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Mat-para devotee of the Lord (Chapter 2 Text 61)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized


                                                                      TEXT 61

      The king was able to control his senses because of the following qualifications, as mentioned in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (9.4.18-20):

                                              sa vai manah krsna-padaravindayor
                                              vacamsi vaikuntha-gunanuvarnane
                                                karau harer mandira-marjanadisu
                                               srutim cakaracyuta-sat-kathodaye
                                                 mukunda-lingalaya-darsane drsau
                                              tad-bhrtya-gatra-sparse 'nga-sangamam
                                                ghranam ca tat-pada-saroja-saurabhe
                                                  srimat-tulasya rasanam tad-arpite

                                                  padau hareh ksetra-padanusarpane
                                                      siro hrsikesa-padabhivandane
                                                  kamam ca dasye na tu kama-kamyaya
                                                  yathottama-sloka-janasraya ratih

      "King Ambarisa fixed his mind on the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, engaged his words in describing the abode of the Lord, his hands in cleansing the temple of the Lord, his ears in hearing the pastimes of the Lord, his eyes in seeing the form of the Lord, his body in touching the body of the devotee, his nostrils in smelling the flavor of the flowers offered to the lotus feet of the Lord, his tongue in tasting the tulasi leaves offered to Him, his legs in traveling to the holy place where His temple is situated, his head in offering obeisances unto the Lord, and his desires in fulfilling the desires of the Lord... and all these qualifications made him fit to become a mat-para devotee of the Lord."

                                                                                            ..............to be continued.
      : Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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