S'RÎMAD BHÂGAVATAM – Canto 11, Chapter 09 – Reducing desire
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Chapter 9: Detachment from All that is Material
- The honorable brahmin said: 'When one strives to own all the things held dear by man [a house, a wife, goods etc.], that will be a source of unhappiness. Anyone who knows this and is of detachment, achieves unlimited happiness.
(2) A large hawk [the osprey] who had a prey was attacked by others who were very strong and without meat. The moment he gave up his [desire for] prey, he achieved happiness.
(3) There is no trace of honor or dishonor in me, nor do I know the anxiety of people with a home and children. Like a child I wander around in this world, sporting and enjoying only the soul.
(4) There are two types of people free from anxiety: the one retarded who ignorant like a child is overwhelmed by great happiness and the one who reached the Absolute beyond the natural modes.