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 52

jīvanto bhakti-lābhāya
    kevalaṃ prāṇa-vṛttayaḥ
ayatnopanītaṃ śuddhaṃ
    bhuñjate keśavārpitam

jīvantaḥ—living; bhakti—of devotional service; lābhāya—for the attainment; kevalam—exclusively; prāna—of the life-air; vṛttayaḥ—actions; ayatna—without endeavor; upan\itam—attained; śuddham—pure; bhuñjate—eat; keśava—to Lord Keśava; arpitam—offered.

The devotees only live to attain devotional service. Theyaccept pure foodstuffs, offered to Lord Keśava, and attained without great endeavor, only to maintain the body for this purpose.

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