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SB 11.26.30

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


bhaktiṁ labdhavataḥ sādhoḥ
kim anyad avaśiṣyate
mayy ananta-guṇe brahmaṇy


bhaktim—devotional service to the Supreme Lord; labdhavataḥ—who has achieved; sādhoḥ—for the devotee; kim—what; anyat—else; avaśiṣyate—remains; mayi—to Me; ananta-guṇe—whose qualities are countless; brahmaṇi—to the Absolute Truth; ānanda—of ecstasy; anubhava—the experience; ātmani—who comprises.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


What more remains to be accomplished for the perfect devotee after achieving devotional service unto Me, the Supreme Absolute Truth, whose qualities are innumerable and who am the embodiment of all ecstatic experience?


Devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa is so pleasing that a pure devotee cannot desire anything except service to the Lord. In the Tenth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam , Lord Kṛṣṇa told the gopīs that they would have to accept their own service as the ultimate reward of their devotion to Him, since nothing awards as much happiness and knowledge as devotional service itself. When one sincerely chants and hears the holy name and fame of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the heart is purified ad gradually one can appreciate the actual, blissful nature of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, loving service to the Lord.

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