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SB 11.10.26

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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


tāvat sa modate svarge
yāvat puṇyaṁ samāpyate
kṣīṇa-punyaḥ pataty arvāg
anicchan kāla-cālitaḥ


tāvat—that long; saḥ—he; modate—enjoys life; svarge—in the heavenly planets; yāvat—until; puṇyam—his pious results; samāpyate—are used up; kṣīṇa—exhausted; puṇyaḥ—his piety; patati—he falls; arvāk—down from heaven; anicchan—not desiring to fall; kāla—by time; cālitaḥ—pushed down.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Until his pious results are used up, the performer of sacrifice enjoys life in the heavenly planets. When the pious results are exhausted, however, he falls down from the pleasure gardens of heaven, being moved against his desire by the force of eternal time.

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