TEXT 18
yūyaṁ brahma-vido yuktās
tapasā dagdha-kilbiṣāḥ
kutaḥ saṅkalpa-vaiṣamyam
anṛtaṁ vibudheṣv iva
SYNONYMS
yūyam—of all you; brahma-vidaḥ—completely in awareness of the Absolute Truth; yuktāḥ—self-controlled and well balanced; tapasā—by dint of austerity and penances; dagdha-kilbiṣāḥ—all kinds of material contamination having been burnt out; kutaḥ—then how; saṅkalpa-vaiṣamyam—discrepancy in the matter of determination; anṛtam—false promise, false statement; vibudheṣu—in the society of the demigods; iva—or.
TRANSLATION
You are all self-controlled, well balanced in mind, and aware of the Absolute Truth. And because of austerities and penances you are completely cleansed of all material contamination. Your words, like those of the demigods, are never baffled. Then how is it possible that your determination has failed?
PURPORT
We have learned from many Vedic literatures that a benediction or curse given by the demigods never proves false. By performing austerities and penances, by controlling the senses and mind, and by achieving full knowledge of the Absolute Truth, one is fully cleansed of material contamination. Then one’s words and blessings, like those of the demigods, are never a failure.

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