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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.8.12
sāyantanaḿ śvastanaḿ vā
na sańgṛhṇīta bhikṣukaḥ
makṣikā iva sańgṛhṇan
saha tena vinaśyati
sāyantanam — meant for the night; śvastanam — meant for tomorrow; vā — either; na — not; sańgṛhṇīta — should accept; bhikṣukaḥ — a saintly mendicant; makṣikā — honeybee; iva — like; sańgṛhṇan — collecting; saha — with; tena — that collection; vinaśyati — is destroyed.
A saintly mendicant should not even collect foodstuffs to eat later in the same day or the next day. If he disregards this injunction and like the honeybee collects more and more delicious foodstuffs, that which he has collected will indeed ruin him.
Bhramara refers to that honeybee who wanders about from flower to flower, and makṣikā is the honeybee who accumulates more and more honey in the beehive with great attachment. A saintly mendicant should be like the bhramara bee because if he imitates the makṣikā bee his spiritual consciousness will be ruined. This point is so important that it is repeated in this verse.
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