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SB 10.51.30

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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


śuśrūṣatām avyalīkam
asmākaṁ nara-puṅgava
sva-janma karma gotraṁ vā
kathyatāṁ yadi rocate


śuśrūṣatām—who are eager to hear; avyalīkam—truthfully; asmākam—to us; nara—among men; pum-gava—O most eminent; sva—Your; janma—birth; karma—activity; gotram—lineage; —and; kathyatām—may it be told; yadi—if; rocate—it pleases.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


O best among men, if You like, please truly describe Your birth, activities and lineage to us, who are eager to hear.


When the Supreme Lord descends to this world, He certainly becomes nara-puṅgava, the most eminent member of human society. Of course, the Lord is not actually a human being, and Mucukunda's questions will lead to a clarification of this point. Thus the term śuśrūṣatām, "to us, who are sincerely eager to hear," indicates that Mucukunda is inquiring in a noble way for his own and others' benefit.

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