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SB 11.9.22

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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


yatra yatra mano dehī
dhārayet sakalaṁ dhiyā
snehād dveṣād bhayād vāpi
yāti tat-tat-svarūpatām


yatra yatra—wherever; manaḥ—the mind; dehī—the conditioned soul; dhārayet—fixes; sakalam—with complete concentration; dhiyā—with the intelligence; snehāt—because of affection; dveṣāt—because of envy; bhayāt—because of fear; vā api—either; yāti—he goes; tat-tat—to that, whatever it is; svarūpatām—particular state of existence.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


If out of love, hate or fear an embodied soul fixes his mind with intelligence and complete concentration upon a particular bodily form, he will certainly attain the form that he is meditating upon.


From this verse it is not hard to understand that if one constantly meditates upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one will achieve a spiritual body just like that of the Lord. The word dhiyā, "with intelligence," indicates complete intellectual conviction in a particular understanding, and similarly the word sakalam indicates one-pointed attention of the mind. With such complete absorption of consciousness, surely one will attain in the next life a form exactly like that upon which one was meditating. This is another example learned from the insect kingdom, as explained in the following verse.

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