SB 9.9.12


brahma-daṇḍa-hatā api
sagarātmajā divaṁ jagmuḥ
kevalaṁ deha-bhasmabhiḥ


yatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyat

which; about whom; all these; all those; although; and as; and whichever; anything; as; as a matter of fact; as it is; as its; as much as; as they are; because; because of; because of which; because of whom; by the result of which; by the Supreme Lord; by which; by which way; by whom (the Supreme Lord); by whom; by whose; by whose merciful; even though; everything that was required; fixed under Your direction; for; for which; from both of whom; from him; from which; from whom; from whose; from Yuyudha; he whose; his; His eternal form which; his son; if; in which; in whom; inasmuch as; Kṛṣṇa; now further; of him (Somāpi); of him; of Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune; of the fire-gods; of the Lord; of the Supreme Lord; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; of which (the intermediate space); of which; of whom (of the Supreme Lord); who; who is; whom; whose; whose form; Your.
-jalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjala

in the water; of water; on water; or living entities who can move within the water; or within the water; tears; the water; water; waters; with water.
—whose water; sparśaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsparsa

from contact; roughly handled; senses; the touch; touch; touched by; touching.
-mātreṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmātreṇa

by only; just; quality; simply by doing so.
—simply by touching; brahmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahma

brahma; brāhmaṇas; mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ); Veda; Vedas; absolute; Absolute Truth; all my brahminical qualifications; all the Vedas; all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge; all the Vedas; all transcendental literatures; and brahma; Being; brahma; Brahmaloka; Brahman; brahminical civilization; brahminical culture; by Lord Brahmā; called by the name Brahman; from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; Gāyatrī hymns; impersonal Brahman; impersonal Brahman realization; is the brāhmaṇas; knowledge of Brahman; Kṛṣṇa; Lord Brahmā; of a brāhmaṇa; of impersonal Brahman; of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth; of Lord Brahmā; of the brāhmaṇas; of the impersonal effulgence; spirit; spiritual; spiritual kingdom; spiritual knowledge; spiritual nature; spiritual power; Supreme; the brāhmaṇas; the Vedas; the Absolute; the Absolute Truth; the all-pervading Absolute Truth; the brahminical culture; the greatest; the Gāyatrī mantra; the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa); the impersonal Brahman; the impersonal Brahman effulgence; the impersonal feature; the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa; the personified Vedas; the Supreme; the Supreme Absolute Truth; the Supreme Brahman; the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the supreme spirit; the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literatures; the Vedic wisdom; Transcendence; transcendental; truth; unlimited; Vedic; Vedic knowledge; Vedic sound; without change; You are known as Brahman.
-daṇḍaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdanda

-hatāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighatah

being killed; being spoiled; curbed; destroyed; has been killed; killed; slain; struck; was killed; wounded by.
—those who were condemned for offending brahma, the self; apiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigapi

also; api; a still more secluded place; again; alas; also (confirms); also (the human beings); also; although (I am in such a position); although; although apparently different; although he is; although He is so; although it is so; although not exposed to common eyes; although one; although there is; although there was; and also; as also; as He is; as well as; as you have stated; at the same time; better than that; certainly; definitely; despite; either; else; especially; even; even if; even if the body is so exalted; even though; even though it is so; even though new calves were present; even though there is; even with; exactly; for the sake of; I am wondering; if; if also; if so; in due course; in spite of; in spite of this situation; including; indeed; it may be; just now; may be; moreover; of the word api; or; others; over and above; so; still; surely; the word api; then; though; thus; verily; virtually; whether.
—although; sagaraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsagara

ocean; the ocean.
-ātmajāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatmajah

Balāka's son; Kṛṣṇa, who has taken birth as your child; son; the son; your son.
—the sons of Sagara; divamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdivam

in the celestial planets; in the higher planets; the heavenly planets; the higher planetary system known as Svargaloka; the kingdom of heaven; the sky; the whole of outer space; their residential quarters in the upper planets; to the heavenly planets; to the higher planets; to the spiritual world, Vaikuṇṭha; to their heavenly homes.
—to the heavenly planets; jagmuḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjagmuḥ

approached; could ascertain; departed; they went; went (to the house of mother Yaśodā); went; went to.
—went; kevalamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkevalam

alone; complete; entirely; merely; only; pure; pure and perfect.
—only; dehaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdeha

a body; apply; bodies; body; deliver; expansion of the body; give; give Me; in the body; kindly award; kindly give; kindly give it to me; My body; of a material body; of the body; of this body; offer; please award; please give; the body; the gross body and subtle mind; the gross material body; the material body; the spiritual body; this body; with the body; You give; you put.
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by the remaining ashes of their burnt bodies.
—by the remaining ashes of their burnt bodies. 


Because the sons of Sagara Mahārāja had offended a great personality, the heat of their bodies had increased, and they were burnt to ashes. But simply by being sprinkled with water from the Ganges, all of them became eligible to go to the heavenly planets. What then is to be said of those who use the water of mother Ganges to worship her? 


Mother Ganges is worshiped by the water of the Ganges: a devotee takes a little water from the Ganges and offers it back to the Ganges. When the devotee takes the water, mother Ganges does not lose anything, and when the water is offered back, mother Ganges does not increase, but in this way the worshiper of the Ganges is benefited. Similarly, a devotee of the Lord offers the Lord patraṁ puṣpaṁ phalaṁ toyam [Bg. 9.26]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 9.26

If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.
—a leaf, flower, fruit or water—in great devotion, but everything, including the leaf, flower, fruit and water, belongs to the Lord, and therefore there is nothing to renounce or to accept. One must simply take advantage of the bhakti process because by following this process one does not lose anything but one gains the favor of the Supreme Person.