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SB 11.13.12

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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


rajas-tamobhyāṁ yad api
vidvān vikṣipta-dhīḥ punaḥ
atandrito mano yuñjan
doṣa-dṛṣṭir na sajjate


rajaḥ-tamobhyām—by the modes of passion and ignorance; yat api—even though; vidvān—a learned person; vikṣipta—bewildered; dhīḥ—the intelligence; punaḥ—again; atandritaḥ—carefully; manaḥ—the mind; yuñjan—engaging; doṣa—the contamination of material attachment; dṛṣṭiḥ—seeing clearly; na—not; sajjate—becomes attached.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Although the intelligence of a learned person may be bewildered by the modes of passion and ignorance, he should again carefully bring the mind under control. By clearly seeing the contamination of the modes of nature, he does not become attached.

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