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CC Madhya 24.93

Text

ajā-gala-stana-nyāya anya sādhana
ataeva hari bhaje buddhimān jana

Synonyms

ajā-gala-stana-nyāya — like the nipples on the neck of a goat; anya — other; sādhana — execution of spiritual life; ataeva — therefore; hari — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhaje — one worships; buddhimān jana — the intelligent person.

Translation

“With the exception of devotional service, all the methods of self-realization are like the nipples on the neck of a goat. Therefore an intelligent person adopts only devotional service, giving up all other processes of self-realization.

Purport

Without devotional service, other methods for self-realization and spiritual life are useless. Other methods cannot produce good results at any time, and therefore they are compared to the nipples on the neck of a goat. These nipples cannot produce milk, although it may appear that they can. An unintelligent person cannot understand that only devotional service can elevate one to the transcendental position.