Glorification From Hiranyakashipu

Krishna's Mercy

[Vishnu's lotus feet]“Everyone, including the rulers of the various planets, was extremely distressed because of the severe punishment inflicted upon them by Hiranyakashipu. Fearful and disturbed, unable to find any other shelter, they at last surrendered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.4.21)

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tasyogra-daṇḍa-saṁvignāḥ

sarve lokāḥ sapālakāḥ

anyatrālabdha-śaraṇāḥ

śaraṇaṁ yayur acyutam

Question: “I recently heard an interesting point of view. It says that Hiranyakashipu actually glorified God more than his son, the famous Prahlada. How can that be, considering that Prahlada was such a great devotee of the Lord?”

The demigods and the demons. The good guys and the bad guys. The pious matched up against the sinners. This struggle has been going on since before anyone can remember. The Sanskrit words for the two parties are sura and asura. Based on the definitions, we see that the latter is merely the…

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