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SB 11.7.66

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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


sāsakṛt sneha-guṇitā
svayaṁ cābadhyata śicā
baddhān paśyanty apasmṛtiḥ


sā—she; asakṛt—constantly; sneha—by material affection; guṇitā—bound up; dīna-cittā—of crippled intelligence; aja—of the unborn Supreme Lord; māyayā—by the illusory potency; svayam—herself; ca—also; abadhyata—became caught; śicā—by the net; baddhān—the captured (children); paśyantī—while looking at; apasmṛtiḥ—having forgotten herself.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The lady pigeon had always allowed herself to be bound by the ropes of intense material affection, and thus her mind was overwhelmed by anguish. Being in the grip of the illusory energy of the Lord, she completely forgot herself, and rushing forward to her helpless children, she was immediately bound in the hunter's net.

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