TEXT 139
abhivyakta mattah prakrti-laghu-rupad api budha
vidhatri siddharthan hari-guna-mayi vah krtir iyam
pulindenapy agnih kimu samidham-unmathya janito
hiranya-sreninam apaharati nantah-kalusatam
abhivyakta—manifested; mattah—from me; prakrti—by nature; laghu-rupat—situated in a lower position; api—although; budhah—O learned devotees; vidhatri—which may bring about; siddha-arthan—all the objects of perfection; hari-guna-mayi—whose subject matter is the attributes of Krsna; vah—of you; krtih—the poetic play known as Vidagdha-madhava; iyam—this; pulindena—by the lowest class of men; api—although; agnih—a fire; kimu—whether; samidham—the wood; unmathya—rubbing; janitah—produced; hiranya—of gold; sreninam—of quantities; apaharati—vanquishes; na—not; antah—inner; kalusatam—dirty things.
"O learned devotees, I am by nature ignorant and low, yet even though it is from me that Vidagdha-madhava has come, it is filled with descriptions of the transcendental attributes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, wiIl not such literature bring about the attainment of the highest goal of life? Although its wood may be ignited by a low-class ma, fire can nevertheless purify gold. Although I am very low by nature, this book may help cleanse the dirt from within the hearts of the golden devotees.' "
This verse is also from Vidagdha-madhava (1.6).

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