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SB 10.90.18

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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


tvaṁ yakṣmaṇā balavatāsi gṛhīta indo
kṣīṇas tamo na nija-dīdhitibhiḥ kṣiṇoṣi
kaccin mukunda-gaditāni yathā vayaṁ tvaṁ
vismṛtya bhoḥ sthagita-gīr upalakṣyase naḥ


tvam—you; yakṣmaṇā—by consumption; bala-vatā—powerful; asi—are; gṛhītaḥ—seized; indo—O moon; kṣīṇaḥ—emaciated; tamaḥ—darkness; na—not; nija—your; dīdhitibhiḥ—with the rays; kṣiṇoṣi—you destroy; kaccit—whether; mukunda-gaditāni—the statements made by Mukunda; yathā—like; vayam—us; tvam—you; vismṛtya—forgetting; bhoḥ—dear one; sthagita—stunned; gīḥ—whose speech; upalakṣyase—you appear; naḥ—to us.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


My dear moon, having contracted a severe case of tuberculosis, you have become so emaciated that you fail to dispel the darkness with your rays. Or is it that you appear dumbstruck because, like us, you cannot remember the encouraging promises Mukunda once made to you?

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