TEXT 26
śāyito ’śuci-paryaṅke
jantuḥ svedaja-dūṣite
neśaḥ kaṇḍūyane ’ṅgānām
āsanotthāna-ceṣṭane
SYNONYMS
śāyitaḥ—laid down; aśuci-paryaṅke—on a foul bed; jantuḥ—the child; sveda-ja—with creatures born from sweat; dūṣite—infested; na īśaḥ—incapable of; kaṇḍūyane—scratching; aṅgānām—his limbs; āsana—sitting; utthāna—standing; ceṣṭane—or moving.
TRANSLATION
Laid down on a foul bed infested with sweat and germs, the poor child is incapable of scratching his body to get relief from his itching sensation to say nothing of sitting up, standing or even moving.
PURPORT
It should be noted that the child is born crying and suffering. After birth the same suffering continues, and he cries. Because he is disturbed by the germs in his foul bed, which is contaminated by his urine and stool, the poor child continues to cry. He is unable to take any remedial measure for his relief.

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