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SB 11.7.71

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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


tāṁs tathaivāvṛtān śigbhir
mṛtyu-grastān viceṣṭataḥ
svayaṁ ca kṛpaṇaḥ śikṣu
paśyann apy abudho 'patat


tān—them; tathā—also; eva—indeed; āvṛtān—surrounded; śigbhiḥ—by the net; mṛtyu—by death; grastān—seized; viceṣṭataḥ—stunned; svayam—himself; ca—also; kṛpaṇaḥ—wretched; śikṣu—within the net; paśyan—while watching; api—even; abudhaḥ—unintelligent; apatat—he fell.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


As the father pigeon wretchedly stared at his poor children trapped in the net and on the verge of death, pathetically struggling to free themselves, his mind went blank, and thus he himself fell into the hunter's net.

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