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SB 10.15.4

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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


sa tatra tatrāruṇa-pallava-śriyā
phala-prasūnoru-bhareṇa pādayoḥ
spṛśac chikhān vīkṣya vanaspatīn mudā
smayann ivāhāgra-jam ādi-pūruṣaḥ


saḥ—He; tatra tatra—all around; aruṇa—reddish; pallava—of their buds; śrīyā—with the beauty; phala—of their fruits; prasūna—and flowers; uru-bhareṇa—with the heavy burden; pādayoḥ—at His two feet; spṛśat—touching; śikhān—the tips of their branches; vīkṣya—seeing; vanaspatīn—the lordly trees; mudā—with joy; smayan—laughing; iva—almost; āha—spoke; agra-jam—to His elder brother, Lord Balarāma; ādi-pūruṣaḥ—the primeval Supreme Lord.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The primeval Lord saw that the stately trees, with their beautiful reddish buds and their heavy burden of fruits and flowers, were bending down to touch His feet with the tips of their branches. Thus He smiled gently and addressed His elder brother.


The words mudā smayann iva indicate that Lord Kṛṣṇa was in a joking mood. He knew that the trees were actually bowing down to worship Him. But in the following verse the Lord, speaking in a friendly, lighthearted mood, gives the credit to His brother, Balarāma.

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