yo dustyajan dara-sutan
suhrd-rajyam hrdi sprsah
jahau yuvaiva malavad
yah—who (Bharata Maharaja); dustyajan—difficult to give up; dara-sutan—wife and children; suhrt—friends; rajyam—kingdom; hrdi sprsah—dear to the core of the heart; jahau—gave up; yuva—youthful; eva—at that time; malavat—like stool; uttamah-sloka-lalasah—being captivated by the transcendental qualities, pastimes and association of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
" 'King Bharata was very eager to attain the association of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, who is called uttama-sloka because poems and prayers are offered to Him for His favor. In his youth, King Bharata gave up his attractive wife and children, as well as his beloved friends and opulent kingdom, just as one gives up stool after passing it.'
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