Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 36

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 36


athāpi me ’vinītasya
kṣāttraṁ ghoram upeyuṣaḥ
surucyā durvaco-bāṇair
na bhinne śrayate hṛdi

My dear lord, I am very impudent for not accepting your instructions, but this is not my fault. It is due to my having been born in a kṣatriya family. My stepmother, Suruci, has pierced my heart with her harsh words. Therefore your valuable instruction does not stand in my heart.