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SB 10.86.53

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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


brāhmaṇo janmanā śreyān
sarveṣām prāṇinām iha
tapasā vidyayā tuṣṭyā
kim u mat-kalayā yutaḥ


brāhmaṇaḥ—a brāhmaṇa; janmanā—by his birth; śreyān—the best; sarveṣām—of all; prāṇinām—living beings; iha—in this world; tapasā—by his austerity; vidyayā—by his learning; tuṣṭyā—by his satisfaction; kim u—what more, then; mat—upon Me; kalayā—with loving meditation; yutaḥ—endowed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


By his very birth, a brāhmaṇa is the best of all living beings in this world, and he becomes even more exalted when he is endowed with austerity, learning and self-satisfaction, what to speak of devotion to Me.

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