kas tam svayam tad-abhijno vipascid
avidyayam antare vartamanam
drstva punas tam saghrnah kubuddhim
prayojayed utpathagam yathandham
kah—who is that person; tam—him; svayam—personally; tat-abhijnah—knowing spiritual knowledge; vipascit—a learned scholar; avidyayam antare—in ignorance; vartamanam—existing; drstva—seeing; punah—again; tam—him; sa-ghrnah—very merciful; ku-buddhim—who is addicted to the path of samsara; prayojayet—would engage; utpatha-gam—who is proceeding on the wrong path; yatha—like; andham—a blind man.
If someone is ignorant and addicted to the path of samsara, how can one who is actually learned, merciful and advanced in spiritual knowledge engage him in fruitive activity and thus further entangle him in material existence? If a blind man is walking down the wrong path, how can a gentleman allow him to continue on his way to danger? How can he approve this method? No wise or kind man can allow this.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/5/5/17

Previous: SB 5.5.16     Next: SB 5.5.18

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada