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SB 4.8.18

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


satyaṁ surucyābhihitaṁ bhavān me
yad durbhagāyā udare gṛhītaḥ
stanyena vṛddhaś ca vilajjate yāṁ
bhāryeti vā voḍhum iḍaspatir mām


satyam—truth; surucyā—by Queen Suruci; abhihitam—narrated; bhavān—unto you; me—of me; yat—because; durbhagāyāḥ—of the unfortunate; udare—in the womb; gṛhītaḥ—taken birth; stanyena—fed by the breast milk; vṛddhaḥ ca—grown up; vilajjate—becomes ashamed; yām—unto one; bhāryā—wife; iti—thus; —or; voḍhum—to accept; iḍaḥ-patiḥ—the King; mām—me.


Sunīti said: My dear boy, whatever has been spoken by Suruci is so, because the King, your father, does not consider me his wife or even his maidservant. He feels ashamed to accept me. Therefore it is a fact that you have taken birth from the womb of an unfortunate woman, and by being fed from her breast you have grown up.

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