Bhakti Yoga is Highest and Not We

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.29.01-02 - Bhakti Yoga is Highest and Not We (download mp3)
by Baladev Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.29.01
śrī-uddhava uvāca
su-dustarām imāṁ manye
yoga-caryām anātmanaḥ
yathāñjasā pumān siddhyet
tan me brūhy añjasācyuta

Śrī Uddhava said: My dear Lord Acyuta, I fear that the method of yoga described by You is very difficult for one who cannot control his mind. Therefore please explain to me in simple terms how someone can more easily execute it.

SB 11.29.02
prāyaśaḥ puṇḍarīkākṣa
yuñjanto yogino manaḥ
viṣīdanty asamādhānān

O lotus-eyed Lord, generally those yogīs who try to steady the mind experience frustration because of their inability to perfect the state of trance. Thus they weary in their attempt to bring the mind under control.

Without the shelter of the Supreme Lord, a yogī easily becomes discouraged in the difficult task of fixing his mind on the Supreme.

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