Achieving Perfection through Devotional Service

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.15.17 - Achieving Perfection through Devotional Service (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.15.17
nirgune brahmani mayi
 dharayan visadam manah
paramanandam apnoti
 yatra kamo ’vasiyate

One who fixes his pure mind on Me in My manifestation as the impersonal Brahman obtains the greatest happiness, wherein all his desires are completely fulfilled.

Paramananda, or “the greatest happiness,” here indicates the greatest material happiness, since it is clearly stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam that a devotee has no personal desire, or kama. One who has personal desire is certainly within the material world, and on the material platform the greatest happiness is kamavasayita-siddhi, or the perfection of completely obtaining anything that one desires.

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