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.