SB 7.6.7

Text

mugdhasya bālye kaiśore
krīḍato yāti viṁśatiḥ
jarayā grasta-dehasya
yāty akalpasya viṁśatiḥ

Synonyms

mugdhasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmugdhasya

of a person bewildered or not in perfect knowledge.
—of a person bewildered or not in perfect knowledge; bālyeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbālye

in boyhood; in childhood; in his boyhood.
—in childhood; kaiśoreplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkaiśore

in boyhood; in His age of pre-youth; the beginning of youth.
—in boyhood; krīḍataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkrīḍataḥ

enjoying their life; playing; while engaged in sports; while playing.
—playing; yātiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyati

achieves; one in the renounced order of life; or sannyāsī.
—passes; viṁśatiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigviṁśatiḥ

another twenty years; twenty; twenty years.
—twenty years; jarayāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjarayā

because of old age; by invalidity; by old age; by old age and invalidity; by the demoness named Jarā; old; or because of old age.
—by invalidity; grastaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggrasta

covered.
-dehasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdehasya

body; of a body; of the body; of the body of a poor man; of the body of Pūtanā; whose body.
—of a person overcome; yātiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyati

achieves; one in the renounced order of life; or sannyāsī.
—passes; akalpasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigakalpasya

without determination, being unable to execute even material activities.
—without determination, being unable to execute even material activities; viṁśatiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigviṁśatiḥ

another twenty years; twenty; twenty years.
—another twenty years. 

Translation

In the tender age of childhood, when everyone is bewildered, one passes ten years. Similarly, in boyhood, engaged in sporting and playing, one passes another ten years. In this way, twenty years are wasted. Similarly, in old age, when one is an invalid, unable to perform even material activities, one passes another twenty years wastefully. 

Purport

Without Kṛṣṇa consciousness, one wastes twenty years in childhood and boyhood and another twenty years in old age, when one cannot perform any material activities and is full of anxiety about what is to be done by his sons and grandsons and how one’s estate should be protected. Half of these years are spent in sleep. Furthermore, one wastes another thirty years sleeping at night during the rest of his life. Thus seventy out of one hundred years are wasted by a person who does not know the aim of life and how to utilize this human form.