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CC Madhya 24.256

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 256

vyādha kahe,—'yei kaha, sei ta' kariba'
nārada kahe,—'dhanuka bhāṅga, tabe se kahiba'


SYNONYMS

vyādha kahe—the hunter replied; yei kaha—whatever you say; sei ta ' kariba—that I shall do; nārada kahe—Nārada Muni replied; dhanuka bhāṅga—break your bow; tabe—then; se kahiba—I shall speak to you.


TRANSLATION

"The hunter then said, 'My dear sir, whatever you say I shall do.' "Nārada immediately ordered him, 'First of all, break your bow. Then I shall tell you what is to be done.'


PURPORT

This is the process of initiation. The disciple must vow that he will no longer commit sinful activity—namely illicit sex, meat-eating, gambling and intoxication. He promises to execute the order of the spiritual master. Then the spiritual master takes care of him and elevates him to spiritual emancipation.