TEXT 139
abhivyaktā mattaḥ prakṛti-laghu-rūpād api budhā
vidhātrī siddhārthān hari-guṇa-mayī vaḥ kṛtir iyam
pulindenāpy agniḥ kimu samidham-unmathya janito
hiraṇya-śreṇīnām apaharati nāntaḥ-kaluṣatām
SYNONYMS
abhivyaktā—manifested; mattaḥ—from me; prakṛti—by nature; laghu-rūpāt—situated in a lower position; api—although; budhāḥ—O learned devotees; vidhātrī—which may bring about; siddha-arthān—all the objects of perfection; hari-guṇa-mayī—whose subject matter is the attributes of Kṛṣṇa; vaḥ—of you; kṛtiḥ—the poetic play known as Vidagdha-mādhava; iyam—this; pulindena—by the lowest class of men; api—although; agniḥ—a fire; kimu—whether; samidham—the wood; unmathya—rubbing; janitaḥ—produced; hiraṇya—of gold; śreṇīnām—of quantities; apaharati—vanquishes; na—not; antaḥ—inner; kaluṣatām—dirty things.
TRANSLATION
"O learned devotees, I am by nature ignorant and low, yet even though it is from me that Vidagdha-mādhava 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.' "
PURPORT
This verse is also from Vidagdha-mādhava (1.6).

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