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SB 10.52.31

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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


santuṣṭo yarhi varteta
brāhmaṇo yena kenacit
ahīyamānaḥ svad dharmāt
sa hy asyākhila-kāma-dhuk


santuṣṭaḥ—satisfied; yarhi—when; varteta—carries on; brāhmaṇaḥ—a brāhmaṇa; yena kenacit—with whatever; ahīyamānaḥ—not falling short; svāt—of his own; dharmāt—religious duty; saḥ—those religious principles; hi—indeed; asya—for him; akhila—of everything; kāma-dhuk—the mystic cow, milked for fulfillment of any desire.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When a brāhmaṇa is satisfied with whatever comes his way and does not fall away from his religious duties, those very religious principles become his desire cow, fulfilling all his wishes.

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