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SB 10.87.11

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


api cakruḥ pravacanam
ekaṁ śuśrūṣavo 'pare


śruta — in hearing from the Vedas; tapaḥ — and performance of penances; śīlāḥ — whose character; tulya — equal; svīya — to friends; ari — enemies; madhyamāḥ — and neutral parties; api — although; cakruḥ — they made; pravacanam — the speaker; ekam — one of them; śuśrūṣavaḥ — eager listeners; apare — the others.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Although these sages were all equally qualified in terms of Vedic study and austerity, and although they all saw friends, enemies and neutral parties equally, they chose one of their number to be the speaker, and the rest became eager listeners.

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