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CC Madhya 22.117

Text

dhātry-aśvattha-go-vipra-vaiṣṇava-pūjana
sevā-nāmāparādhādi dūre visarjana

Synonyms

dhātrī — a type of tree; aśvattha — the banyan trees; go — the cows; vipra — the brāhmaṇas; vaiṣṇava — the devotees of Lord Viṣṇu; pūjana — worshiping; sevā — in devotional service; nāma — in chanting of the holy name; aparādha-ādi — the offenses; dūre — far away; visarjana — giving up.

Translation

“(10) One should worship dhātrī trees, banyan trees, cows, brāhmaṇas and devotees of Lord Viṣṇu. (11) One should avoid offenses against devotional service and the holy name.

Purport

There are ten items in the beginning of devotional service, up to the point of worshiping the dhātrī trees, banyan trees, cows, brāhmaṇas and devotees of Lord Viṣṇu. The eleventh item is to avoid offenses when rendering devotional service and chanting the holy names.