“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #12”
The Nectar of Devotion, Vrndavana, 10.11.1972—
2449) Whether I know a devotee is already liberated! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————- Because a devotee is already liberated. Sa gunan samatityaitan brahma-bhuyaya kalpate [Bg. 14.26]. A pure devotee, who is constantly engaged in devotional service, maya cannot touch him. He’s already liberated. So what he has got to ask from the liberty? He hasn’t got to ask. Anywhere a devotee lives, he’s liberated. That is the statement of Srila Rupa Gosvami, iha yasya harer dasye karmana-manasa vaca: “Anyone who is simply engaged in the devotional service of the Lord by his activities, karmana, by his mind, and by his words, such person is always liberated in any condition of life.” ——–—————-