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SB 11.23.25

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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


vyarthayārthehayā vittaṁ
pramattasya vayo balam
kuśalā yena sidhyanti
jaraṭhaḥ kiṁ nu sādhaye


vyarthayā—useless; artha—for wealth; īhayā—by the endeavor; vittam—money; pramattasya—of the maddened; vayaḥ—youth; balam—strength; kuśalāḥ—those who are discriminating; yena—by means of which; sidhyanti—become perfect; jaraṭhaḥ—an old man; kim—what; nu—indeed; sādhaye—can I achieve.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Discriminating persons are able to utilize their money, youth and strength to achieve perfection. But I have feverishly squandered these in the useless endeavor for further wealth. Now that I am an old man, what can I achieve?

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