Be naked like Sukadeva, or perform sacrifice
Posted on May 26, 2014
Sukadeva Gosvami was passing on naked, sixteen-years-old boy, and very nice feature of the body, peaceful. And he was passing naked, and the girls who were taking bath, naked on the river, they saw that innocent person, so they did not cover their body. But when the father was passing, such a learned sage, old man, Vyasadeva, who is the author of all Vedic literatures -- he is not an ordinary man. But because he was a worldly man, a householder, the girls, after seeing him, covered their body. The stage of Sukadeva Gosvami is atma-rati, self-satisfied, doesn't care for anything of the world. He is aloof from the world. We should not imitate Sukadeva Gosvami and become naked.
Sukadeva Gosvami didn't care for anything, who is naked dancing, or naked bathing. No. He has no care. He is going on in the street. Yas tu atma-ratir eva syad atma-trptas ca manavah atmany eva ca santustah. He is satisfied in himself and with Krsna. Tasya karyam na vidyate: "He has nothing to do." Bas. He is free. Now, if you are not in that stage, then you have to perform
sacrifice, as recommended in the Bhagavad-gita. Yajnarthe karmano 'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah [Bg. 3.9]. You have to work in such a way that your work will be purified gradually and you will come to this stage of atma-rati. But if you, from the very beginning, you are satisfied with your self-understanding, then you have nothing to do.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 3.17-20 -- New York, May 27, 1966