tatra gato damsa-masaka-samapasadair manujaih salabha-sakunta-taskara-musakadibhir uparudhyamana-bahih-pranah kvacit parivartamano ísminn adhvany avidya-kama-karmabhir uparakta-manasanupapannartham nara-lokam gandharva-nagaram upapannam iti mithya-drstir anupasyati.
tatra—to that household life; gatah—gone; damsa—gadflies; masaka—mosquitoes; sama—equal to; apasadaih—who are low-class; manu-jaih—by men; salabha—locusts; sakunta—a large bird of prey; taskara—thieves; musaka-adibhih—by rats and so on; uparudhyamana—being disturbed; bahih-pranah—the external life air in the form of wealth and so on; kvacit—sometimes; parivartamanah—wandering; asmin—in this; adhvani—path of material existence; avidya-kama—by ignorance and lust; karmabhih—and by fruitive activities; uparakta-manasa—due to the mindís being influenced; anupapanna-artham—in which the desired results are never obtained; nara-lokam—this material world; gandharva-nagaram—a will-oí-the-wisp city; upapannam—existing; iti—taking it as; mithya-drstih—he whose vision is mistaken; anupasyati—observes.
Sometimes the conditioned soul in household life, being attached to material wealth and possessions, is disturbed by gadflies and mosquitoes, and sometimes locusts, birds of prey and rats give him trouble. Nonetheless, he still wanders down the path of material existence. Due to ignorance he becomes lusty and engages in fruitive activity. Because his mind is absorbed in these activities, he sees the material world as permanent, although it is temporary like a phantasmagoria, a house in the sky.
The following song is sung by Narottama dasa Thakura:
Due to forgetting the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda and being puffed up by material possessions, wealth and opulence, one thinks the false, temporary material world to be an actual fact. This is the material disease. The living entity is eternal and blissful, but despite miserable material conditions, he thinks the material world to be real and factual due to his ignorance.
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