Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 7: What Prahlāda Learned in the Womb

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.50

devo 'suro manuṣyo

yakṣo gandharva eva

bhajan mukunda-caraṇaḿ

svastimān syād yathā vayam

SYNONYMS

devaḥa demigod; asuraḥa demon; manuṣyaḥa human being; — or; yakṣaḥa Yakṣa (a member of a demoniac species); gandharvaḥa Gandharva; eva — indeed; — or; bhajan — rendering service; mukunda-caraṇamto the lotus feet of Mukunda, Lord Kṛṣṇa, who can give liberation; svasti-mān — full of all auspiciousness; syāt — becomes; yathā — just as; vayam — we (Prahlāda Mahārāja).

TRANSLATION

If a demigod, demon, human being, Yakṣa, Gandharva or anyone within this universe renders service to the lotus feet of Mukunda, who can deliver liberation, he is actually situated in the most auspicious condition of life, exactly like us [the mahājanas, headed by Prahlāda Mahārāja].

PURPORT

Prahlāda Mahārāja, by his living example, requested his friends to engage in devotional service. Whether in demigod society, asura society, human society or Gandharva society, every living entity should take shelter of the lotus feet of Mukunda and thus become perfect in good fortune.

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