kadacid bhagna-mana-damstro durjana-danda-sukair alabdha-nidra-ksano vyathita-hrdayenanuksiyamana-vijnano ndha-kupe ndhavat patati.
kadacitsometimes; bhagna-mana-damstrahwhose teeth of pride are broken; durjana-danda-sukaihby the envious activities of evil men, who are compared to a kind of serpent; alabdha-nidra-ksanahwho does not get an opportunity to sleep; vyathita-hrdayenaby a disturbed mind; anuksiyamanagradually being decreased; vijnanahwhose real consciousness; andha-kupein a blind well; andha-vatlike illusion; patatihe falls down.
In the forest of the material world, the conditioned soul is sometimes bitten by envious enemies, which are compared to serpents and other creatures. Through the tricks of the enemy, the conditioned soul falls from his prestigious position. Being anxious, he cannot even sleep properly. He thus becomes more and more unhappy, and he gradually loses his intelligence and consciousness. In that state he becomes almost perpetually like a blind man who has fallen into a dark well of ignorance.

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