TEXT 118
durvāra indriya kare viṣaya-grahaṇa
dāravī prakṛti hare munerapi mana
SYNONYMS
durvāra—uncontrollable; indriya—the senses; kare—do; viṣaya-grahaṇa—accepting sense objects; dāravī prakṛti—a wooden statue of a woman; hare—attracts; munerapi—even of a great sage; mana—the mind.
TRANSLATION
"So strongly do the senses adhere to the objects of their enjoyment that indeed a wooden statue of a woman attracts the mind of even a great saintly person.
PURPORT
The senses and the sense objects are so intimately connected that the mind of even a great saintly person is attracted to a wooden doll if it is attractively shaped like a young woman. The sense objects, namely form, sound, smell, taste and touch, are always attractive for the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. Since the senses and sense objects are naturally intimately related, sometimes even a person claiming control over his senses remains always subject to the control of sense objects. The senses are impossible to control unless purified and engaged in the service of the Lord. Thus even though a saintly person vows to control his senses, the senses are still sometimes perturbed by sense objects.

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