Importance of Gratitude


2013-09-01 Srimad Bhagavatam 10.24.07-08 - Importance of Gratitude (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.24.7
tatra tavat kriya-yogo
bhavatam kim vicaritah
atha va laukikas tan me
prcchatah sadhu bhanyatam

Translation: 
Such being the case, this ritualistic endeavor of yours should be clearly explained to Me. Is it a ceremony based on scriptural injunction, or simply a custom of ordinary society?



SB 10.24.8
sri-nanda uvaca
parjanyo bhagavan indro
meghas tasyatma-murtayah
te ’bhivarsanti bhutanam
prinanam jivanam payah

Translation: 
Nanda Maharaja replied: The great Lord Indra is the controller of the rain. The clouds are his personal representatives, and they directly provide rainwater, which gives happiness and sustenance to all creatures.


Purport: 
Without clean rainwater, the earth could not possibly provide food or drink for anyone, nor could there be cleanliness. Thus it would be difficult to overestimate the value of rain.


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