The Words of the Queen
When walking off my jet lag through Rosedale’s residential district with it’s shady trees I got to contemplating one of my favorite verses which I read to the devotional community in Vancouver. Here it is:
Tvayi me’ nanya-visaya matir mudhu-pate’ sakrt
Ratim udvahatad addha gangevaugham udanvati
The great Queen Kunti spoke her mind: “Oh Lord of Madhu, as the Ganges forever flows to the sea without hindrance, let my attraction be constantly unto You, without being diverted to anyone else. – Srimad-Bhagavatham 1.8.42
Here is the opening to the purport:
Perfection of pure devotional service is attained when all attention is diverted toward the transcendental loving service of the Lord. To cut of the tie of all other affections does not mean complete negation of the finer elements, like affection for someone else. This is not possible. A living being, whoever he may be, must have this feeling of affection for others because this is a symptom of life. The symptoms of life, such, as desire, anger, hankerings, and feelings of attractions, cannot be annihilated. Only the objective has to be changed. Desire cannot be negated.