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SB 11.25.19

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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


edhamāne guṇe sattve
devānāṁ balam edhate
asurāṇāṁ ca rajasi
tamasy uddhava rakṣasām


edhamāne—when it is increasing; guṇe—the mode; sattve—of goodness; devānām—of the demigods; balam—the strength; edhate—increases; asurāṇām—of the enemies of the demigods; ca—and; rajasi—when the mode of passion increases; tamasi—when the mode of ignorance increases; uddhava—O Uddhava; rakṣasām—of the man-eating monsters.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


With the increase of the mode of goodness, the strength of the demigods similarly increases. When passion increases, the demoniac become strong. And with the rise of ignorance, O Uddhava, the strength of the most wicked increases.

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