Madhya-līlāChapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.241

nārada kahe, — "yadi jīve māra' tumi bāṇa

ardha-mārā kara kene, lao parāṇa?"

SYNONYMS

nārada kaheNārada Muni said; yadi — if; jīvein the animals; māra' — pierce; tumi — you; bāṇa — your arrows; ardha-mārā kara — you half-kill; kene — why; lao parāṇa — don't you take their lives completely.

TRANSLATION

"Nārada Muni then inquired, 'Why did you not kill the animals completely? Why did you half-kill them by piercing their bodies with arrows?'

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