TEXT 88
vipra kahe,--putra yadi daiva-siddha haya
svatah-siddha-jnana, tabe siksa vyartha haya
SYNONYMS
vipra kahe—the brahmana replied; putra—son; yadi—if; daiva—transcendental; siddha—mystic; haya—were; svatah-siddha-jnana—self-illuminated perfect knowledge; tabe—at that time; siksa—education; vyartha—futile; haya—becomes.
TRANSLATION
The brahmana replied, "If your son is a transcendental mystic boy with self-effulgent perfect knowledge, what is the use of your education?"
PURPORT
The brahmana Jagannatha Misra saw in his dream told him that his son was not an ordinary human being. If He were a transcendental person, He would have self-effulgent knowledge, and thus there would be no need to educate Him.

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