TEXT 24
tate prema-bhakti--'purusartha-siromani'
raga-marge prema-bhakti 'sarvadhika' jani
SYNONYMS
tate—therefore; prema-bhakti—devotional service in ecstatic love; purusartha—of all goals of human life; siromani—the crown jewel; raga-marge—on the path of spontaneous love; prema-bhakti—love of Krsna; sarva-adhika—the highest of all; jani—I can understand.
TRANSLATION
"Through the mercy of Ramananda Raya, I have understood that ecstatic love of Krsna is the highest goal of life and that spontaneous love of Krsna is the highest perfection.
PURPORT
Purusartha ("the goal of life") generally refers to religion, economic development, satisfaction of the senses and, finally, liberation. However, above these four kinds of purusarthas, love of Godhead stands supreme. It is called parama-purusartha (the supreme goal of life) or purusartha-siromani (the most exalted of all purusarthas). Lord Krsna is worshiped by regulative devotional service, but the highest perfection of devotional service is spontaneous love of Godhead.

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