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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.28
visasarja tadā bāṇaḿ
matvā taḿ sva-jitaḿ smaraḥ
sarvaḿ tatrābhavan mogham
visasarja — shot; tadā — then; bāṇam — the arrow; matvā — thinking; tam — him; sva — by himself; jitam — conquered; smaraḥ — Cupid; sarvam — all this; tatra — directed at the sage; abhavat — became; mogham — futile; anīśasya — of an atheist disbeliever; yathā — just as; udyamaḥ — the endeavors.
Cupid, thinking he had conquered the sage, then shot his arrow. But all these attempts to seduce Mārkaṇḍeya proved futile, just like the useless endeavors of an atheist.
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