Cc. Madhya 23.25


yo dustyajān dāra-sutān
suḥrd-rājyaṁ hṛdi spṛśaḥ
jahau yuvaiva malavad


yah—who (Bharata Mahārāja); dustyajān—difficult to give up; dara-sutān—wife and children; suhrt—friends; rājyam—kingdom; hṛdi spṛśaḥ—dear to the core of the heart; jahau—gave up; yuvā—youthful; eva—at that time; malavat—like stool; uttamah-śloka-lalasah—being captivated by the transcendental qualities, pastimes and association of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


“ ‘King Bharata was very eager to attain the association of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, who is called uttama-śloka because poems and prayers are offered to Him for His favor. In his youth, King Bharata gave up his attractive wife and children, as well as his beloved friends and opulent kingdom, just as one gives up stool after passing it.'


These are the signs of virakti (detachment) found in a person who has developed bhāva, the preliminary stage of love of Godhead; This verse is quoted from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (5.14.43).

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