Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 80: The Brāhmaṇa Sudāmā Visits Lord Kṛṣṇa in Dvārakā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.80.29

prāyo gṛheṣu te cittam

akāma-vihitaḿ tathā

naivāti-prīyase vidvan

dhaneṣu viditaḿ hi me


prāyaḥ — for the most part; gṛheṣuin household affairs; te — your; cittam — mind; akāma-vihitam — uninfluenced by material desires; tathā — also; na — not; eva — indeed; ati — very much; prīyase — you take pleasure; vidvanO wise one; dhaneṣuin the pursuit of material wealth; viditamit is known; hi — indeed; me — by Me.


Even though you are mostly involved in household affairs, your mind is not affected by material desires. Nor, O learned one, do you take much pleasure in the pursuit of material wealth. This I am well aware of.


Lord Kṛṣṇa here reveals that in fact He was well aware of His friend's situation. Sudāmā was actually learned and spiritually advanced, and therefore he was not interested in ordinary sense gratification, as is the common man.

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