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KAMALA

KAMALA

SB 2.2.3 P The Lord in the Heart
TEXT 3

TEXT

atah kavir namasu yavad arthah
syad apramatto vyavasaya-buddhih
siddhe 'nyatharthe na yateta tatra
parisramam tatra samiksamanah

SYNONYMS

atah--for this reason; kavih--the enlightened person; namasu--in names only; yavat--minimum; arthah--necessity; syat--must be; apramattah--without being mad after them; vyavasaya-buddhih--intelligently fixed; siddhe--for success; anyatha--otherwise; arthe--in the interest of; na--should never; yateta--endeavor for; tatra--there; parisramam--laboring hard; tatra--there; samiksamanah--one who sees practically.

TRANSLATION

For this reason the enlightened person should endeavor only for the minimum necessities of life while in the world of names. He should be intelligently fixed and never endeavor for unwanted things, being competent to perceive practically that all such endeavors are merely hard labor for nothing.

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