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SB 7.11.23

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 23

deva-gurv-acyute bhaktis
tri-varga-paripoṣaṇam
āstikyam udyamo nityaṁ
naipuṇyaṁ vaiśya-lakṣaṇam


SYNONYMS

deva-guru-acyute—unto the demigods, the spiritual master and Lord Viṣṇu; bhaktiḥ—engagement in devotional service; tri-varga—of the three principles of pious life (religion, economic development and sense gratification); paripoṣaṇam—execution; āstikyam—faith in the scriptures, the spiritual master and the Supreme Lord; udyamaḥ—active; nityam—without cessation, continuously; naipuṇyam—expertise; vaiśya-lakṣaṇam—the symptoms of a vaiśya.


TRANSLATION

Being always devoted to the demigods, the spiritual master and the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu; endeavoring for advancement in religious principles, economic development and sense gratification [dharma, artha and kāma]; believing in the words of the spiritual master and scripture; and always endeavoring with expertise in earning money—these are the symptoms of the vaiśya.



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