TEXT 35
siddha ucuh
ayam tvat-katha-mrsta-piyusa-nadyam
mano-varanah klesa-davagni-dagdhah
trsarto ívagadho na sasmara davam
na niskramati brahma-sampannavan nah
SYNONYMS
siddhah—the Siddhas; ucuh—prayed; ayam—this; tvat-katha—Your pastimes; mrsta—pure; piyusa—of nectar; nadyam—in the river; manah—of the mind; varanah—the elephant; klesa—sufferings; dava-agni—by the forest fire; dagdhah—burned; trsa—thirst; artah—afflicted; avagadhah—being immersed; na sasmara—does not remember; davam—the forest fire or the miseries; na niskramati—not come out; brahma—the Absolute; sampanna-vat—like having merged; nah—our.
TRANSLATION
The Siddhas prayed: Like an elephant that has suffered in a forest fire but can forget all its troubles by entering a river, our minds, O Lord, always merge in the nectarean river of Your transcendental pastimes, and they desire never to leave such transcendental bliss, which is as good as the pleasure of merging in the Absolute.
PURPORT
This statement is from the Siddhas, the inhabitants of Siddhaloka, where the eight kinds of material perfection are complete. The residents of Siddhaloka have full control in the eight kinds of yogic perfection, but from their statement it appears that they are pure devotees. They always merge in the nectarean river of hearing of the pastimes of the Lord. Hearing of the pastimes of the Lord is called krsna-katha. Similarly, there is a statement by Prahlada Maharaja that those who are always merged in the ocean of the nectar of describing the Lordís pastimes are liberated and have no fear of the material condition of life. The Siddhas say that the mind of an ordinary person is full of anxieties. The example is given of the elephant who has suffered in a forest fire and who enters into a river for relief. If persons who are suffering in the forest fire of this material existence will only enter into the nectarean river of the description of the pastimes of the Lord, they will forget all the troubles of the miserable material existence. The Siddhas do not care for fruitive activities, such as performing sacrifices and achieving the good results. They simply merge in the transcendental discussions of the pastimes of the Lord. That makes them completely happy, without care for pious or impious activities. For those who are always in Krsna consciousness there is no need to perform any kind of pious or impious sacrifices or activities. Krsna consciousness is itself complete, for it includes all the processes praised in the Vedic scriptures.

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