SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
ye hi saṁsparśa-jā bhogā
duḥkha-yonaya eva te
na teṣu ramate budhaḥ
‘As verily the contact-derived delights are wombs of grief, with beginnings and endings, no sage, Kaunteya1! delights in them.’
The contacts are the contacts of the senses with their objects. Joys are those born of such contacts.
Wombs of grief, means that the sense-contacts are the source of pain and suffering. Moreover they are well-known to have beginnings and endings, or of a transient nature.
He who knows their nature to be so, will not delight therein.
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