Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 8: Lord Nrisimhadeva Slays the King of the Demons

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.2

athacarya-sutas tesham

buddhim ekanta-samsthitam

alakshya bhitas tvarito

rajna avedayad yatha


atha -- thereupon; acarya-sutah -- the son of Sukracarya; tesham -- of them (the sons of the demons); buddhim -- the intelligence; ekanta-samsthitam -- fixed in one subject matter, devotional service; alakshya -- realizing or seeing practically; bhitah -- being afraid; tvaritah -- as soon as possible; rajne -- unto the King (Hiranyakasipu); avedayat -- submitted; yatha -- fittingly.


When Shanda and Amarka, the sons of Sukracarya, observed that all the students, the sons of the demons, were becoming advanced in Krishna consciousness because of the association of Prahlada Maharaja, they were afraid. They approached the King of the demons and described the situation as it was.


The words buddhim ekanta-samsthitam indicate that as an effect of Prahlada Maharaja's preaching, the students who listened to him became fixed in the conclusion that Krishna consciousness is the only object of human life. The fact is that anyone who associates with a pure devotee and follows his instructions becomes fixed in Krishna consciousness and is not disturbed by materialistic consciousness. The teachers particularly observed this in their students, and therefore they were afraid because the whole community of students was gradually becoming Krishna conscious.

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