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CC Madhya 7.73

Text

vajrād api kaṭhorāṇi
mṛdūni kusumād api
lokottarāṇāṁ cetāṁsi
ko nu vijñātum īśvaraḥ

Synonyms

vajrāt api — than a thunderbolt; kaṭhorāṇi — harder; mṛdūni — softer; kusumāt api — than a flower; loka-uttarāṇām — persons above the human platform of behavior; cetāṁsi — the hearts; kaḥ — who; nu — but; vijñātum — to understand; īśvaraḥ — able.

Translation

“The hearts of those above common behavior are sometimes harder than a thunderbolt and sometimes softer than a flower. How can one accommodate such contradictions in great personalities?”