Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā

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 24-25

yasya bhakti-pradīpo hi
sadā snehena dīpitaḥ
nihśeṣaṃ nāśayaty eva
karma-dhvanta-samuccayam
bhava-dāvānalair dagdhān
Škas trātuṃ śaktimān bhavet
ṛte dīna-dayā sindhuṃ
tam ānanda-sudhāmbudhim

yasya—of whom; bhakti—of devotional service; pradīpaḥ—the lamp; hi—certainly; sadā—continually; snehena—with the oil of devotion; dīpitaḥ—blazing; niḥśeṣam—complete; nāśayati—destroys; eva—certainly; karma—of fruitive activities; dhvanta—of darkness; samuccayam—abundance; bhava—of material existence; dava-analaiḥ—by the forest fires; dagdhān—burned; kaḥ—who?; trātum—to rescue; śaktimān—is able; bhavet—may be; ṛte—except; dīna—to the distressed conditioned souls; dayā—of mercy; sindhum—the ocean; tam—for Him; ānanda—of transcendental bliss; sudhā—of the nectar; ambudhim—the ocean.

Brightly blazing with the oil of love, the lamp of devotional service to the Lord completely destroys the darkness of past karma. That Lord Hari is like an ocean of mercy for thedistressed conditioned souls, or like an ocean of the nectar oftranscendental bliss. Except for Him, who is able to rescue thoseburning in the forest fire of material existence?

 

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