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SB 1.2.9 (1962)

SB 1.2.9 (1972-77)

please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._9"#TEXT No. 9#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Dharmasya hi apavargasya na artho arthaya upakalpate Na arthasya dharma aikantasya kamo labhaya hi smritah. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Dharmasya—occupational engagement, hi—certainly, apavargasya—ultimate liberation, na—not, artha—end, arthaya—for material gain, upakalpate—is meant for, na—neither, arthasya—of material gain, dharmaikantasya—for one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service, Kama—sense gratification, labhaya—attainment of, hi—exactly, smritah—is described by the great sages. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# All occupational engagements are certainly meant for ultimate liberation and they are never meant for material gain. Similarly material gain for one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service, is never meant by the sages for attainment of sense gratification. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# We have already discussed it that pure devotional service of the Lord is automatically followed by perfect knowledge and detachment for material exsitence. But there are others who consider that all kinds of different occupational engagements including the terms of religiosity are meant for material gain. General tendency of any ordinary man in any part of the world is to gain some material profit in exchange of religious or any other occupational service. Even in the Vedic literatures for all sorts of religious performances an allurement of material gain is offered and most people are attracted by such allurement or blessings of religiosity. Why such so called men of religiosity are allured by material gain? Because material gain can endow with the blessings of fulfilling desires which in turn satisfy sense gratification. This cycle of occupational engagements including so called religiosity followed by material gain and material gain followed by fulfilment of desires. Sense gratification is the general way for all sorts of fully occupied men. But in the statement of Sūta Gosvāmī as per the verdict of the Srimad Bhagwatam, this is nullified by the present sloka. #$p#One should not engage himself in any sort of occupational service only for the material gain nor material gain should be utilised for the matter of sense gratification. How material gain should be utilised is described as follows— #/div# #/div# please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"##p class="mw-empty-elt"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_9"#TEXT 9#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#dharmasya hy āpavargyasya#/dd# #dd#nārtho 'rthāyopakalpate#/dd# #dd#nārthasya dharmaikāntasya#/dd# #dd#kāmo lābhāya hi smṛtaḥ#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#dharmasya#/i#—occupational engagement; #i#hi#/i#—certainly; #i#āpavargyasya#/i#—ultimate liberation; #i#na#/i#—not; #i#arthaḥ#/i#—end; #i#arthāya#/i#—for material gain; #i#upakalpate#/i#—is meant for; #i#na#/i#—neither; #i#arthasya#/i#—of material gain; #i#dharma-eka-antasya#/i#—for one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service; #i#kāmaḥ#/i#—sense gratification; #i#lābhāya#/i#—attainment of; #i#hi#/i#—exactly; #i#smṛtaḥ#/i#—is described by the great sages. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# All occupational engagements are certainly meant for ultimate liberation. They should never be performed for material gain. Furthermore, according to sages, one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service should never use material gain to cultivate sense gratification. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# We have already discussed that pure devotional service to the Lord is automatically followed by perfect knowledge and detachment from material existence. But there are others who consider that all kinds of different occupational engagements, including those of religion, are meant for material gain. The general tendency of any ordinary man in any part of the world is to gain some material profit in exchange for religious or any other occupational service. Even in the Vedic literatures, for all sorts of religious performances an allurement of material gain is offered, and most people are attracted by such allurements or blessings of religiosity. Why are such so-called men of religion allured by material gain? Because material gain can enable one to fulfill desires, which in turn satisfy sense gratification. This cycle of occupational engagements includes so-called religiosity followed by material gain and material gain followed by fulfillment of desires. Sense gratification is the general way for all sorts of fully occupied men. But in the statement of Sūta Gosvāmī, as per the verdict of the #i#Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam#/i#, this is nullified by the present #i#śloka.#/i# #$p#One should not engage himself in any sort of occupational service for material gain only. Nor should material gain be utilized for sense gratification. How material gain should be utilized is described as follows. #/div# #/div#
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