If you are actually serious to go back to home, back to Godhead, then be very, very, very cautious from these two things: possessing…, desire for possessions, woman and riches

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

If you are actually serious to go back to home, back to Godhead, then be very, very, very cautious from these two things: possessing…, desire for possessions, woman and riches. Then we will be (indistinct). So our only possession is this tapasya, tapo divyaṁ. That will rectify, purify our existence.

Prabhupāda: Niṣkiñcana. Niṣkiñcana means… We are supposed to be niṣkiñcana. Those who are transcendentalist, eager(?) to go back home, back to Godhead, they should be niṣkiñcana. Niṣkiñcana means no more attraction for anything material. That is the… Ni means no; kiñcana means any, some, sufficient. That is called niṣkiñcana. So if you don't want anything, then you are now penniless, zero—no, you are not zero. Dhanam: you have got property. What is that property? Tapasya. Caitanya Mahāprabhu, when He was requested to please be benefited, by His very confidential devotees, that "The King wants to see You," to give His permission, He immediately said, "No, no. I cannot see King. I cannot do this."

In that connection He said one verse—perhaps you have read it—niṣkiñcanasya bhagavad bhajanonmukhasya (CC Madhya 11.8). Those who are niṣkiñcana… Niṣkiñcana means that not attracted, but come to the platform of a devotee, brahma-bhūtaḥ. Just he gives up material attraction, niṣkiñcana. And after that there will be bhagavad bhajan, devotional service. Niṣkiñcanasya bhagavad bhajanonmukhasya. Unmukhasya means they were practically trying to raise, spiritually, on the platform of devotional service. That is niṣkiñcana. Pāraṁ paraṁ jigamiṣor bhava-sāgarasya. This ocean of nescience, and he is trying to go to the other side, (indistinct)-jala. This side material world, that side spiritual, the Kāraṇa…, Kāraṇa-jala, Causal Ocean. The Causal Ocean (indistinct), all these universes, they are floating in the Causal Ocean, coming out of the breathing of Mahā-Viṣṇu.

So we are in the Causal Ocean, big, big universe floating just like football, floating in the water. So we have to go the other side. So those who are anxious to go to the other side, Vaikuṇṭha side, pāraṁ paraṁ jigamiṣor bhava-sāgarasya, for them, viṣayiṇām sandarśa, to imitate the karmīs or to see the karmīs… Karmīs are always after (indistinct), viṣayiṇām sandarśanaṁ atha yoṣitāṁ ca, as well as to see woman naked. Because in this world there are two things very attractive: money and women. All people are after.

So Caitanya Mahāprabhu says those who are actually anxious to go back to home, back to Godhead, to the other side of the Causal Ocean, for them any desire for material possessions or woman, hā hanta hāhanta viṣa-bhakṣaṇato ’py asādhu, it will be dangerous than eating poison. So if you are actually serious to go back to home, back to Godhead, then be very, very, very cautious from these two things: possessing…, desire for possessions, woman and riches. Then we will be (indistinct). So our only possession is this tapasya, tapo divyaṁ. That will rectify, purify our existence.