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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.40

sa tasmin deva-sadana

āsīno yogam āsthitaḥ


yuyoja mana ātmani


saḥhe (Ajāmila); tasmin — at that place (Hardwar); deva-sadanein one Viṣṇu temple; āsīnaḥ — being situated; yogam āsthitaḥ — performed bhakti-yoga; pratyāhṛta — withdrawn from all activities of sense gratification; indriya-grāmaḥ — his senses; yuyojahe fixed; manaḥ — the mind; ātmani — on the self or the Supersoul, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


In Hardwar, Ajāmila took shelter at a Viṣṇu temple, where he executed the process of bhakti-yoga. He controlled his senses and fully applied his mind in the service of the Lord.


The devotees who have joined the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement may live comfortably in our many temples and engage in the devotional service of the Lord. Thus they can control the mind and senses and achieve the highest success in life. This is the process descending from time immemorial. Learning from the life of Ajāmila, we should vow with determination to do what is necessary to follow this path.

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