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SB 10.45.21

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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


pitar yuvābhyāṁ snigdhābhyāṁ
poṣitau lālitau bhṛśam
pitror abhyadhikā prītir
ātmajeṣv ātmano 'pi hi


pitaḥ—O Father; yuvābhyām—by you two; snigdhābhyām—affectionate; poṣitau—maintained; lālitau—coddled; bhṛśam—thoroughly; pitroḥ—for parents; abhyadhikā—greater; prītiḥ—love; ātmajeṣu—for their children; ātmanaḥ—than for themselves; api—even; hi—indeed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


[Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma said:] O Father, you and mother Yaśodā have affectionately maintained Us and cared for Us so much! Indeed, parents love their children more than their own lives.

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