The Only Truth
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Sri Prahlad Maharaj told,
নাথ যোনিসহস্রেষু যেষু যেষু ব্রজাম্যহম্ ।
natha yoni-sahasresu yesu yesu vrajamy aham
"O master, in all the thousands of births through which I must wander in this world, please let me have unfailing devotion to You, the infallible Supreme Lord. Just as unintelligent persons have unflinching affection for the objects of sense gratification, may I always remember You, so that that same attachment, applied to You, never leaves my heart."
(Visnu Purana, 1.20.18-19)
He says, "I may get thousands of thousands, millions of millions of births, I do not mind it—my Lord, You can send me to any kind of birth, You can give me any kind of body, I do not have any objection, but I am only praying to You that whichever birth I get (be it a bird's body, a beast's body, a dog's body or a cat's body) I will be happy as long as I can have some devotion to You. I will be happy to get any kind of birth, but I wish that I may be able to pray to You, to have some devotion to You." This is Prahlad Maharaj's prayer to Lord Nrisinghadev... He also said,
মন্যে তদেতদখিলং নিগমস্য সত্যং
manye tad etad akhilam nigamasya satyam
"I consider the four material goals of life (dharma, artha, kama, moksa) to be temporary (perishable). On the other hand, I firmly consider surrender to the Supreme Lord Vishnu to be the truth."
(Srimad Bhagavatam, 7.6.26)
Sri Prahlad Maharaj says, "Surrender to Vishnu, surrender to the Lord is the only truth, and everything else in this world is false, everything is perishable—everything else will pass and finish."
Krishna, in turn, says,
সাধবো হৃদয়ং মহ্যং সাধূনাং হৃদয়ন্ত্বহম্ ।
sadhavo hrdayam mahyam sadhunam hrdayam tv aham
"The pure devotee is always within the core of My heart, and I am always in the heart of the pure devotee. My devotees do not know anything else but Me, and I do not know anyone else but them."
(Srimad Bhagavatam, 9.4.68)
"How shall I leave those who have surrendered everything to Me—who have left their house, wife, sons, relatives, property, their very body, things and all their previous life, and only surrendered to Me? How shall I leave them? How shall I reject them? I cannot. I will always protect those who have surrendered to Me, who have left everything for Me. I cannot leave such kind of surrendered souls, I always stay with them."
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