athanyad api krsnasya
manusam lokam asadya
atha—also; anyat api—other pastimes also; krsnasya—of child Krsna; toka-acaritam adbhutam—they are also wonderful childhood pastimes; manusam—as if playing as a human child; lokam asadya—appearing on this planet earth in human society; tat-jatim—exactly like a human child; anurundhatah—who was imitating.
Please describe other pastimes of Krsna, the Supreme Personality, who appeared on this planet earth, imitating a human child and performing wonderful activities like killing Putana.
Maharaja Pariksit requested Sukadeva Gosvami to narrate other childhood pastimes exhibited by Krsna while playing as a human child. The Supreme Personality of Godhead incarnates at different times in different planets and universes, and according to the nature of those places, He exhibits His unlimited potency. That a child sitting on the lap of his mother was able to kill the gigantic Putana is extremely wonderful for the inhabitants of this planet, but on other planets the inhabitants are more advanced, and therefore the pastimes the Lord performs there are still more wonderful. Krsna’s appearance on this planet like a human being makes us more fortunate than the demigods in the higher planets, and therefore Maharaja Pariksit was very much interested in hearing about Him.
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