The Midnight Knows It Well

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna birth]“On the occasion of Lord Krishna’s birth, seasonal changes took place throughout the entire universe. Krishna was born during the month of September, yet it appeared like springtime. The atmosphere, however, was very cool, although not chilly, and the rivers and reservoirs appeared just as they would in sharat, the fall. Lotuses and lilies blossom during the day, but although Krishna appeared at twelve o’clock midnight, the lilies and lotuses were in bloom, and thus the wind blowing at that time was full of fragrance.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.3.1-5 Purport)

Friend1: Krishna’s birth is pretty amazing.

Friend2: How so?

Friend1: So many things came together. The prophecy. The punishment from Kamsa. The promise of Vishnu.

Friend2: To elaborate further for anyone who might not be familiar, the prophecy stated that Devaki’s eighth child would be the death of Kamsa.

Friend1: And Kamsa was the king of Mathura. Devaki was…

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