Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- yathā dūra-care preṣṭhe
- mana āviśya vartate
- strīṇāṁ ca na tathā cetaḥ
- sannikṛṣṭe 'kṣi-gocare
yathā—as; dūra-care—being situated far away; preṣṭhe—a lover; manaḥ—the minds; āviśya—becoming absorbed; vartate—remain; strīṇām—of women; ca—and; na—not; tathā—so; cetaḥ—their minds; sannikṛṣṭe—when he is near; akṣi-gocare—present before their eyes.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
When her lover is far away, a woman thinks of him more than when he is present before her.
According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī, the same holds true for men, who become more absorbed in thinking of a beloved woman when she is far away than when she is present before their eyes.