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ŚB 10.54.14


तथाप्यहं न शोचामि न प्रहृष्यामि कर्हिचित् ।
कालेन दैवयुक्तेन जानन् विद्रावितं जगत् ॥ १४ ॥


tathāpy ahaṁ na śocāmi
na prahṛṣyāmi karhicit
kālena daiva-yuktena
jānan vidrāvitaṁ jagat


tathā api — nonetheless; aham — I; na śocāmi — do not lament; na prahṛṣyāmi — do not rejoice; karhicit — ever; kālena — by time; daiva — with fate; yuktena — conjoined; jānan — knowing; vidrāvitam — driven; jagat — the world.


But still I never lament or rejoice, because I know this world is driven by time and fate.


Having stated that the Supreme Lord controls this world, Jarāsandha explains the specific method of control. It should be remembered that in the Vedic context kāla, or time, does not refer merely to a system of measuring planetary movements such as days, weeks, months and years but rather to the way things are being moved. Everything is moving according to its destiny, and this destiny is also described as “time,” since everyone’s destiny is revealed and imposed by the movements of time.