SB 4.24.37

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Fourth Canto - Chapter 24: Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Śiva
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


nityaṁ śuci-ṣade namaḥ
namo hiraṇya-vīryāya
cātur-hotrāya tantave


svarga—the heavenly planets; apavarga—the path of liberation; dvārāya—unto the door of; nityam—eternally; śuci-sade—unto the most purified; namaḥ—my obeisances unto You; namaḥ—my obeisances; hiraṇya—gold; vīryāya—semen; cātuḥ-hotrāya—the Vedic sacrifices of the name; tantave—unto one who expands.


My Lord, O Aniruddha, You are the authority by which the doors of the higher planetary systems and liberation are opened. You are always within the pure heart of the living entity. Therefore I offer my obeisances unto You. You are the possessor of semen which is like gold, and thus, in the form of fire, You help the Vedic sacrifices, beginning with cātur-hotra. Therefore I offer my obeisances unto You.


The word svarga indicates a position in the higher or heavenly planetary systems, and the word apavarga means "liberation." Those who are attached to the karma-kāṇḍīya activities described in the Vedas are actually entangled in the three modes of material nature. The Bhagavad-gītā therefore says that one should be above the dominion of fruitive activities. There are different kinds of liberation, or mukti. The best mukti is engagement in the devotional service of the Supreme Lord. Not only does Lord Aniruddha help fruitive actors by elevating them to the higher planetary systems, but He also helps the devotee engage in devotional service by dint of His inexhaustible energy. Just as heat is the source of material energy, the inspiration of Lord Aniruddha is the energy by which one can engage in executing devotional service.

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Facts about "SB 4.24.37"
Spoken byLord Śiva +
Spoken toLord Viṣṇu the Supreme Personality of Godhead +