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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.26

śāyito 'śuci-paryańke

jantuḥ svedaja-dūṣite

neśaḥ kaṇḍūyane 'ńgānām



śāyitaḥ — laid down; aśuci-paryańke — on a foul bed; jantuḥ — the child; sveda-ja — with creatures born from sweat; dūṣite — infested; na īśaḥ — incapable of; kaṇḍūyane — scratching; ańgānām — his limbs; āsana — sitting; utthāna — standing; ceṣṭane — or moving.


Laid down on a foul bed infested with sweat and germs, the poor child is incapable of scratching his body to get relief from his itching sensation to say nothing of sitting up, standing or even moving.


It should be noted that the child is born crying and suffering. After birth the same suffering continues, and he cries. Because he is disturbed by the germs in his foul bed, which is contaminated by his urine and stool, the poor child continues to cry. He is unable to take any remedial measure for his relief.

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