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SB 10.80.29

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


prāyo gṛheṣu te cittam
akāma-vihitaṁ tathā
naivāti-prīyase vidvan
dhaneṣu viditaṁ hi me


prāyaḥ—for the most part; gṛheṣu—in household affairs; te—your; akāma-vihitam—uninfluenced by material desires; na—not; eva—indeed; ati—very much; prīyase—you take pleasure; vidvan—O wise one; dhaneṣu—in the pursuit of material wealth; viditam—it is known; hi—indeed; me—by Me.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


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 Kṛṣṇa here reveals that in fact He was well aware of His friend's situation. Sudāmā 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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