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SB 10.25.4

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


yathādṛḍhaiḥ karma-mayaiḥ
kratubhir nāma-nau-nibhaiḥ
vidyām ānvīkṣikīṁ hitvā
titīrṣanti bhavārṇavam


yathā — as; adṛḍhaiḥ — which are inadequate; karma-mayaiḥ — based on fruitive activity; kratubhiḥ — by ritual sacrifices; nāma — in name only; nau-nibhaiḥ — which serve as boats; vidyām — knowledge; ānvīkṣikīm — spiritual; hitvā — abandoning; titīrṣanti — they try to cross beyond

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Their taking shelter of Kṛṣṇa is just like the foolish attempt of men who abandon transcendental knowledge of the self and instead try to cross over the great ocean of material existence in the false boats of fruitive, ritual sacrifices.

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