A Devotee Forgets All Material Pleasure
Prabhupāda: Bhakti means... when you are advanced in bhakti... bhaktiḥ pareśānubhavo viraktir anyatra syāt. That is the test. The example is... just like when you are hungry, you are given some food, you are eating voraciously. But when you are satisfied, you'll say: "No more. No more." Similarly, when you get Kṛṣṇa, then you will say: "No more. No more material necessity." Just like Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, the point of realization: na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ vā jagadīśa kāmaye (Śikṣāṣṭaka 4). He says: "I don't want these material riches, dhanam." Everyone is after money. "Money, money, money." But Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, na dhanam, "I don't want money." Na dhanaṁ na janam, "Don't want followers." Everyone wants to become leader, and some followers. Caitanya Mahāprabhu says that, "What is the use of becoming leader of these fools?" Na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ vā. Everyone wants very beautiful, obedient wife. He says: "That also I don't want." Then what do You want? Mama janmani janmanīśvare bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi (Śikṣāṣṭaka 4). It is so pleasure, it is so great a pleasure that if you come to this bhakti platform, if you realize little, then you'll forget all these things.

Svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi varaṁ na yāce (CC Madhya 22.42). Just like Dhruva Mahārāja said. When he... he went to the forest for getting some material profit, but when he realized God, when he saw Kṛṣṇa, Viṣṇu, he... Viṣṇu wanted, "Now you take benediction, whatever you want." He said, svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi varaṁ na yāce:, "Svāmin, I am now satisfied." So this is the position, that yaṁ labdhvā cāparaṁ lābhaṁ manyate nādhikaṁ tataḥ (BG 6.20-23). So if you take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then these are the result."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Calcutta, September 23, 1974)

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