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CC Ādi 16.70

Text

sundara śarīra yaiche bhūṣaṇe bhūṣita
eka śveta-kuṣṭhe yaiche karaye vigīta

Synonyms

sundara — beautiful; śarīra — body; yaiche — as; bhūṣaṇe — with ornaments; bhūṣita — decorated; eka — one; śveta-kuṣṭhe — with a white spot of leprosy; yaiche — as; karaye — is made; vigīta — abominable.

Translation

“One’s beautiful body may be decorated with jewels, but one spot of white leprosy makes the entire body abominable.

Purport

The great sage Bharata Muni, an authority on poetic metaphor, has given his opinion in this connection as follows.