TEXT 5
priyam prabhur gramya iva priyaya
vidhitsur arcchad dyutarum yad-arthe
vajry adravat tam sa-gano rusandhah
krida-mrgo nunam ayam vadhunam
SYNONYMS
priyam—of the dear wife; prabhuh—the Lord; gramyah—ordinary living being; iva—in the manner of; priyayah—just to please; vidhitsuh—wishing; arcchat—brought about; dyutarum—the parijata flower tree; yat—for which; arthe—in the matter of; vajriIndra, the King of heaven; adravat tam—went forward to fight with Him; sa-ganah—with full strength; rusa—in anger; andhah—blind; krida-mrgah—henpecked; nunam—of course; ayam—this; vadhunam—of the wives.
TRANSLATION
Just to please His dear wife, the Lord brought back the parijata tree from heaven, just as an ordinary husband would do. But Indra, the King of heaven, induced by his wives (henpecked as he was), ran after the Lord with full force to fight Him.
PURPORT
The Lord once went to the heavenly planet to present an earring to Aditi, the mother of the demigods, and His wife Satyabhama also went with Him. There is a special flowering tree called the parijata, which grows only in the heavenly planets, and Satyabhama wanted this tree. Just to please His wife, like an ordinary husband, the Lord brought back the tree, and this enraged Vajri, or the controller of the thunderbolt. cause he was a henpecked husband and also a fool, listened to them and dared to fight with Krsna. He was a fool on this occasion because he forgot that everything belongs to the Lord.
There was no fault on the part of the Lord, even though He took away the tree from the heavenly kingdom, but because Indra was henpecked, dominated by his beautiful wives like Saci, he became a fool, just as all persons who are dominated by their wives are generally foolish. Indra thought that Krsna was a henpecked husband who only by the will of His wife Satyabhama took away the property of heaven, and therefore he thought that Krsna could be punished. He forgot that the Lord is the proprietor of everything and cannot be henpecked. The Lord is fully independent, and by His will only He can have hundreds and thousands of wives like Satyabhama. He was not, therefore, attached to Satyabhama because she was a beautiful wife, but He was pleased with her devotional service and thus wanted to reciprocate the unalloyed devotion of His devotee.

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