TEXT 54
aho vidhatas tvam ativa baliso
yas tv atma-srsty-apratirupam ihase
pare nu jivaty aparasya ya mrtir
viparyayas cet tvam asi dhruvah parah
SYNONYMS
aho—alas (in great lamentation); vidhatah—O Providence; tvam—You; ativa—very much; balisah—inexperienced; yah—who; tu—indeed; atma-srsti—of Your own creation; apratirupam—just the opposite; ihase—You are performing and desiring; pare—while the father or the elder; nu—indeed; jivati—is living; aparasya—of one who was born later; ya—which; mrtih—death; viparyayah—contradictory; cet—if; tvam—You; asi—are; dhruvah—indeed; parah—an enemy.
TRANSLATION
Alas, O Providence, O Creator, You are certainly inexperienced in creation, for during the lifetime of a father You have caused the death of his son, thus acting in opposition to Your creative laws. If You are determined to contradict these laws, You are certainly the enemy of living entities and are never merciful.
PURPORT
This is the way a conditioned soul condemns the supreme creator when he meets reverses. Sometimes he accuses the Supreme Personality of Godhead of being crooked because some people are happy and some are not. Here the Queen blames supreme providence for her sonís death. Following the creative laws, a father should die first and then his son. If the creative laws are changed according to the whims of providence, then providence certainly should not be considered merciful, but must be considered inimical to the created being. Actually it is not the creator, but the conditioned soul who is inexperienced. He does not know how the subtle laws of fruitive activity work, and without knowledge of these laws of nature, he ignorantly criticizes the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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