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NARAD BHAKTI

 

|| Narad Bhakti ||

 

Narada Bhakti Sutra is one of the many well-known Surtras of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).

This Sutra was pronounced by Sri Narada Muni - one of the most famous and adorable saints in Sanatana Dharma (Hindu) Mythology. Sri Narad plays an important role in most of the ancient Hindu texts and scriptures. He is one of the most beloved and revered saints. He is also known as Devarshi - or the Rishi (Saint/Seer) of Gods.

This Sutra (prayer/description/text/instruction) describes Bhakti or devotion.

 

Narad Bhakti Sutram (Sanskrit Only)

 

Prathmo Adhyaye
(Par Bhakti Svaroopam)
  • Athato Bhakti Vyakhyasamah
  • Sa Tva Asmin Parama Prema Rupa
  • Amrita Svarupa Cha
  • Ya Labdhva Puman Siddho Bhavaty Amrito Bhavti Tripto Bhavti
  • Ya Prapya Na Kinchid Vaanchati Na Sochati Na Dveshti Na Ramte Na Utsahi Bhavati
  • Yaj Gyatva Matto Bhavati Stabdho Bhavti AtmaRamo Bhavati
  • Sa Na Kamyamana Nirodha Rupatvat
  • Nirodhas Tu Loka Veda Vyapara Nyasah
  • Tasmin Ananyata Tad-Virodhis Udaseenita Cha
  • Anya Ashryaanam Tyago Ananyata
  • Lok Vedeshu Tad Anukul Acharanam Tad Virodhis Udaseenta
  • Bhavatu Nischayadaardyaad Urdhvam Shastra Rakshanam
  • Anyatha Patitya Shankya
  • Loko Api TavadEv Bhojan Adi Vyaparstva Shareer Dharanaavdhi
  • Tal Lakhshanaani Vachyante NanaMatBhedaat
  • Pooja Aadishva Anuraga Iti Parasharya
  • Katha Adishviti Garga
  • Aatmaratya Virodheneti Shandilya
  • Naradaste Tad Arpit Akhilaacharta Tad Vismarne Param Vyakulateti
  • Asty Evam Evam
  • Yatha Vraj Gopikaanaam
  • Tatra Api Na Mahatmya Gyana Vismritya Apavada
  • Tad Viheenam Jaranaamiv
  • Na Asteva Tasmin Tat Sukha Sukhitvam

 

Dvityo Adhyaye
(Par Bhakti Mahatvam)
  • Sa Tu Karma Gyan Yogebhyo Api Adhiktara
  • Phala Roopatvat
  • Iishvarasya Api Abhimaan Dveshitvaat Dainya Priyetvaat Cha
  • Tasya Gyan Mev Sadhanam Ityeke
  • Ananyo Anya Ashryatvam Itya Anye
  • Svayam Phal Roopat Iti Bhrahm Kumara
  • Raj Grah Bhojan Aadishu Tathaiv Dhrishtvat
  • Na Ten Raja Paritosha Khuchantirva
  • Tasmat Saiv Grahya Mumukhubhi

 

Trityo Adhyaye
(Bhakti Sadhnani)
  • Tasya Sadhanaani Gayanti Aacharya
  • Tattu Vishya Tyagat Sanga Tyagat Cha
  • Avyavrit Bhaganat
  • Loke Api Bhagvad Guna Shravan Keertanaat
  • Mukhyatastu Mahat Kripyaiv Bhagwat Kripaleshaad Va
  • Mahat Sangastu Durlabho Agamyo Amoghas Cha
  • Labhte Api Tat Kripaiva
  • Tasmins Tat Jane Bheda Abhaavaat
  • Tdev Sadhyatam Tdev Sadhyatam
  • Dussanga Sarvaithava Tyaajya
  • Kaam Krodh Moh Smriti Bhransh BuddhiNaash Karantvaat
  • Trangita Apeeme Sangaat Samutraayante
  • Kas Tarati Kas Tarati Maayam Yah Sanga Tyajti Yo Mahaanubhavam Sevate Nirmamo Bhavti
  • Yo Vivikta Sthaanam Sevate Yo Lok Bandham Unmoolyati Nistrai Gunyo Bhavti Yoga Kshema Tyajati
  • Ya Karma Phalam Tyajti Karmaani Sanyssyati Tato Nirdvindvo Bhavti
  • Yo VedanApi Sanysyti Kevalam Avichinna Anuraagam Labhte
  • Sa Tarati Sa Tarati Sa Lokans Taaryati

 

Chaturtho Adhyaye
(Premnirvachanam)
  • Anirvachniyam Prem Svaroopam
  • Mooka Svaadanvat
  • Praashte Kvaapi Patre
  • Gun Rahitam Kamna Rahitam Prati-Kshan Vardhamaanam Avichinnam Sookshamtaram Anubhav Roopam
  • Tat Prapya Tdev Avlokati Tdev Shranoti Tdev Bhashyati Tdev Chintyati
  • Gauni Tridha Gun Bhedaad Arta-Aadi Bhedaad Va
  • Uttarasmad Uttarasmat Poorva Poorva Shreyaaye Bhavti
  • Anya Maat Saulabham Bhaktau
  • PramaanAantarsyaanApekhshavaat Svayam Pramaantvaat
  • Shaanti Roopat Parma Aanand Roopa cha
  • LokHanau Chintaa Na Kaaryaa Nivedit Atma Lok Vedtvaat
  • Na Tat Siddhau Lok Vyavharo Heye Kintu Phal Tyagaat Tat Saadhanam Cha
  • Stri Dhan Naastika Charitram Na Sravaneeyam
  • Abhimaan Dambha Aadikam Tyaajyam
  • Tad Arpit Akhilaachar San Kaam Krodha Abhimaan Aadikam Tsminnev Karneeyam
  • Tri Roop Bhanga Poorvakam Nitya Daasya Nitya Kaanta Bhajanaatmakam Prem Karyam Premaiva Kaaryam

 

 

Panchamo Adhyaye
(Mukhya Bhakti Mahimaa)
  • Bhakta Ekaantino Mukhyaa
  • Kanthaavrodha Roma Aashrubhi Parasparam Lapmaana Paavyanti Kulaani Prithveem cha
  • Teerthi Kurvanti Theerthaani Sukarmee Kurvanti Karmaani Sat Shastree Kurvanti Shaastraani
  • Tanmayaa
  • Modante Pitro Nrityanti Devatah SaNaatha Cheyam Bhur Bhavti
  • Na Asti Teshu Jaati Vidya Roopa Kul Dhan Kriya Aadi Bheda
  • Yatas Tadeeyah
  • Vaado Naavlambyah
  • Bahulya Avakaashatvaaad Aniyatattvaa cha
  • Bhakti Shastraani Manneeyaani Tad Udbodha Karmaani Karneeyani
  • Sukha Dukha Iccha Labha Aadi Tyakte PrateekshyaMaane Kshana Aardhamapi Vyartha Na Neyam
  • Ahinsa Satya Shaucha Daya Astika Aadi Charitryaani Paripaalneeyaani
  • Sarvada Sarva Bhaaven Nischintai Bhagwaaneva Bhajaneeya
  • Sa Keertyamaan Sheeghram Eva Avirbhavti Anubhaavyati Bhaktaan
  • Tri Satyasya Bhaktir Eva Greeyasee Bhaktir Eva Greeyasee
  • Gun-Mahaatmya Aaskti Roop Aasakti Pooja Aaskti Smaran Aaskti Daasya Aaskti Saakhya Aasakti Vaatsalya Aaskti Kaantaa Aaskti AatmaNivedana Aasakti Tanmyataa Aasakti ParamVirhaa Aasakti Roop Ekdhaa Api EkaaDashdhaa Bhavti
  • Itevam Vadanti Jana Jalpa Nirbhyaa Ek Matah Kumar Vyaas Shuk Shaandilya Garga Vishnu Kaundinya SheshodhVaruni Bali Hanumad Vibheeshana Aadyo Bhaktyaacharya
  • Ya Idam Naarad Proktam Shivaanushaasanam Vishvasiti Shradhte Sa Bhaktimaan Bhavti Sah Preshtam Labhte Sah Preshtam Labhte

 

Narad Bhakti Sutram (With Translations)

 

Prathmo Adhyaye (1st Chapter)
(Par Bhakti Svaroopam (Description of Bhakti)
  • Athato Bhakti Vyakhyasamah: Thus Bhakti is described
  • Sa Tva Asmin Parama Prema Rupa: That is highest love
  • Amrita Svarupa Cha That is like Amrit - Nectar
  • Ya Labdhva Puman Siddho Bhavaty Amrito Bhavti Tripto Bhavti Finding which, a person becomes perfect. He becomes immortal. Becomes satisfied.
  • Ya Prapya Na Kinchid Vaanchati Na Sochati Na Dveshti Na Ramte Na Utsahi Bhavati Finding which, he desires nothing more. Neither grieves, nor hates. Neither engages and neither gets enthusiastic about any thing else.
  • Yaj Gyatva Matto Bhavati Stabdho Bhavti AtmaRamo Bhavati Having known which, he becomes as if drugged, lost as if. Stunned, surprised, and dwells in his own self.
  • Sa Na Kamyamana Nirodha Rupatvat By nature it is free of desire.
  • Nirodhas Tu Loka Veda Vyapara Nyasah Having the nature of unconcern with the worldly affairs.
  • Tasmin Ananyata Tad-Virodhis Udaseenita Cha Exclusive devotion toward that, and unconcern toward any thing that contradicts it.
  • Anya Ashryaanam Tyago Ananyata Giving up of other shelters, and exclusively taking the shelter of that.
  • Lok Vedeshu Tad Anukul Acharanam Tad Virodhis Udaseenta Even when interacting with this world, or conducting worldly affairs, living according to that, and having unconcern toward any thing that contradicts that.
  • Bhavatu Nischayadaardyaad Urdhvam Shastra Rakshanam Still, the word of the scriptures must be followed.
  • Anyatha Patitya Shankya Else, doubt of falling.
  • Loko Api TavadEv Bhojan Adi Vyaparstva Shareer Dharanaavdhi Bodily creatures need to attend to this world, need to eat, work etc.
  • Tal Lakhshanaani Vachyante NanaMatBhedaat Its signs are told as following as per different views
  • Pooja Aadishva Anuraga Iti Parasharya Worship etc. and affection, thus, says Parashar Ji.
  • Katha Adishviti Garga Descriptions of Character, acts, Glory, stories - Garga Ji.
  • Aatmaratya Virodheneti Shandilya What ever does not oppose dwelling in the self - Shandilya Ji
  • Naradaste Tad Arpit Akhilaacharta Tad Vismarne Param Vyakulateti According to Narad Ji - Offering all affairs, leaving every thing to him, Great anguish and anxiety on forgetting him.
  • Asty Evam Evam All these are true
  • Yatha Vraj Gopikaanaam Like the Gopis of Vraj
  • Tatra Api Na Mahatmya Gyana Vismritya Apavada There they cannot be blamed for forgetting His Greatness.
  • Tad Viheenam Jaranaamiv Without that, it is like love of ordinary lovers.
  • Na Asteva Tasmin Tat Sukha Sukhitvam

In such devotion (without knowing his Glory), feeling of Joy in His Joy does not exist.

 

Dvityo Adhyaye (2nd Chapter)
(Par Bhakti Mahatvam)
  • Sa Tu Karma Gyan Yogebhyo Api Adhiktara This is greater than Karma or Gyana yoga (Selfless action or Renunciation through Knowledge).
  • Phala Roopatvat Having the form of fruit itself.
  • Iishvarasya Api Abhimaan Dveshitvaat Dainya Priyetvaat Cha God does not like proud, and is affectionate toward who is meek, soft and humble.
  • Tasya Gyan Mev Sadhanam Ityeke Knowledge is the means for this, according to some.
  • Ananyo Anya Ashryatvam Itya Anye Others say Knowledge and Devotion are independent.
  • Svayam Phal Roopat Iti Bhrahm Kumara Sri Brahma Kumaras (The 4 great Rishis) say Bhakti is its own fruit.
  • Raj Grah Bhojan Aadishu Tathaiv Dhrishtvat Just by seeing his Kingdom, Palace, Food etc.
  • Na Ten Raja Paritosha Khuchantirva The king is not satisfied, and hunger does not go away.
  • Tasmat Saiv Grahya Mumukhubhi

Therefore, seekers of Mukti, freedom should themselves take to it.

 

Trityo Adhyaye (3rd Chapter)
(Bhakti Sadhnani - The means to Bhakti)
  • Tasya Sadhanaani Gayanti Aacharya The following means to that have been told by Acharyas (Teachers).
  • Tattu Vishya Tyagat Sanga Tyagat Cha Giving up pleasures and concerns, as well as attachments.
  • Avyavrit Bhajanat Continuously Remembering/Worshipping
  • Loke Api Bhagvad Guna Shravan Keertanaat Even in the middle of this world, remembering and reciting the qualities of Bhagwaan (Lord).
  • Mukhyatastu Mahat Kripyaiv Bhagwat Kripaleshaad Va And most of all, by grace and kindness of Great Souls or the Lord himself.
  • Mahat Sangastu Durlabho Agamyo Amoghas Cha The company of Great Souls, is hard to attain, hard to understand, and free from all vanity.
  • Labhte Api Tat Kripaiva One finds such company though by His mercy and kindness.
  • Tasmins Tat Jane Bheda Abhaavaat There is no difference between Him and His beings, the Great Souls.
  • Tdev Sadhyatam Tdev Sadhyatam Strive for him, Strive for Him
  • Dussanga Sarvaithava Tyaajya Completely giveup all bad company.
  • Kaam Krodh Moh Smriti Bhransh BuddhiNaash Karantvaat Desire, Anger, attachment are the reasons for delusion of memory and destruction of wisdom.
  • Trangita Apeeme Sangaat Samutraayante These waves gather into a vast ocean
  • Kas Tarati Kas Tarati Maayam Yah Sanga Tyajti Yo Mahaanubhavam Sevate Nirmamo Bhavti Who can cross these? Who can cross this delusion? Who gives up attachment, and who the greatly experienced, and become self-less.
  • Yo Vivikta Sthaanam Sevate Yo Lok Bandham Unmoolyati Nistrai Gunyo Bhavti Yoga Kshema Tyajati Those who like secluded places, and renounce attachments to this world, renounce the three Gunas (become neutral among Gunas), and who give up concerns of gain and security.
  • Ya Karma Phalam Tyajti Karmaani Sanyssyati Tato Nirdvindvo Bhavti Those who give up the fruits of action, give up unnecessary actions, and renounce duality.
  • Yo VedanApi Sanysyti Kevalam Avichinna Anuraagam Labhte Those who even renounce the word of the Vedas (or give up concerns of success and prosperity), find unending pure affection.
  • Sa Tarati Sa Tarati Sa Lokans Taaryati

They swim across, They smim across, and they help the world swim across.

 

Chaturtho Adhyaye (4th Chapter)
(Premnirvachanam)
  • Anirvachniyam Prem Svaroopam Cannot be spoken of, having the form of affection.
  • Mooka Svaadanvat Speaking of it would be like asking to describe the taste from someone who can't speak.
  • Praashte Kvaapi Patre However, the deserving get enlightened.
  • Gun Rahitam Kamna Rahitam Prati-Kshan Vardhamaanam Avichinnam Sookshamtaram Anubhav Roopam Devoid of qualities, devoid of esires, always increasing and unceasing, subtle, it is only experienced.
  • Tat Prapya Tdev Avlokati Tdev Shranoti Tdev Bhashyati Tdev Chintyati Having attained it, one sees only it, one hears it alone, one speaks of it alone and one thinks of it alone.
  • Gauni Tridha Gun Bhedaad Arta-Aadi Bhedaad Va Having qualities, like based on the three Gunas, and also based on the states like affliction etc.
  • Uttarasmad Uttarasmat Poorva Poorva Shreyaaye Bhavti However, each succeeding state is better.
  • Anya Maat Saulabham Bhaktau A Devotee has it easier than others.
  • PramaanAantarsyaanApekhshavaat Svayam Pramaantvaat Because it does not need any proof, being a proof by itself.
  • Shaanti Roopat Parma Aanand Roopa cha Peaceful, full of supreme joy.
  • LokHanau Chintaa Na Kaaryaa Nivedit Atma Lok Vedtvaat Do not worry of worldly loss, having left the concerns of worldly affairs to Him.
  • Na Tat Siddhau Lok Vyavharo Heye Kintu Phal Tyagaat Tat Saadhanam Cha Even on having attained success, do not give up worldly duties, however, giving up of the fruits is the means.
  • Stri Dhan Naastika Charitram Na Sravaneeyam Do not find entertainment in tales of Women, Money or devotionless people.
  • Abhimaan Dambha Aadikam Tyaajyam Give up pride, arrogance etc.
  • Tad Arpit Akhilaachar San Kaam Krodha Abhimaan Aadikam Tsminnev Karneeyam Giving up all states and affairs to Him, give up desires, anger, prides etc. all to him.
  • Tri Roop Bhanga Poorvakam Nitya Daasya Nitya Kaanta Bhajanaatmakam Prem Karyam Premaiva Kaaryam

Destroying the three forms (the modes or qualities), remain in constant servitude, constant affection, remembering him, doing loving actions, affectionate actions.

 

Panchamo Adhyaye
(5th Chapter)(Mukhya Bhakti Mahimaa)
  • Bhakta Ekaantino Mukhyaa A single-minded Devotee is the highest.
  • Kanthaavrodha Roma Aashrubhi Parasparam Lapmaana Paavyanti Kulaani Prithveem cha With choked throats, hair rising on their ends, eyes full of joyous tears, such great souls, talking of Him to each other, purify their families and this whole earth.
  • Teerthi Kurvanti Theerthaani Sukarmee Kurvanti Karmaani Sat Shastree Kurvanti Shaastraani They give holiness to holy places, the goodness to good actions, and truth to scriptures.
  • Tanmayaa Fully devoted.
  • Modante Pitro Nrityanti Devatah SaNaatha Cheyam Bhur Bhavti The forefathers rejoice, Gods dance, and the earth feels protected.
  • Na Asti Teshu Jaati Vidya Roopa Kul Dhan Kriya Aadi Bheda Differences of caste, education, looks, family, finances, work etc. don't exist in such Devotees.
  • Yatas Tadeeyah For they belong to Him.
  • Vaado Naavlambyah Do not engage in debates.
  • Bahulya Avakaashatvaaad Aniyatattvaa cha They consume too much time, and are inconclusive.Bhakti Shastraani Manneeyaani Tad Udbodha Karmaani Karneeyani Accept and follow the Scriptures which teach Devotion, and perform the actions prescribed in them.
  • Sukha Dukha Iccha Labha Aadi Tyakte PrateekshyaMaane Kshana Aardhamapi Vyartha Na Neyam Giving up Joy, Sorrow, Desire, Profit etc., just waiting out, don't waste even half of a second.
  • Ahinsa Satya Shaucha Daya Astika Aadi Charitryaani Paripaalneeyaani Nurture and develop the qualities of Non-violence, truth, cleanliness, kindness, believing in God etc.
  • Sarvada Sarva Bhaaven Nischintai Bhagwaaneva Bhajaneeya Always, with full devotion, without worries, worship God.
  • Sa Keertyamaan Sheeghram Eva Avirbhavti Anubhaavyati Bhaktaan Having Glorified, very soon, He reveals Himself to His Devotees and lets them experience Himself.
  • Tri Satyasya Bhaktir Eva Greeyasee Bhaktir Eva Greeyasee Bhakti is precious, Bhakti is precious, this is true, over and over again.
  • Gun-Mahaatmya Aaskti Roop Aasakti Pooja Aaskti Smaran Aaskti Daasya Aaskti Saakhya Aasakti Vaatsalya Aaskti Kaantaa Aaskti AatmaNivedana Aasakti Tanmyataa Aasakti ParamVirhaa Aasakti Roop Ekdhaa Api EkaaDashdhaa Bhavti

Attachment to His Glories and qualities, to the Looks, to Worship, to Remembrance, to Servitude, to Friendship, to loving as a Parent, to Affection toward Him, to taking His Refuge, to being One with Him, to feeling anguish at Missing Him - having eleven forms but in reality all these are just one.

  • Itevam Vadanti Jana Jalpa Nirbhyaa Ek Matah Kumar Vyaas Shuk Shaandilya Garga Vishnu Kaundinya SheshodhVaruni Bali Hanumad Vibheeshana Aadyo Bhaktyaacharya

Thus tell, without fear of gossip, with one opinion, the Brahma Kumaras, Sri Vyasa Ji, Sri Shuk Ji, Sri Shandilya Ji, Sri Garga Ji, Sri Vishnu Ji, Sri Kaundinya Ji, Sri Shesh Ji, Sri Udhava Ji, Sri Aruni Ji, Sri Bali, Sri Hanumaan Ji, Sri Vibheeshan Ji etc. - the Devoted Teachers.

  • Ya Idam Naarad Proktam Shivaanushaasanam Vishvasiti Shradhte Sa Bhaktimaan Bhavti Sah Preshtam Labhte Sah Preshtam Labhte

Those who believe, and become devoted to these instructions spoken by Sri Narad Ji, they become devoted, they find the Dearest Lord, they find the Dearest Lord.

 

Just English

 

1st Chapter
Thus Bhakti is described.

That is highest love. That is like Amrit - Nectar. Finding which, a person becomes perfect. He becomes immortal. Becomes satisfied. Finding which, he desires nothing more. Neither grieves, nor hates. Neither engages and neither gets enthusiastic about any thing else. Having known which, he becomes as if drugged, lost as if. Stunned, surprised, and dwells in his own self.

By nature it is free of desire. Having the nature of unconcern with the worldly affairs. Exclusive devotion toward that, and unconcern toward any thing that contradicts it. Giving up of other shelters, and exclusively taking the shelter of that. Even when interacting with this world, or conducting worldly affairs, living according to that, and having unconcern toward any thing that contradicts that.

Still, the word of the scriptures must be followed. Else, doubt of falling. Bodily creatures need to attend to this world, need to eat, work etc.

Its signs are told as following as per different views. Worship etc. and affection, thus, says Parashar Ji. Descriptions of Character, acts, Glory, stories - Garga Ji. What ever does not oppose dwelling in the self - Shandilya Ji. According to Narad Ji - Offering all affairs, leaving every thing to him, Great anguish and anxiety on forgetting him. All these are true. Like the Gopis of Vraj. There they cannot be blamed for forgetting His Greatness. Without that, it is like love of ordinary lovers. In such devotion (without knowing his Glory), feeling of Joy in His Joy does not exist.

 

2nd Chapter

This is greater than Karma or Gyana yoga (Selfless action or Renunciation through Knowledge). Having the form of fruit itself.

God does not like proud, and is affectionate toward who is meek, soft and humble. Knowledge is the means for this, according to some. Others say Knowledge and Devotion are independent. Sri Brahma Kumaras (The 4 great Rishis) say Bhakti is its own fruit.

Just by seeing his Kingdom, Palace, Food etc. The king is not satisfied, and hunger does not go away. Therefore, seekers of Mukti, freedom should themselves take to it.

 

3rd Chapter

The following means to that have been told by Acharyas (Teachers). Giving up pleasures and concerns, as well as attachments. Continuously Remembering/Worshipping. Even in the middle of this world, remembering and reciting the qualities of Bhagwaan (Lord). And most of all, by grace and kindness of Great Souls or the Lord himself. The company of Great Souls, is hard to attain, hard to understand, and free from all vanity. One finds such company though by His mercy and kindness. There is no difference between Him and His beings, the Great Souls.

Strive for him, Strive for Him. Completely give up all bad company. Desire, Anger, attachment are the reasons for delusion of memory and destruction of wisdom. These waves gather into a vast ocean. Who can cross these? Who can cross this delusion? Who gives up attachment, and who serves the greatly experienced, and become self-less. Those who like secluded places, and renounce attachments to this world, renounce the three Gunas (become neutral among Gunas), and who give up concerns of gain and security. Those who give up the fruits of action, give up unnecessary actions, and renounce duality. Those who even renounce the word of the Vedas (or give up concerns of success and prosperity), find unending pure affection. They swim across, They smim across, and they help the world swim across.

 

4th Chapter

Bhakti is indescribable, having the form of affection. Speaking of it would be like asking to describe the taste from someone who can't speak. However, the deserving get enlightened. Devoid of qualities, devoid of desires, always increasing and unceasing, subtle, it is only experienced.

Having attained it, one sees only it, one hears it alone, one speaks of it alone and one thinks of it alone. Having qualities, like based on the three Gunas, and also based on the states like affliction etc. However, each succeeding state is better.

A Devotee has it easier than others. Because it does not need any proof, being a proof by itself. Peaceful, full of supreme joy. Do not worry of worldly loss, having left the concerns of worldly affairs to Him. Even on having attained success, do not give up worldly duties, however, giving up of the fruits is the means. Do not find entertainment in tales of Women, Money or devotionless people. Give up pride, arrogance etc. Giving up all states and affairs to Him, give up desires, anger, prides etc. all to him. Destroying the three forms (the modes or qualities), remain in constant servitude, constant affection, remembering.

 

5th Chapter

A single-minded Devotee is the highest. With choked throats, hair rising on their ends, eyes full of joyous tears, such great souls, talking of Him to each other, purify their families and this whole earth. They give holiness to holy places, the goodness to good actions, and truth to scriptures. Fully devoted. The forefathers rejoice, Gods dance, and the earth feels protected. Differences of caste, education, looks, family, finances, work etc. don't exist in such Devotees. For they belong to Him.

Do not engage in debates. They consume too much time, and are inconclusive. Accept and follow the Scriptures which teach Devotion, and perform the actions prescribed in them. Giving up Joy, Sorrow, Desire, Profit etc., just waiting out, don't waste even half of a second. Nurture and develop the qualities of Non-violence, truth, cleanliness, kindness, believing in God etc. Always, with full devotion, without worries, worship God. Having Glorified, very soon, He reveals Himself to His Devotees and lets them experience Himself.

Bhakti is precious, Bhakti is precious, this is true, over and over again. Attachment to His Glories and qualities, to the Looks, to Worship, to Remembrance, to Servitude, to Friendship, to loving as a Parent, to Affection toward Him, to taking His Refuge, to being One with Him, to feeling anguish at Missing Him - having eleven forms but in reality all these are just one.

Thus tell, without fear of gossip, with one opinion, the Brahma Kumaras, Sri Vyasa Ji, Sri Shuk Ji, Sri Shandilya Ji, Sri Garga Ji, Sri Vishnu Ji, Sri Kaundinya Ji, Sri Shesh Ji, Sri Udhava Ji, Sri Aruni Ji, Sri Bali, Sri Hanumaan Ji, Sri Vibheeshan Ji etc. - the Devoted Teachers.

Those who believe, and become devoted to these instructions spoken by Sri Narad Ji, they become devoted, they find the Dearest Lord, they find the Dearest Lord.

 
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