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Nrsimhadeva (the half man, half lion incarnation of Krishna ) resembled a lion that had just killed an elephant


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"Lord Nrsimhadeva's mouth and mane were sprinkled with drops of blood, and His fierce eyes, full of anger, were impossible to look at. Licking the edge of His mouth with His tongue, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nrsimhadeva, decorated with a garland of intestines taken from Hiranyakasipu's abdomen, resembled a lion that had just killed an elephant."

Note: On January 21, 1994 Kash asked Shri Mataji to take him to see Shri Radha. (Recorded in diary only as: "Kash went to see Goddess Rada, consort of Lord Krishna.") However, no detail of this visit was ever recorded. A number of Kash's earlier spiritual journeys were never recorded at all, that is, not even jotted down. His father only remembers Kash narrating a story of how Shri Mataji showed him one of the Divine Beings turning Himself into a half-man half-lion figure. It was only after the birth of Lalita and Shri Mataji's Revelation about their identities that their father began to write down details of his experiences. By then about 6 months had passed.

"Canto 7, Ch. 8, Text 30

visak sphurantam grahanaturam harir vyalo yathakhum kulisaksata-tvacam
dvary urum apatya dadara lilaya nakhair yathahim garudo maha-visam


Translation

As a snake captures a mouse or Garuda captures a very venomous snake, Lord Nrsimhadeva captured Hiranyakasipu, who could not be pierced even by the thunderbolt of King Indra. As Hiranyakasipu moved his limbs here, there and all around, very much afflicted at being captured, Lord Nrsimhadeva placed the demon on His lap, supporting him with His thighs, and in the doorway of the assembly hall the Lord very easily tore the demon to pieces with the nails of His hands.

Purport

Hiranyakasipu had received from Lord Brahma the benediction that he would not die on the land or in the sky. Therefore, to keep the promise of Lord Brahma intact, Nrsimhadeva placed Hiranyakasipu's body on His lap, which was neither land nor sky. Hiranyakasipu had received the benediction that he would not die during the day or at night. Therefore, to keep this promise of Brahma, the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu in the evening, which is the end of the day and the beginning of night, but is neither day or night. Hiranyakasipu had taken a benediction from Lord Brahma that he would not die from any weapon or be killed by any person, dead or alive. Therefore, just to keep the word of Lord Brahma, Lord Nrsimhadeva pierced Hiranyakasipu's body with His nails, which were not weapons and were neither living nor dead. Indeed, the nails can be called dead, but at the same time they can be said to be alive. To keep intact all of Lord Brahma's benedictions, Lord Nrsimhadeva paradoxically but very easily killed the great demon Hiranyakasipu...

Lord Nrsimhadeva's mouth and mane were sprinkled with drops of blood, and His fierce eyes, full of anger, were impossible to look at. Licking the edge of His mouth with His tongue, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nrsimhadeva, decorated with a garland of intestines taken from Hiranyakasipu's abdomen, resembled a lion that had just killed an elephant...

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had many, many arms, first uprooted Hiranyakasipu's heart and then threw him aside and turned toward the demon's soldiers. These soldiers had come in thousands to fight with Him with raised weapons and were very faithful followers of Hiranyakasipu, but Lord Nrsimhadeva killed all of them merely with the ends of His nails.

Purport

Since the creation of the material world, there have been two kinds of men — the devas and the asuras. The devas are always faithful to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whereas the asuras are always atheists who defy the supremacy of the Lord. At the present moment, throughout the entire world, the atheists are extremely numerous. They are trying to prove that there is no God and that everything takes place due to combinations and permutations of material elements. Thus the material world is becoming more and more godless, and consequently everything is in a disturbed condition. If this continues, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will certainly take action... if this godless civilization continues, it will be destroyed in a second, simply by the movement of one finger of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The demons should therefore be careful and curtail their godless civilization."

Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, Ch. 7 Text 38
(A.C. Bhaktivedanta, Srimad Bhagavatam, BBT, 1987, p. 443-45.)

Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God, 1999, pages 294-95




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