vani gunanukathane sravanau kathayam
hastau ca karmasu manas tava padayor nah
smrtyam siras tava nivasa-jagat-praname
drstih satam darsane stu bhavat-tanunam
vaniwords, the power of speech; guna-anukathanealways engaged in talking about Your pastimes; sravanauthe ear, or aural reception; kathayamin talks about You and Your pastimes; hastauhands and legs and other senses; caalso; karmasuengaging them in executing Your mission; manahthe mind; tavaYour; padayohof Your lotus feet; nahour; smrtyamin remembrance always engaged in meditation; sirahthe head; tavaYour; nivasa-jagat-pranamebecause You are all-pervading, You are everything, and our heads should bow down, not looking for enjoyment; drstihthe power of sight; satamof the Vaisnavas; darsanein seeing; astulet all of them be engaged in this way; bhavat-tanunamwho are nondifferent from You.
Henceforward, may all our words describe Your pastimes, may our ears engage in aural reception of Your glories, may our hands, legs and other senses engage in actions pleasing to You, and may our minds always think of Your lotus feet. May our heads offer our obeisances to everything within this world, because all things are also Your different forms, and may our eyes see the forms of Vaisnavas, who are nondifferent from You.
Here the process of understanding the Supreme Personality of Godhead is given. This process is bhakti.
(Bhag. 7.5.23)
Everything should be engaged in the service of the Lord. Hrsikena hrsikesa-sevanam bhaktir ucyate [Cc. Madhya 19.170] (Narada-pancaratra). Everythingthe mind, the body and all the sense organsshould be engaged in Krsnas service. This is to be learned from expert devotees like Narada, Svayambhu and Sambhu. This is the process. We cannot manufacture our own way of understanding the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for it is not that everything one manufactures or concocts will lead to understanding God. Such a propositionyata mata, tata pathais foolish. Krsna says, bhaktyaham ekaya grahyah: Only by executing the activities of bhakti can one understand Me. (Bhag. 11.14.21) This is called anukulyena krsnanusilanam, remaining engaged favorably in the service of the Lord.

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