How to Get Rid of Anartha

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.05.07 - How to Get Rid of Anartha (download mp3)
by Rohini Nandana Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.5.7
rajasa ghora-sankalpah
 kamuka ahi-manyavah
dambhika maninah papa
 vihasanty acyuta-priyan

Due to the influence of the mode of passion, the materialistic followers of the Vedas become subject to violent desires and are excessively lusty. Their anger is like that of a snake. Deceitful, overly proud, and sinful in their behavior, they mock the devotees who are dear to Lord Acyuta.

Ghora-sankalpah refers to ghastly desires, such as thinking, “He is my enemy, let him die.” Due to the mode of passion, waves of lust overcome the conditioned soul, who then becomes furious like a snake. Such a person, filled with pride and arrogance, cannot appreciate the humble efforts of the Lord’s devotees to distribute Krsna consciousness. He thinks, “These beggars worship Lord Visnu to fill their bellies, but they will never be happy.” Such a materialistic rascal cannot appreciate the transcendental status of the devotees of the Lord, who are personally protected and encouraged by the Personality of Godhead.

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