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SB 10.60.48

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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


vyūḍhāyāś cāpi puṁścalyā
mano 'bhyeti navaṁ navam
budho 'satīṁ na bibhṛyāt
tāṁ bibhrad ubhaya-cyutaḥ


vyūḍhāyāḥ—of a woman who is married; ca—and; api—even; puṁścalyāḥ—promiscuous; manaḥ—the mind; abhyeti—is attracted; navam navam—to newer and newer (lovers); budhaḥ—one who is intelligent; asatīm—an unchaste woman; na bibhryāt—should not maintain; tām—her; bibhrat—maintaining; ubhaya—from both (good fortune in this world and in the next); cyutaḥ—fallen.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The mind of a promiscuous woman always hankers for new lovers, even if she is married. An intelligent man should not keep such an unchaste wife, for if he does he will lose his good fortune both in this life and the next.

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