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SB 11.29.15

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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


nareṣv abhīkṣṇaṁ mad-bhāvaṁ
puṁso bhāvayato 'cirāt
sāhaṅkārā viyanti hi


nareṣu—in all persons; abhīkṣṇam—constantly; mat-bhāvam—the personal presence of Me; puṁsaḥ—of the person; bhāvayataḥ—who is meditating upon; acirāt—quickly; spardhā—the tendency to feel rivalry (against equals); asūyā—envy (of superiors); tiraskārāḥ—and abuse (of inferiors); sa—along with; ahaṅkārāḥ—false ego; viyanti—they disappear; hi—indeed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


For him who constantly meditates upon My presence within all persons, the bad tendencies of rivalry, envy and abusiveness, along with false ego, are very quickly destroyed.


We conditioned souls tend to feel rivalry toward our equals, envy toward our superior, and the desire to belittle our subordinates. These contaminated propensities, along with their very basis, false ego, can be quickly vanquished by meditating upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead within every living being.

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