TEXT 45
evam sa viplavita-sarva-dharma
dasyah patih patito garhya-karmana
nipatyamano niraye hata-vratah
sadyo vimukto bhagavan-nama grhnan
SYNONYMS
evam—in this way; sah—he (Ajamila); viplavita-sarva-dharmah—who gave up all religious principles; dasyah patih—the husband of a prostitute; patitah—fallen; garhya-karmana—by being engaged in abominable activities; nipatyamanah—falling; niraye—in hellish life; hata-vratah—who broke all his vows; sadyah—immediately; vimuktah—liberated; bhagavat-nama—the holy name of the Lord; grhnan—chanting.
TRANSLATION
Ajamila was a brahmana who because of bad association had given up all brahminical culture and religious principles. Becoming most fallen, he stole, drank and performed other abominable acts. He even kept a prostitute. Thus he was destined to be carried away to hell by the order carriers of Yamaraja, but he was immediately rescued simply by a glimpse of the chanting of the holy name Narayana.

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