|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.372
śeṣe 'sva-sevana'-śakti, pṛthute 'pālana'
śeṣe — in Lord Śeṣa; sva-sevana śakti — the power to serve the Lord personally; pṛthute — in King Pṛthu; pālana — the power to rule; paraśurāme — in Paraśurāma; duṣṭa-nāśaka-vīrya — the extraordinary power to kill rogues and miscreants; sañcāraṇa — empowering.
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead invested the power of personal service in Lord Śeṣa, and He invested the power to rule the earth in King Pṛthu. Lord Paraśurāma received the power to kill rogues and miscreants.
Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā (4.8), paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām. Sometimes the Lord invests His power to rule in a king like Pṛthu and enables such a king to kill rogues and miscreants. He also invests His power in incarnations like Paraśurāma.
Copyright © The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness