Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 4: Vidura Approaches Maitreya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.4

ahaḿ cokto bhagavatā

prapannārti-hareṇa ha

badarīḿ tvaḿ prayāhīti

sva-kulaḿ sañjihīrṣuṇā


ahamI; ca — and; uktaḥ — was told; bhagavatā — by the Supreme Lord; prapanna — of the surrendered; ārti-hareṇa — by He who is the vanquisher of the distresses; ha — indeed; badarīmto Badarī; tvam — you; prayāhi — should go; iti — thus; sva-kulam — His own family; sañjihīrṣuṇā — who desired to destroy.


The Lord is the vanquisher of the distresses of one who is surrendered unto Him. Thus He who desired to destroy His family told me previously to go to Badarikāśrama.


While at Dvārakā, Uddhava was warned to avoid the distresses which were to follow the disappearance of the Lord and the destruction of the Yadu dynasty. He was advised to proceed to Badarikāśrama because there he could associate with the devotees of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, and in their association of devotional service he could increase his eagerness for chanting, hearing, knowledge and detachment.

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