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SB 10.50.19

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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


śrī-bhagavān uvāca
na vai śūrā vikatthante
darśayanty eva pauruṣam
na gṛhṇīmo vaco rājann
āturasya mumūrṣataḥ


śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Lord said; na—do not; vai—indeed; śūrāḥ—heroes; vikatthante—boast vainly; darśayanti—they show; eva—simply; pauruṣam—their prowess; na gṛhṇīmaḥ—We do not accept; vacaḥ—the words; rājan—O King; āturasya—of one who is mentally agitated; mumūrṣataḥ—who is about to die.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The Supreme Lord said: Real heroes do not simply boast but rather show their prowess in action. We cannot take seriously the words of one who is full of anxiety and who wants to die.

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