SB 7.9.40


jihvaikato ‘cyuta vikarṣati māvitṛptā
śiśno ‘nyatas tvag-udaraṁ śravaṇaṁ kutaścit
ghrāṇo ‘nyataś capala-dṛk kva ca karma-śaktir
bahvyaḥ sapatnya iva geha-patiṁ lunanti


jihvāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjihva

of the tongue; the sense of taste; the tongue; tongue.
—the tongue; ekataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigekataḥ

by one; to one side.
—to one side; acyutaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigacyuta

Acyuta; against the Supreme Personality of Godhead; God; infallible; Kṛṣṇa; O infallible Kṛṣṇa; O infallible one; O my dear Kṛṣṇa; O my infallible Lord; O my Lord, O infallible one; O Supreme Personality of Godhead; of or about Kṛṣṇa, who never falls down; of the infallible; of the infallible Lord; of the Lord; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the infallible (Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa); the infallible; the infallible Lord; to Acyuta; to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
—O my infallible Lord; vikarṣatiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvikarṣati

—attracts; plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigma

are not; do not (speak); do not; don't; from me; let it not be; let there not be; may it never be; may not; me; my; never; never be it so; never do it; never to be; not; please do not; to me; unto me; us; whether or not; without.
—me; avitṛptāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigavitrpta

not being satisfied.
—not being satisfied; śiśnaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśiśnaḥ

the genitals.
—the genitals; anyataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganyataḥ

as a result of previous work; by any other means; by others; from any other means; from any other source; from other reasons (one's past actions); in other places; otherwise; to another side; to still another side; with other boys.
—to another side; tvakplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtvak

skin; the sense for touching; the sense of touch; the skin (for touching a soft thing); the thin layer on the skin; the touch sensation.
—the skin (for touching a soft thing); udaramplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigudaram

abdomen; His abdomen; His belly; stomach; the abdomen; the abdomen*; the belly (for various types of food); the body; the stomach; the womb; waist.
—the belly (for various types of food); śravaṇamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśravaṇam

always hearing; hearing; hearing about; hearing and chanting; hearing of the holy name, form, qualities, entourage and pastimes, all of which must pertain to Lord Viṣṇu; the ear (for hearing some sweet music).
—the ear (for hearing some sweet music); kutaścitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkutaścit

anywhere; by any means; from anywhere; sometimes; somewhere; to some other side.
—to some other side; ghrāṇaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigghrāṇaḥ

His smelling power; sense of smell; the nose (for smelling); the olfactory sense; the sense of smell.
—the nose (for smelling); anyataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganyataḥ

as a result of previous work; by any other means; by others; from any other means; from any other source; from other reasons (one's past actions); in other places; otherwise; to another side; to still another side; with other boys.
—to still another side; capalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigcapala

-dṛkplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdṛk

all directions; eyes; internal potency; of sight; of the eyes; sight; the power of vision; the sense for seeing; the sense of sight; the very sight; the vision; vision; whose vision.
—the restless eyesight; kvaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkva

and everywhere; anywhere; at any time; even sometimes; how; in any place; somewhere; unto whom; what is; what is that; what sort of; where; where is; whereas; who.
caplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigca

ca; all these; also; also other bodily forms; also that I have not been able to ask; and (the five gross material elements and the ten acting and knowledge-gathering senses); and; and also; and Devahūti; and for all; and the paraphernalia; as also; as much as; as well; as well as; but; certainly; either; however; indeed; only; or; over and above; respectively; the word ca; this word ca; thus; totally; unlimitedly; verily.
—somewhere; karmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarma

karma; according to work; act; action; actions; activities (to support the Daityas); activities; activities being dedicated to You; activities of service to You; activity; activity of life; acts; and activities; and fruitive activities; and work; another activity; by actions; by activities; by fruitive activities; by predestined resultant actions; by wonderful activities, pious activities; by work; duties; duty; fruitive action; fruitive activities; fruitive activity; fruitive desires; fruitive work; in activities; material activities; my deeds; of activities; of fruitive activities; of the activities; one's prescribed activities; pastimes; pastimes, activities; prescribed duties; prescribed duty; reaction of the past; reactionary work; story; such service to the master; the accomplishment; the act; the activities; the activity; the business; the fate of the living entity; the fruits of action; the fruits of activities; the interaction; the objective; the sacrifice; these activities; to such activities; transcendental activity; uncommon deeds; whose transcendental activities; work.
-śaktiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsaktih

energy; material energy; possessing energies; potency; the energy; the feminine (marginal and external) energies; the potency.
—the active senses; bahvyaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbahvyaḥ

many; many others; many, many.
—many; saplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsa

accompanied by; along with; he; her; that; with.
-patnyaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpatnyah

the ladies (wives of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa); the wives; wives.
—co-wives; ivaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigiva

almost the same; as; as if; as if it were so; as it; as it is; as it is so; as it was; as it were; as though; certainly; exactly; exactly like; exactly like that; in pursuance of; in the manner of; indeed; just as; just like; like (just as a king exacts taxes for the benefit of the servant or the citizens pay taxes for the benefit of the king); like; like that; like that of; like this; likened; or; quite; seemingly; similarly; simply; somewhat; thus.
—like; gehaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggeha

home; of household life; with the home.
-patimplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpatim

a husband; as her husband; as husband; her husband; husband; master; the husband; the King; the Lord; the master (Me); the master; the master or king; the owner; the supreme leader; their commander, Vṛtrāsura; their lord; their master; to her husband; to the protector; unto her husband; unto the husband; unto the master; your husband.
—a householder; lunantiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biglunanti



My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the tongue is attracted to palatable dishes, the genitals to sex with an attractive woman, and the sense of touch to contact with soft things. The belly, although filled, still wants to eat more, and the ear, not attempting to hear about You, is generally attracted to cinema songs. The sense of smell is attracted to yet another side, the restless eyes are attracted to scenes of sense gratification, and the active senses are attracted elsewhere. In this way I am certainly embarrassed. 


The human form of life is meant for God realization, but this process, which begins with śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ [SB 7.5.23]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.23-24

Prahlāda Mahārāja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Viṣṇu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one's best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words)—these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Kṛṣṇa through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge.
—hearing and chanting of the holy name of the Lord—is disturbed as long as our senses are materially attracted. Therefore devotional service means purifying the senses. In the conditioned state our senses are covered by material sense gratification, and as long as one is not trained in purifying the senses, one cannot become a devotee. In our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, therefore, we advise from the very beginning that one restrict the activities of the senses, especially the tongue, which is described by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura as most greedy and unconquerable. To stop this attraction of the tongue, one is authoritatively advised not to accept meat or similar uneatable things nor to allow the tongue to hanker to drink or smoke. Even the drinking of tea and coffee is not permitted. Similarly, the genitals must be restricted from illicit sex. Without such restraint of the senses, one cannot make advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The only method of controlling the senses is to chant and hear the holy name of the Lord; otherwise, one will always be disturbed, as a householder with more than one wife would be disturbed by them for sense gratification.