Absorption is the Key to Perfection

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.14.28 - Absorption is the Key to Perfection (download mp3)
by Avatar Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.14.28
tasmad asad-abhidhyanam
 yatha svapna-manoratham
hitva mayi samadhatsva
 mano mad-bhava-bhavitam

Therefore, one should reject all material processes of elevation, which are like the mental creations of a dream, and should completely absorb one’s mind in Me. By constantly thinking of Me, one becomes purified.

The word bhavitam means “caused to be.” As explained in Bhagavad-gita, material existence is an unstable platform subject to the constant disturbances of creation and annihilation. One who absorbs his consciousness in Krsna, however, attains to Krsna’s nature and is therefore described as mad-bhava-bhavitam, or one situated in real existence because of Krsna consciousness. The Lord here concludes His analysis of different processes of human perfection.

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