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Gosvamis of Vrndavana were ideal saintly persons
Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures
The Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana, they were ideal saintly persons
Lecture on BG 7.16 -- Bombay: The Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana, they were ideal saintly persons. About them it is said, nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau **. They conquered over the necessities of this body, which is called viṣaya. Conquering over sleeping, conquering over sex life, and conquering over eating, these things are required. Pious life means gradually decreasing the unnecessary bodily demands. That is pious life. That is the sum and substance. Because Kṛṣṇa says here that catur-vidhā bhajante māṁ sukṛtinaḥ: "Those who are living pious life." And those who are not living pious lives, they are called duṣkṛtina, sinful life. So by indulging in sinful life it is not possible to understand Kṛṣṇa.