Mystic Perfection in Service of the Lord

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.15.13 - Mystic Perfection in Service of the Lord (download mp3)
by Akinchan Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.15.13
dharayan mayy aham-tattve
 mano vaikarike ’khilam
sarvendriyanam atmatvam
 praptim prapnoti man-manah

Fixing his mind completely in Me within the element of false ego generated from the mode of goodness, the yogi obtains the power of mystic acquisition, by which he becomes the proprietor of the senses of all living entities. He obtains such perfection because his mind is absorbed in Me.

It is significant that in order to acquire each mystic perfection one must fix one’s mind on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura states that those who pursue such perfections without fixing the mind in the Supreme Lord acquire a gross and inferior reflection of each mystic potency. Those who are not conscious of the Lord cannot actually synchronize their minds perfectly with the universal functions and therefore cannot elevate their mystic opulences to the universal platform.

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