Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 5 Text 22
ye hi samsparsa-ja bhoga
duhkha-yonaya eva te
na tesu ramate budhah
ye--those; hi--certainly; samsparsa-jah--by contact with the material senses; bhogah--enjoyments; duhkha--distress; yonayah--sources of; eva--certainly; te--they are; adi--beginning; anta--end; vantah--subject to; kaunteya--O son of Kunti; na--never; tesu--in those; ramate--takes delight; budhah--the intelligent person.
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. O son of Kunti, such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
Srila Prabhupada states at the end of his purport; The more one is addicted to material pleasures, the more he is entrapped by material miseries.