Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 322

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Knowledge of the Absolute
Chapter 7: Verse-11

balam balavatäm cäham käma-räga-vivarjitam
dharmäviruddho bhütesu kämo ’smi bharatarsabha[1]


I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bhäratas [Arjuna].


The strong man’s strength should be applied to protect the weak, not for personal aggression. Similarly, sex life, according to religious principles (dharma), should be for the propagation of children, not otherwise. The responsibility of parents is then to make their offspring krsna conscious.



  1. balam=strength; bala-vatäm=of the strong; ca=and; aham=I am; käma=passion; räga=and attachment; vivarjitam=devoid of; dharma-aviruddhah=not against religious principles; bhütesu=in all beings; kämah=sex life; asmi=I am; bharata-rsabha=O lord of the Bhäratas.

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