sreyasy atad-racanaya cira-supta-buddheh
lokasya yah karunayabhayam atma-lokam
akhyan namo bhagavate rsabhaya tasmai
nitya-anubhuta—due to being always conscious of His real identity; nija-labha-nivrtta-trsnah—who was complete in Himself and had no other desire to fulfill; sreyasi—in life’s genuine welfare; a-tat-racanaya—by expanding activities in the material field, mistaking the body for the self; cira—for a long time; supta—sleeping; buddheh—whose intelligence; lokasya—of men; yah—who (Lord Rsabhadeva); karunaya—by His causeless mercy; abhayam—fearlessness; atma-lokam—the real identity of the self; akhyat—instructed; namah—respectful obeisances; bhagavate—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; rsabhaya—unto Lord Rsabhadeva; tasmai—unto Him.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rsabhadeva, was fully aware of His true identity; therefore He was self-sufficient, and He did not desire external gratification. There was no need for Him to aspire for success, since He was complete in Himself. Those who unnecessarily engage in bodily conceptions and create an atmosphere of materialism are always ignorant of their real self-interest. Out of His causeless mercy, Lord Rsabhadeva taught the self’s real identity and the goal of life. We therefore offer our respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who appeared as Lord Rsabhadeva.
This is the summary of this chapter, in which the activities of Lord Rsabhadeva are described. Being the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Rsabhadeva is complete in Himself. We living entities, as parts and parcels of the Supreme Lord, should follow the instructions of Lord Rsabhadeva and become self-sufficient. We should not create unnecessary demands due to the bodily conception. When one is self-realized, he is sufficiently satisfied due to being situated in his original spiritual position. As confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (18.54): Brahma-bhutah prasannatma na socati na kanksati. This is the goal of all living entities. Even though one may be situated within this material world, he can become fully satisfied and devoid of hankering and lamentation simply by following the instructions of the Lord as set forth in Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam. Satisfaction through self-realization is called svarupananda. The conditioned soul, eternally sleeping in darkness, does not understand his self-interest. He simply tries to become happy by making material adjustments, but this is impossible. It is therefore said in Srimad-Bhagavatam, na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum: [SB 7.5.31] due to gross ignorance, the conditioned soul does not know that his real self-interest is to take shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Visnu. To try to become happy by adjusting the material atmosphere is a useless endeavor. Indeed, it is impossible. By His personal behavior and instructions, Lord Rsabhadeva enlightened the conditioned soul and showed him how to become self-sufficient in his spiritual identity.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fifth Canto, Sixth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Activities of Lord Rsabhadeva.”
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