ami ta'--sannyasi, amara 'sama-drsti' dharma
candana-pankete amara jnana haya 'sama'
ami—I; ta'-certainly; sannyasi—in the renounced order of life; amara—My; sama-drsti—seeing everything on the same platform; dharma—duty; candana-pankete—between sandalwood pulp and mud; amara—My; jnana—knowledge; haya—is; sama—same.
"Since I am in the renounced order, My duty is to make no distinctions but instead be equipoised. My knowledge must be equally disposed toward sandalwood pulp and dirty mud.
It is the duty of a sannyasi, a person in the renounced order, to be always equipoised, and that is also the duty of a learned man and a Vaisnava. A Vaisnava, a sannyasi or a learned person has no conception of the material world; in other words, he has no conception of anything materially important. He has no desire to use sandalwood pulp for sense gratification, nor does sense gratification make him hate mud. Acceptance or rejection of material things is not the concern of a sannyasi, a Vaisnava or a learned person. An advanced devotee has no desire to enjoy or reject anything. His only duty is to accept whatever is favorable for the advancement of Krsna consciousness. A Vaisnava should be indifferent to material enjoyment and renunciation and should always hanker for the spiritual life of rendering service to the Lord.
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