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SB 11.16.44

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


tasmād vaco manaḥ prāṇān
niyacchen mat-parāyaṇaḥ
mad-bhakti-yuktayā buddhyā
tataḥ parisamāpyate


tasmāt—therefore; vacaḥ—words; manaḥ—the mind; prāṇān—the life airs; niyacchet—one should control; mat-parāyaṇaḥ—who is devoted to Me; mat—unto Me; bhakti—with devotion; yuktayā—endowed; buddhyā—by such intelligence; tataḥ—thus; parisamāpyate—one fulfills the mission of life.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Being surrendered to Me, one should control the speech, mind and life air, and then through loving devotional intelligence one will completely fulfill the mission of life.


One can develop loving devotional intelligence by perfectly chanting the Brahma-gāyatrī mantra awarded at the moment of brāhmaṇa initiation. By clear intelligence, one becomes naturally and spontaneously disinterested in the rewards offered by mental speculation and fruitive activities and takes full shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Eleventh Canto, Sixteenth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "The Lord's Opulence."

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