A Saintly Person should Avoid Material Enjoyment

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.08.17 - A Saintly Person should Avoid Material Enjoyment (download mp3)
by Srivas Thakur Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.8.17
gramya-gitam na srnuyad
 yatir vana-carah kvacit
sikseta harinad baddhan
 mrgayor gita-mohitat

A saintly person dwelling in the forest in the renounced order of life should never listen to songs or music promoting material enjoyment. Rather, a saintly person should carefully study the example of the deer, who is bewildered by the sweet music of the hunter’s horn and is thus captured and killed.

If one becomes attached to the sense gratification of materialistic music and songs, one will develop all the features of material entanglement. One should hear Bhagavad-gita, or the song sung by the Supreme Lord.

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