|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 47: The Song of the Bee|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.47.8
khagā vīta-phalaḿ vṛkṣaḿ
bhuktvā cātithayo gṛham
dagdhaḿ mṛgās tathāraṇyaḿ
jārā bhuktvā ratāḿ striyam
khagāḥ — birds; vīta — rid; phalam — of its fruits; vṛkṣam — a tree; bhuktvā — having eaten; ca — and; atithayaḥ — guests; gṛham — a house; dagdham — burned down; mṛgāḥ — animals; tathā — similarly; araṇyam — a forest; jārāḥ — paramours; bhuktvā — having enjoyed; ratām — attracted; striyam — a woman.
Birds abandon a tree when its fruits are gone, guests a house after they have eaten, animals a forest that has burnt down, and a lover the woman he has enjoyed, even though she remains attached to him.
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