Devotee's Outlook towards Material Opulence

2016-01-19
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.74.05 - Devotee's Outlook towards Material Opulence (download mp3) 
by Pradyumna Mishra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.74.5
na vai te ’jita bhaktanam
 mamaham iti madhava
tvam taveti ca nana-dhih
 pasunam iva vaikrti

Translation: 
O unconquerable Madhava, even Your devotees make no distinctions of “I” and “mine,” “you” and “yours,” for this is the perverted mentality of animals.

Purport: 
An ordinary person thinks, “I am so attractive, intelligent and wealthy that people should simply serve me and do what I want. Why should I obey anyone else?” This proud, separatist mentality is also found in animals who battle one another for supremacy. Such a mentality is conspicuously absent in the mind of an advanced devotee, and it is certainly absent in the sublime, omniscient mind of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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