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SB 10.16.59

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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


bhavān hi kāraṇaṁ tatra
sarva-jño jagad-īśvaraḥ
anugrahaṁ nigrahaṁ vā
manyase tad vidhehi naḥ


bhavān—Your good self; hi—certainly; kāraṇam—the cause; tatra—in that matter (the removal of illusion); sarva-jñaḥ—the knower of everything; jagat-īśvaraḥ—the supreme controller of the universe; anugraham—favor; nigraham—punishment; —or; manyase—(whatever) You consider; tat—that; vidhehi—arrange; naḥ—for us.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


O Lord, since You are the omniscient Lord of the universe, You are the actual cause of freedom from illusion. Please arrange for us whatever You consider proper, whether it be mercy or punishment.

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