Detachment through Contemplation

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.08.36 - Detachment through Contemplation (download mp3)
by Chaitanya Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.8.36
kiyat priyam te vyabhajan
 kama ye kama-da narah
ady-antavanto bharyaya
 deva va kala-vidrutah

Men provide sense gratification for women, but all these men, and even the demigods in heaven, have a beginning and an end. They are all temporary creations who will be dragged away by time. Therefore how much actual pleasure or happiness could any of them ever give to their wives?

In this material world everyone is basically pursuing his personal sense gratification, and thus everyone is being ruined by the influence of time. On the material platform no one actually helps anyone else. So-called material love is simply a cheating process, as the lady Pingala is now discovering.

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