TEXT 138
bhayam dvitiyabhinivesatah syad
isad apetasya viparyayo 'smrtih
tan-mayayato budha abhajet tam
bhaktyaikayesam guru-devatatma
bhayamfear; dvitiya-abhinivesatahfrom the misconception of being a product of material energy; syatarises; isatfrom the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna; apetasyaof one who has withdrawn (the conditioned soul); viparyayahreversal of position; asmrtihno conception of his relationship with the Supreme Lord; tat-mayayabecause of the illusory energy of the Supreme Lord; atahtherefore; budhahone who is wise; abhajetmust worship; tamHim; bhaktyaby devotional service; ekayaundiverted to karma and jnana; isamthe Supreme Personality of Godhead; guruas the spiritual master; devataworshipable Lord; atmaSupersoul.
" 'When the living entity is attracted by the material energy, which is separate from Krsna, he is overpowered by fear. Because he is separated from the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the material energy, his conception of life is reversed. In other words, instead of being the eternal servant of Krsna, he becomes Krsna's competitor. This is called viparyayo 'smrtih. To nullify this mistake, one who is actually learned and advanced worships the Supreme Personality of Godhead as his spiritual master, worshipful Deity and source of life. He thus worships the Lord by the process of unalloyed devotional service.'
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.37).

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