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SB 10.18.18

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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


taṁ vidvān api dāśārho
bhagavān sarva-darśanaḥ
anvamodata tat-sakhyaṁ
vadhaṁ tasya vicintayan


tam—him, Pralambāsura; vidvān—knowing quite well; api—even though; dāśārhaḥ—the descendant of Daśārha; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sarva-darśanaḥ—the omniscient; anvamodata—accepted; tat—with him; sakhyam—friendship; vadham—the killing; tasya—of him; vicintayan—meditating upon.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Since the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa, who had appeared in the Daśārha dynasty, sees everything, He understood who the demon was. Still, the Lord pretended to accept the demon as a friend, while at the same time seriously considering how to kill him.

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