TEXT 28
sarve prayāsā abhavan vimoghāḥ
kṛtāḥ kṛtā deva-gaṇeṣu daityaiḥ
kṛṣṇānukūleṣu yathā mahatsu
kṣudraiḥ prayuktā ūṣatī rūkṣa-vācaḥ
SYNONYMS
sarve—all; prayāsāḥ—endeavors; abhavan—were; vimoghāḥ—futile; kṛtāḥ—performed; kṛtāḥ—again performed; deva-gaṇeṣu—unto the demigods; daityaiḥ—by the demons; kṛṣṇa-anukūleṣu—who were always protected by Kṛṣṇa; yathā—just as; mahatsu—unto the Vaiṣṇavas; kṣudraiḥ—by insignificant persons; prayuktāḥ—used; ūṣatīḥ—unfavorable; rūkṣa—rough; vācaḥ—words.
TRANSLATION
When insignificant persons use rough words to cast false, angry accusations against saintly persons, their fruitless words do not disturb the great personalities. Similarly, all the efforts of the demons against the demigods, who were favorably situated under the protection of Kṛṣṇa, were futile.
PURPORT
There is a Bengali saying that if a vulture curses a cow to die, the curse will not be effective. Similarly, accusations made by demoniac persons against devotees of Kṛṣṇa cannot have any effect. The demigods are devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and therefore the curses of the demons were futile.

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