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SB 10.81.3

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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

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śrī-bhagavān uvāca
kim upāyanam ānītaṁ
brahman me bhavatā gṛhāt
aṇv apy upāhṛtaṁ bhaktaiḥ
premṇā bhury eva me bhavet
bhūry apy abhaktopahṛtaṁ
na me toṣāya kalpate


SYNONYMS

śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Lord said; kim—what; upāyanam—gift; ānītam—brought; brahman—O brāhmaṇa; me—for Me; bhavatā—by you; gṛhāt—from your home; aṇu—infinitesimal; api—even; upāhṛtam—thing offered; bhaktaiḥ—by devotees; premṇā—in pure love; bhūri—immense; eva—indeed; me—for Me; bhavet—it becomes; bhūri—huge; api—even; abhakta—by nondevotees; upahṛtam—presented; na—not; me—My; toṣāya—for the satisfaction; kalpate—is competent.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The Supreme Lord said: O brāhmaṇa, what gift have you brought Me from home? I regard as great even the smallest gift offered by My devotees in pure love, but even great offerings presented by nondevotees do not please Me.



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