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ŚB 9.6.50


अहो इमं पश्यत मे विनाशं
तपस्विन: सच्चरितव्रतस्य ।
अन्तर्जले वारिचरप्रसङ्गात्
प्रच्यावितं ब्रह्म चिरं धृतं यत् ॥ ५० ॥


aho imaṁ paśyata me vināśaṁ
tapasvinaḥ sac-carita-vratasya
antarjale vāri-cara-prasaṅgāt
pracyāvitaṁ brahma ciraṁ dhṛtaṁ yat


aho — alas; imam — this; paśyata — just see; me — of me; vināśam — falldown; tapasvinaḥ — who was such a great mystic performing austerity; sat-carita — of very good character, observing all necessary rules and regulations; vratasya — of one who has taken a vow strictly; antaḥ-jale — in the depths of the water; vāri-cara-prasaṅgāt — because of the affairs of the aquatics; pracyāvitam — fallen; brahma — from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; ciram — for a long time; dhṛtam — executed; yat — which.


Alas! While practicing austerity, even within the depths of the water, and while observing all the rules and regulations practiced by saintly persons, I lost the results of my long austerities simply by association with the sexual affairs of fish. Everyone should observe this falldown and learn from it.