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SB 11.7.74

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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

TEXT 74

yaḥ prāpya mānuṣaṁ lokaṁ
mukti-dvāram apāvṛtam
gṛheṣu khaga-vat saktas
tam ārūḍha-cyutaṁ viduḥ


SYNONYMS

yaḥ—one who; prāpya—having achieved; mānuṣam lokam—the human form of life; mukti—of liberation; dvāram—the door; apāvṛtam—wide open; gṛheṣu—in family affairs; khaga-vat—like the bird of this story; saktaḥ—attached; tam—him; ārūḍha—having climbed high; cyutam—then falling; viduḥ—they consider.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The doors of liberation are opened wide to one who has achieved human life. But if a human being simply devotes himself to family life like the foolish bird in this story, then he is to be considered as one who has climbed to a high place only to trip and fall down.


Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Eleventh Canto, Seventh Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Lord Kṛṣṇa Instructs Uddhava."



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