So the Lord says in the Bhagavad-gita: paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam [Bg. 4.8]. So two purposes. When God incarnates, He has got two mission. One mission is paritranaya sadhunam and vinasaya dus... One mission is to deliver the faithful devotees, sadhu. Sadhu means saintly persons.
The sadhu... I have explained several times. Sadhu means devotee. Sadhu does not mean the worldly honesty or dishonest, morality or immorality. It has nothing to do with material activities. It is simply spiritual, sadhu. But sometimes we derive, "sadhu," a person's material goodness, morality. but actually "sadhu" means in the transcendental platform. Those who are engaged in devotional service. Sa gunan samatityaitan [Bg. 14.26]. Sadhu is transcendental to the material qualities. So paritranaya sadhunam. The paritranaya means to deliver.
Now if a sadhu is already delivered, he is on the transcendental platform, then where is the necessity of delivering him? This is the question. Therefore this word is used, vidambanam. It is bewildering. It is contradictory. It appears to be contradictory. If a sadhu is already delivered... Transcendental position means he's no longer under the control of the three material modes of nature, goodness, passion and ignorance. Because it is clearly stated in the Bhagavad-gita: sa gunan samatityaitan [Bg. 14.26]. He transcends the material qualities. A sadhu, devotee, Then where is the question of deliverance? The deliverance... He does not require deliverance, a sadhu, but because he is very much anxious to see the Supreme Lord eye to eye, that is his inner desire, therefore Krsna comes. Not for deliverance. He's already delivered. He's already delivered from the material clutches. But to satisfy Him, Krsna is always...
Just like a devotee wants to satisfy the Lord in all respects, similarly more than the devotee, the Lord wants to satisfy the devotee. This is the exchange of loving affairs. Just like in your, in our ordinary dealings also, if you love somebody, you want to satisfy him or her. Similarly, she or he also wants to reciprocate. So if that reciprocation of loving affairs is there in this material world, how much it is greatly elevated in the spiritual world? So there is a verse that: "Sadhu is My heart, and I am also the sadhu's heart." The sadhu is always thinking of Krsna and Krsna is always thinking of His devotee, sadhu.
So the appearance and disappearance of Lord within this material world, that is called cikirsitam. Pastimes.
It is Krsna's pastime that He comes. He... When He comes, of course, He works something. The The work is to give protection to the sadhu and to kill the asadhu. But both the activities are His pastimes. He's not envious. He cannot be envious. The killing of the demons, that is also His affection. Just like sometimes we punish our children, we give him a very strong slap. That is not out of love. There is love. So when Krsna kills a demon, the, the business is not on the platform of material jealousy or enviousness. No.
Therefore it is mentioned in the sastras that even the demons, who were killed by Lord, they also get immediate salvation. The result is the same. Just like Putana. Putana was killed. Putana wanted to kill Krsna, but who can kill Krsna? That is not possible. She was killed. But she was killed, but what was the result? The result was that she got the position of Krsna's mother. Krsna accepted her as His mother.
These are explained in the Bhagavatam, Uddhava explained to Vidura that Krsna is so kind, God is so kind, even the person who wanted to kill Him with poison, she was accepted as mother. Such a kind God, Krsna, that "Whom shall I worship others, except Krsna?" This example is given. So actually Krsna has no enemy. Here it is said: na yasya kascid dayitah. Dayitah means favor. Nobody is favored. Na yasya kascid dayito 'sti karhicid dvesyas ca. And nobody is His enemy. But who can be His enemy, who can be His friend?
Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.29 -- Los Angeles, April 21, 1973