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CC Madhya 11.113 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 113

īśvarera parokṣa ājñā-kṣaura, upoṣaṇa
prabhura sākṣāt ājñā-prasāda-bhojana


SYNONYMS

īśvarera—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; parokṣa—indirect; ājñā—order; kṣaura—shaving; upoṣaṇa—fasting; prabhura—of the Lord; sākṣāt—direct; ājñā—order; prasāda-bhojana—to take the prasāda.


TRANSLATION

"The scriptural injunctions for shaving and fasting are indirect orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. However, when there is a direct order from the Lord to take prasāda, naturally the devotees take prasāda as their first duty.