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SB 11.23.3

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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 3

na tathā tapyate viddhaḥ
pumān bāṇais tu marma-gaiḥ
yathā tudanti marma-sthā
hy asatāṁ paruṣeṣavaḥ


SYNONYMS

na—not; tathā—in the same way; tapyate—is caused pain; viddhaḥ—pierced; pumān—a person; bāṇaiḥ—by arrows; tu—however; marma-gaiḥ—going to the heart; yathā—as; tudanti—prick; marma-sthāḥ—attaching within the heart; hi—indeed; asatām—of evil persons; paruṣa—harsh (words); iṣavaḥ—the arrows.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Sharp arrows which pierce one's chest and reach the heart do not cause as much suffering as the arrows of harsh, insulting words that become lodged within the heart when spoken by uncivilized men.



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