Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 33: Activities of Kapila

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.29

svāńgaḿ tapo-yogamayaḿ

mukta-keśaḿ gatāmbaram

daiva-guptaḿ na bubudhe



sva-ańgam — her body; tapaḥ — austerity; yogayoga practice; mayam — fully engaged in; mukta — loosened; keśam — her hair; gata — disarrayed; ambaram — her garments; daiva — by the Lord; guptam — protected; na — not; bubudhe — she was aware of; vāsudevain the Supreme Personality of Godhead; praviṣṭa — absorbed; dhīḥ — her thoughts.


Because she was always absorbed in the thought of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, she was not aware that her hair was sometimes loosened or her garments were disarrayed.


In this verse the word daiva-guptam, "protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead," is very significant. Once one surrenders unto the service of the Supreme Lord, the Lord takes charge of the maintenance of the devotee's body, and there is no need of anxiety for its protection. It is said in the Second Chapter, Second Canto, of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam that a fully surrendered soul has no anxiety about the maintenance of his body. The Supreme Lord takes care of the maintenance of innumerable species of bodies; therefore, one who fully engages in His service will not go unprotected by the Supreme Lord. Devahūti was naturally unmindful of the protection of her body, which was being taken care of by the Supreme Person.

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