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CC Madhya 8.72

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


pumān bhavati nirmalaḥ
tasya tīrtha-padaḥ kiṁ vā
dāsānām avaśiṣyate


yat—of whom; nāma—of the name; śruti-mātreṇa—simply by hearing; pumān—a person; bhavati—becomes; nirmalaḥ—pure; tasya—of Him; tīrtha-padaḥ—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, at whose lotus feet are all places of pilgrimage; kim—what; —more; dāsānām—of the servants; avaśiṣyate—is remaining.


“‘A man becomes purified simply by hearing the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose lotus feet create the holy places of pilgrimage. Therefore what remains to be attained by those who have become His servants?’


This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 9.5.16) and is an admission by the great sage Durvāsā Muni. Durvāsā Muni, a caste brāhmaṇa and great yogī, used to hate Mahārāja Ambarīṣa. When he decided to chastise Mahārāja Ambarīṣa through his yogic powers, he was chased by the Sudarśana cakra of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. When things were settled, he said, “When the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is heard by any person, that person is immediately sanctified. The Supreme Lord is master of the devotees, and the devotees, under His shelter, naturally come to own His opulences.”