ity evam nigudha-nirvedo visrjya mrgim mataram punar bhagavat-ksetram upasama-sila-muni-gana-dayitam salagramam pulastya-pulahasramam kalanjarat pratyajagama.
iti—thus; evam—in this way; nigudha—hidden; nirvedah—completely unattached to material activities; visrjya—giving up; mrgim—the deer; mataram—its mother; punah—again; bhagavat-ksetram—the place where the Supreme Lord is worshiped; upasama-sila—completely detached from all material attachments; muni-gana-dayitam—which is dear to the great saintly residents; salagramam—the village known as Salagrama; pulastya-pulaha-asramam—to the asrama conducted by such great sages as Pulastya and Pulaha; kalanjarat—from the Kalanjara Mountain, where he had taken his birth in the womb of a deer; pratyajagama—he came back.
Although Bharata Maharaja received the body of a deer, by constant repentance he became completely detached from all material things. He did not disclose these things to anyone, but he left his mother deer in a place known as Kalanjara Mountain, where he was born. He again went to the forest of Salagrama and to the asrama of Pulastya and Pulaha.
It is significant that Maharaja Bharata, by the grace of Vasudeva, remembered his past life. He did not waste a moment; he returned to Pulaha-asrama to the village known as Salagrama. Association is very meaningful; therefore ISKCON tries to perfect one who enters the society. The members of this society should always remember that the society is not like a free hotel. All the members should be very careful to execute their spiritual duties so that whoever comes will automatically become a devotee and will be able to return back to Godhead in this very life. Although Bharata Maharaja acquired the body of a deer, he again left his hearth and home, in this case the Mountain Kalanjara. No one should be captivated by his birthplace and family; one should take shelter of the association of devotees and cultivate Krsna consciousness.

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