BG 10.28 (1972)

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972) - Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


TEXT 28

आयुधानामहं वज्रं धेनूनामस्मि कामधुक् ।
प्रजनश्चास्मि कन्दर्पः सर्पाणामस्मि वासुकिः ॥२८॥
āyudhānām ahaṁ vajraṁ
dhenūnām asmi kāmadhuk
prajanaś cāsmi kandarpaḥ
sarpāṇām asmi vāsukiḥ

SYNONYMS

āyudhānām—of all weapons; aham—I am; vajram—the thunderbolt; dhenūnām—of cows; asmi—I am; kāmadhuk—the surabhi cows; prajanaḥ—for begetting children; ca—and; asmi—I am; kandarpaḥ—Cupid; sarpāṇām—of all snakes; asmi—I am; vāsukiḥ—Vāsuki.

TRANSLATION

Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi, givers of abundant milk. Of procreators I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vāsuki, the chief.

PURPORT

The thunderbolt, indeed a mighty weapon, represents Kṛṣṇa's power. In Kṛṣṇaloka in the spiritual sky there are cows which can be milked at any time, and they give as much milk as one likes. Of course such cows do not exist in this material world, but there is mention of them in Kṛṣṇaloka. The Lord keeps many such cows, which are called surabhi. It is stated that the Lord is engaged in herding the surabhi cows. Kandarpa is the sex desire for presenting good sons; therefore Kandarpa is the representative of Kṛṣṇa. Sometimes sex is engaged in only for sense gratification; such sex does not represent Kṛṣṇa. But sex for the generation of good children is called Kandarpa and represents Kṛṣṇa.


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