Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- kathaṁ seyam akhaṇḍā bhūḥ
- pūrvair me puruṣair dhṛtā
- mat-putrasya ca pautrasya
- mat-pūrvā vaṁśa-jasya vā
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
[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?"
This is an example of foolish possessiveness.