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SB 8.19.23

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 23

sapta-dvīpādhipatayo
nṛpā vaiṇya-gayādayaḥ
arthaiḥ kāmair gatā nāntaṁ
tṛṣṇāyā iti naḥ śrutam


SYNONYMS

sapta-dvīpa-adhipatayaḥ—those who are proprietors of the seven islands; nṛpāḥ—such kings; vaiṇya-gaya-ādayaḥ—Mahārāja Pṛthu, Mahārāja Gaya and others; arthaiḥ—for fulfillment of ambition; kāmaiḥ—for satisfying one's desires; gatāḥ na—could not reach; antam—the end; tṛṣṇāyāḥ—of their ambitions; iti—thus; naḥ—by Us; śrutam—has been heard.


TRANSLATION

We have heard that although powerful kings like Mahārāja Pṛthu and Mahārāja Gaya achieved proprietorship over the seven dvīpas, they could not achieve satisfaction or find the end of their ambitions.



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