atheÅa-mÄyÄ-raciteá¹£u saá¹ gaá¹
rÅ«á¸haá¹ praká¹tyÄtmani viÅva-kartur
bhÄvena hitvÄ tam ahaá¹ prapadye
atha - therefore; Ä«Åa-mÄyÄ - by the external potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; raciteá¹£u - in things manufactured; saá¹ gam - attachment; guá¹eá¹£u - in the modes of material nature; gandharva-pura-upameá¹£u - which are compared to the illusion of a gandharva-pura, a town or houses seen in the forest or on a hill; rÅ«á¸ham - very powerful; praká¹tyÄ - by material nature; Ätmani - unto the Supersoul; viÅva-kartuá¸¥ - of the creator of the whole universe; bhÄvena - by devotional service; hitvÄ - giving up; tam - unto Him (the Lord); aham - I; prapadye - surrender.
When passing through a mountainous region in an airplane, one may sometimes see a city in the sky with towers and palaces, or one may see similar things in a big forest. This is called a gandharva-pura, a phantasmagoria. This entire world resembles such a phantasmagoria, and every materially situated person has attachment for it. But Khaá¹vÄá¹ ga MahÄrÄja, because of his advanced Ká¹á¹£á¹a consciousness, was not interested in such things. Even though a devotee may engage in apparently materialistic activities, he knows his position very well. Nirbandhaá¸¥ ká¹á¹£á¹a-sambandhe yuktaá¹ vairÄgyam ucyate. If one engages all material things in relation with the loving service of the Lord, one is situated in yukta-vairÄgya, proper renunciation. In this material world, nothing should be accepted for oneâs sense gratification: everything should be accepted for the service of the Lord. This is the mentality of the spiritual world. MahÄrÄja Khaá¹vÄá¹ ga advises that one give up material attachments and surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus one achieves success in life. This is pure bhakti-yoga, which involves vairÄgya-vidyÄ â renunciation and knowledge.
Åiká¹£Ärtham ekaá¸¥ puruá¹£aá¸¥ purÄá¹aá¸¥
ká¹pÄmbudhir yas tam ahaá¹ prapadye
âLet me surrender unto the Personality of Godhead who has appeared now as Lord ÅrÄ« Caitanya MahÄprabhu. He is the ocean of all mercy and has come down to teach us material detachment, learning and devotional service to Himself.â (Caitanya-candrodaya-nÄá¹aka 6.74) ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a Caitanya MahÄprabhu inaugurated this movement of vairÄgya-vidyÄ, by which one detaches himself from material existence and engages in loving devotional service. The Ká¹á¹£á¹a consciousness movement of devotional service is the only process by which to counteract our false prestige in this material world.