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SB 3.15.14

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


vasanti yatra puruṣāḥ
sarve vaikuṇṭha-mūrtayaḥ
ye 'nimitta-nimittena
dharmeṇārādhayan harim


vasanti—they live; yatra—where; puruṣāḥ—persons; sarve—all; vaikuṇṭha-mūrtayaḥ—having a four-handed form similar to that of the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu; ye—those Vaikuṇṭha persons; animitta—without desire for sense gratification; nimittena—caused by; dharmeṇa—by devotional service; ārādhayan—continuously worshiping; harim—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


In the Vaikuṇṭha planets all the residents are similar in form to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. They all engage in devotional service to the Lord without desires for sense gratification.


The residents and the form of living in Vaikuṇṭha are described in this verse. The residents are all like the Supreme Personality of Godhead Nārāyaṇa. In the Vaikuṇṭha planets Kṛṣṇa's plenary feature as four-handed Nārāyaṇa is the predominating Deity, and the residents of Vaikuṇṭhaloka are also four-handed, just contrary to our conception here in the material world. Nowhere in the material world do we find a human being with four hands. In Vaikuṇṭhaloka there is no occupation but the service of the Lord, and this service is not rendered with a purpose. Although every service has a particular result, the devotees never aspire for the fulfillment of their own desires; their desires are fulfilled by rendering transcendental loving service to the Lord.

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