Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 21:213-220

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çryäga-bi Indra-haïjana

Breaking the Indra-yajïa

Chapter 21: Verse 213-220



213.Neither the Vedas, nor Goddess Väni, nor Lakñmi, nor Sarasvati, nor Rädhä can properly glorify You. How can the wise men of this world properly glorify You?

214.O Supreme Personality of Godhead, please forgive all my offenses committed moment after moment. O ocean of mercy, O friend of the poor, please rescue me from this ocean of repeated birth and death.

215.In ancient times I performed austerities at a holy place and I now I have a son who is the eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead. O Lord, please give me devotion and service to Your lotus feet.

216.Being a Brahmä, being a demigod, or attaining the four kinds of liberation beginning with sälokya, are not equal to even one sixteenth the value of service to Your lotus feet.

217.How can the wise think being an Indra, a demigod, or a king, or residing in Svargaloka or Siddhaloka, or living for a long time are very important attainments?

218.O Lord, the post of Brahmä and the other benefits I have just described are not equal to even half a moment's association with Your devotee. How can they be equal to that?

219.Your devotee is like You. Who can understand Your devotee? By speaking for half a moment a devotee can give the greatest benefit.

220.Association with Your devotee plants the imperishable seedling of devotional service to You. The raincloud of Your devotee's words waters that seedling and makes it grow.



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