Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- papraccha sat-kṛtaṁ nandaḥ
- kathaṁ stha niranugrahe
- kaṁse jīvati dāśārha
- sauna-pālā ivāvayaḥ
papraccha—asked; sat-kṛtam—who had been honored; nandaḥ—Nanda Mahārāja; katham—how; stha—you are living; niranugrahe—the merciless; kaṁse—Kaṁsa; jīvati—while he is alive; dāśārha—O descendant of Daśārha; sauna—an animal slaughterer; pālāḥ—whose keeper; iva—just like; avayaḥ—sheep.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Nanda Mahārāja asked Akrūra: O descendant of Daśārha, how are all of you maintaining yourselves while that merciless Kaṁsa remains alive? You are just like sheep under the care of a butcher.