|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 88: Lord Siva Saved from Vrikasura|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 10.88.38-39
muktam girisam abhyaha
aho deva maha-deva
papo 'yam svena papmana
hatah ko nu mahatsv isa
jantur vai krita-kilbishah
kshemi syat kim u visvese
muktam -- delivered; girisam -- Lord Siva; abhyaha -- addressed; bhagavan purusha-uttamah -- the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Narayana); aho -- ah; deva -- My dear lord; maha-deva -- Siva; papah -- sinful; ayam -- this person; svena -- by his own; papmana -- sins; hatah -- killed; kah -- what; nu -- indeed; mahatsu -- toward elevated saints; isa -- O master; jantuh -- living being; vai -- indeed; krita -- having done; kilbishah -- offense; kshemi -- fortunate; syat -- can be; kim u -- what to speak, moreover; visva -- of the universe; ise -- against the lord (you); krita-agaskah -- having committed offense; jagat -- of the universe; gurau -- the spiritual master.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead then addressed Lord Girisa, who was now out of danger: "Just see, O Mahadeva, My lord, how this wicked man has been killed by his own sinful reactions. Indeed, what living being can hope for good fortune if he offends exalted saints, what to speak of offending the lord and spiritual master of the universe?"
According to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti, this statement of Lord Vishnu's implies a mild scolding: "My dear possessor of unlimited vision, O you of clear intelligence, benedictions should not be given to wicked demons in this way. You could have been killed! But you were only concerned about saving this poor soul, so you disregarded what would happen to you as a result." Thus, Acarya Visvanatha Cakravarti points out, Lord Narayana's mild rebuke also highlighted Lord Siva's exceptional compassion.
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