The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari

by Sarasvati Thkura | 14,715 words

The book contains the essence on how devotees develop love of Krishna, and how they bring Krishna under control through their love....

Text 23

dharmān aśeṣān api yo vihāyabhajed ananyo hari-pāda-padmam
dattvā padaṃ murdhni sudharmikānāṃ;  sa eva tad-dhāma sukhād upaiti;

dharmān—materially pious duties; aśseṣān—all; api—even; yaḥ—one who; vihāya—having given up; bhajet—may worship; ananyaḥ—with undeviating concentration; hari—of Lord Hari; pāda—feet; padmam—the lotus flower; dattvā—having placed; padam—his foot; mūrdhni—on the head; sudharmikānām—of the materially pious non-devotees; saḥ—he; eva—certainly; tat—of Lord Hari; dhāma—the transcendental abode; sukhāt—easily and happily; upaiti—attains.

One who gives up all materially pious duties, and withundeviating concentration, continually worships the lotus feet of Lord Hari, will easily and happily climb to the Lord's transcendental abode, stepping on the head of the materiallypious non-devotees.


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