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SB 11.6.37-38

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 37-38

vayaṁ ca tasminn āplutya
tarpayitvā pitṟn surān
bhojayitvoṣijo viprān
teṣu dānāni pātreṣu
śraddhayoptvā mahānti vai
vṛjināni tariṣyāmo
dānair naubhir ivārṇavam


vayam — we; ca — also; tasmin — at that place; āplutya — bathing; tarpayitvā — satisfying by offerings; pitṟn — the departed forefathers; surān — and the demigods; bhojayitvā — feeding; uṣijaḥ — worshipable; viprān — the brāhmaṇas; nānā — various; guṇa-vatā — having tastes; andhasā — with foodstuffs; teṣu — in them (the brāhmaṇas); dānāni — gifts; pātreṣu — as fitting candidates for charity; śraddhayā — faithfully; uptvā — sowing (i.e. offering to them); mahānti — great; vai — indeed; vṛjināni — the dangers; tariṣyāmaḥ — we will cross over; dānaiḥ — by our charity; naubhiḥ — with boats; iva — as if; arṇavam — the ocean.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


By bathing at Prabhāsa-kṣetra, by offering sacrifice there to placate the forefathers and demigods, by feeding the worshipable brāhmaṇas with various delicious foodstuffs and by bestowing opulent gifts upon them as the most suitable candidates for charity, we will certainly cross over these terrible dangers through such acts of charity, just as one can cross over a great ocean in a suitable boat.

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