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ŚB 10.53.3


तामानयिष्य उन्मथ्य राजन्यापसदान् मृधे ।
मत्परामनवद्याङ्गीमेधसोऽग्निशिखामिव ॥ ३ ॥


tām ānayiṣya unmathya
rājanyāpasadān mṛdhe
mat-parām anavadyāṅgīm
edhaso ’gni-śikhām iva


tām — she; ānayiṣye — I will bring here; unmathya — churning up; rājanya — of the royal order; apasadān — unfit members; mṛdhe — in battle; mat — to Me; parām — who is solely dedicated; anavadya — unquestionable; aṅgīm — the beauty of whose body; edhasaḥ — from kindling wood; agni — of fire; śikhām — the flames; iva — as.


She has dedicated herself exclusively to Me, and her beauty is flawless. I will bring her here after thrashing those worthless kings in battle, just as one brings a blazing flame out of firewood.


When latent fire is aroused in wood, the fire bursts forth, consuming the wood in the act of manifestation. Similarly, Lord Kṛṣṇa boldly predicted that Rukmiṇī would come forth to take His hand and that in the process the wicked kings would be burned by the fire of Kṛṣṇa’s determination.