|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 22: Enumeration of the Elements of Material Creation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.22.58-59
kṣipto 'vamānito 'sadbhiḥ
pralabdho 'sūyito 'tha vā
tāḍitaḥ sanniruddho vā
vṛttyā vā parihāpitaḥ
niṣṭhyuto mūtrito vājñair
kṣiptaḥ — insulted; avamānitaḥ — neglected; asadbhiḥ — by bad men; pralabdhaḥ — ridiculed; asūyitaḥ — envied; atha vā — or else; tāḍitaḥ — chastised; sanniruddhaḥ — tied up; vā — or; vṛttyā — of his means of livelihood; vā — or; parihāpitaḥ — deprived; niṣṭhyutaḥ — spat upon; mūtritaḥ — polluted with urine; vā — or; ajñaiḥ — by foolish men; bahudhā — repeatedly; evam — thus; prakampitaḥ — agitated; śreyaḥ-kāmaḥ — one who desires the highest goal in life; kṛcchra-gataḥ — experiencing difficulty; ātmanā — by his intelligence; ātmānam — himself; uddharet — should save.
Even though neglected, insulted, ridiculed or envied by bad men, or even though repeatedly agitated by being beaten, tied up or deprived of one's occupation, spat upon or polluted with urine by ignorant people, one who desires the highest goal in life should in spite of all these difficulties use his intelligence to keep himself safe on the spiritual platform.
Throughout history many of the above-mentioned inconveniences have been experienced by devotees of the Lord. One who is advanced in God consciousness does not allow himself to become obsessed with the material body even in such conditions, but rather keeps the mind fixed on the spiritual platform through proper intelligence.
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