TEXT 8
saudarya-samprasna-samartha-vartaya
matra ca matr-svasrbhis ca sadaram
dattam saparyam varam asanam ca sa
nadatta pitrapratinandita sati
SYNONYMS
saudarya—of her sisters; samprasna—with the greetings; samartha—proper; vartaya—tidings; matra—by her mother; ca—and; matr-svasrbhih—by her aunts; ca—and; sa-adaram—along with respect; dattam—which was offered; saparyam—worship, adoration; varam—presents; asanam—a seat; ca—and; sa—she (Sati); na adatta—did not accept; pitra—by her father; apratinandita—not being welcomed; satiSati.
TRANSLATION
Although she was received by her sisters and mother, she did not reply to their words of reception, and although she was offered a seat and presents, she did not accept anything, for her father neither talked with her nor welcomed her by asking about her welfare.
PURPORT
Sati did not accept the greetings offered by her sisters and mother, for she was not at all satisfied by her fatherís silence. Sati was the youngest child of Daksa, and she knew that she was his pet. But now, because of her association with Lord Siva, Daksa forgot all his affection for his daughter, and this very much aggrieved her. The material bodily conception is so polluted that even upon slight provocation all our relationships of love and affection are nullified. Bodily relationships are so transient that even though one is affectionate towards someone in a bodily relationship, a slight provocation terminates this intimacy.

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