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SB 7.15.19

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 19

asantuṣṭasya viprasya
tejo vidyā tapo yaśaḥ
sravantīndriya-laulyena
jñānaṁ caivāvakīryate


SYNONYMS

asantuṣṭasya—of one who is not self-satisfied; viprasya—of such a brāhmaṇa; tejaḥ—strength; vidyā—education; tapaḥ—austerity; yaśaḥ—fame; sravanti—dwindle; indriya—of the senses; laulyena—because of greed; jñānam—knowledge; ca—and; eva—certainly; avakīryate—gradually vanishes.


TRANSLATION

Because of greed for the sake of the senses, the spiritual strength, education, austerity and reputation of a devotee or brāhmaṇa who is not self-satisfied dwindle, and his knowledge gradually vanishes.



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