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SB 11.23.7

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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


jñātayo 'tithayas tasya
vāṅ-mātreṇāpi nārcitāḥ
śūnyāvasatha ātmāpi
kāle kāmair anarcitaḥ


jñātayaḥ—the relatives; atithayaḥ—and guests; tasya—his; vāk-mātreṇa api—even by words; na arcitāḥ—were not shown respect; śūnya-avasathe—in his home deprived of religiosity and sense gratification; ātmā—himself; api—even; kāle—at the suitable times; kāmaiḥ—with sensory enjoyment; anarcitaḥ—not gratified.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


In his home, devoid of religiosity and lawful sense gratification, the family members and guests were never properly respected, even with words. He would not even allow sufficient gratification for his own body at the suitable times.

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