TEXT 49
bhavams tu pumsah paramasya mayaya
durantayasprsta-matih samasta-drk
taya hatatmasv anukarma-cetahsv
anugraham kartum iharhasi prabho
SYNONYMS
bhavan—Your Lordship; tu—but; pumsah—of the person; paramasya—the supreme; mayaya—by the material energy; durantaya—of great potency; asprsta—unaffected; matih—intelligence; samasta-drk—seer or knower of everything; taya—by the same illusory energy; hata-atmasu—bewildered at heart; anukarma-cetahsu—whose hearts are attracted by fruitive activities; anugraham—mercy; kartum—to do; iha—in this case; arhasi—desire; prabho—O lord.
TRANSLATION
My dear lord, you are never bewildered by the formidable influence of the illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore you are omniscient and should be merciful and compassionate toward those who are bewildered by the same illusory energy and are very much attached to fruitive activities.
PURPORT
A Vaisnava is never bewildered by the influence of the external energy because he is engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. The Lord states in Bhagavad-gita (7.14):
“My divine energy consisting of the three modes of material nature is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.” A Vaisnava should take care of those who are bewildered by this maya instead of becoming angry with them, because without a Vaisnava’s mercy they have no way to get out of the clutches of maya. Those who have been condemned by maya are rescued by the mercy of devotees.
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.” Those who are under the influence of the illusory energy are attracted to fruitive activities, but a Vaisnava preacher attracts their hearts to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna.

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