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SB 10.84.31

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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


sannikarṣo 'tra martyānām
gāṅgaṁ hitvā yathānyāmbhas
tatratyo yāti śuddhaye


sannikarṣaḥ—proximity; atra—here (in this world); martyānām—for mortals; anādaraṇa—of disregard; kāraṇam—a cause; gāṅgam—(the water) of the Ganges; hitvā—leaving; yathā—as; anya—other; ambhaḥ—to water; tatratyaḥ—one who lives near it; yāti—goes; śuddhaye—for purification.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


In this world familiarity breeds contempt. For example, one who lives on the banks of the Ganges might travel to some other body of water to be purified.

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