisthira, who implored Him lovingly.
PURPORT
No one could make Lord Krsna stay at Hastinapura when He decided to start for Dvaraka, but the simple request of King Yudhisthira that the Lord remain there for a few days more was immediately effective. This signifies that the power of King Yudhisthira was loving affection, which the Lord could not deny. The almighty God is thus conquered only by loving service and nothing else. He is fully independent in all His dealings, but He voluntarily accepts obligations by the loving affection of His pure devotees.

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