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SB 6.13.5

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


indra uvāca
strī-bhū-druma-jalair eno
vibhaktam anugṛhṇadbhir
vṛtra-hatyāṁ kva mārjmy aham


indraḥ uvāca—King Indra replied; strī—by women; bhū—the earth; druma—the trees; jalaiḥ—and water; enaḥ—this (sin); viśvarūpa—of Viśvarūpa; vadha—from the killing; udbhavam—produced; vibhaktam—divided; anugṛhṇadbhiḥ—showing their favor (to me); vṛtra-hatyām—the killing of Vṛtra; kva—how; mārjmi—shall become free from; aham—I.


King Indra replied: When I killed Viśvarūpa, I received extensive sinful reactions, but I was favored by the women, land, trees and water, and therefore I was able to divide the sin among them. But now if I kill Vṛtrāsura, another brāhmaṇa, how shall I free myself from the sinful reactions?

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