Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Aghāsura, the younger brother of Pūtana and Bakāsura, who had been sent by Kamsa, desiring to kill Krishna and His companions assumed the form of a python. The python expanded himself to a length of eight miles and the height of a mountain, his mouth seeming to extend from the surface of the earth to the heavenly planets. Krishna's friends, the cowherd boys, seeing the gigantic figure of the python are discussing among themselves. Following verse SB 10.12.24 of Shrimad Bhagavatam says:
asmān kim atra grasitā niviṣṭān
ayaṁ tathā ced bakavad vinaṅkṣyati
kṣaṇād aneneti bakāry-uśan-mukhaṁ
vīkṣyoddhasantaḥ kara-tāḍanair yayuḥ
Then the boys said, “Has this living creature come to swallow us? If he does so, he will immediately be killed like Bakāsura, without delay.” Thus they looked at the beautiful face of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Bakāsura, and, laughing loudly and clapping their hands, they entered the mouth of the python.
Here we see that the cowherd boys did not hastily enter the mouth of this terrifying creature. They entered with complete faith in Krishna that they will be saved by Him. Like the cowherd boys who witnessed wonderful pastimes of the Lord that gave them the confidence to face any dangers, we can also see the omnipotence of the Lord daily through Srimad Bhagavatam and will acquire unflinching faith towards the Lord. To shield ourselves from the dangers of this material world we must chant the Lord's holy names, which will immediately make us eligible for the protection of the Lord.
Your humble servant,
Kaveri devi dasi
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