Devotee Should Not Attach To Material Things

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.56.12-13 - Devotee Should Not Attach To Material Things (download mp3)
by Jagannath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.56.12
sa yacito manim kvapi
 yadu-rajaya saurina
naivartha-kamukah pradad
 yacña-bhangam atarkayan

On one occasion Lord Krsna requested Satrajit to give the jewel to the Yadu king, Ugrasena, but Satrajit was so greedy that he refused. He gave no thought to the seriousness of the offense he committed by denying the Lord’s request.

SB 10.56.13
tam ekada manim kanthe
 pratimucya maha-prabham
praseno hayam aruhya
 mrgayam vyacarad vane

Once Satrajit’s brother, Prasena, having hung the brilliant jewel about his neck, mounted a horse and went hunting in the forest.

The inauspicious result of Satrajit’s refusal of Lord Krsna’s request is about to manifest.