Bhagavatam-daily 119 – Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-35 – Bhakti makes the body the means to the Lord

Published on Jan 26, 2015

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-35
suhrt presthatamo natha
atma cayam saririnam
tam vikriyatmanaivaham
rame ’nena yatha rama


The Supreme Personality of Godhead is absolutely the most dear one for all living beings because He is everyone’s well-wisher and Lord. He is the Supreme Soul situated in everyone’s heart. Therefore I will now pay the price of complete surrender, and thus purchasing the Lord I will enjoy with Him just like Laksmidevi.


The real friend of all conditioned souls is the Supreme Lord, and only He can award the highest perfection in life. By following the example of Laksmidevi, who always remains at the lotus feet of the Lord, one will certainly obtain eternal happiness. One should make the best use of the material body, which is a bad bargain, and surrender one’s body, mind and words to the Lord. Paying such a price, one can purchase the Lord, who is everyone’s dearmost well-wisher. Thus one’s ancient propensity for sense gratification will automatically be controlled.

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