Srimad Bhagavatam 11.23.14-15 - Investment in Krishna (download mp3)
by Tarun Gauranga Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sa cāhedam aho kaṣṭaṁ
vṛthātmā me ’nutāpitaḥ
na dharmāya na kāmāya
The brāhmaṇa spoke as follows: O what great misfortune! I have simply tormented myself uselessly, struggling so hard for money that was not even intended for religiosity or material enjoyment.
na sukhāya kadācana
mṛtasya narakāya ca
Generally, the wealth of misers never allows them any happiness. In this life it causes their self-torment, and when they die it sends them to hell.
A miser is afraid to spend his money even for obligatory religious and social duties. Offending God and people in general, he goes to hell.