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SB 10.40.26

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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


yathābudho jalaṁ hitvā
praticchannaṁ tad-udbhavaiḥ
abhyeti mṛga-tṛṣṇāṁ vai
tadvat tvāhaṁ parāṅ-mukhaḥ


yathā—as; abudhaḥ—someone who is unintelligent; jalam—water; hitvā—overlooking; praticchannam—covered; tat-udbhavaiḥ—by the plants growing in it; abhyeti—approaches; mṛga-tṛṣṇām—a mirage; vai—indeed; tadvat—in that same way; tvā—You; aham—I; parāk-mukhaḥ—turned away.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Just as a fool overlooks a body of water covered by the vegetation growing in it and chases a mirage, so I have turned away from You.

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