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    गोपा ऊचुः राम राम महावीर्य कृष्ण दुष्टनिबर्हण । एषा वै बाधते क्षुन्नस्तच्छान्तिं कर्तुमर्हथः ।। १०-२३-१ ।।

    The cowherd boys said: O Rāma, Rāma, mighty-armed one! O Kṛṣṇa, chastiser of the wicked! We are being harassed by hunger, and You should do something about it. ।। 10-23-1 ।।

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    श्रीशुक उवाच इति विज्ञापितो गोपैर्भगवान् देवकीसुतः । भक्ताया विप्रभार्यायाः प्रसीदन्निदमब्रवीत् ।। १०-२३-२ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus entreated by the cowherd boys, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the son of Devakī, replied as follows, desiring to please certain of His devotees who were brāhmaṇas’ wives. ।। 10-23-2 ।।

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    प्रयात देवयजनं ब्राह्मणा ब्रह्मवादिनः । सत्रमाङ्गिरसं नाम ह्यासते स्वर्गकाम्यया ।। १०-२३-३ ।।

    [Lord Kṛṣṇa said:] Please go to the sacrificial arena where a group of brāhmaṇas, learned in the Vedic injunctions, are now performing the Āṅgirasa sacrifice to gain promotion to heaven. ।। 10-23-3 ।।

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    तत्र गत्वौदनं गोपा याचतास्मद्विसर्जिताः । कीर्तयन्तो भगवत आर्यस्य मम चाभिधाम् ।। १०-२३-४ ।।

    When you go there, My dear cowherd boys, simply request some food. Declare to them the name of My elder brother, the Supreme Lord Balarāma, and also My name, and explain that you have been sent by Us. ।। 10-23-4 ।।

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    इत्यादिष्टा भगवता गत्वायाचन्त ते तथा । कृताञ्जलिपुटा विप्रान् दण्डवत्पतिता भुवि ।। १०-२३-५ ।।

    Thus instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cowherd boys went there and submitted their request. They stood before the brāhmaṇas with palms joined in supplication and then fell flat on the ground to offer respect. ।। 10-23-5 ।।