Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 31: Lord Kapila's Instructions on the Movements of the Living Entities

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.24

patito bhuvy asṛń-miśraḥ

viṣṭhā-bhūr iva ceṣṭate

rorūyati gate jñāne

viparītāḿ gatiḿ gataḥ


patitaḥ — fallen; bhuvi — on the earth; asṛk — with blood; miśraḥ — smeared; viṣṭhā-bhūḥa worm; iva — like; ceṣṭatehe moves his limbs; rorūyati — cries loudly; gate — being lost; jñāne — his wisdom; viparītām — the opposite; gatim — state; gataḥ — gone to.


The child thus falls on the ground, smeared with stool and blood, and plays just like a worm germinated from the stool. He loses his superior knowledge and cries under the spell of māyā.

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