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....
deho gaham anuttamaṃ rasavatī sad-vāsanā gehinī
svacchandaṃ hari-bhaktir uttama-dhanaṃ s aṅtoṣa ekaḥ suhṛt
siddhaṃ śāsvata-saukhyam asti hi ta thāpy ātmaika-bandhe mudhā
gehād avasati prayāsyati jano mithyā-sukhecchāturaḥ
dehaḥ—the body; geham—house; anuttamam—best; rasavati—charming; sat—pious; vāsanā—thoughts and desires; gehinī—wife; svacchandam—according to one's wish; hari—of Lord Hari; bhaktiḥ—devotional service; uttama—ultimate; dhanam—wealth; santoṣaḥ—satisfaction; ekaḥ—only; suhṛt—friend; siddham—perfection; śāśvata—eternal; saukhyam—happiness; asti—there is; hi—certainly; tathā api—nevertheless; ātma—of the self; eka—sole; bandhe—relatives; mudhā—uselessly; gehāt—from the home; āvasati—resides; prayāsyati—goes out; janaḥ—conditioned soul; mithyā—false; sukha—of happiness; icchā—with the desire; āturaḥ—agitated;
One's body is his ultimate home and pious thoughts and desires are his charming wife. Devotional service to Lord Hariis available as the ultimate wealth, and spiritual satisfaction is his only friend. These associates bring one perfection andeternal happiness. Agitated with desire, the foolish conditionedsoul leaves that home to uselessly search for the illusory happiness of this world.