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SB 10.51.48

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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


kalevare 'smin ghaṭa-kuḍya-sannibhe
nirūḍha-māno nara-deva ity aham
vṛto rathebhāśva-padāty-anīkapair
gāṁ paryaṭaṁs tvāgaṇayan su-durmadaḥ


kalevare—in the body; asmin—this; ghaṭa—a pot; kuḍya—or a wall; sannibhe—which is like; nirūḍha—exaggerated; mānaḥ—whose false identification; nara-devaḥ—a god among men (king); iti—thus (thinking myself); aham—I; vṛtaḥ—surrounded; ratha—by chariots; ibha—elephants; aśva—horses; padāti—infantry; anīkapaiḥ—and generals; gām—the earth; paryaṭan—traveling; tvā—You; agaṇayan—not regarding seriously; su-durmadaḥ—very much deluded by pride.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


With deep arrogance I took myself to be the body, which is a material object like a pot or a wall. Thinking myself a god among men, I traveled the earth surrounded by my charioteers, elephants, cavalry, foot soldiers and generals, disregarding You in my deluding pride.

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