SB 7.9.9


manye dhanābhijana-rūpa-tapaḥ-śrutaujas-
nārādhanāya hi bhavanti parasya puṁso
bhaktyā tutoṣa bhagavān gaja-yūtha-pāya


manyeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmanye

accept; although I think; I consider; I have vowed; I shall consider; I take it for granted; I think; I understand; think; we think.
—I consider; dhanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdhana

all the money; and wealth; asset; by wealth; in the form of wealth; money; property; riches; something very precious; the property; the riches; the treasure; the wealth; treasure; wealth.
—riches; abhijanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigabhijana

aristocratic family.
—aristocratic family; rūpaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigrupa

and of beauty; beautiful; beautiful appearance; beauty; by beauty; by personal beauty, which attracts everyone; characteristics; color and form; form; form and feature; forms; having the form; in beauty; in the form of; like; My dear Rūpa; of the beauty; of the form; of the name Rūpa; of Your nature or position; personal beauty; personal feature s; possessing the bodily features; Rūpa Gosvāmī; the beauty; the form; the transcendental form; to Rūpa Gosvāmī; various forms and colors; with beauty; Śrī Rūpa; Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī; Śrīla Rūpa; Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.
—personal beauty; tapaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtapah

and austerities; austerities (such as observing fasts at least twice in a month on the day of Ekādaśī); austerities; austerities and penances; austerities like mental control, mystic yoga and meditation; austerity; austerity and penance; by austerities; by austerity; in austerity; of austerity; penance; penances; practice of austerities and penances; the austerity; the performers of austerities; the planetary system above the Janas; the regulative principles of austerity; the result of austerity; the Tapoloka planet; the Tapoloka planetary system; trueness to one's responsibility; with austerities.
—austerity; śrutaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśruta

and sound; and Vedic knowledge; by hearing; education; heard; hearing; in education; knowledge from studying the Vedas; learning; the Vedas; Vedic knowledge; Vedic literatures; Śruta.
—knowledge from studying the Vedas; ojaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigojah

and their expert productive knowledge; bodily strength; perfect knowledge; prowess; semen; sense perception; sensory prowess; strength; strength of the senses; the energy of the senses; the strength of the senses; the vital force.
—sensory prowess; tejaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtejah

ability to defeat others; bodily effulgence; brilliance; by influence; effulgence; fire; glare; glories; heat; influence; light; of power; potency; power; prowess; semen; splendid; splendor; strength; supreme power; temperature; the brilliance; the brilliant effulgence; the curse; the fire in the body; the heat of which; the material power; vigor; wrath.
—bodily effulgence; prabhāvaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprabhava

manifestation; manifested in that way; of material existence; repeated birth and death.
—influence; balaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbala

all of you chant; and bodily strength; and strength; and sufficient bodily strength; Baladeva, the elder brother of Kṛṣṇa; bodily strength; by bodily strength; by the strength; chant; force; please say; say; speak; strength; the physical strength; the strength; you say.
—bodily strength; pauruṣaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpauruṣa

diligence; great deeds.
—diligence; buddhiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbuddhi

acceptance; and intelligence; by the intelligence; culture of knowledge; intelligence; of intellectual activities; of intelligence; of the intelligence; the intelligence.
—intelligence; yogāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyogah

yoga; auspicious; concentration of mind; connection; connection by devotional service; in such practice; Kṛṣṇa consciousness; linking with the Supreme; mystic yoga; mystic yoga process; mysticism; practice of yoga; practice of yoga; self-realization; the yoga system; the power of mystic yoga; the process by which one can be linked with the Supreme; the process of control; the result of meditation; the science of yoga; the science of one's relationship with the Supreme.
—mystic power; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; ārādhanāyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigārādhanāya

for satisfying.
—for satisfying; hiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighi

addressed; all; also; and above all; and exactly; as a matter of fact; assuredly; because; because of which; certainly; certainly are; exactly; exactly like; for; for this reason; from which; in deed; in fact; indeed (You can be realized by the devotees); indeed; is certainly; only; positively; reason of; since; surely; than; though; thus; undoubtedly; without fail.
—indeed; bhavantiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhavanti

abide; all become possible; appear; are; are existing; are generated; arise; become; become possible; can become; exist; flourish; grow; there are; they become.
—are; parasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigparasya

beyond; of another; of consciousness, spirit; of others; of the cause; of the great personality; of the illumination; of the Lord; of the Personality of Godhead, who is beyond the material world; of the pure soul; of the Supreme; of the Supreme Lord; of the transcendence; of the transcendent; regarding the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the chief; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Transcendence; to others; transcendental; very difficult to understand.
—of the transcendent; puṁsaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpuṁsaḥ

a person; by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; of a human being; of a living entity; of a male; of a man; of a person; of any person; of every human being; of everyone; of Lord Viṣṇu (Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); of man; of one who is so engaged; of the puruṣa-avatāras; of the gigantic form; of the great personality; of the human being; of the living being; of the living entities; of the living entity; of the Lord; of the man; of the person; of the Personality of Godhead; of the persons; of the plenary portion, Lord Viṣṇu, the expansion of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of the puruṣa-avatāras; of the Supreme; of the Supreme Person; personality; Personality of Godhead; Supreme Personality of Godhead; than a person; the people in general; the Personality of Godhead; their husbands; to a person; with a person.
—Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhaktyāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhaktyā

because of pure devotion; by a devotional attitude; by devotion; by devotional service (executed in nine different processes); by devotional service; by pure devotion; by pure devotional service; by rendering service in devotion; by the devotion; devotion; devotional service; in devotion; in devotional service; in full devotion; simply by devotional service; through devotion; whose devotional service; with a devotional attitude; with devotion; with devotion and faith; with devout attention; with faith and devotion; with great devotion; with great devotional love.
—simply by devotional service; tutoṣaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtutoṣa

was satisfied.
—was satisfied; bhagavānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhagavan

my dear Lord; my lord; O exalted sage; O godly personality; O great brāhmaṇa; O great sage (Śukadeva Gosvāmī); O great sage; O great saint; O great soul; O Lord; O Lord, Supreme Personality of Godhead; O most powerful; O most powerful devotee; O most powerful sage; O my Lord; O my lord, O great one; O Personality of Godhead; O possessor of all opulences; O powerful one; O Supreme; O Supreme Lord; O Supreme Lord, O Personality of Godhead; O Supreme Personality of Godhead; O supremely powerful one; O worshipful sage; O Your Lordship; the Personality of Godhead.
—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; gajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggaja

big elephants and horses.
-yūthaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyūtha

bereft of her husband.
-pāyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpaya

—unto the King of elephants (Gajendra). 


Prahlāda Mahārāja continued: One may possess wealth, an aristocratic family, beauty, austerity, education, sensory expertise, luster, influence, physical strength, diligence, intelligence and mystic yogic power, but I think that even by all these qualifications one cannot satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. However, one can satisfy the Lord simply by devotional service. Gajendra did this, and thus the Lord was satisfied with him. 


No kind of material qualification is the means for satisfying the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As stated in Bhagavad-gītā, only by devotional service can the Lord be known (bhaktyā mām abhijānāti [Bg. 18.55]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.55

One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.
). Unless the Lord is pleased by the service of a devotee, the Lord does not reveal Himself (nāhaṁ prakāśaḥ sarvasya yoga-māyā-samāvṛtaḥ [Bg. 7.25]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.25

I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My eternal creative potency [yoga-māyā]; and so the deluded world knows Me not, who am unborn and infallible.
). This is the verdict of all śāstras. Neither by speculation nor by material qualifications can one understand or approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead.