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SB 11.29.17

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


yāvat sarveṣu bhūteṣu
mad-bhāvo nopajāyate
tāvad evam upāsīta


yāvat — as long as; sarveṣu — in all; bhūteṣu — living entities; mat-bhāvaḥ — the vision of My presence; na upajāyate — does not fully develop; tāvat — for that long; evam — in this way; upāsīta — one must worship; vāk — of his speech; manaḥ — mind; kāya — and body; vṛttibhiḥ — by the functions.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Until one has fully developed the ability to see Me within all living beings, one must continue to worship Me by this process with the activities of his speech, mind and body.


Until one fully realizes the Supreme Lord within all beings, he should continue the process of offering obeisances to all creatures. Although one may not be able to actually fall on the ground before all creatures, at least within his mind or by his words one should offer respect to all living beings. This will accelerate the devotee's self-realization.

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