TEXTS 77-78
tabe bada-vipra kahe, "ei satya katha
gopala yadi saksi dena, apane asi' etha
tabe kanya diba ami, janiha niscaya"
tanra putra kahe,--'ei bhala bata haya'
SYNONYMS
tabe—at that time; bada-vipra—the elderly brahmana; kahe—says; ei satya katha—this is true; gopala—the Gopala Deity; yadi—if; saksi—witness; dena—gives; apane—personally; asi'-coming; etha—here; tabe—at that time; kanya—daughter; diba—must give in charity; ami—I; janiha—you all know it; niscaya—certainly; tanra—his; putra—son; kahe—says; ei—this; bhala—nice; bata—statement; haya—is.
TRANSLATION
Taking this opportunity, the elderly brahmana immediately confirmed that this was really true. He said, "If Gopala personally comes here to serve as a witness, I shall surely give my daughter to the young brahmana." The elderly brahmana's son immediately confirmed this, saying, "Yes, this is a very nice settlement."
PURPORT
As the Supersoul within the heart of all living entities, Krsna knows everyone's desire, everyone's request and everyone's prayer. Although all these may be contradictory, the Lord has to create a situation in which everyone will be pleased. This is an instance of a marriage negotiation between an elderly brahmana and a youthful one. The elderly brahmana was certainly willing to give his daughter in charity to the young brahmana, but his son and relatives became impediments to this transaction. The elderly brahmana considered how to get out of this situation and still offer his daughter to the young brahmana. His son, an atheist and a very cunning fellow, was thinking of how to stop the marriage. The father and son were thinking in a contradictory way, yet Krsna created a situation wherein they both agreed. They both agreed that if the Gopala Deity would come and serve as a witness, the daughter would be given to the young brahmana.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/madhya/5/77-78

Previous: Madhya 5.76     Next: Madhya 5.79

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada