Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 8: The Story of Pińgalā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.8.28

tasyā nirviṇṇa-cittāyā

gītaḿ śṛṇu yathā mama

nirveda āśā-pāśānāḿ

puruṣasya yathā hy asiḥ


tasyāḥ — of her; nirviṇṇa — disgusted; cittāyāḥ — whose mind; gītam — song; śṛṇu — please hear; yathāas it is; mama — from me; nirvedaḥ — detachment; āśā — of hopes and yearnings; pāśānām — of the binding network; puruṣasya — of a person; yathā — just as; hi — certainly; asiḥ — the sword.


The prostitute felt disgusted with her material situation and thus became indifferent to it. Indeed, detachment acts like a sword, cutting to pieces the binding network of material hopes and desires. Now please hear from me the song sung by the prostitute in that situation.


The network of material desires is created when one falsely thinks that he can establish himself permanently in the material world. This binding network should be cut by the sword of detachment; otherwise one will be forced to wander in the illusory network of māyā with no understanding of liberated life on the spiritual platform.

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