Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 73: Lord Kṛṣṇa Blesses the Liberated Kings

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.73.15

taḿ naḥ samādiśopāyaḿ

yena te caraṇābjayoḥ

smṛtir yathā na viramed

api saḿsaratām iha


tam — that; naḥto us; samādiśa — please instruct; upāyam — the means; yena — by which; te — Your; caraṇa — of the feet; abjayoḥ — lotuslike; smṛtiḥ — remembrance; yathāas; na viramet — may not cease; api — even; saḿsaratām — for those traveling through the cycle of birth and death; ihain this world.


Please tell us how we may constantly remember Your lotus feet, though we continue in the cycle of birth and death in this world.


One can constantly remember the Lord only by His mercy. Such remembrance is the easy method to obtain supreme liberation, as explained in Bhagavad-gītā (8.14):

ananya-cetāḥ satataḿ

yo māḿ smarati nityaśaḥ

tasyāhaḿ sulabhaḥ pārtha

nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ

"For one who always remembers Me without deviation, I am easy to obtain, O son of Pṛthā, because of his constant engagement in devotional service."

The words api saḿsaratām iha indicate that the kings were approaching Lord Kṛṣṇa not merely for liberation but rather for the boon of always being able to remember His lotus feet. Such constant remembrance is a symptom of love, and love of Godhead is the actual goal of life.

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