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SB 6.19.24

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 24

ācāryam agrataḥ kṛtvā
vāg-yataḥ saha bandhubhiḥ
dadyāt patnyai caroḥ śeṣaṁ
suprajāstvaṁ susaubhagam


SYNONYMS

ācāryam—the ācārya; agrataḥ—first of all; kṛtvā—receiving properly; vāk-yataḥ—controlling speech; saha—with; bandhubhiḥ—friends and relatives; dadyāt—he should give; patnyai—to the wife; caroḥ—of the oblation of sweet rice; śeṣam—the remnant; su-prajāstvam—which insures good progeny; su-saubhagam—which insures good fortune.


TRANSLATION

Before taking his meal, the husband must first seat the ācārya comfortably, and, along with his relatives and friends, should control his speech and offer prasāda to the guru. Then the wife should eat the remnants of the oblation of sweet rice cooked with ghee. Eating the remnants insures a learned, devoted son and all good fortune.



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