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Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- dehātma-vādināṁ puṁsām
- api rājanya-sattama
- yathā dehaḥ priyatamas
- tathā na hy anu ye ca tam
deha-ātma-vādinām—who ascribe to the view that the body is the self; puṁsām—for persons; api—indeed; rājanya-sat-tama—O best of kings; yathā—as; dehaḥ—the body; priya-tamaḥ—most dear; tathā—thus; na—not; hi—certainly; anu—relative; ye—which things; ca—and; tam—to that.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Indeed, for persons who think the body is the self, O best of kings, those things whose importance lies only in their relationship to the body are never as dear as the body itself.