Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-bhagavān uvāca
- vṛthā tvaṁ katthase manda
- na paśyasy antike 'ntakam
- paurusaṁ darśayanti sma
- śūrā na bahu-bhāṣiṇaḥ
śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Lord said; vṛthā—in vain; tvam—you; katthase—boast; manda—O dull one; na paśyasi—you do not see; antike—near; antakam—death; pauruṣam—their prowess; darśayanti—demonstrate; sma—indeed; śūrāḥ—heroes; na—not; bahu—much; bhāṣiṇaḥ—speaking.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The Supreme Lord said: O dullard, you boast in vain, since you fail to see death standing near you. Real heroes do not talk much but rather show their prowess in action.