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SB 11.23.15

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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


prāyeṇāthāḥ kadaryāṇāṁ
na sukhāya kadācana
iha cātmopatāpāya
mṛtasya narakāya ca


prāyeṇa—generally; arthāḥ—items of wealth; kadaryāṇām—of those who are misers; na—do not; sukhāya—lead to happiness; kadācana—at any time; iha—in this life; ca—both; ātma—of himself; upatāpāya—result in the torment; mṛtasya—and of him when he has died; narakāya—in the attainment of hell; ca—and.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Generally, the wealth of misers never allows them any happiness. In this life it causes their self-torment, and when they die it sends them to hell.


A miser is afraid to spend his money even for obligatory religious and social duties. Offending God and people in general, he goes to hell.

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