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SB 10.86.42

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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


sa tarkayām āsa kuto mamānv abhūt
gṛhāndha-kūpe patitasya saṅgamaḥ
yaḥ sarva-tīrthāspada-pāda-reṇubhiḥ
kṛṣṇena cāsyātma-niketa-bhūsuraiḥ


saḥ—he; tarkayām āsa—tried to understand; kutaḥ—for what reason; mama—for me; anu—indeed; abhūt—has happened; gṛha—of home; andha—blind; kūpe—in the well; patitasya—fallen; saṅgamaḥ—association; yaḥ—which; sarva—of all; tīrtha—holy places; āspada—which is the shelter; pāda—of whose feet; reṇubhiḥ—the dust; kṛṣṇena—with Lord Kṛṣṇa; ca—also; asya—this; ātma—of Himself; niketa—who are the place of residence; bhū-suraiḥ—with the brāhmaṇas.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


He wondered: How is it that I, fallen into the blind well of family life, have been able to meet Lord Kṛṣṇa? And how have I also been allowed to meet these great brāhmaṇas, who always carry the Lord within their hearts? Indeed, the dust of their feet is the shelter of all holy places.

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