|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 23: The Song of the Avantī Brāhmaṇa.|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.23.27
kiḿ dhanair dhana-dair vā kiḿ
kāmair vā kāma-dair uta
karmabhir vota janma-daiḥ
kim — of what use; dhanaiḥ — are different kinds of wealth; dhana-daiḥ — the givers of wealth; vā — or; kim — what is the use; kāmaiḥ — of the objects of sense gratification; vā — or; kāma-daiḥ — those who give such sense gratification; uta — or; mṛtyunā — by death; grasyamānasya — for one who is being seized; karmabhiḥ — by fruitive activities; vā uta — or else; janma-daiḥ — which give him his next birth.
For one who is in the grips of death, what is the use of wealth or those who offer it, sense gratification or those who offer it, or, for that matter, any type of fruitive activity, which simply causes one to again take birth in the material world?
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