mahatam khalu viprarse
na kutumbe sprha-matih
mahatamof great devotees; khalucertainly; vipra-rseO great sage among the brahmanas; uttama-sloka-padayohof the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; chayaby the shade; nirvrtasatiated; cittanamwhose consciousness; nanever; kutumbeto family members; sprha-matihconsciousness with attachment.
Elevated mahatmas who have taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are fully satiated by the shade of those lotus feet. Their consciousness cannot possibly become attached to family members.
Srila Narottama dasa Thakura has sung, nitai pada-kamala, koti-candra susitala, ye chayaya jagat judaya. He describes the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda as being so nice and cooling that all materialists, who are always in the blazing fire of material activities, may come under the shade of His lotus feet and be fully relieved and satiated. The distinction between family life and spiritual life can be experienced by any person who has undergone the tribulations of living with a family. One who comes under the shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord never becomes attracted by the activities of family life. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (2.59), param drstva nivartate: one gives up lower engagements when he experiences a higher taste. Thus one becomes detached from family life as soon as he comes under the shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord.

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