Srimad Bhagavatham : 5.5.27.




Skandham-5. ( "The Creative Impetus" )


Chapter-5. ( Lord Rshabhadeva’s Teachings to His Sons )


Slokam-27. ( The true activity of the sense organs,mind, sight, words and all the knowledge-gathering and working senses, is to engage fully in My service. Unless his senses are thus engaged, a living entity cannot think of getting out of the great entanglement of material existence, which is exactly like Yamaraja’s stringent rope.)




mano-vaco-drk-karanehitasya    saksat-krtam    me    paribarhanam    hi,



vina     puman     yena     maha-vimohat     krtanta-pasan    na    vimoktum    iset.






manah   =   mind; 

vacah   =   words; 

drk   =   sight; 

karana   =   of the senses; 

ihitasya   =   of all activities (for maintenance of body, society, friendship and so on); 

saksat-krtam   =   directly offered; 

me   =   of Me; 

paribarhanam   =   worship; 

hi   =   because; 

vina   =   without; 

puman   =   any person; 

yena   =   which; 

maha-vimohat   =   from the great illusion; 

krtanta-pasat   =   exactly like the stringent rope of Yamarāja; 

na   =   not; 

vimoktum   =   to become free; 

iset   =   becomes able.




This is the conclusion of bhakti. All the time, Lord Rshabhadeva has been stressing devotional service, and now He is concluding by saying that all the senses should be engaged in the Lord’s service. There are five senses by which we gather knowledge and five senses with which we work. These ten senses and the mind should be fully engaged in the Lord’s service. Without engaging them in this way, one cannot get out of the clutches of maya.

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