Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- arthe hy avidyamāne 'pi
- saṁsṛtir na nivartate
- dhyāyato viṣayān asya
- svapne 'narthāgamo yathā
arthe—real cause; hi—certainly; avidyamāne—not existing; api—although; saṁsṛtiḥ—the material existential condition; na—not; nivartate—does cease; dhyāyataḥ—contemplating; viṣayān—objects of the senses; asya—of the living entity; svapne—in a dream; anartha—of disadvantages; āgamaḥ—arrival; yathā—like.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Actually, the living entity is transcendental to material existence. But because of his mentality of lording it over material nature, his material existential condition does not cease, and, just as in a dream, he is affected by all sorts of disadvantages.