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SB 5.26.9

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


evam evāndhatāmisre yas tu vañcayitvā puruṣaṁ
dārādīn upayuṅkte yatra śarīrī nipātyamāno
yātanā-stho vedanayā naṣṭa-matir naṣṭa-dṛṣṭiś ca
bhavati yathā vanaspatir vṛścyamāna-mūlas
tasmād andhatāmisraṁ tam upadiśanti


evam—in this way; eva—certainly; andhatāmisre—in the hellish planet known as Andhatāmisra; yaḥ—the person who; tu—but; vañcayitvā—cheating; puruṣam—another person; dāra-ādīn—the wife and children; upayuṅkte—enjoys; yatra—where; śarīrī—the embodied person; nipātyamānaḥ—being forcibly thrown; yātanā-sthaḥ—always situated in extremely miserable conditions; vedanayā—by such suffering; naṣṭa—lost; matiḥ—whose consciousness; naṣṭa—lost; dṛṣṭiḥ—whose sight; ca—also; bhavati—becomes; yathā—as much as; vanaspatiḥ—the trees; vṛścyamāna—being cut; mūlaḥ—whose root; tasmāt—because of this; andhatāmisram—Andhatāmisra; tam—that; upadiśanti—they call.


The destination of a person who slyly cheats another man and enjoys his wife and children is the hell known as Andhatāmisra. There his condition is exactly like that of a tree being chopped at its roots. Even before reaching Andhatāmisra, the sinful living being is subjected to various extreme miseries. These afflictions are so severe that he loses his intelligence and sight. It is for this reason that learned sages call this hell Andhatāmisra.

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