Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dealings with desires

SB 10-80-29 - Dealings with desires (download mp3)
by Avtar Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.80.29
prayo grhesu te cittam
 akama-vihitam tatha
naivati-priyase vidvan
 dhanesu viditam hi me

Even though you are mostly involved in household affairs, your mind is not affected by material desires. Nor, O learned one, do you take much pleasure in the pursuit of material wealth. This I am well aware of.

Lord Krsna here reveals that in fact He was well aware of His friend’s situation. Sudama was actually learned and spiritually advanced, and therefore he was not interested in ordinary sense gratification, as is the common man.

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