Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 509

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

The Universal Form
Chapter 11: Verse-44

tasmät pranamya pranidhäya käyam prasädaye tväm aham isam idyam
piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuh priyah priyäyärhasi deva sodhum[1]


You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respectful obeisances and ask Your mercy. As a father tolerates the impudence of his son, or a friend tolerates the impertinence of a friend, or a wife tolerates the familiarity of her partner, please tolerate the wrongs I may have done You.


Krsna’s devotees relate to krsna in various relationships; one might treat krsna as a son, or one might treat krsna as a husband, as a friend, or as a master.krsna and Arjuna are related in friendship. As the father tolerates, or the husband or a master tolerates, so krsna tolerates.



  1. tasmät=therefore; pranamya=offering obeisances; pranidhäya=laying down; käyam=the body; prasädaye=to beg mercy; tväm=unto You; aham=I; isam=unto the Supreme Lord; idyam=worshipable; pitä iva=like a father; putrasya=with a son; sakhä iva=like a friend; sakhyuh=with a friend; priyah=a lover; priyäyäh=with the dearmost; arhasi=You should; deva=my Lord; sodhum=tolerate.

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