Chapter 12: Devotional Service
mayy eva mana adhatsva
mayi buddhim nivesaya
nivasisyasi mayy eva
ata urdhvam na samsayah
mayi—unto Me; eva—certainly; manaù—mind; ädhatsva—fix; mayi—upon Me; buddhim—intelligence; niveçaya—apply; nivasiñyasi—you lead; mayi—unto Me; eva—certainly; ataù—therefore; ürdhvam—up; na—never; saàçayaù—doubt.
Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.
One who is engaged in Lord Kåñëa's devotional service lives in a direct relationship with the Supreme Lord, so there is no doubt that his position is transcendental from the very beginning. A devotee does not live on the material plane-he lives in Kåñëa. The holy name of the Lord and the Lord are nondifferent; therefore when a devotee chants Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa and His internal potency are dancing on the tongue of the devotee. When he offers Kåñëa food, Kåñëa directly accepts these eatables, and the devotee becomes Kåñëa-ized by eating the remnants. One who does not engage in such service cannot understand how this is so, although this is a process recommended in the Gétä and in other Vedic literatures.