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SB 11.6.44

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


tava vikrīḍitaṁ kṛṣṇa
nṛnāṁ parama-maṅgalam
karṇa-pīyūṣam āsādya
tyajanty anya-spṛhāṁ janāḥ


tava — Your; vikrīḍitam — pastimes; kṛṣṇa — O Kṛṣṇa; nṛṇām — for men; parama-maṅgalam — supremely auspicious; karṇa — for the ears; pīyūṣam — nectar; āsādya — having tasted; tyajanti — they reject; anya — for other things; spṛhām — their desires; janāḥ — persons.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


O my dear Kṛṣṇa, Your pastimes are supremely auspicious for mankind and are an intoxicating beverage for the ears. Tasting such pastimes, people forget their desires for other things.


Anya-spṛhām, or "desire for things other than Kṛṣṇa," indicates the material desire to enjoy wife, children, money, and so on. Ultimately, the materialist may desire religious salvation for his personal comfort and satisfaction, but all such desires are mundane, because on the spiritual platform the pure soul thinks only of the Lord's pleasure and the Lord's service. Therefore, a pure devotee can never give up Kṛṣṇa, even for a moment, although for Kṛṣṇa's pleasure he can give up the entire universe.

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