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SB 10.31.4

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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


na khalu gopīkā-nandano bhavān
akhila-dehinām antarātma-dṛk
vikhanasārthito viśva-guptaye
sakha udeyivān sātvatāṁ kule


na—not; khalu—indeed; gopikā—of the gopī, Yaśodā; nandanaḥ—the son; bhavān—Your good self; akhila—of all; dehinām—embodied living entities; antaḥ-ātma—of the inner consciousness; dṛk—the seer; vikhanasā—by Lord Brahmā; arthitaḥ—prayed for; viśva—of the universe; guptaye—for the protection; sakhe—O friend; udeyivān—You arose; sātvatām—of the Sātvatas; kule—in the dynasty.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


You are not actually the son of the gopī Yaśodā, O friend, but rather the indwelling witness in the hearts of all embodied souls. Because Lord Brahmā prayed for You to come and protect the universe, You have now appeared in the Sātvata dynasty.


The gopīs here imply, "Since You have descended to protect the entire universe, how can You neglect Your own devotees?"

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