Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 6: Prahlāda Instructs His Demoniac Schoolmates

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.29-30

śrī-daitya-putrā ūcuḥ

prahrāda tvaḿ vayaḿ cāpi

narte 'nyaḿ vidmahe gurum

etābhyāḿ guru-putrābhyāḿ

bālānām api hīśvarau

bālasyāntaḥpura-sthasya

mahat-sańgo duranvayaḥ

chindhi naḥ saḿśayaḿ saumya

syāc ced visrambha-kāraṇam

SYNONYMS

śrī-daitya-putrāḥ ūcuḥ — the sons of the demons said; prahrādaO dear friend Prahlāda; tvam — you; vayam — we; ca — and; api — also; na — not; ṛte — except; anyam — any other; vidmahe — know; gurum — Spiritual master; etābhyām — these two; guru-putrābhyām — the sons of Śukrācārya; bālānām — of little children; api — although; hi — indeed; īśvarau — the two controllers; bālasya — of a child; antaḥpura-sthasya — remaining inside the house or palace; mahat-sańgaḥ — the association of a great person like Nārada; duranvayaḥ — very difficult; chindhi — please dispel; naḥ — our; saḿśayam — doubt; saumyaO gentle one; syāt — there may be; cet — if; visrambha-kāraṇam — cause of faith (in your words).

TRANSLATION

The sons of the demons replied: Dear Prahlāda, neither you nor we know any teacher or spiritual master other than Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka, the sons of Śukrācārya. After all, we are children and they our controllers. For you especially, who always remain within the palace, it is very difficult to associate with a great personality. Dear friend, most gentle one, would you kindly explain how it was possible for you to hear Nārada? Kindly dispel our doubts in this regard.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Seventh Canto, Sixth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled, "Prahlāda Instructs His Demoniac Schoolmates."

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