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kim punar brahmanah punya
SYNONYMSkim--how much; punah--again; brahmanah--brahmanas; punyah--righteous; bhaktah--devotees; raja-rsayah--saintly kings; tatha--also; anityam--temporary; asukham--sorrowful; lokam--planet; imam--this; prapya--gaining; bhajasva--are engaged in loving service; mam--unto Me.
TRANSLATIONHow much greater then are the brahmanas, the righteous, the devotees and saintly kings who in this temporary miserable world engage in loving service unto Me.
PURPORTIn this material world there are classifications of people, but, after all, this world is not a happy place for anyone. It is clearly stated here, anityam asukham lokam: this world is temporary and full of miseries, not habitable for any sane gentleman. This world is declared by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be temporary and full of miseries. Some of the philosophers, especially the minor philosophers, say that this world is false, but we can understand from Bhagavad-gita that the world is not false; it is temporary. There is a difference between temporary and false. This world is temporary, but there is another world which is eternal. This world is miserable, but the other world is eternal and blissful.
Arjuna was born in a saintly royal family. To him also the Lord says, "Take to My devotional service and come quickly back to Godhead, back home." No one should remain in this temporary world, full as it is with miseries. Everyone should attach himself to the bosom of the Supreme Personality of Godhead so that he can be eternally happy. The devotional service of the Supreme Lord is the only process by which all problems of all classes of men can be solved. Everyone should therefore take to Krsna consciousness and make his life perfect.
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada