Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- kathyatāṁ me pitaḥ ko 'yaṁ
- sambhramo va upāgataḥ
- kiṁ phalaṁ kasya voddeśaḥ
- kena vā sādhyate makhaḥ
kathyatām—let it be explained; me—to Me; pitaḥ—My dear father; kaḥ—what; ayam—this; sambhramaḥ—flurry of activity; vaḥ—upon you; upāgataḥ—come; kim—what; phalam—the consequence; kasya—for whose; vā—and; uddeśaḥ—sake; kena—by what means; vā—and; sādhyate—is to be accomplished; makhaḥ—this sacrifice.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
[Lord Kṛṣṇa said:] My dear father, kindly explain to Me what this great endeavor of yours is all about. What is it meant to accomplish? If this is a ritual sacrifice, then for whose satisfaction is it intended and by what means is it going to be executed?