Attentive Hearing is the Goal of Sadhaka

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.06.44 - Attentive Hearing is the Goal of Sadhaka (download mp3)
by Rukmini Mataji at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.6.44
tava vikriditam krsna
 nrnam parama-mangalam
karna-piyusam asadya
 tyajanty anya-sprham janah

O my dear Krsna, Your pastimes are supremely auspicious for mankind and are an intoxicating beverage for the ears. Tasting such pastimes, people forget their desires for other things.

Anya-sprham, or “desire for things other than Krsna,” indicates the material desire to enjoy wife, children, money, and so on. Ultimately, the materialist may desire religious salvation for his personal comfort and satisfaction, but all such desires are mundane, because on the spiritual platform the pure soul thinks only of the Lord’s pleasure and the Lord’s service. Therefore, a pure devotee can never give up Krsna, even for a moment, although for Krsna’s pleasure he can give up the entire universe.

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