Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 29: Bhakti-yoga

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.29.20

na hy ańgopakrame dhvaḿso

mad-dharmasyoddhavāṇv api

mayā vyavasitaḥ samyań

nirguṇatvād anāśiṣaḥ


na — there is not; hi — indeed; ańga — My dear Uddhava; upakramein the attempt; dhvaḿsaḥ — destruction; mat-dharmasya — of My devotional service; uddhava — My dear Uddhava; aṇu — the slightest; api — even; mayā — by Me; vyavasitaḥ — established; samyak — perfectly; nirguṇa-tvāt — because of its being transcendental; anāśiṣaḥ — having no ulterior motive.


My dear Uddhava, because I have personally established it, this process of devotional service unto Me is transcendental and free from any material motivation. Certainly a devotee never suffers even the slightest loss by adopting this process.


Although great sages and authorities have established various methods of human progress, the Supreme Lord Himself has introduced the system of bhakti-yoga, wherein one directly takes shelter of the Lord in loving service. One who serves the Lord without personal motivation can never be defeated in his progress and will certainly go back home, back to Godhead, in the near future.

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