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Prahlada Maharaja is Vaisnava. He could understand that "Everything in this material world, even the possession of my father, will be finished. There is no doubt. So what is the use of possessing such thing which will be finished?"

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Prahlāda Mahārāja is Vaiṣṇava. He could understand that "Everything in this material world, even the possession of my father, will be finished. There is no doubt. So what is the use of possessing such thing which will be finished?"

Prabhupāda:  But Prahlada Maharaja said that "Such a big, powerful demon as my father, he is also finished in one minute." One minute. And therefore... Ye asmat pituh. The demigods were afraid of; very much afraid. Therefore when he was killed everyone became very pleased. Therefore Prahlada Maharaja said that "Nobody is unhappy on account of death of my father." He said, modeta sadhur api vrscika-sarpa-hatya (SB 7.9.14): "My father was exactly like scorpion and snake. So killing of such animal, living entity, is pleasing to everyone, even sadhu, even bhaktas." They also become pleased. They do not want anyone is killed or anyone is done something harmful. Bhakta never desires. But they also take pleasure when the vrscika, the scorpion, and the snake is killed.

You have got experience. There was a snake in my bathroom. So you all sadhus became very alert to kill it, (laughter) although you are sadhu. So that is natural. When there is snake, there is no question of sadhu or asadhu. "Kill him." (laughter) Sadhur api, very nice. Modeta sadhur api vrscika-sarpa-hatya (SB 7.9.14).

So Prahlada Maharaja is Vaisnava. He could understand that "Everything in this material world, even the possession of my father, will be finished. There is no doubt. So what is the use of possessing such thing which will be finished?" Antavanta ime deha nityasyoktah saririnah (BG 2.18). This is intelligent person decision, that "Everything in this material world - this body, or anything in relativity with this body - will be finished." Krsna says and the devotees know it. Therefore they do not want anything of this material possession. And Caitanya Mahaprabhu teaches us to develop that mentality. "Don't want anything, material possession. It is... However it may be long duration, but it will be finished. But you are eternal. Nityasyoktah saririnah (BG 2.18). You are the owner of this body. You are eternal."