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 32

ye ca sat-saṅga-niṣpaṇṇa
puṇya-pāpair ha badhyante
tṛṇair iva mataṅga jāḥ

ye—who; ca—and; sat—of saintly devotees; saṅga—from the association; niṣpaṇṇa—produced; jñāna—knowledge; nirdhūta—cleansed; bandhanāḥ—from bondage; puṇya—by pious; pāpaiḥ—or sinful karmic reactions; na—not; badhyante—are bound; tṛṇaiḥ—with blades of grass; iva—just like; mataṅgajāḥ—elephants.

Those cleansed from all ignorance by the association of saintly devotees are not bound by the reactions of their previoussinful or pious deeds, just as elephants cannot be confined by a rope fashioned with blades of grass.


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