TEXT 179
yaiche bīja, ikṣu, rasa, guḍa, khaṇḍa-sāra
śarkarā, sitā, michari, uttama-michari āra
SYNONYMS
yaiche—just like; bīja—the seed; ikṣu—the sugarcane plant; rasa—the juice; guḍa—molasses; khaṇḍa-sāra—dry molasses; śarkarā—sugar; sitā—candy; michari—rock candy; uttama-michari—lozenges; āra—and.
TRANSLATION
"The gradual development of love may be compared to different states of sugar. First there is the seed of the sugarcane, then sugarcane and then the juice extracted from the cane. When this juice is boiled, it forms a liquid molasses, then a solid molasses, then sugar, candy, rock candy and finally lozenges.

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