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SB 10.52.36

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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

TEXT 36

evaṁ sampṛṣṭa-sampraśno
brāhmaṇaḥ parameṣṭhinā
līlā-gṛhīta-dehena
tasmai sarvam avarṇayat


SYNONYMS

evam—thus; sampṛṣṭa—asked; sampraśnaḥ—questions; brāhmaṇaḥ—the brāhmaṇa; parameṣṭhinā—by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; līla—as His pastime; gṛhīta—who assumes; dehena—His bodies; tasmai—to Him; sarvam—everything; avarṇayat—he related.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Thus questioned by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who incarnates to perform His pastimes, the brāhmaṇa told Him everything.


PURPORT

The word gṛhīta may be translated as "grasped or caught," and thus, exactly as in English, may also mean "to perceive or understand something." Therefore Lord Kṛṣṇa's transcendental body is perceived, understood, or in other words, grasped by the devotees when the Lord comes to exhibit His transcendental pastimes. These pastimes are not whimsical, but are a part of the complex program, structured and executed by the Lord Himself, for awakening the conditioned souls to their natural love and devotion for Him and bringing them back to Godhead.



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