man-maya mam upasritah
puta mad-bhavam agatah
"Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of Me—and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me."
Jnana tapasa = meditating again and again Gyana or knowledge, puta = cleansed [ their minds]. The knowledge Sri Krishna tells here is the knowledge about His avatara rahasya. Tapas means repeatedly meditating on a subject. All our japa, yagna, yagam, etc. are all for repeating a mantra or His name. By repeatedly thinking of His birth and actions, all dirt and blemish in our mind are washed and mind becomes clean. Bahava = many persons [ have practiced this tapas like Vasishta, Vamadeva, Prahlada, etc.]. Vita = got removed, raga = desire, bhaya = fear, krodha = anger. Our desires for the materialistic things in this world, create undue fear and anger on the impediments in attaining those desires. All these will get removed if we meditate on the avatara rahasya. Man maya = remembering only me [Sri Krishna, like Kuchela or Uddhava]. In this place the people always chant His name as Radheshyam or Hare Krishna. The entire mind is full of His name only. Mam upasrita = meditating only on me [Sri Krishna], mad bhavam = like me [Sri Krishna], agata = they become. That is though such persons do not become God, they get the eight Characters God has. So we have to understand the implication of His birth and actions and repeatedly thinking on that will drive away our sins. The present people of this place are descendants of those who played with Sri Krishna. The trees and vegetation have links with those flourished during His avatar. By constantly remembering Him in each person and objects we can get rid of the sins we have accumulated.