TEXT 44
bhogaiśvarya-prasaktānāṁ
tayāpahṛta-cetasām
vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ
samādhau na vidhīyate
SYNONYMS
bhogamaterial enjoyment; aiśvaryaopulence; prasaktānāmthose who are so attached; tayāby such things; apahṛta-cetasāmbewildered in mind; vyavasāyātmikāfixed determination; buddhiḥdevotional service of the Lord; samādhauin the controlled mind; nanever; vidhīyatedoes take place.
TRANSLATION
In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.
PURPORT
Samādhi means "fixed mind." The Vedic dictionary, the Nirukti, says, samyag ādhīyate 'sminn ātmatattva-yāthātmyam: "When the mind is fixed for understanding the self, it is called samādhi. "Samādhi is never possible for persons interested in material sense enjoyment, nor for those who are bewildered by such temporary things. They are more or less condemned by the process of material energy.

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