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SB 10.60.31

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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


ayaṁ hi paramo lābho
gṛheṣu gṛha-medhinām
yan narmair īyate yāmaḥ
priyayā bhīru bhāmini


ayam—this; hi—indeed; paramaḥ—the greatest; lābhaḥ—gain; gṛheṣu—in family life; gṛha-medhinām—for worldly householders; yat—which; narmaiḥ—with joking words; īyate—is spent; yāmaḥ—time; priyayā—with one's beloved; bhīru—O timid one; bhāmini—O temperamental one.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The greatest pleasure worldly householders can enjoy at home is to spend time joking with their beloved wives, My dear timid and temperamental one.


The word bhāmini indicates an angry, passionate, temperamental woman. Since lovely Rukmiṇī did not become angry despite all provocation, the Lord is still speaking facetiously.

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