CC Madhya 8.69
- nānopacāra-kṛta-pūjanam ārta-bandhoḥ
- premṇaiva bhakta-hṛdayaṁ sukha-vidrutaṁ syāt
- yāvat kṣud asti jaṭhare jaraṭhā pipāsā
- tāvat sukhāya bhavato nanu bhakṣya-peye
nānā-upacāra—by varieties of offerings; kṛta—performed; pūjanam—worshiping; ārta-bandhoḥ—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the friend of all distressed persons; premṇā—by ecstatic love; eva—indeed; bhakta-hṛdayam—the heart of a devotee; sukha-vidrutam—melted in transcendental bliss; syāt—becomes; yāvat—as long as; kṣut—appetite; asti—there is; jaṭhare—in the stomach; jaraṭhā—strong; pipāsā—thirst; tāvat—so long; sukhāya—for happiness; bhavataḥ—are; nanu—indeed; bhakṣya—eatables; peye—and drinkables.
Rāmānanda Rāya continued, “‘As long as there is hunger and thirst within the stomach, varieties of food and drink make one feel very happy. Similarly, when the Lord is worshiped with pure love, the various activities performed in the course of that worship awaken transcendental bliss in the heart of the devotee.’