Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 12: Vṛtrāsura's Glorious Death

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.19

indra uvāca

aho dānava siddho 'si

yasya te matir īdṛśī

bhaktaḥ sarvātmanātmānaḿ

suhṛdaḿ jagad-īśvaram


indraḥ uvācaIndra said; aho — hello; dānavaO demon; siddhaḥ asi — you are now perfect; yasya — whose; te — your; matiḥ — consciousness; īdṛśī — such as this; bhaktaḥa great devotee; sarva-ātmanā — without diversion; ātmānamto the Supersoul; suhṛdam — the greatest friend; jagat-īśvaramto the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


Indra said: O great demon, I see by your discrimination and endurance in devotional service, despite your dangerous position, that you are a perfect devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul and friend of everyone.


As stated in Bhagavad-gītā (6.22):

yaḿ labdhvā cāparaḿ lābhaḿ

manyate nādhikaḿ tataḥ

yasmin sthito na duḥkhena

guruṇāpi vicālyate

"Established in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of the greatest difficulty." An unalloyed devotee is never disturbed by any kind of trying circumstance. Indra was surprised to see that Vṛtrāsura, undisturbed, was fixed in devotional service to the Lord, for such a mentality is impossible for a demon. However, by the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, anyone can become an exalted devotee (striyo vaiśyās tathā śūdrās te 'pi yānti parāḿ gatim). An unalloyed devotee is sure to return home, back to Godhead.

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