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SB 10.49.26

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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 26

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca
yathā vadati kalyāṇīṁ
vācaṁ dāna-pate bhavān
tathānayā na tṛpyāmi
martyaḥ prāpya yathāmṛtam


SYNONYMS

dhṛtarāṣṭraḥ uvāca—Dhṛtarāṣṭra said; yathā—as; vadati—speak; kalyāṇīm—auspicious; vācam—words; dāna—of charity; pate—O master; bhavān—you; tathā—so; anayā—by this; na tṛpyāmi—I am not satiated; martyaḥ—a mortal; prāpya—attaining; yathā—as if; amṛtam—the nectar of immortality.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Dhṛtarāṣṭra said: O master of charity, I can never be satiated while hearing your auspicious words. Indeed, I am like a mortal who has obtained the nectar of the gods.


PURPORT

In the opinion of Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī, Dhṛtarāṣṭra was in fact proud and felt he already knew everything Akrūra was speaking, but to maintain diplomatic gravity he spoke as a saintly gentleman.



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