|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 40: The Prayers of Akrūra|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.40.10
viśanti sarvataḥ sindhuḿ
tadvat tvāḿ gatayo 'ntataḥ
yathā — as; adri — from the mountains; prabhavāḥ — born; nadyaḥ — rivers; parjanya — by the rain; āpūritāḥ — filled; prabho — O master; viśanti — enter; sarvataḥ — from all sides; sindhum — the ocean; tadvat — similarly; tvām — You; gatayaḥ — these paths; antataḥ — finally.
As rivers born from the mountains and filled by the rain flow from all sides into the sea, so do all these paths in the end reach You, O master.
Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself speaks on this issue of worship in the Bhagavad-gītā (9.23-25):
ye 'py anya-devatā-bhaktā
te 'pi mām eva kaunteya
ahaḿ hi sarva-yajñānāḿ
bhoktā ca prabhur eva ca
na tu mām abhijānanti
tattvenātaś cyavanti te
yānti deva-vratā devān
pitṝn yānti pitṛ-vratāḥ
bhūtāni yānti bhūtejyā
yānti mad-yājino 'pi mām
"Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way. I am the only enjoyer and master of all sacrifices. Therefore, those who do not recognize My true transcendental nature fall down. Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me."
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