tam anayisya unmathya
edhaso ’gni-sikham iva
She has dedicated herself exclusively to Me, and her beauty is flawless. I will bring her here after thrashing those worthless kings in battle, just as one brings a blazing flame out of firewood.
When latent fire is aroused in wood, the fire bursts forth, consuming the wood in the act of manifestation. Similarly, Lord Krsna boldly predicted that Rukmini would come forth to take His hand and that in the process the wicked kings would be burned by the fire of Krsna’s determination.