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SB 12.2.42

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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

TEXT 42

kathaṁ seyam akhaṇḍā bhūḥ
pūrvair me puruṣair dhṛtā
mat-putrasya ca pautrasya
mat-pūrvā vaṁśa-jasya vā


SYNONYMS

katham—how; sā iyam—this same; akhaṇḍā—unbounded; bhūḥ—earth; pūrvaiḥ—by the predecessors; me—my; puruṣaiḥ—by the personalities; dhṛtā—held in control; mat-putrasya—of my son; ca—and; pautrasya—of the grandson; mat-pūrvā—now under my sway; vaṁśa-jasya—of the descendant; vā—or.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

[The materialistic king thinks:] "This unbounded earth was held by my predecessors and is now under my sovereignty. How can I arrange for it to remain in the hands of my sons, grandsons and other descendants?"


PURPORT

This is an example of foolish possessiveness.



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