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Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute

Bg 7.11
TEXT 11
balam balavatam caham
kama-raga-vivarjitam
dharmaviruddho bhutesu
kamo 'smi bharatarsabha
SYNONYMS
balam—strength; balavatam—of the strong; ca—and; aham—I am; kama—passion; raga—attachment; vivarjitam—devoid of; dharma-aviruddha—not against the religious principles; bhutesu—in all beings; kamah—sex-life; asmi—I am; bharatarsabha—O lord of the Bharatas.
TRANSLATION
I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O Lord of the Bharatas [Arjuna].
PURPORT
The strong man's strength should be applied to protect the weak, not for personal aggression. Similarly, sex life, according to religious principles (dharma), should be for the propagation of children, not otherwise. The responsibility of parents is then to make their offspring Krsna conscious.

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