Monday, June 24, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 11 Text 49
ma te vyatha ma ca vimudha-bhavo
drstva rupam ghoram idrn mamedam
vyapeta-bhih prita-manah punas tvam
tad eva me rupam idam prapasya
ma--let it not be; te--unto you; vyatha--trouble; ma--let it not be; ca--also; vimudha-bhavah--bewilderment; drstva--by seeing; rupam--form; ghoram--horrible; idrk--as it is; mama--My; idam--this; vyapeta-bhih--free from all fear; prita-manah--pleased in mind; punah--again; tvam--you; tat--that; eva--thus; me--My; rupam--form; idam--this; prapasya--just see.
You have been perturbed and bewildered by seeing this horrible feature of Mine. Now let it be finished. My devotee, be free again from all disturbances. With a peaceful mind you can now see the form you desire.
Srila Prabhupada ends his purport to this sloka with these words; A devotee is not much interested in the universal form, for it does not enable one to reciprocate loving feelings. Either a devotee wants to offer his respectful worshipful feelings, or he wants to see the two-handed Krsna form so that he can reciprocate in loving service with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.