kim etair atmanas tucchaih
saha dehena nasvaraih
kim—what is the use; etaih—with all these; atmanah—for the real self; tucchaih—which are most insignificant; saha—with; dehena—the body; nasvaraih—perishable; anarthaih—unwanted; artha-sankasaih—appearing as if needed; nitya-ananda—of eternal happiness; rasa—of the nectar; udadheh—for the ocean.
All this paraphernalia is very near and dear as long as the body exists, but as soon as the body is destroyed, all things related to the body are also finished. Therefore, actually one has nothing to do with them, but because of ignorance one accepts them as valuable. Compared to the ocean of eternal happiness, they are most insignificant. What is the use of such insignificant relationships for the eternal living being?
Krsna consciousness, devotional service to Krsna, is the ocean of eternal bliss. In comparison to this eternal bliss, the so-called happiness of society, friendship and love is simply useless and insignificant. One should therefore not be attached to temporary things. One should take to Krsna consciousness and become eternally happy.
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