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CC Antya 7.119

Text

ajña jīva nija-‘hite’ ‘ahita’ kari’ māne
garva cūrṇa haile, pāche ughāḍe nayane

Synonyms

ajña jīva — the ignorant living entity; nija-hite — his personal benefit; ahita karimāne — considers a loss; garva cūrṇa haile — when pride is cut down; pāche — afterward; ughāḍe nayane — the eyes open.

Translation

An ignorant living being does not recognize his actual profit. Because of ignorance and material pride, he sometimes considers profit a loss, but when his pride is cut down he can actually see his true benefit.