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References and Notes from Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Shri Bhajana-rahasya

Other scriptural evidence is presented below:

From Shrimad-Bhagavatam [1.2.14]

tasmad ekena manasa bhagavan satvatam patih
shrotavyah kirtitavyash ca dhyeyah pujyash ca nityada

Therefore, with one-pointed attention, one should constantly hear about, glorify, remember and worship the Personality of Godhead, who is the protector of devotees.

From Shrimad-Bhagavatam [6.11.25]:

na naka-prishtham na ca parameshthyam
na sarva-bhaumam na rasadhipatyam
na yoga-siddhir apunar-bhavam va
samanjasa tva virahayya kankshe

“O my Lord, source of all opportunities, I do not desire to enjoy in Dhruvaloka, the heavenly planets, or the planet where Lord Brahma resides. Nor do I desire to be the supreme ruler of all the earthly planets to have the powers of mystic yoga, or liberation, if I have to give up Your lotus feet.”

From Shrimad-Bhagavatam [ 11.2.42]:

bhaktih pareshanubhavo viraktir
anyatra caisha trika eka-kalah
prapadyamanasya yathashnatah syus
tushtih pushtih kshud-apayo 'nu-ghasam

“Devotion, direct experience of the Supreme Lord, and detachment from material things-all three occur simultaneously in one who has taken shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in the same way that pleasure, nourishment and relief from hunger come simultaneously and increasingly with each bite to a person engaged in eating.”

From Shrimad-Bhagavatam [1.5.18]

tasyaiva hetoh prayateta kovido
na labhyate yad bhramatam upary adhah
tal labhyate duhkhavad anyatah sukham
kalena sarvatra gabhira-ramhasa

Persons who are actually intelligent and philosophically inclined should endeavor only for that purposeful end which is not obtainable even by wandering from the topmost planet [Brahmaloka] down to the lowest planet [Patala]. As far as happiness derived from sense enjoyment is concerned, it can be obtained automatically in course of time, just as in course of time we obtain miseries even though we do not desire them.