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CC Antya 16.131


se phelāra eka lava,nā pāya devatā saba,
e dambhe kebā pātiyāya?
bahu-janma puṇya kare,
tabe ‘sukṛti’ nāma dhare,
se ‘sukṛte’ tāra lava pāya


se phelāra — of those remnants; eka — one; lava — small particle; pāya — do not get; devatā — the demigods; saba — all; e dambhe — this pride; kebā — who; pātiyāya — can believe; bahu-janma — for many births; puṇya kare — acts piously; tabe — then; sukṛti — one who performs pious activities; nāma — the name; dhare — bears; se — those; sukṛte — by pious activities; tāra — of that; lava — a fraction; pāya — one can get.


“Even after much prayer, the demigods themselves cannot obtain even a small portion of the remnants of such food. Just imagine the pride of those remnants! Only a person who has acted piously for many, many births and has thus become a devotee can obtain the remnants of such food.