Bhagavatam-daily 109 – Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-25 – The best charity is different from our conceptions about charity

Published on Jan 26, 2015

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-25
agatesv apayatesu
sa sanketopajivini
apy anyo vittavan ko ’pi
mam upaisyati bhuri-dah

evam durasaya dhvasta-
nidra dvary avalambati
nirgacchanti pravisati
nisitham samapadyata

As the prostitute Pingala stood in the doorway, many men came and went, walking by her house. Her only means of sustenance was prostitution, and therefore she anxiously thought, “Maybe this one who is coming now is very rich… Oh, he is not stopping, but I am sure someone else will come. Surely this man who is coming now will want to pay me for my love, and he will probably give lots of money.” Thus, with vain hope, she remained leaning against the doorway, unable to finish her business and go to sleep. Out of anxiety she would sometimes walk out toward the street, and sometimes she went back into her house. In this way, the midnight hour gradually arrived.

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