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SB 11.23.46

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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 46

samāhitaṁ yasya manaḥ praśāntaṁ
dānādibhiḥ kiṁ vada tasya kṛtyam
asaṁyataṁ yasya mano vinaśyad
dānādibhiś ced aparaṁ kim ebhiḥ


SYNONYMS

samāhitam—perfectly fixed; yasya—whose; manaḥ—mind; praśāntam—pacified; dāna-ādibhiḥ—by charity and the other processes; kim—what; vada—please tell; tasya—of those processes; kṛtyam—use; asaṁyatam—uncontrolled; yasya—whose; manaḥ—mind; vinaśyat—dissolving; dāna-ādibhiḥ—by these processes of charity and so on; cet—if; aparam—further; kim—what use; ebhiḥ—of these.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

If one's mind is perfectly fixed and pacified, then tell me what need does one have to perform ritualistic charity and other pious rituals? And if one's mind remains uncontrolled, lost in ignorance, then of what use are these engagements for him?



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