The Lord Overlooks Low Birth

Srimad Bhagavatam 07.15.74 - The Lord Overlooks Low Birth (download mp3)
by Ananta Nitai Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 7.15.74
dharmas te grha-medhiyo
varnitah papa-nasanah
grhastho yena padavim
añjasa nyasinam iyat

The process of chanting the holy name of the Lord is so powerful that by this chanting even householders [grhasthas] can very easily gain the ultimate result achieved by persons in the renounced order. Maharaja Yudhisthira, I have now explained to you that process of religion.

This is a confirmation of the Krsna consciousness movement. Anyone who takes part in this movement, regardless of what he is, can gain the topmost result achieved by a perfect sannyasi, namely brahma jñana (spiritual knowledge). Even more important, he can advance in devotional service. Maharaja Yudhisthira thought that because he was a grhastha there was no hope of his being liberated, and therefore he asked Narada Muni how he could get out of material entanglement. But Narada Muni, citing a practical example from his own life, established that by associating with devotees and chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, any man in any condition of life can achieve the highest perfection without a doubt.