TEXT 144
dekhi' trasa upajila saba bhakta-gane
svapne-ha chadila sabe stri-sambhasane
dekhi'-seeing; trasaan atmosphere of fear; upajilagrew; saba bhakta-ganeamong all the devotees; svapne-haeven in dreams; chadilagave up; sabeall; stri-sambhasanetalk with women.
After all the devotees saw this example, a mentality of fear grew among them. Therefore they all stopped talking with women, even in dreams.
In connection with stri-sambhasana, talking with women, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura says that talking with women for the purpose of mingling with them for sense gratification, subtle or gross, is strictly prohibited. Canakya Pandita, the great moral instructor, says, matrvat para-daresu. Thus not only a person in the renounced order or one engaged in devotional service but everyone should avoid mingling with women. One should consider another's wife his mother.

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