512) Whether I know what “anartha” is! Taughy by Srila Prabhupada!

SB-1.2.12— Beyond The Business of Hogs And Dogs-October 23, 1972, Vrndävana.

512) Whether I know what “anartha” is! Taughy by Srila Prabhupada!

————— So ädau sraddhä tatah sädhu-sango ‘tha bhajana-kriyä tato ‘nartha-nivrttih syät [Cc. Madhya 23.14-15]. Anartha, things which are not wanted. Artha means wanted, something wanted; anartha means this is not wanted. So we are habituated to so many things, bad habits. So anartha-nivrttih syät. This is the result of bhajana-kriyä. Anartha. Anartha. Just like these things, as we prohibit—illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating and gambling—these are anarthas. They are not required actually. But people are habituated to these things on account of bad association. So if you associate with a really sädhu, if you execute really devotional service, these anarthas will be vanquished. That is the symptom. No more illicit sex. No more intoxication. No more gambling. No more meat-eating, fish-eating, egg-eating. No. That is called anartha. ——————————

Hari Bol

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