|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 64: The Deliverance of King Nṛga|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.64.24
pūrvaḿ devāśubhaḿ bhuñja
iti prāha pateti saḥ
tāvad adrākṣam ātmānaḿ
kṛkalāsaḿ patan prabho
pūrvam — first; deva — O lord; aśubham — the sinful reactions; bhuñje — I will experience; iti — thus saying; prāha — said; pata — fall; iti — thus; saḥ — he; tāvat — just then; adrākṣam — I saw; ātmānam — myself; kṛkalāsam — a lizard; patan — falling; prabho — O master.
I replied, "First, my lord, let me suffer my sinful reactions," and Yamarāja said, "Then fall!" "At once I fell, and while falling I saw myself becoming a lizard, O master.
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