Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 4: The Atrocities of King Kaḿsa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.37

tathāpi devāḥ sāpatnyān

nopekṣyā iti manmahe

tatas tan-mūla-khanane

niyuńkṣvāsmān anuvratān


tathā api — still; devāḥ — the demigods; sāpatnyāt — due to enmity; na upekṣyāḥ — should not be neglected; iti manmahe — this is our opinion; tataḥ — therefore; tat-mūla-khananeto uproot them completely; niyuńkṣva — engage; asmān — us; anuvratān — who are ready to follow you.


Nonetheless, because of their enmity, our opinion is that the demigods should not be neglected. Therefore, to uproot them completely, engage us in fighting with them, for we are ready to follow you.


According to moral instructions, one should not neglect to extinguish fire completely, treat diseases completely, and clear debts completely. Otherwise they will increase and later be difficult to stop. Therefore the ministers advised Kaḿsa to uproot his enemies completely.

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