TEXT 268
'sayujya' sunite bhaktera haya ghrna-bhaya
naraka vanchaye, tabu sayujya na laya
sayujyaliberation by merging into the effulgence; suniteeven to hear; bhakteraof the devotee; hayathere is; ghrnahatred; bhayafear; narakaa hellish condition of life; vanchayehe desires; tabustill; sayujyamerging into the effulgence of the Lord; na layanever accepts.
"A pure devotee does not like even to hear about sayujya-mukti, which inspires him with fear and hatred. Indeed, the pure devotee would rather go to hell than merge into the effulgence of the Lord."
Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati has sung: kaivalyam narakayate. The impersonalist's conception of becoming one with the effulgence of the Lord is exactly like hell. Therefore, of the five types of liberation, the first four (salokya, samipya, sarupya and sarsti) are not so undesirable because they can be avenues of service to the Lord. Nonetheless, a pure devotee of Lord Krsna rejects even these types of liberation; he aspires only to serve Krsna birth after birth. He is not very interested in stopping the repetition of birth, for he simply desires to serve the Lord, even in hellish circumstances. Consequently the pure devotee hates and fears sayujya-mukti, merging into the effulgence of the Lord. This merging is due to an offense committed against the transcendental loving service of the Lord, and therefore it is not at all desirable for a pure devotee.

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