Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 13:191-200

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Sri Krsnanna-prasana-nama-karana-prastava

Sri Krsna’s Anna-prasana and Nama-karana

Chapter 13: Verse 191-200



191.Tears in his eyes, the hairs of his body erect, his head bowed, and his hands folded, Garga Muni offered respects to Lord Krsna’s lotus feet.

192.Sri Garga Muni said: O Lord Krsna, O master of the universes, O Lord who breaks the devotees’ fears, please be pleased with me. Please give me service to Your lotus feet.

193.What is the use of the wealth Your father gave me? Instead please give me unwavering devotion to You, devotion that rescues the devotees from all fears.

194.O Lord, I do not desire transcendental knowledge, the life of a demigod, any of the different kinds of liberation, or the mystic powers that begin with anuma-siddhi.

195.In my heart I do not desire to become Indra or Manu, or to enjoy heavenly pleasures in Svargaloka for a very long time if by attaining these things I cannot serve Your feet.

196.O Lord, I will not love in Your realm, have opulence like Yours, stay always near You, or have a transcendental form like Yours, if by accepting these things I cannot serve Your feet.

197.If I can always remember Your lotus feet I do not care whether I live in Goloka or in hell.

198.Because of pious deeds in many past births I obtained from Lord Siva the mantra of Your holy names. By chanting Your names I now know and see everything and I have the power to go anywhere.

199.O ocean of mercy, O friend of the poor, please be merciful to me. Please place me at Your lotus feet, protect me, and make me fearless. If You protect me, what can death do to me?

200.By serving Your lotus feet, Siva became victorious over death. He became the great destroyer, the guru of the yogis, and the master of all.



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