nibhrta-marun-mano-'ksa-drdha-yoga-yujo hrdi yan-
munaya upasate tad arayo 'pi yayuh smaranat
vayam api te samah samadrso 'nghri-saroja-sudhah
nibhrta—controlled; marut—the life air; manah—the mind; aksa—the senses; drdha—strong; yoga—in the mystic yoga process; yujah—who are engaged; hrdi—within the heart; yat—who; munayah—the great sages; upasate—worship; tat—that; arayah—the enemies; api—also; yayuh—obtain; smaranat—from remembering; striyah—the gopis; uraga-indra—of serpents; bhoga—like the bodies; bhuja—the arms; danda—like rods; visakta—fastened to; dhiyah—whose minds; vayam api—we also; te—Your; samah—equal to them; sama-drsah—having the same ecstatic emotions; anghri-saroja—of the lotus feet; sudhah—the nectar.
" 'Great sages conquer the mind and senses by practicing the mystic yoga system and controlling the 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 verse is from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.87.23).
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