TEXT 28
mayā nirūpitas tubhyaṁ
patir ātma-samādhinā
nābhinandati loko ’yaṁ
tvām abhadrām asammatām
SYNONYMS
mayā—by me; nirūpitaḥ—settled; tubhyam—for you; patiḥ—husband; ātma—of the mind; samādhinā—by meditation; na—never; abhinandati—welcome; lokaḥ—the people; ayam—these; tvām—you; abhadrām—inauspicious; asammatām—unacceptable.
TRANSLATION
The King of the Yavanas replied: After much consideration, I have arrived at a husband for you. Actually, as far as everyone is concerned, you are inauspicious and mischievous. Since no one likes you, how can anyone accept you as his wife?
PURPORT
After much consideration, the King of the Yavanas decided to make the best use of a bad bargain. Kālakanyā was a bad bargain, and no one liked her, but everything can be used for the service of the Lord. Thus the King of the Yavanas tried to utilize her for some purpose. The purpose has already been explained—that is, Kālakanyā as jarā, the invalidity of old age, can be used to arouse a sense of fear in people so that they will prepare for the next life by engaging in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

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