sa vai maha-bhagavato mahatma
mahanubhavo mahatam mahisthah
pravrddha-bhaktya hy anubhavitasaye
nivesya vaikuntham imam vihasyati
sahhe; vaicertainly; maha-bhagavatahthe topmost devotee; maha-atmaexpanded intelligence; maha-anubhavahexpanded influence; mahatamof the great souls; mahisthahthe greatest; pravrddhawell matured; bhaktyaby devotional service; hicertainly; anubhavitabeing situated in the anubhava stage of ecstasy; asayein the mind; nivesyaentering; vaikunthamin the spiritual sky; imamthis (material world); vihasyatiwill quit.
That topmost devotee of the Lord will have expanded intelligence and expanded influence and will be the greatest of the great souls. Due to matured devotional service, he will certainly be situated in transcendental ecstasy and will enter the spiritual sky after quitting this material world.
There are three stages of transcendental development in devotional service, which are technically called sthayi-bhava, anubhava and mahabhava. Continual perfect love of Godhead is called sthayi-bhava, and when it is performed in a particular type of transcendental relationship it is called anubhava. But the stage of mahabhava is visible amongst the personal pleasure potential energies of the Lord. It is understood that the grandson of Diti, namely Prahlada Maharaja, would constantly meditate on the Lord and reiterate His activities. Because he would constantly remain in meditation, he would easily transfer himself to the spiritual world after quitting his material body. Such meditation is still more conveniently performed by chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord. This is especially recommended in this age of Kali.

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