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SB 10.47.35

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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


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.

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