“There is one person whose name is never mentioned in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. And yet Bhāgavatam’s steadfast readers constantly nurture the ardent hope of becoming that person’s devout, one-pointed servant.
May that person, who means everything to Śrī Bhagavān, kindly destroy our false ego in all its various forms and bestow upon us the shelter of Her lotus feet.
Today is the day of Her advent.
That personification of grand benevolence, having collected all varieties of graces from Śrī Bhagavān to bestow as gifts upon all beings, is eternally the foremost of the benevolent. May She descend within our hearts and make Her appearance there, and may Her advent be the concern of our worship.”
It is common for us to hear that the entire earth is sustained by the entity known as Govinda. Many people speak in these terms.
Yet there is one whom Govinda Himself esteems as His all in all, His sarvasva. And without the guidance of that entity, we cannot realize what it actually means that She is His everything, His sarva.
The word sva means “one’s own”, but it can also mean “one’s treasure” or “one’s affluence”.
One who is Govinda’s own, or one who is the affluence of Govinda, is Govinda’s entire fortune.
The treasure that makes Govinda wealthy is naturally the very essence of His all in all – His sarvasva-vastu.
We can only know the true meaning of loving worship when we make Her – Govinda’s sarvasva-vastu – the object of our own loving worship.
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