1. Straws gathered together and again scattered

    He knows that this position — nice position, very good atmosphere, nice children, nice wife, nice house, nice bank balance, nice relative, nice position, everything, prime minister and everything — very all right. But it will be finished. He knows that. But he, although knows, he does not care for it. This is called vimudhan. He knows that “This will be finished. It will not stay, I will not stay, these things will not stay. I will have to change; they will have to change.” It is just like straws gathered together by the whims of the waves, and again it is scattered.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.22 — December 31, 1974, Bombay