jatih sastram japas tapah
apranasyeva dehasya
mandanam loka-ranjanam
bhagavat-bhakti-hinasyaof a person devoid of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead; jatihbirth in a high caste; sastramknowledge in revealed scriptures; japahpronunciation of mantras; tapahausterities and penances; apranasyawhich is dead; ivalike; dehasyaof a body; mandanamdecoration; lokato the whims of people in general; ranjanamsimply pleasing.
" 'For a person devoid of devotional service, birth in a great family or nation, knowledge of revealed scripture, performance of austerities and penance, and chanting of Vedic mantras are all like ornaments on a dead body. Such ornaments simply serve the concocted pleasures of the general populace.' "

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