TEXT 10
śrī-bhagavān uvāca
satyaṁ vayaṁ bho vana-gocarā mṛgā
yuṣmad-vidhān mṛgaye grāma-siṁhān
na mṛtyu-pāśaiḥ pratimuktasya vīrā
vikatthanaṁ tava gṛhṇanty abhadra
SYNONYMS
śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; satyam—indeed; vayam—We; bhoḥ—O; vana-gocarāḥ—dwelling in the forest; mṛgāḥ—creatures; yuṣmat-vidhān—like you; mṛgaye—I am searching to kill; grāma-siṁhān—dogs; na—not; mṛtyu-pāśaiḥ—by the bonds of death; pratimuktasya—of one who is bound; vīrāḥ—the heroes; vikatthanam—loose talk; tava—your; gṛhṇanti—take notice of; abhadra—O mischievous one.
TRANSLATION
The Personality of Godhead said: Indeed, We are creatures of the jungle, and We are searching after hunting dogs like you. One who is freed from the entanglement of death has no fear from the loose talk in which you are indulging, for you are bound up by the laws of death.
PURPORT
Demons and atheistic persons can go on insulting the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but they forget that they are subjected to the laws of birth and death. They think that simply by decrying the existence of the Supreme Lord or defying His stringent laws of nature, one can be freed from the clutches of birth and death. In Bhagavad-gītā it is said that simply by understanding the transcendental nature of God one can go back home, back to Godhead. But demons and atheistic persons do not try to understand the nature of the Supreme Lord; therefore they remain in the entanglement of birth and death.

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