Devotees' Only Aspiration Is To Serve

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.12.06 - Devotees' Only Aspiration Is To Serve (download mp3)
by Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.12.6
tavaiva caranambhojam
sreyas-kama nirasisah
visrjyobhayatah sangam
munayah samupasate

Pure devotees or great saintly persons who desire to achieve the highest goal in life and who are completely free from all material desires for sense gratification engage constantly in the transcendental service of Your lotus feet.

One is in the material world when he thinks, "I am this body, and everything with reference to my body is mine." Ato grha-ksetra-sutapta-vittair janasya moho 'yam aham mameti [SB 5.5.8]. This is the symptom of material life. In the materialistic conception of life, one thinks, "This is my house, this is my land, this is my family, this is my state," and so on. But those who are munayah, saintly persons following in the footsteps of Narada Muni, simply engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord without any personal desire for sense gratification. Anyabhilasita-sunyam jñana-karmady-anavrtam [Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu