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SB 10.61.39

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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


nihate rukmiṇi śyāle
nābravīt sādhv asādhu vā
rakmiṇī-balayo rājan
sneha-bhaṅga-bhayād dhariḥ


nihate—being killed; rukmiṇi—Rukmī; śyāle—His brother-in-law; na abravīt—did not say; sādhu—good; asādhu—not good; —or; rukmiṇī-balayoḥ—of Rukmiṇī and Balarāma; rājan—O King; sneha—the affection; bhaṅga—of breaking; bhayāt—out of fear; hariḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When His brother-in-law Rukmī was slain, Lord Kṛṣṇa neither applauded nor protested, O King, for He feared jeopardizing His affectionate ties with either Rukmiṇī or Balarāma.

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