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SB 7.7.45

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


kim etair ātmanas tucchaiḥ
saha dehena naśvaraiḥ
anarthair artha-saṅkāśair


kim—what is the use; etaiḥ—with all these; ātmanaḥ—for the real self; tucchaiḥ—which are most insignificant; saha—with; dehena—the body; naśvaraiḥ—perishable; anarthaiḥ—unwanted; artha-saṅkāśaiḥ—appearing as if needed; nitya-ānanda—of eternal happiness; rasa—of the nectar; udadheḥ—for the ocean.


All this paraphernalia is very near and dear as long as the body exists, but as soon as the body is destroyed, all things related to the body are also finished. Therefore, actually one has nothing to do with them, but because of ignorance one accepts them as valuable. Compared to the ocean of eternal happiness, they are most insignificant. What is the use of such insignificant relationships for the eternal living being?


Kṛṣṇa consciousness, devotional service to Kṛṣṇa, is the ocean of eternal bliss. In comparison to this eternal bliss, the so-called happiness of society, friendship and love is simply useless and insignificant. One should therefore not be attached to temporary things. One should take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness and become eternally happy.

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