SUMMARY OF THE TENTH CANTO
A short description of each chapter of this Tenth Canto is as follows. The First Chapter, which has sixty-nine verses, describes Maharaja Pariksit’s eagerness to learn about the incarnation of Lord Krsna, and it also tells how Kamsa killed the six sons of Devaki because of his fear of being killed by her eighth child. The Second Chapter contains forty-two verses, describing the entrance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, into the womb of Devaki to fulfill His mission of killing Kamsa. When Lord Krsna was within Devaki’s womb, all the demigods, headed by Brahma, offered prayers to the Lord. The Third Chapter contains fifty-three verses. This chapter describes the appearance of Lord Krsna as He is. The Lord’s father and mother, understanding the Lord’s appearance, offered prayers. Fearing Kamsa, the Lord’s father brought the child from Mathura to Gokula Vrndavana. The Fourth Chapter contains forty-six verses, which tell of a prophecy by the goddess Candika. After consulting demoniac friends, Kamsa began killing all the children born at that time, since he thought this would be to his benefit.
The Fifth Chapter contains thirty-two verses, describing how Nanda Maharaja performed the birth ceremony of Krsna and then went to Mathura, where he met Vasudeva. The Sixth Chapter contains forty-four verses. In this chapter, Nanda Maharaja, following the advice of his friend Vasudeva, returns to Gokula and on the way sees the dead body of the Putana demoness and is astonished at her having been killed by Krsna. The Seventh Chapter, which contains thirty-seven verses, describes Maharaja Pariksit’s enthusiasm to hear about the boyhood pastimes of Lord Krsna, who killed Sakatasura and Trnavartasura and showed within His mouth the entire cosmic manifestation. In the Eighth Chapter there are fifty-two verses, which describe Gargamuni’s performing the name-giving ceremony of Krsna and Balarama and how Krsna and Balarama performed playful childish activities, crawling on the ground, trying to walk with Their small legs, and stealing butter and breaking the pots. This chapter also describes the vision of the universal form.
The Ninth Chapter, which has twenty-three verses, describes how Krsna disturbed His mother while she was churning butter. Because she left Krsna to see to the stove, where the milk was boiling, and did not allow Him to suck her breast, Krsna was very angry and broke a pot of yogurt. To chastise her naughty child, mother Yasoda wanted to bind Him with rope, but every time she tried she failed because of a shortage of rope when the time came to knot it. In the Tenth Chapter there are forty-three verses. This chapter describes how Krsna, as Damodara, caused the twin Yamalarjuna trees to fall and how the two demigods within the trees were delivered by the mercy of Krsna. In the Eleventh Chapter there are fifty-nine verses. This chapter describes how Nanda Maharaja released Krsna from the ropes, how Krsna showed His mercy to a fruit seller while exchanging grains for fruit, and how Nanda Maharaja and others decided to leave Gokula for Vrndavana, where Krsna killed Vatsasura and Bakasura.
Chapter Twelve contains forty-four verses, describing Krsna’s pastimes with the cowherd boys in the forest and the killing of the demon named Aghasura. Chapter Thirteen contains sixty-four verses, describing how Brahma stole Krsna’s calves and His friends, the cowherd boys. Krsna expanded His pastimes for one year, representing Himself as the calves and boys in forms exactly like their own. In this way He bewildered Brahma, who at last surrendered when his illusion was over. The Fourteenth Chapter contains sixty-one verses. In this chapter, Brahma offers prayers to Krsna after fully understanding Him to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Fifteenth Chapter contains fifty-two verses. This chapter describes how Krsna entered Talavana Forest with Balarama, how Balarama killed Dhenukasura, and how Krsna protected the cowherd boys and cows from the poisonous effects of Kaliya.
The Sixteenth Chapter contains sixty-seven verses. This chapter describes the chastisement of Kaliya by Krsna, and it also describes the prayers offered by Kaliya’s wives. In the Seventeenth Chapter there are twenty-five verses. This chapter describes why Kaliya entered the River Yamuna after leaving his home, Nagalaya, one of the dvipas, which according to some corresponds to the Fiji Islands. This chapter also describes how Garuda was cursed by Saubhari Rsi, how the cowherd boys, Krsna’s friends, were enlivened when Krsna emerged from the Yamuna, and how Krsna stopped the forest fire and saved the sleeping inhabitants of Vraja.
The Eighteenth Chapter contains thirty-two verses, giving a description of Krsna and Balarama, Their picnics within the forest, the climate of Vrndavana in the summer and the spring, and Lord Balarama’s killing of Pralambasura. Chapter Nineteen contains sixteen verses, describing Krsna’s entering the forest known as Munjaranya, saving the cowherd boys and cows from the forest fire, and bringing them to Bhandiravana. Chapter Twenty contains forty-nine verses. This chapter describes the enjoyment of Balarama and Krsna in the forest with the cowherd boys during the rainy season, and it gives various instructions through analogies concerning the rainy season and autumn.
Chapter Twenty-one contains twenty verses, describing how Krsna entered the forest of Vrndavana in the autumn, playing His flute, and how He attracted the gopis, who were singing His glories. The Twenty-second Chapter contains thirty-eight verses, describing how the gopis prayed to the goddess Katyayani to obtain Krsna as their husband and how Krsna later stole the garments of the gopis while the gopis were bathing in the Yamuna. The Twenty-third Chapter contains fifty-two verses, describing how the cowherd boys, being very hungry, followed Krsna’s directions by begging some food for Him and themselves from brahmanas engaged in performing yajnas. The brahmanas refused to give food to Krsna and Balarama, although the boys begged for it, but the wives of the brahmanas agreed, and therefore Krsna bestowed His mercy upon them.
The Twenty-fourth Chapter contains thirty-eight verses, describing how Krsna defied King Indra, despite Indra’s position of prestige, by stopping the indra-yajna and instead worshiping Govardhana. The Twenty-fifth Chapter contains thirty-three verses. As described in this chapter, because the indra-yajna was stopped, King Indra was very angry, and to kill the inhabitants of Vrndavana, Vraja, he flooded the entire area with rain. Krsna, however, accepted King Indra’s challenge by lifting Govardhana Hill as an umbrella to protect Vrndavana and all the cows. The Twenty-sixth Chapter contains twenty-five verses, describing how Nanda Maharaja, seeing the extraordinary activities of Krsna, was struck with wonder and how he thus narrated for all the cowherd men the whole story of Krsna’s opulence, as foretold by Gargamuni. Chapter Twenty-seven, which contains twenty-eight verses, describes how King Indra, upon seeing Krsna’s unlimited power, worshiped Lord Krsna, who was fully washed with milk supplied by the surabhi and who thus became known as Govinda. The Twenty-eighth Chapter contains seventeen verses. In this chapter Krsna saves His father, Nanda Maharaja, from the custody of Varuna and shows the cowherd men how Vaikunthaloka is situated.
The Twenty-ninth Chapter contains forty-eight verses, describing how Krsna talked to the gopis before performing the rasa-lila and how, after the beginning of the rasa-lila, Krsna disappeared from the scene. Chapter Thirty contains forty-four verses, describing how the gopis, being separated from Krsna, went mad and began to wander in the forest in search of Him. The gopis met Srimati Radharani, the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, and they all wandered on the bank of the Yamuna searching for Krishna. Chapter Thirty-one contains nineteen verses, describing how the bereaved gopis waited in great anxiety to meet Krsna. Chapter Thirty-two contains twenty-two verses. In this chapter, Krsna appears among the gopis, who are fully satisfied in ecstatic love for Him. Chapter Thirty-three contains thirty-nine verses. In this chapter Krsna appears in multiforms in the midst of the gopis, with whom He dances in the rasa dance. Then they all bathe in the River Yamuna. Also in this chapter, Sukadeva mitigates the doubts of Pariksit concerning the performance of the rasa-lila.
Chapter Thirty-four contains thirty-two verses. This chapter describes how Nanda Maharaja, Krsna’s father, was swallowed by a big python, who had been a demigod named Vidyadhara but was cursed by Angira Rsi. Krsna rescued His father and saved this demigod simultaneously. Chapter Thirty-five contains twenty-six verses. This chapter describes how Krsna went to the pasturing grounds with the cows and how the gopis sang in separation from Him.
Chapter Thirty-six contains forty verses. This chapter describes Krsna’s killing of Aristasura. It also describes Narada’s disclosure to Kamsa that both Rama and Krsna were sons of Vasudeva. Because of this disclosure, Kamsa arranged to kill both Rama and Krsna. He sent his assistant Kesi to Vrndavana, and later he sent Akrura to bring Rama and Krsna to Mathura. Chapter Thirty-seven contains thirty-three verses. In this chapter Krsna kills the Kesi demon, Narada worships Krsna by narrating His future activities, and Krsna kills the demon named Vyomasura. Chapter Thirty-eight contains forty-three verses. This chapter describes how Akrura went to Vrndavana and how he was received by Rama-Krsna and Nanda Maharaja. Chapter Thirty-nine contains fifty-seven verses. This chapter describes how Rama and Krsna, having been invited by Kamsa started for Mathura. While They were ready on the chariot, the gopis began to cry, and Krsna sent His messenger to pacify them. Thus He was able to travel toward Mathura. On the way, Akrura was shown the entire Visnuloka within the water of the Yamuna.
Chapter Forty contains thirty verses, in which the prayers of Akrura are described. Chapter Forty-one, which contains fifty-two verses, describes the entrance of Rama and Krsna into the city of Mathura, where the ladies were very jubilant to see these two brothers. Krsna killed a washerman, glorified Sudama and gave Sudama His benediction. Chapter Forty-two, which contains thirty-eight verses, describes how Krsna delivered Kubja and how He broke Kamsa’s gigantic bow and killed its caretakers. Thus Kamsa and Krsna met. Chapter Forty-three contains forty verses. Outside the sporting arena of Kamsa, Krsna killed an elephant named Kuvalayapida. Then He entered the arena and spoke with Canura. Chapter Forty-four, which contains fifty-one verses, describes how Krsna and Balarama killed the wrestlers named Canura and Mustika and thereafter killed Kamsa and his eight brothers. Krsna, however, pacified Kamsa’s wives and His own father and mother, Vasudeva and Devaki.
Chapter Forty-five contains fifty verses. This chapter describes how Krsna pacified His father and mother and celebrated the enthronement of His grandfather Ugrasena. After promising the inhabitants of Vrndavana that He would return very soon, Krsna underwent ritualistic ceremonies as a ksatriya. He took the vow of brahmacarya and lived in the guru-kula, where He studied regularly. By killing the demon named Pancajana, He received a conchshell named Pancajanya. Krishna rescued the son of His guru from the custody of Yamaraja and returned him. After thus offering guru-daksina to repay His teacher, Lord Krsna returned to Mathura-puri. Chapter Forty-six contains forty-nine verses. As described in this chapter, Krsna sent Uddhava to Vrndavana to pacify His father and mother, Nanda Maharaja and Yasoda. Chapter Forty-seven contains sixty-nine verses, describing how Uddhava, following Krsna’s order, went to pacify the gopis and then returned to Mathura. Thus Uddhava appreciated the ecstatic love felt for Krsna by the inhabitants of Vrndavana.
Chapter Forty-eight contains thirty-six verses. This chapter describes how Krsna fulfilled the desire of Kubja by going to her house and enjoying her. Krsna then went to the home of Akrura. Satisfied by Akrura’s prayers, Krsna praised him very much and sent him to Hastinapura to gather information about the Pandavas. Chapter Forty-nine contains thirty-one verses. As described in this chapter, Akrura, following Krsna’s orders, went to Hastinapura, where he met Vidura and Kunti and heard from them about Dhrtarastra’s mistreatment of the Pandavas. Informed of the Pandavas’ faith in Krsna, Akrura advised Dhrtarastra, and after understanding Dhrtarastra’s mind, he returned to Mathura, where he described everything about the situation in Hastinapura.
Chapter Fifty contains fifty-seven verses. In this chapter, Jarasandha, having heard that his son-in-law Kamsa was killed, attacked Mathura to kill Rama and Krsna but was defeated seventeen times. When Jarasandha was about to attack for the eighteenth time, Kalayavana, having been advised by Narada, also attacked Mathura. Thus the Yadava dynasty entered a fort in the midst of the water and lived there by mystic power. After giving full protection to the Yadava dynasty and conferring with Lord Baladeva, Lord Krsna emerged from Dvaraka. Chapter Fifty-one, which contains sixty-three verses, describes how Mucukunda killed Kalayavana simply by glancing upon him.
Chapter Fifty-two contains forty-four verses. In this chapter, Mucukunda offers prayers to Krsna, and then Krsna kills all the soldiers of Kalayavana and returns to Dvaraka with their booty. When Jarasandha attacked Mathura again, Rama and Krsna, as if afraid of him, fled to the top of a mountain, to which Jarasandha then set fire. Unseen by Jarasandha, Krsna and Balarama jumped from the mountain and entered Dvaraka, which was surrounded by the sea. Jarasandha, thinking that Krsna and Balarama had been killed, returned with his soldiers to his own country, and Krsna continued to live in Dvaraka. Rukmini, the daughter of Vidarbha, was very much attracted to Krsna, and she sent Krsna a letter through a brahmana. Chapter Fifty-three contains fifty-seven verses. Following Rukmini’s request, Krsna went to the city of Vidarbha and kidnapped her in the presence of such enemies as Jarasandha. Chapter Fifty-four contains sixty verses. As described in this chapter, Krsna defeated all the opposing princes and disfigured Rukmini’s brother Rukmi. Then Krsna returned with Rukmini to Dvaraka, where they were united in a regular marriage. Rukmi, however, remained in a place known as Bhojakata, being angry at his brother-in-law, Krsna. Chapter Fifty-five, containing forty verses, describes the birth of Pradyumna, how Pradyumna was kidnapped by Sambarasura, and how Pradyumna later killed Sambarasura and returned to Dvaraka with his wife, Ratidevi.
Chapter Fifty-six contains forty-five verses. As described in this chapter, King Satrajit, by the mercy of the sun-god, received a jewel called Syamantaka. Later, when this jewel was stolen, Satrajit unnecessarily became doubtful of Krsna, but Krsna, to vindicate His position, retrieved the jewel, along with the daughter of Jambavan. Krsna later married Satrajit’s daughter and received a full dowry. As described in Chapter Fifty-seven, which contains forty-two verses, both Balarama and Krsna went to Hastinapura, having heard about the fire in the shellac house of the Pandavas. After Satrajit was killed by Satadhanva at the instigation of Akrura and Krtavarma, Balarama and Krsna returned to Dvaraka. Satadhanva left the Syamantaka jewel with Akrura and fled to the forest. Thus although Krsna killed Satadhanva, He was unable to retrieve the jewel. Finally the jewel was discovered and awarded to Akrura. Chapter Fifty-eight contains fifty-eight verses. After the Pandavas finished living incognito in the forest, Krsna went to Indraprastha to see them. He then married five wives, headed by Kalindi. After Krsna and Arjuna set fire to the Khandava Forest, Arjuna received the Gandiva bow. The demon Maya Danava constructed an assembly house for the Pandavas, and Duryodhana was very much aggrieved.
Chapter Fifty-nine contains forty-five verses. In this chapter, Krsna, at the request of Indra, kills the demon Narakasura, the son of the earth personified, along with the demon’s associates, headed by Mura. The earth personified offers prayers to Krsna and returns to Him all the paraphernalia that Narakasura has stolen. Krsna then bestows fearlessness upon the son of Narakasura and marries the sixteen thousand princesses whom the demon kidnapped. Also in this chapter, Krsna takes away the parijata plant from the heavenly planets, and the foolishness of Indra and others is described.
Chapter Sixty contains fifty-nine verses. In this chapter, Krsna makes Rukmini angry with His joking words. Krsna pacifies Rukmini, and there is a lover’s quarrel between them. Chapter Sixty-one contains forty verses. This chapter contains a description of the sons and grandsons of Krsna. At the time of Aniruddha’s marriage, Balarama kills Rukmi and breaks the teeth of the King of Kalinga.
Chapter Sixty-two contains thirty-three verses. This chapter begins the discourse concerning the abduction of Usa, the daughter of Banasura, and the amorous pastimes between Usa and Aniruddha. It also describes a fight between Aniruddha and Banasura and how Banasura seized Aniruddha with a snake-noose. Chapter Sixty-three, which contains fifty-three verses, describes how the strength of Lord Siva was defeated in a battle between Banasura and the Yadavas. The Raudra-jvara, having been defeated by the Vaisnava-jvara, offered prayers to Krishna. Krsna severed all but four of Bana’s one thousand arms and thus showed him mercy. Krsna then returned to Dvaraka with Usa and Aniruddha.
Chapter Sixty-four contains forty-four verses. In this chapter, Krsna liberates King Nrga, the son of Iksvaku, from a curse and instructs all kings by explaining the fault in misappropriating the property of a brahmana. In connection with the deliverance of King Nrga, there are instructions for the Yadavas, who were puffed up with pride due to wealth, opulence, enjoyment and so on.
Chapter Sixty-five contains thirty-four verses. As described in this chapter, Lord Baladeva, desiring to see His friends and relatives, went to Gokula. In the months of Caitra and Vaisakha, in the groves by the Yamuna, Lord Balarama performed the rasa-rasotsava and yamuna-karsana lilas in the association of His gopis.
As described in Chapter Sixty-six, which contains forty-three verses, Krishna went to Kasi and then killed Paundraka, as well as his friend the King of Kasi, Sudaksina and others. Chapter Sixty-seven, which contains twenty-eight verses, describes how Lord Baladeva, while enjoying with many young girls on Raivataka Mountain, vanquished the extremely mischievous ape Dvivida, who was the brother of Mainda and a friend of Narakasura’s.
Chapter Sixty-eight has fifty-four verses. As described in this chapter, when Samba, the son of Jambavati, kidnapped Laksmana, the daughter of Duryodhana, he was captured in a fight with the Kauravas. In order to free him and establish peace, Lord Baladeva went to Hastinapura as a well-wisher. The Kauravas, however, were uncooperative, and upon seeing their arrogance, Lord Baladeva began pulling their city of Hastinapura with His plow. The Kauravas, headed by Duryodhana, offered prayers to Lord Baladeva, who then returned to Dvaraka with Samba and Laksmana.
Chapter Sixty-nine contains forty-five verses. As described in this chapter, Krsna exhibited His householder life with His sixteen thousand wives. Even the great sage Narada was astonished at how Krsna, having expanded Himself into sixteen thousand forms, was conducting His householder life. Thus Narada offered prayers to Lord Krsna, and Krsna was very much pleased with him.
Chapter Seventy, which contains forty-seven verses, describes how Krsna exhibited His daily ritualistic ceremonies and how He released the kings arrested by Jarasandha. While Lord Krsna was receiving a messenger sent by these kings, Narada came to see Krsna and told Him news of the Pandavas. Narada informed Krsna that the Pandavas desired to perform a rajasuya sacrifice, and Krsna agreed to attend it, but He first asked for Uddhava’s decision about whether to give preference to killing King Jarasandha or performing the rajasuya-yajna. Chapter Seventy-one contains forty-five verses, describing the happiness of the Pandavas when Krsna went to Indraprastha. By the inconceivable desire of Krsna, Jarasandha would be killed, and the rajasuya-yajna would be performed by Maharaja Yudhisthira.
Chapter Seventy-two contains forty-six verses. By agreeing to perform the rajasuya-yajna, Krishna gave Maharaja Yudhisthira great pleasure. This chapter also describes the killing of Jarasandha, the enthroning of his son, and the release of the kings whom Jarasandha had arrested. Chapter Seventy-three contains thirty-five verses. After Lord Krsna released the kings and restored their royal power, He was worshiped by Sahadeva, the son of Jarasandha, and then He returned to Indraprastha with Bhima and Arjuna. Chapter Seventy-four contains fifty-four verses. Maharaja Yudhisthira offered prayers to Krsna and offered Him the first worship in the rajasuya-yajna. To honor the Lord in this way is the foremost duty of every man, but this was intolerable to Sisupala, the King of Cedi. Sisupala began to blaspheme Krsna, who thus severed the King’s head from his body and awarded him the salvation called sarupya-mukti. After the conclusion of the rajasuya sacrifice, Krsna returned to Dvaraka with His queens. Chapter Seventy-five contains forty verses. As described in this chapter, Maharaja Yudhisthira, after the rajasuya-yajna, performed the final ritualistic bathing ceremonies. Duryodhana was bewildered in the palace constructed by Maya Danava, and thus he felt insulted.
Chapter Seventy-six contains thirty-three verses, describing how Salva, one of the kings Krsna defeated when He kidnapped Rukmini, decided to rid the entire world of the Yadavas. To defeat the Yadavas, Salva worshiped Lord Siva, who rewarded him with an aerial car named Saubha. When Salva fought with the Vrsnis, Pradyumna smashed the car designed by Maya Danava, but he was attacked by Salva’s brother, whose name was Dyuman. Beaten unconscious by Dyuman’s club, Pradyumna was carried some distance away from the warfield by his charioteer, but later he lamented having been removed from the battlefield. Chapter Seventy-seven contains thirty-seven verses. In this chapter, Pradyumna recovers from his injuries and begins fighting with Salva. When Krsna returned to Dvaraka from Indraprastha, He immediately went to the battlefield where Salva and Pradyumna were fighting. There He killed Salva, although Salva was powerfully equipped with illusory weapons.
Chapter Seventy-eight contains forty verses. As described in this chapter, a friend of Salva’s named Dantavakra and Dantavakra’s brother Viduratha were killed by Sri Krsna. Instead of taking part in the fighting between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Baladeva, who had been staying at Dvaraka-puri, went touring holy places. Because of the misbehavior of Romaharsana, Baladeva killed him at Naimisaranya and appointed his son Ugrasrava, Suta Gosvami, the speaker of Srimad-Bhagavatam, to continue the discourses on the Puranas. Chapter Seventy-nine contains thirty-four verses. This chapter describes how the brahmanas of Naimisaranya advised Baladeva to atone for the death of Romaharsana. After killing a demon named Balvala, Baladeva traveled and bathed in holy places until He at last came to the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, where Bhima and Duryodhana were fighting. Then He returned to Dvaraka and went again to Naimisaranya, where He instructed the rsis. Then He left with His wife Revati.
Chapter Eighty, which contains forty-five verses, describes how Sudama Vipra, a friend of Krsna’s, approached Krsna for money and was worshiped by Krsna, who reminisced with him about their boyhood at the guru-kula. Chapter Eighty-one contains forty-one verses. This chapter describes the friendly talks between Krsna and His friend Sudama. Krsna very gladly accepted a gift of flat rice from Sudama Vipra. When Sudama Vipra returned home, he saw that everything there was wonderfully opulent, and he praised the friendship of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. With the gifts of the Lord, he enjoyed material opulence, and later he was promoted back home, back to Godhead.
Chapter Eighty-two contains forty-eight verses. This chapter describes how the Yadavas went to Kuruksetra because of a solar eclipse and how other kings spoke to them of Krsna. At this meeting, Krsna satisfied Nanda Maharaja and the residents of Vrndavana, who had also come there. Chapter Eighty-three contains forty-three verses, describing how the women assembled at Kuruksetra engaged in topics of Sri Krsna and how Draupadi asked all Krsna’s queens about how they had married Him. Chapter Eighty-four contains seventy-one verses. As described in this chapter, when great sages went to see Krsna at Kuruksetra, Krsna took this opportunity to praise them. Because Vasudeva desired to perform a great sacrifice on this occasion, the sages advised him regarding worship of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. After the yajna was performed, all who were present dispersed to their respective abodes. Chapter Eighty-five contains fifty-nine verses. At the request of His father and mother, Krsna, by His mercy, returned their dead sons, all of whom were liberated. Chapter Eighty-six contains fifty-nine verses. This chapter describes how Arjuna kidnapped Subhadra with a great fight. It also describes how Krsna went to Mithila to favor His devotee Bahulasva and stay at the house of Srutadeva and advise them about spiritual advancement.
Chapter Eighty-seven contains fifty verses, describing the prayers offered to Narayana by the Vedas. Chapter Eighty-eight contains forty verses. This chapter describes how Vaisnavas become transcendental by worshiping Lord Visnu and then return home, back to Godhead. By worship of demigods, one may get material power, but this chapter describes how an ordinary living being in the material world can be favored by Lord Sri Krsna, and it establishes Lord Visnu’s supremacy above Lord Brahma and Lord Siva. Chapter Eighty-nine contains sixty-five verses, disclosing who is the best among the material deities. Although Visnu is among the three deities—Brahma, Visnu and Mahesvara—He is transcendental and supreme. In this chapter we also find a description of how Krsna and Arjuna went to Mahakala-pura to deliver the son of a Dvaraka brahmana and how Arjuna was astonished. Chapter Ninety contains fifty verses. This chapter summarizes Krsna’s lilas and presents the logic of madhurena samapayet, establishing that everything ends well in transcendental bliss.
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