|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 23: The Song of the Avantī Brāhmaṇa.|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.23.6
avantiṣu dvijaḥ kaścid
āsīd āḍhyatamaḥ śriyā
vārtā-vṛttiḥ kadaryas tu
kāmī lubdho 'ti-kopanaḥ
avantiṣu — in the Avantī country; dvijaḥ — brāhmaṇa; kaścit — a certain; āsīt — there was; āḍhya-tamaḥ — very rich; śriyā — with opulences; vārtā — by business; vṛttiḥ — earning his livelihood; kadaryaḥ — miserly; tu — but; kāmī — lusty; lubdhak — greedy; ati-kopanaḥ — very prone to anger.
In the country of Avantī there once lived a certain brāhmaṇa who was very rich and gifted with all opulences, and who was engaged in the occupation of commerce. But he was a miserly person — lusty, greedy and very prone to anger.
According to Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, the Avantī country is the district of Malwa. This brāhmaṇa was extremely wealthy, doing business in agriculture, banking and so on. Being a miser, he suffered agony when his hard-earned wealth was lost, as will be described by the Lord Himself.
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