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CC Madhya 24.168

Text

‘ātmā’-śabde ‘yatna’ kahe — yatna kariyā
“munayo ’ ” kṛṣṇa bhaje guṇākṛṣṭa hañā

Synonyms

ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; yatna — endeavor; kahe — one means; yatna kariyā — by great endeavor; munayaḥ api — even great saintly persons; kṛṣṇa bhaje — take to the devotional service of Kṛṣṇa; guṇa-ākṛṣṭa hañā — being attracted by His transcendental qualities.

Translation

“ ‘Ātmā’ also means ‘endeavor.’ Being attracted by Kṛṣṇa’s transcendental qualities, some saints make a great endeavor to come to the point of rendering service to Him.