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CC Ādi 17.160

Text

jiyāite pāre yadi, tabe māre prāṇī
veda-purāṇe āche hena ājñā-vāṇī

Synonyms

jiyāite — to rejuvenate; pāre — one is able; yadi — if; tabe — then; māre — can kill; prāṇī — living being; veda-purāṇe — in the Vedas and Purāṇas; āche — there are; hena — such; ājñā-vāṇī — orders and injunctions.

Translation

“In the Vedas and Purāṇas there are injunctions declaring that if one can revive a living being, one can kill it for experimental purposes.