Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 2: Ajāmila Delivered by the Viṣṇudūtas

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.39

iti jāta-sunirvedaḥ

kṣaṇa-sańgena sādhuṣu

gańgā-dvāram upeyāya



iti — thus; jāta-sunirvedaḥ — (Ajāmila) who had become detached from the material conception of life; kṣaṇa-sańgena — by a moment's association; sādhuṣu — with devotees; gańgā-dvāramto Hardwar (hari-dvāra), the doorway to Hari (because the Ganges begins there, Hardwar is also called gańgā-dvāra); upeyāya — went; mukta — being freed from; sarva-anubandhanaḥ — all kinds of material bondage.


Because of a moment's association with devotees [the Viṣṇudūtas], Ajāmila detached himself from the material conception of life with determination. Thus freed from all material attraction, he immediately started for Hardwar.


The word mukta-sarvānubandhanaḥ indicates that after this incident, Ajāmila, not caring for his wife and children, went straight to Hardwar for further advancement in his spiritual life. Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement now has centers in Vṛndāvana and Navadvīpa so that those who want to live a retired life, whether they be devotees or not, can go there and with determination give up the bodily concept of life. One is welcome to live in those holy places for the rest of his life in order to achieve the highest success by the very simple method of chanting the holy name of the Lord and taking prasāda. Thus one may return home, back to Godhead. We do not have a center in Hardwar, but Vṛndāvana and Śrīdhāma Māyāpur are better for devotees than any other places. The Caitanya Candrodaya temple offers one a good opportunity to associate with devotees. Let us all take advantage of this opportunity.

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