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SB 11.23.16

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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

TEXT 16

yaśo yaśasvināṁ śuddhaṁ
ślāghyā ye guṇināṁ guṇāḥ
lobhaḥ sv-alpo 'pi tān hanti
śvitro rūpam ivepsitam


SYNONYMS

yaśaḥ—the fame; yaśasvinām—of those who are famous; śuddham—pure; ślāghyāḥ—praiseworthy; ye—which; guṇinām—of those endowed with good qualities; guṇāḥ—the qualities; lobhaḥ—greed; su-alpaḥ—a little; api—even; tān—these; hanti—destroys; śvitraḥ—white leprosy; rūpam—physical beauty; iva—just as; īpsitam—enchanting.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Whatever pure fame is possessed by the famous and whatever praiseworthy qualities are found in the virtuous are destroyed by even a small amount of greed, just as one's attractive physical beauty is ruined by a trace of white leprosy.



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