TEXT 43
tantu-krntana yan nas tvam
abhadram acarah punah
tasmal lokesu te mudha
na bhaved bhramatah padam
SYNONYMS
tantu-krntana—O mischief-monger who have mercilessly separated my sons from me; yat—which; nah—unto us; tvam—you; abhadram—an inauspicious thing; acarah—have done; punah—again; tasmat—therefore; lokesu—in all the planetary systems within the universe; te—of you; mudha—O rascal not knowing how to act; na—not; bhavet—there may be; bhramatah—who are wandering; padam—an abode.
TRANSLATION
You have made me lose my sons once, and now you have again done the same inauspicious thing. Therefore you are a rascal who does not know how to behave toward others. You may travel all over the universe, but I curse you to have no residence anywhere.
PURPORT
Because Prajapati Daksa was a grhamedhi who wanted to remain in household life, he thought that if Narada Muni could not remain in one place, but had to travel all over the world, that would be a great punishment for him. Actually, however, such a punishment is a boon for a preacher. A preacher is known as parivrajakacarya—an acarya, or teacher, who always travels for the benefit of human society. Prajapati Daksa cursed Narada Muni by saying that although he had the facility to travel all over the universe, he would never be able to stay in one place. In the parampara system from Narada Muni, I have also been cursed. Although I have many centers that would be suitable places of residence, I cannot stay anywhere, for I have been cursed by the parents of my young disciples. Since the Krsna consciousness movement was started, I have traveled all over the world two or three times a year, and although I am provided comfortable places to stay wherever I go, I cannot stay anywhere for more than three days or a week. I do not mind this curse by the parents of my disciples, but now it is necessary that I stay in one place to finish another task—this translation of Srimad-Bhagavatam. If my young disciples, especially those who have taken sannyasa, take charge of traveling all over the world, it may be possible for me to transfer the curse of the parents to these young preachers. Then I may sit down conveniently in one place for the work of translation.

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