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SB 10.22.16

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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


śrī-bhagavān uvāca
bhavatyo yadi me dāsyo
mayoktaṁ vā kariṣyatha
atrāgatya sva-vāsāṁsi
pratīcchata śuci-smitāḥ
no cen nāhaṁ pradāsye kiṁ
kruddho rājā kariṣyati


śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; bhavatyaḥ—you; yadi—if; me—My; dāsyaḥ—servants; mayā—by Me; uktam—what has been spoken; —or; kariṣyatha—you will do; atra—here; āgatya—coming; sva-vāsāṁsi—your own garments; pratīcchata—pick out; śuci—fresh; smitāḥ—whose smiles; na u—not; cet—if; na—not; aham—I; pradāsye—will give; kim—what; kruddhaḥ—angry; rājā—the king; kariṣyati—will be able to do.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: If you girls are actually My maidservants, and if you will really do what I say, then come here with your innocent smiles and let each girl pick out her clothes. If you don't do what I say, I won't give them back to you. And even if the king becomes angry, what can he do?


Śrīla Prabhupāda comments, "When the gopīs saw that Kṛṣṇa was strong and determined, they had no alternative but to abide by His order."

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