tam badham ity upamantrya
pravisya gajasahvayam
striyas ca sva-puram yasyan
premna rajna nivaritah
tamall those; badhamaccepted; itithus; upamantryasubsequently informed; pravisyaentering; gajasahvayamthe palace of Hastinapura; striyah caother ladies; sva-puramown residence; yasyanwhile starting for; premnawith love; rajnaby the King; nivaritahstopped.
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.
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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