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SB 10.81.9

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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


nanv etad upanītaṁ me
parama-prīṇanaṁ sakhe
tarpayanty aṅga māṁ viśvam
ete pṛthuka-taṇḍulāḥ


nanu—whether; etat—this; upanītam—brought; me—for Me; parama—supreme; prīṇanam—giving satisfaction; sakhe—O friend; tarpayanti—ingratiate; aṅga—My dear; mām—Me; viśvam—(who am) the whole universe; ete—these; pṛṭhuka-taṇḍulāḥ—grains of flat rice.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


"My friend, have You brought this for Me? It gives Me extreme pleasure. Indeed, these few grains of flat rice will satisfy not only Me but also the entire universe."


Śrīla Prabhupāda writes in Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: "It is understood from this statement that Kṛṣṇa, being the original source of everything, is the root of the entire creation. As watering the root of a tree immediately distributes water to every part of the tree, so an offering made to Kṛṣṇa, or any action done for Kṛṣṇa, is to be considered the highest welfare work for everyone, because the benefit of such an offering is distributed throughout the creation. Love for Kṛṣṇa becomes distributed to all living entities."

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