jvaramayartasya yathagadam sat
nidagha-dagdhasya yatha himambhah
brahman vacas te mrtam ausadham me
jvaraof a fever; amayaby the disease; artasyaof a distressed person; yathajust as; agadamthe medicine; satright; nidagha-dagdhasyaof one scorched by the heat of the sun; yathajust as; hima-ambhahvery cold water; ku-dehain this body made of matter and full of dirty things such as stool and urine; manaof pride; ahiby the serpent; vidastabitten; drstehof one whose vision; brahmanO best of the brahmanas; vacahwords; teyour; amrtamnectar; ausadhammedicine; mefor me.
O best of the brahmanas, my body is filled with dirty things, and my vision has been bitten by the serpent of pride. Due to my material conceptions, I am diseased. Your nectarean instructions are the proper medicine for one suffering from such a fever, and they are cooling waters for one scorched by the heat.
The conditioned soul has a body full of dirty thingsbones, blood, urine, stool and so forth. Nonetheless, the most intelligent men in this material world think they are these combinations of blood, bone, urine and stool. If this is so, why cant other intelligent men be made with these ingredients, which are so readily available? The entire world is going on under the bodily conception and creating a hellish condition unfit for any gentlemans living. The instructions given to King Rahugana by Jada Bharata are very valuable. They are like the medicine that can save one from a snakebite. The Vedic instructions are like nectar and cool water for one suffering from scorching heat.

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