tam talu-mulam pradahantam agnivad
gopala-sunum pitaram jagad-guroh
caccharda sadyo ítirusaksatam bakas
tundena hantum punar abhyapadyata
tamKrsna; talu-mulam—the root of the throat; pradahantam—burning; agni-vat—like fire; gopala-sunumKrsna, the son of a cowherd man; pitaram—the father; jagat-guroh—of Lord Brahma; caccharda—got out of his mouth; sadyah—immediately; ati-rusa—with great anger; aksatam—without being hurt; bakah—Bakasura; tundena—with his sharp beak; hantum—to kill; punah—again; abhyapadyata—endeavored.
Krsna, who was the father of Lord Brahma but who was acting as the son of a cowherd man, became like fire, burning the root of the demonís throat, and the demon Bakasura immediately disgorged Him. When the demon saw that Krsna, although having been swallowed, was unharmed, he immediately attacked Krsna again with his sharp beak.
Although Krsna is always as soft as a lotus, within the throat of Bakasura He created a burning sensation of being hotter than fire. Although Krsnaís whole body is sweeter than sugar candy, Bakasura tasted bitterness and therefore immediately vomited Krsna up. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (4.11), ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajamy aham. When Krsna is accepted as an enemy, He becomes the most intolerable object for the nondevotee, who cannot tolerate Krsna within or without. Here this is shown by the example of Bakasura.

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