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SB 6.19.17

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 17

patiṁ ca parayā bhaktyā
mahāpuruṣa-cetasā
priyais tais tair upanamet
prema-śīlaḥ svayaṁ patiḥ
bibhṛyāt sarva-karmāṇi
patnyā uccāvacāni ca


SYNONYMS

patim—the husband; ca—and; parayā—supreme; bhaktyā—with devotion; mahā-puruṣa-cetasā—accepting as the Supreme Person; priyaiḥ—dear; taiḥ taiḥ—by those (offerings); upanamet—should worship; prema-śīlaḥ—being affectionate; svayam—himself; patiḥ—the husband; bibhṛyāt—should execute; sarva-karmāṇi—all activities; patnyāḥ—of the wife; ucca-avacāni—high and low; ca—also.


TRANSLATION

Accepting her husband as the representative of the Supreme Person, a wife should worship him with unalloyed devotion by offering him prasāda. The husband, being very pleased with his wife, should engage himself in the affairs of his family.


PURPORT

The family relationship of husband and wife should be established spiritually according to the process mentioned above.



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