O brother, when you close your eyes in death, where will your loving wife, children, brothers, relatives and friends be? Where will your good qualities be? Where will your fame be? Where will your pride, wealth, education, control over others, and other powers and opulences be? O learned and intelligent friend, why do you not renounce these temporary things and go to Vrindavan on this very day?
See previous (1.80)
bhrātar yarhi nimīlito’smi nayane
tatra kva kāntātmaja-
bhrātṛ-svāpta-suhṛd-gaṇaḥ kva ca guṇāḥ
kutra pratiṣṭhādayaḥ |
yādyais tataḥ sarvatas
tvaṁ nirvidya savidya kintu na calasy
adyaiva vṛndāvanam ||1.81||
Taking up the VMA again after a long hiatus. This is an important work. I am trying to do many things, but glorifying the Dham is an important one. See today’s lecture by Ramesh Baba posted on VT.
The overriding theme of the first hundred verses of VMA is found in the spirit of renunciation. This is the basic principle of spiritual life: The pleasures of the world are not the source of pain and one should not have faith in them. See VMA 1.58.