Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- deśān puṇyān āśrayeta
- mad-bhaktaiḥ sādhubhiḥ śritān
- mad-bhaktācaritāni ca
deśān—places; puṇyān—sacred; āśrayeta—he should take shelter of; mat-bhaktaiḥ—by My devotees; sādhubhiḥ—saintly; śritān—resorted to; deva—among the demigods; asura—demons; manuṣyeṣu—and human beings; mat-bhakta—of My devotees; ācaritāni—the activities; ca—and.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
One should take shelter of holy places where My saintly devotees reside, and one should be guided by the exemplary activities of My devotees, who appear among the demigods, demons and human beings.
Nārada Muni is one of the great devotees of the Lord who appeared among the demigods. Prahlāda Mahārāja appeared among the demons, and many other great devotees, such as Ambarīṣa Mahārāja and the Pāṇḍavas, appeared among human beings. One should take shelter of the devotees' exemplary activities and also the holy places where devotees reside. Thus one will remain safe on the path of devotional service.