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SB 11.8.2

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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


grāsaṁ su-mṛṣṭaṁ virasaṁ
mahāntaṁ stokam eva vā
grased ājagaro 'kriyaḥ


grāsam—food; su-mṛṣṭam—clean and delicious; virasam—tasteless; mahāntam—a large quantity; stokam—a small quantity; eva—certainly; vā—either; yadṛcchayā—without personal endeavor; eva—indeed; āpatitam—obtained; graset—one should eat; ājagaraḥ—like the python; akriyaḥ—remaining neutral without endeavor.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Following the example of the python, one should give up material endeavors and accept for one's maintenance food that comes of its own accord, whether such food be delicious or tasteless, ample or meager.

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