Srimad Bhagavatam 11.27.52-53 - Love of GOD-The Topmost Bliss (download mp3)
by Gauranga Priya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tribhir mat-sāmyatām iyāt
By installing the Deity of the Lord one becomes king of the entire earth, by building a temple for the Lord one becomes ruler of the three worlds, by worshiping and serving the Deity one goes to the planet of Lord Brahmā, and by performing all three of these activities one achieves a transcendental form like My own.
mām eva nairapekṣyeṇa
bhakti-yogaṁ sa labhata
evaṁ yaḥ pūjayeta mām
But one who simply engages in devotional service with no consideration of fruitive results attains Me. Thus whoever worships Me according to the process I have described will ultimately attain pure devotional service unto Me.
The previous two verses were spoken by the Lord to attract those interested in fruitive results, and now the ultimate purpose of worshiping the Lord is described. The ultimate goal in life is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself. Love for the Lord is the highest bliss, although ordinary people cannot understand this.
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