Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 6: The Yadu Dynasty Retires to Prabhāsa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.6.44

tava vikrīḍitaḿ kṛṣṇa

nṛnāḿ parama-mańgalam

karṇa-pīyūṣam āsādya

tyajanty anya-spṛhāḿ janāḥ


tava — Your; vikrīḍitam — pastimes; kṛṣṇaO Kṛṣṇa; nṛṇām — for men; parama-mańgalam — supremely auspicious; karṇa — for the ears; pīyūṣam — nectar; āsādya — having tasted; tyajanti — they reject; anya — for other things; spṛhām — their desires; janāḥ — persons.


O my dear Kṛṣṇa, Your pastimes are supremely auspicious for mankind and are an intoxicating beverage for the ears. Tasting such pastimes, people forget their desires for other things.


Anya-spṛhām, or "desire for things other than Kṛṣṇa," indicates the material desire to enjoy wife, children, money, and so on. Ultimately, the materialist may desire religious salvation for his personal comfort and satisfaction, but all such desires are mundane, because on the spiritual platform the pure soul thinks only of the Lord's pleasure and the Lord's service. Therefore, a pure devotee can never give up Kṛṣṇa, even for a moment, although for Kṛṣṇa's pleasure he can give up the entire universe.

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