Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- he stoka-kṛṣṇa he aṁśo
- śrīdāman subalārjuna
- viśāla vṛṣabhaujasvin
- devaprastha varūthapa
- paśyataitān mahā-bhāgān
- sahanto vārayanti naḥ
he stoka-kṛṣṇa—O Stoka Kṛṣṇa; he aṁśo—O Aṁśu; śrīdāman subala arjuna—O Śrīdāmā, Subala and Arjuna; viśāla vṛṣabha ojasvin—O Viśāla, Vṛṣabha and Ojasvī; devaprastha varūthapa—O Devaprastha and Varūthapa; paśyata—just see; etān—these; mahā-bhāgān—most fortunate; para-artha—for the benefit of others; ekānta—exclusively; jīvitān—whose life; vāta—the wind; varṣa—rain; ātapa—heat of the sun; himān—and snow; sahantaḥ—tolerating; vārayanti—keep off; naḥ—for us.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
[Lord Kṛṣṇa said:] O Stoka Kṛṣṇa and Aṁśu, O Śrīdāma, Subala and Arjuna, O Vṛṣabha, Ojasvī, Devaprastha and Varūthapa, just see these greatly fortunate trees, whose lives are completely dedicated to the benefit of others. Even while tolerating the wind, rain, heat and snow, they protect us from these elements.
Lord Kṛṣṇa was preparing to bestow His mercy on the wives of the hard-hearted ritualistic brāhmaṇas, and in these verses the Lord indicates that even trees who are dedicated to the welfare of others are superior to brāhmaṇas who are not. Certainly the members of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement should soberly study this point.