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SB 10.54.43

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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


ātma-moho nṛṇām eva
kalpate deva-māyayā
suhṛd durhṛd udāsīna
iti dehātma-māninām


ātma—about the self; mohaḥ—the bewilderment; nṛṇām—of men; eva—only; kalpate—is effected; deva—of the Supreme Lord; māyayā—by the illusory, material energy; suhṛt—a friend; durhṛt—an enemy; udāsīnaḥ—a neutral party; iti—thus thinking; deha—the body; ātma—as the self; māninām—for those who consider.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The Supreme Lord's Māyā makes men forget their real selves, and thus, taking the body for the self, they consider others to be friends, enemies or neutral parties.

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