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SB 10.40.9

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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 9

sarva eva yajanti tvāṁ
sarva-deva-mayeśvaram
ye 'py anya-devatā-bhaktā
yady apy anya-dhiyaḥ prabho


SYNONYMS

sarve—all; eva—indeed; yajanti—worship; tvam—You; sarva-deva—all the demigods; maya—O You who comprise; īśvaram—the Supreme Lord; ye—they; api—even; anya—of other; devatā—deities; bhaktāḥ—devotees; yadi api—although; anya—turned elsewhere; dhiyaḥ—their attention; prabho—O master.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

But all these people, my Lord, even those who have turned their attention away from You and are worshiping other deities, are actually worshiping You alone, O embodiment of all the demigods.


PURPORT

The idea here is that even those who worship the demigods are indirectly worshiping the Supreme Lord Viṣṇu. The understanding of such worshipers, however, is imperfect.



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