yat sankulam hari-padanati-matra-drstair
vaidurya-marakata-hema-mayair vimanaih
yesam brhat-kati-tatah smita-sobhi-mukhyah
krsnatmanam na raja adadhur utsmayadyaih
yatthat Vaikuntha abode; sankulamis pervaded; hari-padaat the two lotus feet of Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anatiby obeisances; matrasimply; drstaihare obtained; vaiduryalapis lazuli; marakataemeralds; hemagold; mayaihmade of; vimanaihwith airplanes; yesamof those passengers; brhatlarge; kati-tatahhips; smitasmiling; sobhibeautiful; mukhyahfaces; krsnain Krsna; atmanamwhose minds are absorbed; nanot; rajahsex desire; adadhuhstimulate; utsmaya-adyaihby intimate friendly dealings, laughing and joking.
The inhabitants of Vaikuntha travel in their airplanes made of lapis lazuli, emerald and gold. Although crowded by their consorts, who have large hips and beautiful smiling faces, they cannot be stimulated to passion by their mirth and beautiful charms.
In the material world, opulences are achieved by materialistic persons by dint of their labor. One cannot enjoy material prosperity unless he works very hard to achieve it. But the devotees of the Lord who are residents of Vaikuntha have the opportunity to enjoy a transcendental situation of jewels and emeralds. Ornaments made of gold bedecked with jewels are achieved not by working hard but by the benediction of the Lord. In other words, devotees in the Vaikuntha world, or even in this material world, cannot be poverty-stricken, as is sometimes supposed. They have ample opulences for enjoyment, but they need not labor to achieve them. It is also stated that in the Vaikuntha world the consorts of the residents are many, many times more beautiful than we can find in this material world, even in the higher planets. It is specifically mentioned here that a womans large hips are very attractive and they stimulate mans passion, but the wonderful feature of Vaikuntha is that although the women have large hips and beautiful faces and are decorated with ornaments of emeralds and jewels, the men are so absorbed in Krsna consciousness that the beautiful bodies of the women cannot attract them. In other words, there is enjoyment of the association of the opposite sex, but there is no sexual relationship. The residents of Vaikuntha have a better standard of pleasure, so there is no need of sex pleasure.

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