aprattaá¹ nas tvayÄ kiá¹ nu
yan no 'ntar-há¹dayaá¹ viÅya
tamo haá¹si sva-rociá¹£Ä
aprattam - not given; naá¸¥ - unto us; tvayÄ - by Your Lordship; kim - what; nu - indeed; bhagavan - O Supreme Lord; bhuvana-Ä«Åvara - O master of the whole universe; yat - because; naá¸¥ - our; antaá¸¥-há¹dayam - within the core of the heart; viÅya - entering; tamaá¸¥ - the darkness of ignorance; haá¹si - You annihilate; sva-rociá¹£Ä - by Your own effulgence.
When Dhruva MahÄrÄja was offered a benediction by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he replied, âO my Lord, I am fully satisfied. I do not need any material benediction.â Similarly, when PrahlÄda MahÄrÄja was offered a benediction by Lord Ná¹siá¹hadeva, he also refused to accept it and instead declared that a devotee should not be like a vaá¹ik, a mercantile man who gives something in exchange for some profit. One who becomes a devotee for some material profit is not a pure devotee. BrÄhmaá¹as are always enlightened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the heart (sarvasya cÄhaá¹ há¹di sanniviá¹£á¹o mattaá¸¥ smá¹tir jÃ±Änam apohanaá¹ ca). And because the brÄhmaá¹as and Vaiá¹£á¹avas are always directed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they are not greedy for material wealth. What is absolutely necessary they possess, but they do not want an expanded kingdom. An example of this was given by VÄmanadeva. Acting as a brahmacÄrÄ«, Lord VÄmanadeva wanted only three paces of land. Aspiring to possess more and more for personal sense gratification is simply ignorance, and this ignorance is conspicuous by its absence from the heart of a brÄhmaá¹a or Vaiá¹£á¹ava.