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In modern civilization the horses and elephants have been replaced by cars and conveyances with considerable horsepower. To maintain all the household affairs, one has to increase the bank balance and be careful about the treasury house, and in order to display the opulence of material assets, one has to keep good relations with friends and relatives, as well as become very careful about maintaining the status quo. This is called material civilization of material attachment.

Attachment for household paraphernalia and for Lord Krishna go poorly together. One attachment is the path of darkness, and the other attachment is the path of light.

The best example here is the Pandavas. Maharaja Yudhisthira and householders like him can turn everything to light by dovetailing so-called material assets in the service of the Lord, but one who is not trained or is unable to turn everything to the service of the Lord (nirbandhah krishna-sambandhe) must give up all material connections before he can be fit to hear and chant the glories of the Lord.

In other words, one who has seriously heard Srimad-Bhagavatam for even one day, like Maharaja Parikshit, from a fit personality like Shukadeva Gosvami, may be able to lose all affinity for material things.

                                                            ——-(Reference: Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, Chapter 4, Purport of Text 2)