Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 27

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 27


yat-samparkāt priyā āsaṁs
tataḥ ko nv aparaḥ priyaḥ


It is only by contact with the self that one’s vital breath, intelligence, mind, friends, body, wife, children, wealth and so on are dear. Therefore what object can possibly be more dear than one’s own self?