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SB 3.22.8

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


sa bhavān duhitṛ-sneha-
parikliṣṭātmano mama
śrotum arhasi dīnasya
śrāvitaṁ kṛpayā mune


saḥ—yourself; bhavān—Your Honor; duhitṛ-sneha—by affection for my daughter; parikliṣṭa-ātmanaḥ—whose mind is agitated; mama—my; śrotum—to listen; arhasi—be pleased; dīnasya—of my humble self; śrāvitam—to the prayer; kṛpayā—graciously; mune—O sage.


O great sage, graciously be pleased to listen to the prayer of my humble self, for my mind is troubled by affection for my daughter.


When a disciple is perfectly in consonance with the spiritual master, having received his message and executed it perfectly and sincerely, he has a right to ask a particular favor from the spiritual master. Generally a pure devotee of the Lord or a pure disciple of a bona fide spiritual master does not ask any favor either from the Lord or the spiritual master, but even if there is a need to ask a favor from the spiritual master, one cannot ask that favor without satisfying him fully. Svāyambhuva Manu wanted to disclose his mind regarding the function he wanted to execute due to affection for his daughter.

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