Partial interest in elevating principles can obstruct ultimate elevation

by June 14, 2013

According to Vedic thought, there are four elevating principles,

namely religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and

liberation. Persons who are simply interested in material enjoyment make

plans to execute prescribed duties. They are interested in the three

elevating processes of religious rituals, economic elevation and sense

enjoyment. By developing their economic condition, they can enjoy

material life. Materialistic persons, therefore, are interested in those

elevating processes, which are called trai-vargika. Trai means “three”;

vargika means “elevating processes.” Such materialistic persons are never

attracted by the Supreme personality of Godhead. Rather, they are

antagonistic towards Him.

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.32.18 purport

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  • June 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    What edition of Srimad Bhagavatam you are citing from, please. Can you send us a link to your source, or database?
    Thanking your good self in advance of early reply.

    Hare Krishna.


    • Chaitanya Charan das
      June 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      I am using the standard vedabase folio that is available on windows computers and am also providing the link to for each Prabhupada quote at the bottom of that quote. eg.In the above quote, it is highlighted.
      Is that not visible in your browser?

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