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SB 11.26.3

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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


saṅgaṁ na kuryād asatāṁ
śiśnodara-tṛpāṁ kvacit
tasyānugas tamasy andhe
pataty andhānugāndha-vat


saṅgam—association; na kuryāt—one should never make; asatām—of those who are materialistic; śiśna—the genitals; udara—and the belly; tṛpām—who are devoted to gratifying; kvacit—at any time; tasya—of any such person; anugaḥ—the follower; tamasi andhe—into the darkest pit; patati—he falls; andha-anuga—following a blind man; andha-vat—just like another blind man.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


One should never associate with materialists, those dedicated to gratifying their genitals and bellies. By following them one falls into the deepest pit of darkness, just like a blind man who follows another blind man.

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