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pratyakhyatah sa tenapi
tasmin nyasyasvam aruhya
His appeal thus rejected by Akrura also, Satadhanva placed the precious jewel in Akrura’s care and fled on a horse that could travel one hundred yojanas [eight hundred miles].
The term nyasya, “leaving in the care of,” implies Satadhanva now believed the jewel was his; thus he was leaving it in the care of a friend. In blunt terms, this is a thief’s mentality.