TEXT 96
śrutim apare smṛtim itare
bhāratam anye bhajantu bhava-bhītāḥ
aham iha nandaṁ vande
yasyālinde paraṁ brahma
SYNONYMS
śrutim—Vedic literature; apare—someone; smṛtim—corollary to the Vedic literature; itare—others; bhāratamMahābhārata; anye—still others; bhajantu—let them worship; bhava-bhītāḥ—those who are afraid of material existence; aham—I; iha—here; nandamMahārāja Nanda; vande—worship; yasya—whose; alinde—in the courtyard; param brahma—the Supreme Brahman, Absolute Truth.
TRANSLATION
Raghupati Upādhyāya recited: "Those who are afraid of material existence worship Vedic literature. Some worship smṛti, the corollaries to Vedic literature, and others worship the Mahābhārata. As far as I am concerned, I worship Mahārāja Nanda, the father of Kṛṣṇa, in whose courtyard the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is playing."
PURPORT
This verse recited by Raghupati Upādhyāya was later included in Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī's Padyāvalī (126).

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