TEXT 21
āpane nā kaile dharma śikhāna nā yāya
ei ta' siddhānta gītā-bhāgavate gāya
SYNONYMS
āpane—personally; kaile—if not practiced; dharma—religion; śikhāna—the teaching; yāya—does not advance; ei—this; ta'-certainly; siddhānta—conclusion; gītā—in the Bhagavad-gītā; bhāgavate—in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; gāya—they sing.
TRANSLATION
"Unless one practices devotional service himself, he cannot teach it to others. This conclusion is indeed confirmed throughout the Gītā and Bhāgavatam.

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