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SB 1.2.10 (1962)

SB 1.2.10 (1972-77)

please wait #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._10"#TEXT No. 10#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Kamasya na indriya pritir labho jeeveta yavata Jeevasya tatwajijnasa na artho jascheha karmabhih. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Kamasya—of desires, na—not, indriya—senses, priti—satisfaction, labho—gain, jeeveta—self preservation, yavata—so much so, jeevasya-of the living being, tatwa—absolute truth, jijnasa—enquiries, na—not, artha—end, jascheha—whatsoever else, karmabhih—by occupational activities. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Life's desires must not be directed towards the matter of sense gratification. One should desire only for a healthy life or self preservation because the life of a human being is meant for enquiring about the Absolute Truth and nothing more should be desired by all occupational service. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The complete bewildered material civilization is wrongly directed towards the fulfilment of desires in sense gratification. In such civilization, in all spheres of life the ultimate end is sense gratification. In politics, social service, altruism, philanthropy and ultimately in religiosity or even in the matter of salvation the very same tint of sense-gratification is ever increasingly predominent. In the political field the leaders of men fight with one another for the matter of fulfilling their personal sense gratification. The voters adore the socalled leaders only on the promise of the voters' sense gratification. As soon as the voters are dissatisfied in their own sense satisfaction they dethrone the leaders and the leaders almost always disappoint the voters by not satisfying their senses. The same thing is applicable in all other fields and nobody is serious about the problems of life. Even those who are on the path of salvation, desire to become one with the Absolute Truth and desire to commit a spiritual suicide for the matter of sense gratification. But the Bhagwat says that one should not live for the matter of sense gratification. One should satisfy the senses so much so as it is required for self-preservation and not for sense-gratification. Because the body is made of senses which also require a certain extent of satisfaction there are regulative directions for satisfaction of such senses. But they are not meant for unrestricted sense enjoyment. For example marriage or combination of a man with a woman is necessary for progeny but it is not meant for sense enjoyment. In the absence of such voluntary restraint, there is the propaganda for family planning but the foolish men do not know that family planning is automatically executed as soon as there is search after the Absolute Truth. Seekers of the Absolute Truth are never allured by the unnecessary engagements in sense gratification because the serious student seeking after the Absolute Truth is always overwhelmed with the work of researching the Truth. In every sphere of life, therefore, the ultimate end must be seeking after the Absolute Truth and that sort of engagement will make every one happy on account of being less engaged in the matter of variety of sense-gratification. And what is that Absolute Truth is explained as follows:- #/div# please wait #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_10"#TEXT 10#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#kāmasya nendriya-prītir#/dd# #dd#lābho jīveta yāvatā#/dd# #dd#jīvasya tattva-jijñāsā#/dd# #dd#nārtho yaś ceha karmabhiḥ#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#kāmasya#/i#—of desires; #i#na#/i#—not; #i#indriya#/i#—senses; #i#prītiḥ#/i#—satisfaction; #i#lābhaḥ#/i#—gain; #i#jīveta#/i#—self-preservation; #i#yāvatā#/i#—so much so; #i#jīvasya#/i#—of the living being; #i#tattva#/i#—the Absolute Truth; #i#jijñāsā#/i#—inquiries; #i#na#/i#—not; #i#arthaḥ#/i#—end; #i#yaḥ ca iha#/i#—whatsoever else; #i#karmabhiḥ#/i#—by occupational activities. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Life's desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one's works. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The completely bewildered material civilization is wrongly directed towards the fulfillment of desires in sense gratification. In such civilization, in all spheres of life, the ultimate end is sense gratification. In politics, social service, altruism, philanthropy and ultimately in religion or even in salvation, the very same tint of sense gratification is ever-increasingly predominant. In the political field the leaders of men fight with one another to fulfill their personal sense gratification. The voters adore the so-called leaders only when they promise sense gratification. As soon as the voters are dissatisfied in their own sense satisfaction, they dethrone the leaders, The leaders must always disappoint the voters by not satisfying their senses. The same is applicable in all other fields; no one is serious about the problems of life. Even those who are on the path of salvation desire to become one with the Absolute Truth and desire to commit spiritual suicide for sense gratification. But the Bhāgavatam says that one should not live for sense gratification. One should satisfy the senses only insomuch as required for self-preservation, and not for sense gratification. Because the body is made of senses, which also require a certain amount of satisfaction, there are regulative directions for satisfaction of such senses. But the senses are not meant for unrestricted enjoyment. For example, marriage or the combination of a man with a woman is necessary for progeny, but it is not meant for sense enjoyment. In the absence of voluntary restraint, there is propaganda for family planning, but foolish men do not know that family planning is automatically executed as soon as there is search after the Absolute Truth. Seekers of the Absolute Truth are never allured by unnecessary engagements in sense gratification because the serious students seeking the Absolute Truth are always overwhelmed with the work of researching the Truth. In every sphere of life, therefore, the ultimate end must be seeking after the Absolute Truth, and that sort of engagement will make one happy because he will be less engaged in varieties of sense gratification. And what that Absolute Truth is is explained as follows. #/div#
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