Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- na hy am-mayāni tīrthāni
- na devā mṛc-chilā-mayāḥ
- te punanty uru-kālena
- darśanād eva sādhavaḥ
na—not; hi—indeed; ap-mayāni—made of water; tīrthāni—holy places; na—such is not the case; devāḥ—deities; mṛt—of earth; śilā—and stone; mayāḥ—made; te—they; punanti—purify; uru-kālena—after a long time; darśanāt—by being seen; eva—only; sādhavaḥ—saints.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
No one can deny that there are holy places with sacred rivers, or that the demigods appear in deity forms made of earth and stone. But these purify the soul only after a long time, whereas saintly persons purify just by being seen.