I am sitting alone in Vrndavana-dhama.
In this mood I am getting many realizations.
I have my wife, sons, daughters, grandsons, everything,
But I have no money so they are a fruitless glory.
Krishna has shown me the naked form of material nature;
By His strength it has all become tasteless to me today.
yasyaham anugrhnami harisye tad-dhanam sanaih:
"I gradually take away all the wealth of those upon whom I am merciful."
How was I able to understand this mercy of the All-merciful?


Everyone has abandoned me, seeing me as penniless --
Wife, relatives, friends, brothers, everyone.
This is misery, but it gives me a laugh. I sit alone and laugh.
In this maya-samsara, whom do I really love?
Where have my loving father and mother gone now?
And where are all my elders, who were my own folk?
Who will give me news of them, tell me who?
All that is left of this family life is a list of names.


As the froth on the seawater mixes again in the sea,
Maya-samsara's play is just like that.
No one is mother or father, or personal relative;
Just like the sea foam, they remain but a short time.
Just as the froth on seawater mixes again in the sea,
The body made of five elements meets with destruction.
How many bodies does the embodied soul take in this way?
His relatives are all related merely to the temporal body.


But everyone is your relative, brother, on the spiritual platform.
This relationship is not tinged with the smell of maya.
The Supreme Lord is the soul of everyone.
In relation to Him, everyone in the universe is the same.
All your relatives, brother! All the billions of jivas.
When seen in relation to Krishna they are all in harmony.
Forgetting Krishna, the jiva desires sense gratification.
And as a result he is firmly grasped by maya.
(Srila Prabhupada, Vrndavana-bhajana, Verses 1-4, December, 1958)
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