Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 82: Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Meet the Inhabitants of Vṛndāvana

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.82.20

śrī-vasudeva uvāca

amba māsmān asūyethā

daiva-krīḍanakān narān

īśasya hi vaśe lokaḥ

kurute kāryate 'tha

SYNONYMS

śrī-vasudevaḥ uvācaŚrī Vasudeva said; amba — my dear sister; — please do not; asmān — with us; asūyethāḥ — be angry; daiva — of fate; krīḍanakān — the playthings; narān — men; īśasya — of the Supreme Lord; hi — indeed; vaśe — under the control; lokaḥa person; kurute — acts on his own; kāryate — is made to act by others; atha — or else.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Vasudeva said: Dear sister, please do not be angry with us. We are only ordinary men, playthings of fate. Indeed, whether a person acts on his own or is forced by others, he is always under the Supreme Lord's control.

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