Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- daśām imāṁ vā katamena karmaṇā
- samprāpito 'sy atad-arhaḥ su-bhadra
- ātmānam ākhyāhi vivitsatāṁ no
- yan manyase naḥ kṣamam atra vaktum
daśām—condition; imām—to this; vā—and; katamena—by what; karmaṇā—action; samprāpitaḥ—brought; asi—you are; atat-arhaḥ—not deserving it; su-bhadra—O good soul; ātmānam—yourself; ākhyāhi—please explain; vivitsatām—who are eager to know; naḥ—to us; yat—if; manyase—you think; naḥ—to us; kṣamam—proper; atra—here; vaktum—to speak.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
"By what past activity were you brought to this condition? It seems you did not deserve such a fate, O good soul. We are eager to know about you, so please inform us about yourself—if, that is, you think this the proper time and place to tell us."