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CC Madhya 24.241

Text

nārada kahe, — “yadi jīve māra’ tumi bāṇa
ardha-mārā kara kene, nā lao parāṇa?”

Synonyms

nārada kahe — Nārada Muni said; yadi — if; jīve — in the animals; māra’ — pierce; tumi — you; bāṇa — your arrows; ardha-mārā kara — you half-kill; kene — why; lao parāṇa — don’t you take their lives completely.

Translation

“Nārada Muni then inquired, ‘Why did you not kill the animals completely? Why did you half-kill them by piercing their bodies with arrows?’