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CC Antya 2.119

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 119

mātrā svasrā duhitrā vā
nā viviktāsano bhavet
balavān indriya-grāmo
vidvāṁsam api karṣati


SYNONYMS

mātrā—with one 's mother; svasrā—with one 's sister; duhitrā—with one 's daughter; —or; —not; vivikta-āsanaḥ—sitting together; bhavet—there should be; balavān—very strong; indriya-grāmaḥ—the group of senses; vidvāṁsam—a person with knowledge of liberation; api—even; karṣati—attract.


TRANSLATION

" 'One should not sit closely with one 's mother, sister or daughter, for the senses are so strong that they may attract even a person advanced in knowledge.'


PURPORT

This verse appears in the Manu-saṁhitā (2.215) and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam(SB 9.19.17).