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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.29.27
śravaṇād darśanād dhyānān
mayi bhāvo 'nukīrtanāt
na tathā sannikarṣeṇa
pratiyāta tato gṛhān
śravaṇāt — by hearing (My glories); darśanāt — by viewing (My Deity form in the temple); dhyānāt — by meditation; mayi — for Me; bhāvaḥ — love; anukīrtanāt — by subsequent chanting; na — not; tathā — in the same way; sannikarṣeṇa — by physical proximity; pratiyāta — please return; tataḥ — therefore; gṛhān — to your homes.
Transcendental love for Me arises by the devotional processes of hearing about Me, seeing My Deity form, meditating on Me and faithfully chanting My glories. The same result is not achieved by mere physical proximity. So please go back to your homes.
Lord Kṛṣṇa is certainly presenting formidable arguments.
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