Canto 1: CreationChapter 15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.19


aikyād vayasya ṛtavān iti vipralabdhaḥ

sakhyuḥ sakheva pitṛvat tanayasya sarvaḿ

sehe mahān mahitayā kumater aghaḿ me


śayya — sleeping on one bed; āsana — sitting on one seat; aṭana — walking together; vikatthana — self-adoration; bhojana — dining together; ādiṣu — and in all such dealings; aikyāt — because of oneness; vayasyaO my friend; ṛtavān — truthful; iti — thus; vipralabdhaḥ — misbehaved; sakhyuḥ — unto a friend; sakhā iva — just like a friend; pitṛvat — just like the father; tanayasya — of a child; sarvam — all; sehe — tolerated; mahān — great; mahitayā — by glories; kumateḥ — of one who is of low mentality; agham — offense; memine.


Generally both of us used to live together and sleep, sit and loiter together. And at the time of advertising oneself for acts of chivalry, sometimes, if there were any irregularity, I used to reproach Him by saying, "My friend, You are very truthful." Even in those hours when His value was minimized, He, being the Supreme Soul, used to tolerate all those utterings of mine, excusing me exactly as a true friend excuses his true friend, or a father excuses his son.


Since the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is all-perfect, His transcendental pastimes with His pure devotees never lack anything in any respect, either as a friend, son or lover. The Lord relishes the reproaches of friends, parents or fiancees more than the Vedic hymns offered to Him by great learned scholars and religionists in an official fashion.

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