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Bhakti

This high-level bhakti does not contain an inkling of self-desire.

“âtmendriya sukha-bânchâ tare bole kâm,
krishnendriya sukha-bânchâ dhore prem nâm.”

Meaning – “’Lust’ is ‘the desire for self-pleasure’, while ‘love’ indicates ‘the desire to please Sri Krishna’.” – (Sri Chaitanya-Charitâmrita)

Srimad-Bhâgavatam (11.14.21) states –

“bhaktyaham ekayagrahyah sraddhayatma priyah satam”

The Lord says Himself – “I am the beloved of the saints (Vaishnavs), only bhakti
can control and charm me.”

“ananya-cetah satam yo mam smarati nityasah
tasyamaham sulabhah partha nityayuktasya yoginah” – [Gita 8.14]

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