Various Aspects Of Pride

2010-10-19 
Srimad Bhagavatam 09.04.67 - Various Aspects Of Pride (download mp3)
by Madhavendra Puri Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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 SB 9.4.67
mat-sevaya pratitam te
salokyadi-catustayam
necchanti sevaya purnah
kuto 'nyat kala-viplutam

Translation:
My devotees, who are always satisfied to be engaged in My loving service, are not interested even in the four principles of liberation [salokya, sarupya, samipya and sarsti], although these are automatically achieved by their service. What then is to be said of such perishable happiness as elevation to the higher planetary systems?

Purport:
Srila Bilvamangala Thakura has estimated the value of liberation as follows:

muktih svayam mukulita├▒jalih sevate 'sman
dharmartha-kama-gatayah samaya-pratiksah

Bilvamangala Thakura realized that if one develops his natural devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, mukti stands before him with folded hands to offer all kinds of service. In other words, the devotee is already liberated. There is no need for him to aspire for different types of liberation. The pure devotee automatically achieves liberation, even without desiring it.