'ātmā'-śabde 'dhṛti' kahe,--dhairye yei rame
dhairyavanta eva hañā karaya bhajane
ātmā-śabde—by the word ātmā; dhṛti—perseverance; kahe—it is said; dhairye—with perseverance; yei rame—anyone who endeavors; dhairyavanta—such persons with endurance; eva—certainly; hañā—becoming; karaya—perform; bhajane—devotional service.
"Another meaning of ātmā is dhṛti, or endurance. A person who endeavors with endurance is ātmārāma. With endurance, such a person engages in devotional service.
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