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SB 10.84.9

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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

TEXT 9

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
aho vayaṁ janma-bhṛto
labdhaṁ kārtsnyena tat-phalam
devānām api duṣprāpaṁ
yad yogeśvara-darśanam


SYNONYMS

śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Lord said; aho—ah; vayam—we; janma-bhṛtaḥ—having taken birth successfully; labdham—obtained; kārtsnyena—altogether; tat—of it (one's birth); phalam—the fruit; devānām—for demigods; api—even; duṣprāpam—rarely obtained; yat—which; yoga-īśvara—of masters of yoga; darśanam—the sight.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The Supreme Lord said: Now our lives are indeed successful, for we have obtained life's ultimate goal: the audience of great yoga masters, which even demigods only rarely obtain.


PURPORT

Despite the great privileges the demigods enjoy as administrators of the universe, they rarely see such sages as Nārada and Vyāsadeva. How much rarer, then, must it be for earthly kings and mere cowherds to see them. Here Lord Kṛṣṇa, identifying Himself with all the kings and others who had assembled at Samanta-pañcaka, speaks on their behalf.



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