yasyam eva kavaya atmanam aviratam vividha-vrjina-samsara-paritapopatapyamanam anusavanam snapayantas tayaiva paraya nirvrtya hy apavargam atyantikam parama-purusartham api svayam asaditam no evadriyante bhagavadiyatvenaiva parisamapta-sarvarthah.
yasyam eva—in which (Krsna consciousness or the nectar of devotional service); kavayah—the advancement of learned scholars or philosophers in spiritual life; atmanam—the self; aviratam—constantly; vividha—various; vrjina—full of sins; samsara—in material existence; paritapa—from miserable conditions; upatapyamanam—suffering; anusavanam—without stopping; snapayantah—bathing; taya—by that; eva—certainly; paraya—great; nirvrtya—with happiness; hi—certainly; apavargam—liberation; atyantikam—uninterrupted; parama-purusa-artham—the best of all human achievements; api—although; svayam—itself; asaditam—obtained; no—not; eva—certainly; adriyante—endeavor to achieve; bhagavadiyatvena eva—because of a relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead; parisamapta-sarva-arthah—those who have ended all kinds of material desires.
Devotees always bathe themselves in devotional service in order to be relieved from the various tribulations of material existence. By doing this, the devotees enjoy supreme bliss, and liberation personified comes to serve them. Nonetheless, they do not accept that service, even if it is offered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. For the devotees, liberation [mukti] is very unimportant because, having attained the Lordís transcendental loving service, they have attained everything desirable and have transcended all material desires.
Devotional service unto the Lord is the highest attainment for anyone desiring liberation from the tribulations of material existence. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (6.22), yam labdhva caparam labham manyate nadhikam tatah: ďGaining this, one thinks there is no greater gain.Ē When one attains the service of the Lord, which is non-different from the Lord, one does not desire anything material. Mukti means relief from material existence. Bilvamangala Thakura says: muktih mukulitanjalih sevate ísman. For a devotee, mukti is not a very great achievement. Mukti means being situated in oneís constitutional position. The constitutional position of every living being is that of the Lordís servant; therefore when a living entity is engaged in the Lordís loving service, he has already attained mukti. Consequently a devotee does not aspire for mukti, even if it is offered by the Supreme Lord Himself.
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