Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 534

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Devotional Service
Chapter 12: Verse-8

mayy eva mana ädhatsva mayi buddhim nivesaya
nivasisyasi mayy eva ata ürdhvam na samsayah[1]


Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.


One who is engaged in Lord Krsna’s devotional service lives in a direct relationship with the Supreme Lord, so there is no doubt that his position is transcendental from the very beginning. A devotee does not live on the material plane—he lives in Krsna. The holy name of the Lord and the Lord are nondifferent; therefore when a devotee chants Hare Krsna,krsna and His internal potency are dancing on the tongue of the devotee. When he offers Krsna food,krsna directly accepts these eatables, and the devotee becomes Krsna-ized by eating the remnants. One who does not engage in such service cannot understand how this is so, although this is a process recommended in the Bhagavad-gita and in other Vedic literatures.



  1. mayi=upon Me; eva=certainly; manah=mind; ädhatsva=fix; mayi=upon
    Me; buddhim=intelligence; nivesaya=apply; nivasisyasi=you will live; mayi=in Me; eva=certainly; atah ürdhvam=thereafter; na=never;

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