|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 2: The Symptoms of Kali-yuga|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.2.42
kathaḿ seyam akhaṇḍā bhūḥ
pūrvair me puruṣair dhṛtā
mat-putrasya ca pautrasya
mat-pūrvā vaḿśa-jasya vā
katham — how; sā iyam — this same; akhaṇḍā — unbounded; bhūḥ — earth; pūrvaiḥ — by the predecessors; me — my; puruṣaiḥ — by the personalities; dhṛtā — held in control; mat-putrasya — of my son; ca — and; pautrasya — of the grandson; mat-pūrvā — now under my sway; vaḿśa-jasya — of the descendant; vā — or.
[The materialistic king thinks:] "This unbounded earth was held by my predecessors and is now under my sovereignty. How can I arrange for it to remain in the hands of my sons, grandsons and other descendants?"
This is an example of foolish possessiveness.
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