Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 10



Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 10.

yuyam  ca  pitranvadishta  deva-devena  canaghah,

praja-sargaya  hi  katham  vrkshan  nirdagdhum   arhatha.

yuyam  =  you;

ca  =  also;

pitra  =  by your father;

anvadishtah  =  ordered;

deva-devena  =   by the Personality of Godhead, the master of the masters;

ca  =  also;

anaghah  =  O sinless ones;

praja-sargaya  =  for generating the population;

hi  =  indeed;

katham  =  how;

vrkshan  =  the  trees;

nirdagdhum  =  to burn to ashes;

arhatha  =  are able.

O pure-hearted ones, your father, Prācīnabarhi, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead have ordered you to generate population. Therefore how can you burn to ashes these trees and herbs, which are needed for the maintenance of your subjects and descendants?

To be continued  ....