SB 10.4.17

Text

daivam apy anṛtaṁ vakti
na martyā eva kevalam
yad-viśrambhād ahaṁ pāpaḥ
svasur nihatavāñ chiśūn

Synonyms

daivam—providence; api—also; anṛtam—lies; vakti—say; na—not; martyah—human beings; eva—certainly; kevalam—only; yat-viśrambhāt—because of believing that prophecy; Aham—I; papah—the most sinful; svasuḥ—of my sister; nihatavān—killed; śiśūn—so many children.

Translation

Alas, not only human beings but sometimes even providence lies. And I am so sinful that I believed the omen of providence and killed so many of my sister’s children.

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