(Attachment to Krishna)
We find the description of an eternal servant of Krishna chanting the holy name and how he prays in the Siksastaka (5):
ayi nanda-tanuja kinkaram
patitam mam visame bhavambudhau
krpaya tava pada-pankaja-
Oh my Lord, Oh Krishna, son of Nanda Maharaja, I am Your eternal servant, but for one reason or another I have fallen into the ocean of birth and death. Please save me from this ocean of death and place me as an atom of dust at Your lotus feet.
I am Your eternal servant, but I have forgotten You, Lord. I have now fallen into the ocean of darkness and have been conditioned by external energy. Be merciful to me by placing myself as a particle of dust at Your lotus feet, so that I, O Lord, can commit myself to service as Your eternal servant.
By regularly listening to Srimad Bhagavatam and serving the pure devotees of the Lord, all that disturbs the heart is completely destroyed, and the loving service to the Supreme Lord, glorified with transcendental hymns, is irrevocably established there.”
As devotional service settles in the heart, the effects of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire, and greed, vanish from the heart. Then the devotee situates himself in virtue and becomes completely happy.
This is a section of the book “Bhajana Rahasya”, by Bhaktivinode Thakura.
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