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CC Madhya 11.11


ākārād api bhetavyaṁ
strīṇāṁ viṣayiṇām api
yathāher manasaḥ kṣobhas
tathā tasyākṛter api


ākārāt — from bodily features; api — even; bhetavyam — to be feared; strīṇām — of women; viṣayiṇām — of materialistic persons; api — even; yathā — as; aheḥ — from a serpent; manasaḥ — of the mind; kṣobhaḥ — agitation; tathā — so; tasya — of it; ākṛteḥ — from the appearance; api — even.


“ ‘Just as one is immediately frightened upon seeing a live serpent or even the form of a serpent, one endeavoring for self-realization should similarly fear a materialistic person and a woman. Indeed, he should not even glance at their bodily features.’


This is a quotation from Śrī Caitanya-candrodaya-nāṭaka (8.24).