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SB 10.27.17

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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


gamyatāṁ śakra bhadraṁ vaḥ
kriyatāṁ me 'nuśāsanam
sthīyatāṁ svādhikāreṣu
yuktair vaḥ stambha-varjitaiḥ


gamyatām—you may go; śakra—O Indra; bhadram—good fortune; vaḥ—unto you; kriyatām—you should execute; me—My; anuśāsanam—order; sthīyatām—you may remain; sva—in your own; adhikāreṣu—responsibilities; yuktaiḥ—soberly engaged; vaḥ—you; stambha—false pride; varjitaiḥ—devoid of.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Indra, you may now go. Execute My order and remain in your appointed position as King of heaven. But be sober, without false pride.


Lord Kṛṣṇa here addresses Indra in the plural form (vaḥ) because this grave instruction was meant to be a lesson for all the demigods.

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