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Shri Shikshashtaka

Shloka Four

na dhanam na janam na sundarim
kavitam va jagadisha kamaye
mama janmani jamanishvare
bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki tvayi

Synonyms

na-not; dhanam-riches; na-not; janam-followers; na-not; sundarim-a very beautiful woman; kavitam-fruitive activities described in flowery language; va-or; jagat-isha-O Lord of the universe; kamaye-I desire; mama-My; janmani-in birth; janmani-after birth; ishvare-unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhavatat-let there be; bhaktih-devotional service; ahaituki-with no motives; tvayi-unto You.

Translation

O Lord of the universe, I do not desire material wealth, materialistic followers, a beautiful wife or fruitive activities described in flowery language. All I want, life after life, is unmotivated devotional service unto You.