|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 77: Lord Kṛṣṇa Slays the Demon Śālva|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.77.28
tato muhūrtaḿ prakṛtāv upaplutaḥ
sva-bodha āste sva-janānuṣańgataḥ
mahānubhāvas tad abudhyad āsurīḿ
māyāḿ sa śālva-prasṛtāḿ mayoditām
tataḥ — then; muhūrtam — for a moment; prakṛtau — in ordinary (human) nature; upaplutaḥ — absorbed; sva-bodhaḥ — (although) fully self-cognizant; āste — He remained; sva-jana — for His dear ones; anuṣańgataḥ — due to His affection; mahā-anubhāvaḥ — the possessor of great powers of perception; tat — that; abudhyat — recognized; āsurīm — demoniac; māyām — the illusory magic; saḥ — He; śālva — by Śālva; prasṛtām — utilized; maya — by Maya Dānava; uditām — developed.
By nature Lord Kṛṣṇa is full in knowledge, and He possesses unlimited powers of perception. Yet for a moment, out of great affection for His loved ones, He remained absorbed in the mood of an ordinary human being. He soon recalled, however, that this was all a demoniac illusion engineered by Maya Dānava and employed by Śālva.
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