Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 11: Chapter 6: Verses 44-50
Having enjoyed (with their ears) the story of Your extraordinary pastimes, which is most auspicious to hear and is (sweet as) nectar to the ear, people give up the craving for other objects. How (then) could we do without You, our beloved One, (nay,) our very self-we, who have (constantly) waited on You, while You lay in bed, sat or rambled, (with us), stood (beside us), bathed (in our company), were engaged in (some) sport or dined (with us) and so on ? We are Your servants who have been adorned with garlands, sandal-paste, raiments and ornaments etc., used (and given up) by You, and ate the remnants of Your food, (As such) we shall conquer Your Maya (We are not afraid of Your Maya but of separation from You). Sages who have (absolutely) no covering on their body beyond the belt of air about their loins, have taken great pains on devotions, are lifelong and perfect celibates (lit,, have directed the flow of their generative fluid upwards or stopped its downward flow for all time to come), are free from passion, have renounced (all) enjoyments, and have no (trace of) impurity left (in their mind)-they (alone) attain to Your glorious state known by the name of Brahma. We, however, O supreme Yogi, even though we are revolving in the alleys of Karma in this world, shall get over the darkness of ignorance, which is (so) difficult to surmount, through talks about You carried on with Your devotees, dwelling upon and celebrating Your doings and utterances, Your gait, smiles, glances and jokes and whatever You did in imitation ofSri Suka said : Entreated thus, 0 king, Lord Sri Krsna (the Son of Devaki) spoke (as follows) to His beloved servant and absolute devotee, Uddhava.
Thus ends the sixth discourse, in Book Eleven of the great
and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.