Brahma Vaivarta Purana
Chapter 21: Verse 221-231
Breaking the Indra-yajïa
221.The burning sun of a non-devotee's words makes that plant wither and dry. The water of remembering Your transcendental qualities brings it back to life.
222.The heart's wonderful plant of devotional service to You grows at every moment. It can never be destroyed.
223.Growing during the devotee's life, the plant finally bears its peerless fruit: direct service to Lord Hari.
224.If one attains that rare direct service and becomes Your servant, he becomes free of all material desires. He conquers fear and a host of troubles.
225.After speaking these words with great devotion, Nanda stood before Lord Kåñëa. Lord Kåñëa smiled and fulfilled Nanda's desire.
226.A person who with devotion regularly recites these prayer of Nanda attains very firm devotion to Lord Kåñëa. He quickly attains direct service to Lord Kåñëa.
227.-229.When, accompanied by Dharä, Droëa performed austerities at a holy place, Brahmä gave him this difficult to attain prayer, the six-syllable Kåñëa-mantra, and the glorious Kåñna-kavaca. On this earth Saubhari Muni, who is a partial expansion of Brahmä, again gave the same prayer, mantra, and kavaca to Nanda, who was performing austerities.
230.One who attains this prayer, mantra, and kavaca, a bona-fide guru, and Lord Kåñëa as his worshipable Deity, attains spiritual knowledge that is never lost.
231.Thus I have spoken to you this wonderful transcendental prayer glorifying Lord Kåñëa, a prayer that brings both happiness and liberation from the bonds of repeated birth and death.