Updated: Feb 7
Andhasyaivāndha lagnasya nyāyaḥ (association with the blind)
If one associates with a "blind" person, he is sure to develop the same "blindness".
This is particularly the case of persons blind in the subject matters of morality, wisdom, culture, spiritual knowledge, and detachment from matter. An intelligent man can hardly appreciate the association of such blind people. How they became blind? Their blindness is caused by the glitter of materialistic association with women, and money, which is another form of womanhood. Booth represents the original super-excellent form of woman, anayārādhito nūnaṁ, who is the best worshipper of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. She is Mahālakṣmī; Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. An Intelligent man or woman is afraid that he may end up in the dark ditch of the material existence if he tries to independently associate with Her shadow; with Māyādevī, because he will be strike blinded by Her magics. Thus he is eager to follow the men of the noble section of society, who are imbued with the spiritual sight of Kṛṣṇa-bhakti, to gain experience how properly deal with this Supermost Lakṣmī. The blindness is cured, and one sees everything with perfect eyes. There is no need to perform any research of mundane realms, such as scientists and thinkers do, and waste the precious time in wonderment.