jnane prayasam udapasya namanta eva
jivanti san-mukharitam bhavadiya-vartam
sthane sthitah sruti-gatam tanu-van-manobhir
ye prayaso 'jita jito 'py asi tais tri-lokyam
jnane—in gaining knowledge; prayasam—unnecessary endeavor; udapasya—setting far aside; namantah—completely surrendering; eva—certainly; jivanti—live; sat-mukharitam—declared by great realized devotees; bhavadiya-vartam—discussions about You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sthane sthitah—situated in their own positions; sruti-gatam—received aurally; tanu-vak-manobhih—by the body, words and mind; ye—those who; prayasah—almost always; ajita—O my unconquerable Lord (beyond perception and unlimitedly independent); jitah—conquered; api—indeed; asi—You are; taih—by such pure devotees; tri-lokyam—within the three worlds.
Ramananda Raya continued, "Lord Brahma said, 'My dear Lord, those devotees who have thrown away the impersonal conception of the Absolute Truth and have therefore abandoned discussing empiric philosophical truths should hear from self-realized devotees about Your holy name, form, pastimes and qualities. They should completely follow the principles of devotional service and remain free from illicit sex, gambling, intoxication and animal slaughter. Surrendering themselves fully with body, words and mind, they can live in any asrama or social status. Indeed, You are conquered by such persons, although You are always unconquerable.' "

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