TEXT 247
'sampattira madhye jivera kon sampatti gani?'
'radha-krsne prema yanra, sei bada dhani'
SYNONYMS
sampattira—riches; madhye—among; jivera—of the living entities; kon—what; sampatti—the wealth; gani—we accept; radha-krsne—to Srimati Radharani and Krsna; prema—loving service; yanra—whose; sei—he; bada—very great; dhani—capitalist.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked, "Of the many capitalists who possess great riches, who is the topmost?" Ramananda Raya replied, "He who is richest in love for Radha and Krsna is the greatest capitalist."
PURPORT
Everyone in this material world is attempting to acquire riches to satisfy the senses. Actually no one cares for anything other than acquiring material possessions and maintaining them. The wealthy are generally accepted as the most important personalities in this material world, but when we compare a material man of wealth to one wealthy in devotional service to Radha and Krsna, the latter is found to be the greatest capitalist. According to Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.39.2):
kim alabhyam bhagavati
prasanne sri-niketane
tathapi tat-para rajan
na hi vanchanti kincana
"What is difficult for the devotees of Lord Krsna, who is the shelter of the goddess of fortune? Although such devotees can obtain anything, O King, they do not desire anything."

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