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1 Devotional Service Surpasses all Liberation Chapter - 4 (Those eligible to practice pure devotional service reject bhukti & mukti ) 1. References of devotees rejecting Bhukti & Mukti 2. Devotees of V åndävan reject all desires for liberation even Vaikuëöha residence. (a) Prithu Mahäräja ( ) Please give me millions of tongues & ears …I will never ask for emancipation. (b) SB( ) Bharat Mahäräja easily gave up all comforts & did not accept Lakñméjés offers. (c) SB( ) I may get heaven or other promotions, but I only want your association & service.

2 1. References of devotees rejecting Bhukti & Mukti (d) SB( ) Only devotees who reject material desires and serve Lord know their real self interest. (e) SB (7.6.25) Prahläda Just chant… then no necessity of any spiritual emancipation (f) SB (7.8.42) O lord our duty is to always serve You, You are the enjoyer of every thing (g) SB (8.3.20) Gajendrä I am asking for favour but I know devotees don't ask except Your glorification. (h) SB ( ) Nägapatnés:- any one who gets dust of your lotus feet does not care a fig for anything else

3 1. References of devotees rejecting Bhukti & Mukti (i) SB ( ) Your devotees have rejected all comforts and fully merged in devotional service. (j) SB ( ) Kåñëa to Uddhava My devotees wont even accept 4 kinds of spiritual opulences… (k) SB ( ) My devotee does not want Brahmä, Indras post or 8 mystic perfections (l) SB ( ) Märkaëòeya has attained pure love therefore does not aspire any benediction. (m) Dämodaräñöakam in Padma Puräëa

4 1. References of devotees rejecting Bhukti & Mukti (n) Hayagréva païcarätra Hanumän is glorious & thus I also wish only to serve You (o) SB (6.14.5) I have heard even those liberated have to become devotees and they are very very rare (p) SB (1.8.20) If Paramhaàsas alone can know You, I am less intelligent. How can I know You (Kunté ) (q) SB (1.7.10) Atmäräm verse Even those who are liberated are attracted by transcendental qualities of Kåñëa.

5 2. Devotees of Våndävana reject all desires for liberation even Vaikuëöha residence. 5 kinds of liberation Devotees specifically reject first type of liberation. Some devotees may accept other 4 types but as they mature, love becomes prominent Våndävana devotees however only want to please Kåñëa If attached to particular form doesn't redirect devotion to other forms 1. Becoming one with Lord 2. To live on same planet 3. Same bodily features 4. Same opulences as Lord 5. Constant association of Lord Eg. Hanumän knew no difference between Näräyaëa and Ram, yet attached to Ram Not even any of the other four types Purest of pure devotees


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