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SB 11.13.11

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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


karoti kāma-vaśa-gaḥ
karmāṇy avijitendriyaḥ
duḥkhodarkāṇi sampaśyan


karoti—performs; kāma—of material desires; vaśa—under the control; gaḥ—having gone; karmāṇi—fruitive activities; avijita—uncontrolled; indriyaḥ—whose senses; duḥkha—unhappiness; udarkāṇi—bringing as a future result; sampaśyan—seeing clearly; rajaḥ—of the mode of passion; vega—by the force; vimohitaḥ—bewildered.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


One who does not control the material senses comes under the control of material desires and is thus bewildered by the strong waves of the mode of passion. Such a person executes material activities, although clearly seeing that the result will be future unhappiness.

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