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SB 11.26.32

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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


nimajjyonmajjatāṁ ghore
bhavābdhau paramāyaṇam
santo brahma-vidaḥ śāntā
naur dṛḍhevāpsu majjatām


nimajjya—of those who are submerging; unmajjatām—and rising again; ghore—in the horrible; bhava—of material life; abdhau—ocean; parama—supreme; ayanam—shelter; santaḥ—saintly devotees; brahma-vidaḥ—who understand the Absolute Truth; śāntāḥ—peaceful; nauḥ—a boat; dṛḍhā—strong; iva—just as; apsu—in the water; majjatām—for those who are drowning.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The devotees of the Lord, peacefully fixed in absolute knowledge, are the ultimate shelter for those who are repeatedly rising and falling within the fearful ocean of material life. Such devotees are just like a strong boat that comes to rescue persons who are at the point of drowning.

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