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SB 10.56.40-42

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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

TEXTS 40-42

so 'nudhyāyaṁs tad evāghaṁ
kathaṁ mṛjāmy ātma-rajaḥ
prasīded vācyutaḥ katham
kim kṛtvā sādhu mahyaṁ syān
na śaped vā jano yathā
adīrgha-darśanaṁ kṣudraṁ
mūḍhaṁ draviṇa-lolupam
dāsye duhitaraṁ tasmai
strī-ratnaṁ ratnam eva ca
upāyo 'yaṁ samīcīnas
tasya śāntir na cānyathā


saḥ—he; anudhyāyan—pondering over; tat—that; eva—indeed; agham—offense; bala-vat—with those who are powerful; vigraha—about a conflict; ākulaḥ—worried; katham—how; mṛjāmi—will I cleanse; ātma—of myself; rajaḥ—the contamination; prasīdet—may become satisfied; —or; acyutaḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa; katham—how; kim—what; kṛtvā—doing; sādhu—good; mahyam—for me; syāt—there may be; na śapet—may not curse; —or; janaḥ—the people; yathā—so as; adīrgha—short-ranged; darśanam—whose vision; kṣudram—petty; mūḍham—befooled; draviṇa—after wealth; lolupam—avaricious; dāsye—I will give; duhitaram—my daughter; tasmai—to Him; strī—of women; ratnam—the jewel; ratnam—the jewel; eva ca—as well; upāyaḥ—means; ayam—this; samīcīnaḥ—effective; tasya—His; śāntiḥ—pacification; na—not; ca—and; anyathā—otherwise.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Pondering over his grievous offense and worried about the possibility of conflict with the Lord's mighty devotees, King Satrājit thought, "How can I cleanse myself of my contamination, and how may Lord Acyuta become satisfied with me? What can I do to regain my good fortune and avoid being cursed by the populace for being so short-sighted, miserly, foolish and avaricious? I shall give my daughter, the jewel of all women, to the Lord, together with the Syamantaka jewel. That, indeed, is the only proper way to pacify Him."

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