“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion – Vrndavana-29.10.1972–
1168) Whether I know what “bhakti-lata-bija” is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Similarly, these ajnata-sukrti, when they are accumulated… Just like you deposit in the bank, four annas, two annas. In this way, one day it becomes one hundred rupees. Similarly, these ajnata-sukrti, when they’re accumulated, that makes the fortune of a person to associate with guru and Krsna.
ei rupe brahmanda bhramite kono bhagyavan jiva
guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]
mali hana sei bija kara aropana
So bija means seed. Bhakti-lata seed. Bhakti’s compared just like a creeper. The creeper does not stand alone. It embraces another tree and then it grows. Similarly, bhakti-lata, bhakti always embraces the lotus feet of Krsna, and then grows. Therefore it is called bhakti-lata. So bhakti-lata-bija. ———————-