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SB 11.18.10

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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

TEXT 10

yas tv etat kṛcchrataś cīrṇaṁ
tapo niḥśreyasaṁ mahat
kāmāyālpīyase yuñjyād
bāliśaḥ ko 'paras tataḥ


SYNONYMS

yaḥ—one who; tu—indeed; etat—this; kṛcchrataḥ—with great penance; cīrṇam—for a long time; tapaḥ—austerity; niḥśreyasam—awarding ultimate liberation; mahat—glorious; kāmāya—for sense gratification; alpīyase—insignificant; yuñjyāt—practices; bāliśaḥ—such a fool; kaḥ—who; aparaḥ—else; tataḥ—besides him.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

One who with long endeavor executes this painful but exalted penance, which awards ultimate liberation, simply to achieve insignificant sense gratification must be considered the greatest fool.


PURPORT

Although the process of vānaprastha described by Lord Kṛṣṇa is so glorious that even the consolation prize is promotion to Maharloka, one who consciously performs this process for such promotion to heaven is certainly the greatest fool. The Lord does not want this process to be abused or exploited by materialistic rascals, for the ultimate goal is love of Godhead.



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