|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 40: The Prayers of Akrūra|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.40.26
yathābudho jalaḿ hitvā
abhyeti mṛga-tṛṣṇāḿ vai
tadvat tvāhaḿ parāń-mukhaḥ
yathā — as; abudhaḥ — someone who is unintelligent; jalam — water; hitvā — overlooking; praticchannam — covered; tat-udbhavaiḥ — by the plants growing in it; abhyeti — approaches; mṛga-tṛṣṇām — a mirage; vai — indeed; tadvat — in that same way; tvā — You; aham — I; parāk-mukhaḥ — turned away.
Just as a fool overlooks a body of water covered by the vegetation growing in it and chases a mirage, so I have turned away from You.
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