tabe dui bhai tanre marite na dila
nija trtiya bhai kari' nikate rakhila
tabe—at that time; dui bhai—the two brothers (Srila Rupa and Sanatana); tanre—him; marite—to die; na dila—did not allow; nija—own; trtiya—third; bhai—brother; kari'-accepting; nikate—near; rakhila—kept him.
These two brothers, however, did not allow him to die. They accepted him as their third brother and kept him in their company.
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