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SB 10.60.47

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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


naivālīkam ahaṁ manye
vacas te madhusūdana
ambāyā eva hi prāyaḥ
kanyāyāḥ syād ratiḥ kvacit


na—not; eva—indeed; alīkam—false; aham—I; manye—think; vacaḥ—words; te—Your; madhu-sūdana—O killer of Madhu; ambāyāḥ—of Ambā; eva hi—certainly; prāyaḥ—generally; kanyāyāḥ—the maiden; syāt—arose; ratiḥ—attraction (to Śālva); kvacit—once.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Actually, I don't consider Your words false, Madhūsudana. Quite often an unmarried girl is attracted to a man, as in the case of Ambā.


Having refuted everything Lord Kṛṣṇa said, Śrīmatī Rukmiṇī, in a gracious frame of mind, now praises the truthfulness of His statements. In other words, she accepts that Lord Kṛṣṇa used her as an example to elucidate ordinary female psychology. The King of Kāśī had three daughters—Ambā, Ambālikā and Ambikā—and Ambā was attracted to Śālva. This story is narrated in the Mahābhārata.

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