|Canto 9: Liberation||Chapter 20: The Dynasty of Pūru|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.27
trayas-triḿśac-chataḿ hy aśvān
baddhvā vismāpayan nṛpān
dauṣmantir atyagān māyāḿ
devānāḿ gurum āyayau
trayaḥ — three; triḿśat — thirty; śatam — hundred; hi — indeed; aśvān — horses; baddhvā — arresting in the yajña; vismāpayan — astonishing; nṛpān — all other kings; dauṣmantiḥ — the son of Mahārāja Duṣmanta; atyagāt — surpassed; māyām — material opulences; devānām — of the demigods; gurum — the supreme spiritual master; āyayau — achieved.
Bharata, the son of Mahārāja Duṣmanta, bound thirty-three hundred horses for those sacrifices, and thus he astonished all other kings. He surpassed even the opulence of the demigods, for he achieved the supreme spiritual master, Hari.
One who achieves the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead certainly surpasses all material wealth, even that of the demigods in the heavenly planets. Yaḿ labdhvā cāparaḿ lābhaḿ manyate nādhikaḿ tataḥ. The achievement of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the most exalted achievement in life.
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