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CC Madhya 12.51

Text

śukla-vastre masi-bindu yaiche nā lukāya
sannyāsīra alpa chidra sarva-loke gāya

Synonyms

śukla-vastre — on white cloth; masi-bindu — a spot of ink; yaiche — as much as; — does not; lukāya — become hidden; sannyāsīra — of a sannyāsī; alpa — a very little; chidra — fault; sarva-loke — the general public; gāya — advertise.

Translation

“As soon as the general public finds a little fault in the behavior of a sannyāsī, they advertise it like wildfire. A black spot of ink cannot be hidden on a white cloth. It is always very prominent.”