TEXT 19
atah kathancit sa vimukta apadah
punas ca sartham pravisaty arindama
adhvany amusminn ajaya nivesito
bhraman jano ’dyapi na veda kascana
SYNONYMS
atah—from this; kathancit—somehow; sah—he; vimuktah—liberated; apadah—from the danger; punah ca—again; sa-artham—taking interest in that life; pravisati—begins; arim-dama—O King, killer of the enemies; adhvani—on the path of enjoyment; amusmin—that; ajaya—by the influence of the illusory energy; nivesitah—being absorbed; bhraman—traveling; janah—the conditioned soul; adya api—even up to death; na veda—does not understand; kascana—anything.
TRANSLATION
O killer of enemies, Maharaja Rahugana, if the conditioned soul somehow or other gets out of his dangerous position, he again returns to his home to enjoy sex life, for that is the way of attachment. Thus, under the spell of the Lord’s material energy, he continues to loiter in the forest of material existence. He does not discover his real interest even at the point of death.
PURPORT
This is the way of material life. When one is captured by sexual attraction, he becomes implicated in so many ways and cannot understand the real aim of life. Therefore Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.5.31) says, na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum: generally people do not understand the ultimate goal of life. As stated in the Vedas, om tad visnoh paramam padam sada pasyanti surayah: those who are spiritually advanced simply look to the lotus feet of Visnu. The conditioned soul. however, not being interested in reviving his relationship with Visnu, becomes captivated by material activities and remains in everlasting bondage, being misled by so-called leaders.

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