TEXT 24
prekṣāṁ kṣipantaṁ haritopalādreḥ
sandhyābhra-nīver uru-rukma-mūrdhnaḥ
ratnodadhārauṣadhi-saumanasya
vana-srajo veṇu-bhujāṅghripāṅghreḥ
SYNONYMS
prekṣām—the panorama; kṣipantam—deriding; harita—green; upala—coral; adreḥ—of the hell; sandhyā-abhra-nīveḥ—of the dress of the evening sky; uru—great; rukma—gold; mūrdhnaḥ—on the summit; ratna—jewels; udadhāra—waterfalls; auṣadhi—herbs; saumanasya—of the scenery; vana-srajaḥ—flower garland; veṇu—dress; bhuja—hands; aṅghripa—trees; aṅghreḥ—legs.
TRANSLATION
The luster of the transcendental body of the Lord mocked the beauty of the coral mountain. The coral mountain is very beautifully dressed by the evening sky, but the yellow dress of the Lord mocked its beauty. There is gold on the summit of the mountain, but the Lord’s helmet, bedecked with jewels, mocked it. The mountain’s waterfalls, herbs, etc., with a panorama of flowers, seem like garlands, but the Lord’s gigantic body, and His hands and legs, decorated with jewels, pearls, tulasī leaves and flower garlands, mocked the scene on the mountain.
PURPORT
The panoramic beauty of nature, which strikes one with wonder, may be taken as a perverted reflection of the transcendental body of the Lord. One who is therefore attracted by the beauty of the Lord is no longer attracted by the beauty of material nature, although he does not minimize its beauty. In Bhagavad-gītā (2.59) it is described that one who is attracted by param, the Supreme, is no longer attracted by anything inferior.

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