Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 6.13.20, English translation, including word-by-word: This text represents a Vaishnava scripture which narrates the life Krishna, It was composed in seventeen cantos by Garga Muni: an ancient sage and priest of the Yadu dynasty having. This is verse 6 of Chapter 13 (The Glories of Prabhasa-tirtha, the Sarasvati River, Bodha-pippala, and the Place Where the Gomati River Meets the Ocean) of Canto 6 (dvaraka-khanda).

Sanskrit text, transliteration and word-by-word meaning:

अर्धं तु तस्करैर् नीतं
किञ्चित् पृथ्व्यां गतं स्वतः
पुण्येन वर्धते लक्श्मीः
पापेन क्शियते ध्रुवम्

ardhaṃ tu taskarair nītaṃ
kiñcit pṛthvyāṃ gataṃ svataḥ
puṇyena vardhate lakśmīḥ
pāpena kśiyate dhruvam

ardham—half; tu—indeed; taskaraiḥ—by thieves; nītam—taken; kiñcit something; pṛthvyām—on the earth; gatam—gone; svataḥoen; puṇyena—by piety; vardhate—increases; lakśmīḥ—opulence; pāpena—by sin; kśiyate—is destroyed; dhruvam—certainly.

English translation of verse 6.13.20:

The half that remained was stolen by thieves. By performing pious deeds one becomes wealthy, and by performing sins one loses all his wealth.

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