Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 74: The Deliverance of Śiśupāla at the Rājasūya Sacrifice

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.74.5

na vai te 'jita bhaktānāḿ

mamāham iti mādhava

tvaḿ taveti ca nānā-dhīḥ

paśūnām iva vaikṛtī


na — not; vai — indeed; te — Your; ajitaO unconquerable one; bhaktānām — of the devotees; mama aham iti — "mine" and "I"; mādhavaO Kṛṣṇa; tvam tava iti — "you" and "yours"; ca — and; nānā — of differences; dhīḥ — mentality; paśūnām — of animals; ivaas if; vaikṛtī — perverted.


O unconquerable Mādhava, even Your devotees make no distinctions of "I" and "mine," "you" and "yours," for this is the perverted mentality of animals.


An ordinary person thinks, "I am so attractive, intelligent and wealthy that people should simply serve me and do what I want. Why should I obey anyone else?" This proud, separatist mentality is also found in animals who battle one another for supremacy. Such a mentality is conspicuously absent in the mind of an advanced devotee, and it is certainly absent in the sublime, omniscient mind of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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