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SB 10.60.57

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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


dūtas tvayātma-labhane su-vivikta-mantraḥ
prasthāpito mayi cirāyati śūnyam etat
matvā jihāsa idaṁ aṅgam ananya-yogyaṁ
tiṣṭheta tat tvayi vayaṁ pratinandayāmaḥ


dūtaḥ—the messenger; tvayā—by you; ātma—Myself; labhane—for obtaining; su-vivikta—very confidential; mantraḥ—whose advice; prasthāpitaḥ—sent; mayi—when I; cirāyati—delayed; śūnyam—empty; etat—this (world); matvā—thinking; jihāse—you wanted to give up; idam—this; aṅgam—body; ananya—for no one else; yogyam—suited; tiṣṭheta—may stand; tat—that; tvayi—in you; vayam—We; pratinanda-yāmaḥ—respond by rejoicing.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When you sent the messenger with your most confidential plan and yet I delayed going to you, you began to see the whole world as void and wanted to quit your body, which could never have been given to anyone but Me. May this greatness of yours remain with you always; I can do nothing to reciprocate except joyfully thank you for your devotion.


Śrīmatī Rukmiṇī-devī had no intention whatsoever of accepting any other husband but Lord Kṛṣṇa, as she stated in her message to the Lord (SB 10.52.43): yarhy ambujākṣa na labheya bhavat-prasādaṁ/ jahyām asūn vrata-kṛśān śata-janmabhiḥ syāt. "If I cannot obtain Your mercy, I shall simply give up my vital force, which will have become weak from the severe penances I will perform. Then, after hundreds of lifetimes of endeavor, I may obtain Your mercy." The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam firmly establishes the unique glories of Queen Rukmiṇī-devī.

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