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SB 10.38.7

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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


kaṁso batādyākṛta me 'ty-anugrahaṁ
drakṣye 'ṅghri-padmaṁ prahito 'munā hareḥ
kṛtāvatārasya duratyayaṁ tamaḥ
pūrve 'taran yan-nakha-maṇḍala-tviṣā


kaṁsaḥ—King Kaṁsa; bata—indeed; adya—today; akṛta—has done; me—toward me; ati-anugraham—an act of extreme kindness; drakṣye—I will see; aṅghri-padmam—the lotus feet; prahitaḥ—sent; amunā—by him; hareḥ—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; kṛta—who has enacted; avatārasya—His descent to this world; duratyayam—insurmountable; tamaḥ—the darkness of material existence; pūrve—persons in the past; ataran—transcended; yat—whose; nakha-maṇḍala—of the orb of the toenails; tviṣā—by the effulgence.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Indeed, today King Kaṁsa has shown me extreme mercy by sending me to see the lotus feet of Lord Hari, who has now appeared in this world. Simply by the effulgence of His toenails, many souls in the past have transcended the insurmountable darkness of material existence and achieved liberation.


Akrūra noted how ironic it was that the envious, demoniac Kaṁsa had given him an extraordinary blessing by sending him to see the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa.

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