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—  A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977

Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1999. Canto 4, Chapter 25, verse 41, purport. Vedabase http://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/4/25/41
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