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nibhrta-marun-mano 'ksa-drdha-yoga-yujo hrdi yan
munaya upasate tad arayo 'pi yayuh smaranat
striya uragendra-bhoga-bhuja-danda-visakta-dhiyo
vayam api te samah sama-drso 'nghri-saroja-sudhah
nibhrtacontrolled; marutthe life air; manahthe mind; aksasenses; drdhastrong; yogain the mystic yoga process; yujahwho are engaged; hrdiwithin the heart; yatwho; munayahthe great sages; upasateworship; tatthat; arayahthe enemies; apialso; yayuhobtain; smaranatfrom remembering; striyahthe gopis; uraga-indraof serpents; bhogalike the bodies; bhujathe arms; dandalike rods; visaktafastened to; dhiyahwhose minds; vayam apiwe also; teYour; samahequal to them; sama-drsahhaving the same ecstatic emotions; anghri-sarojaof the lotus feet; sudhahthe nectar.
" 'Great sages conquer the mind and senses by practicing the mystic yoga system and controlling their breath. Thus engaging in mystic yoga, they see the Supersoul within their hearts and ultimately enter into impersonal Brahman. But even the enemies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead attain that position simply by thinking of the Supreme Lord. However, the damsels of Vraja, the gopis, being attracted by the beauty of Krsna, simply wanted to embrace Him and His arms, which are like serpents. Thus the gopis ultimately tasted the nectar of the lotus feet of the Lord. Similarly, we Upanisads can also taste the nectar of His lotus feet by following in the footsteps of the gopis.' "
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.87.23) spoken by the srutis, the personified Vedas.

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