SB 7.12.20

Text

agny-artham eva śaraṇam
uṭajaṁ vādri-kandaram
śrayeta hima-vāyv-agni-
varṣārkātapa-ṣāṭ svayam

Synonyms

agni—the fire; artham—to keep; eva—only; saranam—a cottage; uta-jam—made of grass; va—or; adri-kandaram—a cave in a mountain; śrayeta—the vānaprastha should take shelter of; hima—snow; vāyu—wind; agni—fire; varsa—rain; arka—of the sun; ātapa—shining; sat—enduring; svayam—personally.

Translation

A vānaprastha should prepare a thatched cottage or take shelter of a cave in a mountain only to keep the sacred fire, but he should personally practice enduring snowfall, wind, fire, rain and the shining of the sun.

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