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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.8.38
maivaḿ syur manda-bhāgyāyāḥ
puruṣaḥ śamam ṛcchati
mā — not; evam — thus; syuḥ — they could be; manda-bhāgyāyāḥ — of a woman who is truly unfortunate; kleśāḥ — miseries; nirveda — of detachment; hetavaḥ — the causes; yena — by which detachment; anubandham — the bondage; nirhṛtya — removing; puruṣaḥ — a person; śamam — real peace; ṛcchati — obtains.
A person who has developed detachment can give up the bondage of material society, friendship and love, and a person who undergoes great suffering gradually becomes, out of hopelessness, detached and indifferent to the material world. Thus, due to my great suffering, such detachment awoke in my heart; yet how could I have undergone such merciful suffering if I were actually unfortunate? Therefore, I am in fact fortunate and have received the mercy of the Lord. He must somehow or other be pleased with me.
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