|Canto 11: General History||Chapter 8: The Story of Pińgalā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.8.44
āśā hi paramaḿ duḥkhaḿ
nairāśyaḿ paramaḿ sukham
yathā sañchidya kāntāśāḿ
sukhaḿ suṣvāpa pińgalā
aśā — material desire; hi — certainly; paramam — the greatest; duḥkham — unhappiness; nairāśyam — freedom from material desires; paramam — the greatest; sukham — happiness; yathā — in that way; sañchidya — completely cutting off; kānta — for lovers; āśām — the desire; sukham — happily; suṣvāpa — she slept; pińgalā — the former prostitute, Pińgalā.
Material desire is undoubtedly the cause of the greatest unhappiness, and freedom from such desire is the cause of the greatest happiness. Therefore, completely cutting off her desire to enjoy so-called lovers, Pińgalā very happily went to sleep.
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Eleventh Canto, Eighth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "The Story of Pińgalā."
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