Anartha - an essential subject

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The definition of the word 'artha' is 'meaning,' and the definition of the word 'an' is 'no'. Together they form the word 'anartha' which translates to 'no meaning'. Something which has no meaning is unwanted and a waste of time. A deeper understanding of this word when used in the spiritual context is 'anything which hinders spiritual progress in Krishna consciousness'. Srila Prabhupada defines anartha as 'unwanted things'. Whether these things come in the form of bad association, abominable diets, or anything that causes entanglement in the material world, they are termed 'anarthas'. If one is serious about spiritual life, then one must take precautionary measures to rid oneself of all anarthas.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Anartha category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 5 quotes.

   
 

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