Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 10 - Chapter 1 - Verse 23


पुष्णाति यानधर्मेण स्वबुद्ध्या तमपण्डितम् ।तेऽकृतार्थं प्रहिण्वन्ति प्राणा राय: सुतादय: ॥ २३ ॥


puṣṇāti yān adharmeṇasva-buddhyā tam apaṇḍitamte ’kṛtārthaṁ prahiṇvantiprāṇā rāyaḥ sutādayaḥ


A fool indulges in sin to maintain his life, wealth and children and other relatives, for he thinks, “These things are mine.” In the end, however, these very things all abandon him, leaving him frustrated.


In these verses, Akrūra is giving rather frank advice to Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Those who know the story of the Mahābhārata will realize how relevant and prophetic these instructions are, and how much Dhṛtarāṣṭra suffered for not accepting them. Although one tenaciously clings to his property, in the end all is lost, and the blundering soul is swept away by the wheel of birth and death.