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SB 11.6.45

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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


kathaṁ tvāṁ priyam ātmānaṁ
vayaṁ bhaktās tyajema hi


sayyā—in lying down; āsana—sitting; aṭana—walking; sthāna—standing; snāna—bathing; krīḍā—taking recreation; āsana—eating; ādiṣu—and other activities; katham—how; tvām—You; priyam—dear; ātmānam—Self; vayam—we; bhaktāḥ—Your devotees; tyajema—can reject; hi—indeed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


My dear Lord, You are the Supreme Soul, and thus You are most dear to us. We are Your devotees, and how can we possibly reject You or live without You even for a moment? Whether we are lying down, sitting, walking, standing, bathing, enjoying recreation, eating or doing anything else, we are constantly engaged in Your service.


One should be constantly engaged in the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa. By hearing about Kṛṣṇa and by serving Him, we can give up the illusion of trying to enjoy something separately from the Supreme Lord. If we neglect such hearing and serving, our minds will become bewildered by the illusory energy of the Lord, and seeing the world as separate from Kṛṣṇa, we will take it as a place meant for our own sense gratification. This gross ignorance brings nothing but trouble to the living entity.

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