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SB 11.17.16

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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 16

śamo damas tapaḥ śaucaṁ
santoṣaḥ kṣāntir ārjavam
mad-bhaktiś ca dayā satyaṁ
brahma-prakṛtayas tv imāḥ


SYNONYMS

śamaḥ—peacefulness; damaḥ—sense control; tapaḥ—austerity; śaucam—cleanliness; santoṣaḥ—full satisfaction; kṣāntiḥ—forgiveness; ārjavam—simplicity and straightforwardness; mat-bhaktiḥ—devotional service unto Me; ca—also; dayā—mercy; satyam—truth; brahma—of the brāhmaṇas; prakṛtayaḥ—the natural qualities; tu—indeed; imāḥ—these.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, cleanliness, satisfaction, tolerance, simple straightforwardness, devotion to Me, mercy and truthfulness are the natural qualities of the brāhmaṇas.



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