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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


tatas tasmin mahā-pānaṁ
papur maireyakaṁ madhu
yad-dravair bhraśyate matiḥ


tataḥ—then; tasmin—there; mahā—a large amount; pānam—drink; papuḥ—they drank; maireyakam—called maireya; madhu—sweet-tasting; diṣṭa—by destiny; vibhraṁśita—having lost; dhiyaḥ—their intelligence; yat—of which beverage; dravaiḥ—by the liquid ingredients; bhraśyate—is disrupted; matiḥ—the mind.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Then, their intelligence covered by Providence, they liberally indulged in drinking the sweet maireya beverage, which can completely intoxicate the mind.


The word diṣṭa here indicates the desire of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In the first chapter of this Canto, "The Curse Upon the Yadu Dynasty," this incident is elaborately explained.

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