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SB 10.24.8

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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

TEXT 8

śrī-nanda uvāca
parjanyo bhagavān indro
meghās tasyātma-mūrtayaḥ
te 'bhivarṣanti bhūtānāṁ
prīṇanaṁ jīvanaṁ payaḥ


SYNONYMS

śrī-nandaḥ uvāca—Śrī Nanda Mahārāja said; parjanyaḥ—the rain; bhagavān—the great lord; indraḥ—Indra; meghāḥ—the clouds; tasya—his; ātma-mūrtayaḥ—personal representatives; te—they; abhivarṣanti—directly give rain; bhūtānām—for all living entities; prīṇanam—the gratification; jīvanam—the life-giving force; payaḥ—(like) milk.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Nanda Mahārāja replied: The great Lord Indra is the controller of the rain. The clouds are his personal representatives, and they directly provide rainwater, which gives happiness and sustenance to all creatures.


PURPORT

Without clean rainwater, the earth could not possibly provide food or drink for anyone, nor could there be cleanliness. Thus it would be difficult to overestimate the value of rain.



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