maitreya uvaca
srutva bhagavatam pautram
amodata ditir bhrsam
putrayos ca vadham krsnad
viditvasin maha-manah
maitreyah uvacathe sage Maitreya said; srutvaby hearing; bhagavatamto be a great devotee of the Lord; pautramgrandson; amodatatook pleasure; ditihDiti; bhrsamvery greatly; putrayohof two sons; caalso; vadhamthe killing; krsnatby Krsna; viditvaknowing this; asitbecame; maha-manahhighly pleased in mind.
The sage Maitreya said: Hearing that her grandson would be a great devotee and that her sons would be killed by Krsna, Diti was highly pleased in mind.
Diti was very aggrieved to learn that because of her untimely pregnancy her sons would be demons and would fight with the Lord. But when she heard that her grandson would be a great devotee and that her two sons would be killed by the Lord, she was very satisfied. As the wife of a great sage and the daughter of a great Prajapati, Daksa, she knew that being killed by the Personality of Godhead is a great fortune. Since the Lord is absolute, His acts of violence and nonviolence are both on the absolute platform. There is no difference in such acts of the Lord. Mundane violence and nonviolence have nothing to do with the Lords acts. A demon killed by Him attains the same result as one who attains liberation after many, many births of penance and austerity. The word bhrsam is significant herein because it indicates that Diti was pleased beyond her expectations.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Third Canto, Fourteenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled Pregnancy of Diti in the Evening.

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