TEXT 42
tam vatsa-rupinam viksya
vatsa-yutha-gatam harih
darsayan baladevaya
sanair mugdha ivasadat
SYNONYMS
tam—unto the demon; vatsa-rupinam—assuming the form of a calf; viksya—seeing; vatsa-yutha-gatam—when the demon entered the group of all the other calves; harih—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna; darsayan—indicating; baladevaya—unto Baladeva; sanaih—very slowly; mugdhah iva—as if He did not understand anything; asadat—came near the demon.
TRANSLATION
When the Supreme Personality of Godhead saw that the demon had assumed the form of a calf and entered among the groups of other calves, He pointed out to Baladeva, “Here is another demon.” Then He very slowly approached the demon, as if He did not understand the demon’s intentions.
PURPORT
The import of the words mugdha iva is that although Krsna knows everything, here He pretended that He did not understand why the demon had entered among the calves, and He informed Baladeva by a sign.

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