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SB 11.19.27

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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


dharmo mad-bhakti-kṛt prokto
jñānaṁ caikātmya-darśanam
guṇesv asaṅgo vairāgyam
aiśvaryaṁ cāṇimādayaḥ


dharmaḥ—religion; mat—My; bhakti—devotional service; kṛt—producing; proktaḥ—it is declared; jñānam—knowledge; ca—also; aikātmya—the presence of the Supreme Soul; darśanam—seeing; guṇeṣu—in the objects of sense gratification; asaṅgaḥ—having no interest; vairāgyam—detachment; aiśvaryam—opulence; ca—also; aṇimā—the mystic perfection called aṇimā; ādayaḥ—and so forth.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Actual religious principles are stated to be those that lead one to My devotional service. Real knowledge is the awareness that reveals My all-pervading presence. Detachment is complete disinterest in the objects of material sense gratification, and opulence is the eight mystic perfection, such as aṇimā-siddhi.


The Supreme Lord is perfect knowledge; thus one who has been delivered from ignorance automatically engages in the devotional service of the Lord and is called religious. One who becomes detached from the three modes of material nature and the gratificatory objects they produce is considered to be situated in detachment. The eight mystic yoga perfections, described previously by the Lord to Uddhava, constitute material power, or opulence, in the highest degree.

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