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SB 6.18.6

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


retaḥ siṣicatuḥ kumbhe
urvaśyāḥ sannidhau drutam
revatyāṁ mitra utsargam
ariṣṭaṁ pippalaṁ vyadhāt


retaḥ—semen; siṣicatuḥ—discharged; kumbhe—in an earthen pot; urvaśyāḥ—of Urvaśī; sannidhau—in the presence; drutam—flown; revatyām—in Revatī; mitraḥ—Mitra; utsargam—Utsarga; ariṣṭam—Ariṣṭa; pippalam—Pippala; vyadhāt—begot.


Upon seeing Urvaśī, the celestial society girl, both Mitra and Varuṇa discharged semen, which they preserved in an earthen pot. The two sons Agastya and Vasiṣṭha later appeared from that pot, and they are therefore the common sons of Mitra and Varuṇa. Mitra begot three sons in the womb of his wife, whose name was Revatī. Their names were Utsarga, Ariṣṭa and Pippala.


Modern science is trying to generate living entities in test tubes by processing semen, but even long, long ago it was possible for semen kept in a pot to develop into a child.

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