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SB 11.17.3-4

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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

TEXTS 3-4

purā kila mahā-bāho
dharmaṁ paramakaṁ prabho
yat tena haṁsa-rūpeṇa
brahmaṇe 'bhyāttha mādhava
sa idānīṁ su-mahatā
kālenāmitra-karśana
na prāyo bhavitā martya-
loke prāg anuśāsitaḥ


SYNONYMS

purā—previously; kila—indeed; mahā-bāho—O mighty-armed one; dharmam—religious principles; paramakam—bringing the greatest happiness; prabho—my Lord; yat—which; tena—by that; haṁsa-rūpeṇa—in the form of Lord Haṁsa; brahmaṇe—unto Lord Brahmā; abhyāttha—You spoke; mādhava—my dear Mādhava; saḥ—that (knowledge of religious principles); idānīm—presently; su-mahatā—after very long; kālena—time; amitra-karśana—O subduer of the enemy; na—not; prāyaḥ—generally; bhavitā—will exist; martya-loke—in human society; prāk—previously; anuśāsitaḥ—instructed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

My dear Lord, O mighty-armed one, previously in Your form of Lord Haṁsa You spoke to Lord Brahmā those religious principles that bring supreme happiness to the practitioner. My dear Mādhava, now much time has passed, and that which You previously instructed will soon practically cease to exist, O subduer of the enemy.



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