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SB 4.15.25

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 25

prabhavo hy ātmanaḥ stotraṁ
jugupsanty api viśrutāḥ
hrīmantaḥ paramodārāḥ
pauruṣaṁ vā vigarhitam


SYNONYMS

prabhavaḥ—very powerful persons; hi—certainly; ātmanaḥ—of themselves; stotram—praise; jugupsanti—do not like; api—although; viśrutāḥ—very famous; hrī-mantaḥ—modest; parama-udārāḥ—very magnanimous persons; pauruṣam—powerful actions; —also; vigarhitam—abominable.


TRANSLATION

As a person with a sense of honor and magnanimity does not like to hear about his abominable actions, a person who is very famous and powerful does not like to hear himself praised.



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