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SB 10.4.8

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 8

tāṁ gṛhītvā caraṇayor
jāta-mātrāṁ svasuḥ sutām
apothayac chilā-pṛṣṭhe
svārthonmūlita-sauhṛdaḥ


SYNONYMS

tām—the child; gṛhītvā—taking by force; caraṇayoḥ—by the two legs; jāta-mātrām—the newborn child; svasuḥ—of his sister; sutām—the daughter; apothayat—smashed; śilā-pṛṣṭhe—on the surface of a stone; sva-artha-unmūlita—uprooted because of intense selfishness; sauhṛdaḥ—all friendship or family relationships.


TRANSLATION

Having uprooted all relationships with his sister because of intense selfishness, Kaṁsa, who was sitting on his knees, grasped the newborn child by the legs and tried to dash her against the surface of a stone.



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