aho imam pasyata me vinasam
tapasvinah sac-carita-vratasya
antarjale vari-cara-prasangat
pracyavitam brahma ciram dhrtam yat
ahoalas; imamthis; pasyatajust see; meof me; vinasamfalldown; tapasvinahwho was such a great mystic performing austerity; sat-caritaof very good character, observing all necessary rules and regulations; vratasyaof one who has taken a vow strictly; antah-jalein the depths of the water; vari-cara-prasangatbecause of the affairs of the aquatics; pracyavitamfallen; brahmafrom the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; ciramfor a long time; dhrtamexecuted; yatwhich.
Alas! While practicing austerity, even within the depths of the water, and while observing all the rules and regulations practiced by saintly persons, I lost the results of my long austerities simply by association with the sexual affairs of fish. Everyone should observe this falldown and learn from it.

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