|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 9: Detachment from All that Is Material|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.9.1
parigraho hi duḥkhāya
yad yat priyatamaḿ nṛṇām
anantaḿ sukham āpnoti
tad vidvān yas tv akiñcanaḥ
śrī-brāhmaṇaḥ uvāca — the saintly brāhmaṇa said; parigrahaḥ — attachment to possession; hi — certainly; duḥkhāya — leading to misery; yat yat — whatever; priya-tamam — is most dear; nṛṇām — of men; anantam — unlimited; sukham — happiness; āpnoti — achieves; tat — that; vidvān — knowing; yaḥ — whoever; tu — indeed; akiñcanaḥ — is free from such attachment.
The saintly brāhmaṇa said: Everyone considers certain things within the material world to be most dear to him, and because of attachment to such things one eventually becomes miserable. One who understands this gives up material possessiveness and attachment and thus achieves unlimited happiness.
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