Pradyumna: Translation: "O King, as in the ocean the bigger and stronger aquatics swallow up the smaller and weaker ones, so also the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to lighten the burden of the earth, has engaged the stronger Yadu to kill the weaker, and the bigger Yadu to kill the smaller."
Prabhupāda: Hm. This is the theory of struggle for existence and survival of the fittest. The law of nature is like that, that the stronger overpowers the weaker. The stronger overpowers the weaker. In another place it is stated:
- ahastāni sahastānām
- apadāni catuṣ-padām
- phalgūni tatra mahatāṁ
- jīvo jīvasya jīvanam
- (SB 1.13.47)
A living entity, they live by eating another living entity. What is that? Now, ahastāni sahastānām. Sahastānām means those who are endowed with hands. That means man, man form, human form, they have got hands. So those who have no hands . . . just like the animals, they have got legs; they have no hands. So ahastāni, those who have no hands, they are food for the animal with hands: bite that animal. Those animal with hands . . . they are animal, those who are eating another animal; they are not human being. Although they have got the form of human being, they are not considered human being. Human being means when he's civilized, cultured, then he's human being. If he's not civilized, if he's not cultured, simply having two hands, he's animal.
So that culture begins, civilized, in the Āryan families. Therefore they are called Āryans, "advanced." Āryan means advanced. People want to group themselves in the Āryan family. Just like Hitler, he declared himself only, "The Germans are only Āryans, and Jews are not Āryans," like that. You can manufacture. But real Āryan means one who is advanced in spiritual consciousness. He is Āryan. Not a class of men. Āryan means he's advanced in spiritual consciousness. The Āryan civilization is so eulogized because they . . . in the Āryan civilization there was Vedic culture. That is Āryan. Otherwise, ahastāni sahastānām, and that is, apadāni catuṣ-padām (SB 1.13.47). This is going on, struggle for existence. In the primitive age that human being, so-called human being, naked, in the jungle, they eating animals. The animals have no leg . . . the Darwin's theory is that there was no civilized man, but gradually it has developed. It is not very clearly explained; he does not know what is the evolution. Evolution means to become civilized. That is evolution. Or to advance in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is evolution.
So this is the law of nature, that the weaker section is devoured by the stronger section. So here it is said, jalaukasāṁ jale yadvat. In the water, there are so many aquatic animals. The struggle is going on, the stronger fish eating the weaker fish. This is going on. That is the law of nature. So therefore meat-eaters, so long they are like animals, they can go on with this nature's law. You are man, you are stronger; therefore weaker animal—cows and goats—you slaughter them. They are stronger bodily, but they have no intelligence. So man has got intelligence. So if you misuse your intelligence in that way, you can do that. That is nature's law. But human being means culture, advance in spiritual consciousness. That is human being. So this consciousness is developing gradually.