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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 268

sārūpyaikatvam apy uta
dīyamānaṁ na gṛhṇanti
vinā mat-sevanaṁ janāḥ


sālokya—to live on the same planet as the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sārṣṭi—to possess opulence equal to the Lord's; sāmīpya—to always associate with the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sārūpya—to possessing bodily features equal to the Lord's; ekatvam—to merge into the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; api—even; uta—certainly; dīyamānam—being offered; na—never; gṛhṇanti—accept; vinā—without; mat—My; sevanam—devotional service; janāḥ—devotees.


" 'Pure devotees always reject the five kinds of liberation, which include living in the spiritual Vaikuṇṭha planets, possessing the same opulences as those possessed by the Supreme Lord, having the same bodily features as the Lord's, associating with the Lord and merging into the body of the Lord. The pure devotees do not accept these benedictions without the service of the Lord.'


This is a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (3.29.13).