How much is Enough

Srimad Bhagavatam 11-23-12 - How much is Enough (download mp3)
by Deen Gauranga Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.23.12
sa evaṁ draviṇe naṣṭe
upekṣitaś ca sva-janaiś
cintām āpa duratyayām

Finally, when his property was completely lost, he who never engaged in religiosity or sense enjoyment became ignored by his family members. Thus he began to feel unbearable anxiety.

SB 11.23.13
tasyaivaṁ dhyāyato dīrghaṁ
naṣṭa-rāyas tapasvinaḥ
khidyato bāṣpa-kaṇṭhasya
nirvedaḥ su-mahān abhūt

Having lost all his wealth, he felt great pain and lamentation. His throat choked up with tears, and he meditated for a long time on his fortune. Then a powerful feeling of renunciation came over him.

The brāhmaṇa had previously been trained in pious life, but his past goodness was covered by his offensive behavior. Finally, his previous purity was reawakened within him.

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