TEXT 69
nanopacara-krta-pujanam arta-bandhoh
premnaiva bhakta-hrdayam sukha-vidrutam syat
yavat ksud asti jathare jaratha pipasa
tavat sukhaya bhavato nanu bhaksya-peye
SYNONYMS
nana-upacara—by varieties of offerings; krta—performed; pujanam—worshiping; arta-bandhoh—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the friend of all distressed persons; premna—by ecstatic love; eva—indeed; bhakta-hrdayam—the heart of a devotee; sukha-vidrutam—melted in transcendental bliss; syat—becomes; yavat—as long as; ksut—appetite; asti—there is; jathare—in the stomach; jaratha—strong; pipasa—thirst; tavat—so long; sukhaya—for happiness; bhavatah—are; nanu—indeed; bhaksya—eatables; peye—and drinkables.
TRANSLATION
Ramananda Raya continued, " 'As long as there is hunger and thirst within the stomach, varieties of food and drink make one feel very happy. Similarly, when the Lord is worshiped with pure love, the various activities performed in the course of that worship awaken transcendental bliss in the heart of the devotee.'

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