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SB 8.19.26

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 26

yadṛcchā-lābha-tuṣṭasya
tejo viprasya vardhate
tat praśāmyaty asantoṣād
ambhasevāśuśukṣaṇiḥ


SYNONYMS

yadṛcchā-lābha-tuṣṭasya—who is satisfied by things obtained by the grace of God; tejaḥ—the brilliant effulgence; viprasya—of a brāhmaṇa; vardhate—increases; tat—that (effulgence); praśāmyati—is diminished; asantoṣāt—because of dissatisfaction; ambhasā—by pouring of water; iva—as; āśuśukṣaṇiḥ—a fire.


TRANSLATION

A brāhmaṇa who is satisfied with whatever is providentially obtained is increasingly enlightened with spiritual power, but the spiritual potency of a dissatisfied brāhmaṇa decreases, as fire diminishes in potency when water is sprinkled upon it.



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