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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 11.8.17
gramya-gitam na srinuyad
yatir vana-carah kvacit
siksheta harinad baddhan
gramya -- relating to sense gratification; gitam -- songs; na -- not; srinuyat -- he should hear; yatih -- a saintly mendicant; vana -- in the forest; carah -- moving; kvacit -- ever; siksheta -- one should learn; harinat -- from the deer; baddhat -- bound up; mrigayoh -- of the hunter; gita -- by the song; mohitat -- bewildered.
A saintly person dwelling in the forest in the renounced order of life should never listen to songs or music promoting material enjoyment. Rather, a saintly person should carefully study the example of the deer, who is bewildered by the sweet music of the hunter's horn and is thus captured and killed.
If one becomes attached to the sense gratification of materialistic music and songs, one will develop all the features of material entanglement. One should hear Bhagavad-gita, or the song sung by the Supreme Lord.
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