Uddhava's Four Prompts To RAMP Up Our Spiritual Life

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.29.05 - Uddhava's Four Prompts To RAMP Up Our Spiritual Life (download mp3)
by Chaitanya Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.29.05
taṁ tvākhilātma-dayiteśvaram āśritānāṁ
sarvārtha-daṁ sva-kṛta-vid visṛjeta ko nu
ko vā bhajet kim api vismṛtaye ’nu bhūtyai
kiṁ vā bhaven na tava pāda-rajo-juṣāṁ naḥ

Who, then, could dare reject You, the very Soul, the most dear object of worship, and the Supreme Lord of all — You who give all possible perfections to the devotees who take shelter of You? Who could be so ungrateful, knowing the benefits You bestow? Who would reject You and accept something for the sake of material enjoyment, which simply leads to forgetfulness of You? And what lack is there for us who are engaged in the service of the dust of Your lotus feet?

As stated in the Nārāyaṇīya of the Mokṣa-dharma, in Śrī Mahābhārata:

yā vai sādhana-sampattiḥ
tayā vinā tad āpnoti
naro nārāyaṇāśrayaḥ
“Whatever among the four goals of human life can be achieved by various spiritual practices is automatically achieved without such endeavors by the person who has taken shelter of Lord Nārāyaṇa, the refuge of all persons.” Thus a Kṛṣṇa conscious person knows that he will obtain all perfection of life simply by surrendering to the devotional service of Lord Kṛṣṇa. This is the highest stage of yoga, as confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā.

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