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SB 1.9 - Kṛṣṇa fulfills Bhīṣma's desire

Thereupon that man who spoke on different subjects with thousands of meanings and who fought on thousands of battlefields and protected thousands of men, stopped speaking. He withdrew his mind from everything else and fixed his eyes upon the Lord, who stood before him, four-handed, dressed in yellow garments that glittered and shined. Being a pure devotee, Bhīṣma had very little to do with the detailed performance of yogic principles. Simple bhakti yoga is enough to bring about perfection.

Looking at Kṛṣṇa, Bhīṣma was freed from all inauspiciousness and was relieved of all bodily pains caused by the arrow wounds. Thus all the external activities of his senses stopped, and he prayed to the controller of living beings while quitting his body. The soul is originally pure and so also the senses. By material contamination the senses assume the role of imperfection and impurity. By revival of contact with the Supreme Pure, Lord Kṛṣṇa, the senses again become freed from material contamination. In the presence of the sun like Kṛṣṇa, there is no possibility of darkness like material contamination. Being the provider of all necessities for all living beings, Kṛṣṇa provided all facilities to fulfill the transcendental desires of His great devotee, Bhīṣma.