devÄs te sva-há¹di sthitam
na vindanti priyaá¹ ÅaÅvad
ÄtmÄnaá¹ kim utÄpare
ye - which personalities; viká¹£ipta-indriya-dhiyaá¸¥ - whose senses, mind and intelligence are always agitated because of material conditions; devÄá¸¥ - like the demigods; te - such persons; sva-há¹di - in the core of the heart; sthitam - situated; na - not; vindanti - know; priyam - the dearmost Personality of Godhead; ÅaÅvat - constantly, eternally; ÄtmÄnam - the Supreme Personality of Godhead; kim uta - what to speak of; apare - others (like human beings).
It is a fact that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is always situated in everyoneâs heart (Ä«Åvaraá¸¥ sarva-bhÅ«tÄnÄá¹ há¹d-deÅeÂ ârjuna tiá¹£á¹hati). But because of our material anxieties, which are inevitable in this material world, we cannot understand the Supreme Lord, although He is situated so near to us. For those always agitated by material conditions, the yogic process is recommended so that one may concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the heart. DhyÄnÄvasthita-tad-gatena manasÄ paÅyanti yaá¹ yoginaá¸¥. Because in material conditions the mind and senses are always agitated, by the yogic procedures like dhÄraá¹Ä, Äsana and dhyÄna one must quiet the mind and concentrate it upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In other words, the yogic process is a material attempt to realize the Lord, whereas bhakti, devotional service, is the spiritual process by which to realize Him. MahÄrÄja Khaá¹vÄá¹ ga accepted the spiritual path, and therefore he was no longer interested in anything material. Ká¹á¹£á¹a says in Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ (18.55), bhaktyÄ mÄm abhijÄnÄti: âOnly by devotional service can I be understood.â One can understand Ká¹á¹£á¹a, the Parabrahman, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, only through devotional service. The Lord never says that one can understand Him by performing mystic yoga or by philosophically speculating. Bhakti is above all such material attempts. AnyÄbhilÄá¹£itÄ-ÅÅ«nyaá¹ jÃ±Äna-karmÄdy-anÄvá¹tam. Bhakti is uncontaminated, being unalloyed even by jÃ±Äna or pious activities.