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CC Madhya 24.61

Text

yathāgniḥ su-samṛddhārciḥ
karoty edhāṁsi bhasma-sāt
tathā mad-viṣayā bhaktir
uddhavaināṁsi kṛtsnaśaḥ

Synonyms

yathā — as; agniḥ — a fire; su-samṛddha-arciḥ — having a full flame; karoti — makes; edhāṁsi — fuel; bhasma-sāt — into ashes; tathā — similarly; mat-viṣayā bhaktiḥ — devotional service in relation to Me; uddhava — O Uddhava; enāṁsi — all kinds of sinful activity; kṛtsnaśaḥ — totally.

Translation

“ ‘As all fuel is burned to ashes by a full-fledged fire, all sinful activities are totally erased when one engages in devotional service to Me.’

Purport

This verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.14.19) was spoken by Lord Kṛṣṇa.