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SB 10.83.13-14

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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

TEXTS 13-14

śrī-satyovāca
saptokṣaṇo 'ti-bala-vīrya-su-tīkṣṇa-śṛṅgān
pitrā kṛtān kṣitipa-vīrya-parīkṣaṇāya
tān vīra-durmada-hanas tarasā nigṛhya
krīḍan babandha ha yathā śiśavo 'ja-tokān
ya itthaṁ vīrya-śulkāṁ māṁ
dāsībhiś catur-angiṇīm
pathi nirjitya rājanyān
ninye tad-dāsyam astu me


SYNONYMS

śrī-satyā uvāca—Śrī Satyā said; sapta—seven; ukṣaṇaḥ—bulls; ati—great; bala—whose strength; vīrya—and vitality; su—very; tīkṣṇa—sharp; śṛṅgān—whose horns; pitrā—by my father; kṛtān—made; kṣitipa—of the kings; vīrya—the prowess; parīkṣaṇāya—for testing; tān—them (the bulls); vīra—of heroes; durmada—the false pride; hanaḥ—who destroyed; tarasā—quickly; nigṛhya—subduing; krīḍan—playing; babandha ha—He tied up; yathā—as; śiśavaḥ—children; aja—of goats; tokān—the infants; yaḥ—who; ittham—in this manner; vīrya—heroism; śulkām—whose price; mām—me; dāsībhiḥ—with maidservants; catuḥ-aṅgiṇīm—protected by an army of four divisions (chariots, horses, elephants and infantry); pathi—along the road; nirjitya—defeating; rājanyān—the kings; ninye—He took me away; tat—to Him; dāsyam—servitude; astu—may there be; me—my.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Śrī Satyā said: My father arranged for seven extremely powerful and vigorous bulls with deadly sharp horns to test the prowess of the kings who desired my hand in marriage. Although these bulls destroyed the false pride of many heroes, Lord Kṛṣṇa subdued them effortlessly, tying them up in the same way that children playfully tie up a goat's kids. He thus purchased me with His valor. Then He took me away with my maidservants and a full army of four divisions, defeating all the kings who opposed Him along the road. May I be granted the privilege of serving that Lord.



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