ye ca sat-saṅga-niṣpaṇṇa
puṇya-pāpair ha badhyante
tṛṇair iva mataṅga jāḥ
ye—who; ca—and; sat—of saintly devotees; saṅga—from the association; niṣpaṇṇa—produced; jñāna—knowledge; nirdhūta—cleansed; bandhanāḥ—from bondage; puṇya—by pious; pāpaiḥ—or sinful karmic reactions; na—not; badhyante—are bound; tṛṇaiḥ—with blades of grass; iva—just like; mataṅgajāḥ—elephants.
Those cleansed from all ignorance by the association of saintly devotees are not bound by the reactions of their previoussinful or pious deeds, just as elephants cannot be confined by a rope fashioned with blades of grass.