|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 23: The Song of the Avantī Brāhmaṇa.|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.23.25
pramattasya vayo balam
kuśalā yena sidhyanti
jaraṭhaḥ kiḿ nu sādhaye
vyarthayā — useless; artha — for wealth; īhayā — by the endeavor; vittam — money; pramattasya — of the maddened; vayaḥ — youth; balam — strength; kuśalāḥ — those who are discriminating; yena — by means of which; sidhyanti — become perfect; jaraṭhaḥ — an old man; kim — what; nu — indeed; sādhaye — can I achieve.
Discriminating persons are able to utilize their money, youth and strength to achieve perfection. But I have feverishly squandered these in the useless endeavor for further wealth. Now that I am an old man, what can I achieve?
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