|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 7: Lord Kṛṣṇa Instructs Uddhava|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.7.67
kapotaḥ svātmajān baddhān
ātmano 'py adhikān priyān
bhāryāḿ cātma-samāḿ dīno
kapotaḥ — the male pigeon; sva-ātma-jān — his own children; baddhān — bound up; ātmanaḥ — than himself; api — even; adhikān — more; priyān — dear; bhāryām — his wife; ca — and; ātma-samām — equal to himself; dīnaḥ — the unfortunate fellow; vilalāpa — lamented; ati-duḥkhitaḥ — most unhappy.
Seeing his own children, who were more dear to him than life itself, fatally bound in the hunter's net along with his dearmost wife, whom he considered equal in every way to himself, the poor male pigeon began to lament wretchedly.
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