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 28

maitrīṃ satusu kṛpāṃ dīne
puṇya-śālini sammadam
kurvanti pāpiṣūpekṣām
api ye sama-buddhyaḥ

maitrīm—friendship; satsu—to the saintly devotees; kṛpām—mercy; dīne—to the fallen conditioned souls; puṇya-śālini—to the pure souls; sammadam—great delight; kurvanti—perform; pāpiṣu—to the sinful and demoniac; upekṣām—neglect; api—and; ye—those who;  sama—equipoised; buddhayaḥ—with intelligence.

Although equal to all, the devotee makes friendship with other devotees, is merciful to the innocent conditioned souls, isdelighted to meet an elevated pure soul, and ignores the sinfuldemons.

 

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