Refocusing Our Priorities

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.07.50 - Refocusing Our Priorities (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.7.50
gunair gunan upadatte
 yatha-kalam vimuñcati
na tesu yujyate yogi
 gobhir ga iva go-patih

Just as the sun evaporates large quantities of water by its potent rays and later returns the water to the earth in the form of rain, similarly, a saintly person accepts all types of material objects with his material senses, and at the appropriate time, when the proper person has approached him to request them, he returns such material objects. Thus, both in accepting and giving up the objects of the senses, he is not entangled.

A Krsna conscious person never feels proprietorship over the opulences entrusted to him by Lord Krsna for spreading the Krsna consciousness movement. The devotees of Lord Krsna should not merely accumulate material wealth, but should distribute the opulences of Lord Krsna in such a way that the Krsna consciousness movement spreads unlimitedly. This is a lesson to be learned from the sun.

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