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SB 10.80.8

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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


pati-vratā patiṁ prāha
mlāyatā vadanena sā
daridraṁ sīdamānā vai
vepamānābhigamya ca


pati-vratā—faithful to her husband; patim—to her husband; prāha—she said; mlāyatā—drying up; vadanena—with her face; —she; daridram—poor; sīdamānā—distressed; vai—indeed; vepamānā—trembling; abhigamya—approaching; ca—and.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The chaste wife of the poverty-stricken brāhmaṇa once approached him, her face dried up because of her distress. Trembling with fear, she spoke as follows.


According to Śrīdhara Svāmī, the chaste lady was especially unhappy because she could not obtain food to feed her husband. Further, she was fearful to approach her husband because she knew that he did not want to beg for anything other than devotion to the Supreme Lord.

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