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 15

paty-āpatya-dhanair āḍhyaṃ
gṛhaṃ yogisu dustyajam
haṭhena tṛṇavat tyaktvā
bhejuḥ kṛṣṇaṃ vraja-striyaḥ

pati—with husband; āpatya—children; dhanaiḥ—and wealth; āḍhyam—opulent; gṛham—home; yogiṣu—for the yogīs; dustyajam—difficult to renounce; haṭhena—vigorously; tṛṇavat—as worthless as a piece of straw; taktva—abandoned; bhejuḥ—worshipped; krsnam—Lord Kṛṣṇa; vraja—of Vrajabhūmi; striyaḥ—the beautiful women.

Endowed with great wealth, charming children and husbands, the gopis homes were difficult even for great yogis to abandon. The gopis, nevertheless, vigorously rejected their opulent homes, considering them as worthless as a piece of straw, and went to worship Lord Kṛṣṇa.

 

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