|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 84: The Sages' Teachings at Kurukṣetra|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.84.21
adya no janma-sāphalyaḿ
vidyāyās tapaso dṛśaḥ
tvayā sańgamya sad-gatyā
yad antaḥ śreyasāḿ paraḥ
adya — today; naḥ — our; janma — of the birth; sāphalyam — fruition; vidyāyāḥ — of the education; tapasaḥ — of the austerities; dṛśaḥ — of the power of sight; tvayā — with You; sańgamya — obtaining association; sat — of saintly persons; gatyā — who are the goal; yat — because; antaḥ — the limit; śreyasām — of benefits; paraḥ — ultimate.
Today our birth, education, austerity and vision have all become perfect because we have been able to associate with You, the goal of all saintly persons. Indeed, You Yourself are the ultimate, supreme blessing.
The sages here contrast their respect for the Lord with His reciprocal worship of them. Lord Kṛṣṇa honors brāhmaṇas as a means of instructing less intelligent men, whereas He is in fact absolutely independent. The brāhmaṇas who worship Him, on the other hand, benefit themselves more than they can imagine.
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