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SB 4.27.22

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


mayi saṁrabhya vipula-
madāc chāpaṁ suduḥsaham
sthātum arhasi naikatra
mad-yācñā-vimukho mune


mayi—unto me; saṁrabhya—having become angry; vipula—unlimited; madāt—out of illusion; śāpam—curse; su-duḥsaham—unbearable; sthātum arhasi—you may remain; na—never; ekatra—in one place; mat—my; yācñā—request; vimukhaḥ—having refused; mune—O great sage.


The great sage Nārada continued: When I refused to accept her request, she became very angry at me and cursed me severely. Because I refused her request, she said that I would not be able to stay in one place for a long time.


The great sage Nārada Muni has a spiritual body; therefore old age, disease, birth and death do not affect him. Nārada is the most kind devotee of the Supreme Lord, and his only business is to travel all over the universe and preach God consciousness. In other words, his business is to make everyone a Vaiṣṇava. Under the circumstances, there is ordinarily no need for him to stay in one place for more than the time he requires to preach. Since by his own free will he is already traveling all over the universe, the curse of Kālakanyā is described as fortunate. Like Nārada Muni, many other devotees of the Lord are engaged in preaching the glories of the Lord in different places and in different universes. Such personalities are beyond the jurisdiction of material laws.

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