Blessings Is The Basis Of Spiritual Culture(Ramayana)

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.15.35-36 - Blessings Is The Basis Of Spiritual Culture(Ramayana) (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.15.35
tatas tad-anubhavena
kirtim diksu-vitanvanah
sa reja udurad iva

When Bali Maharaja performed these sacrifices, he gained a great reputation in all directions, throughout the three worlds. Thus he shone in his position, like the brilliant moon in the sky.

SB 8.15.36
bubhuje ca sriyam svrddham
krta-krtyam ivatmanam
manyamano mahamanah

Because of the favor of the brahmanas, the great soul Bali Maharaja, thinking himself very satisfied, became very opulent and prosperous and began to enjoy the kingdom.

The brahmanas are called dvija-deva, and ksatriyas are generally called nara-deva. The word deva actually refers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The brahmanas guide human society in becoming happy by satisfying Lord Visnu, and according to their advice, the ksatriyas, who are called nara-deva, keep law and order so that other people, namely the vaisyas and sudras, may properly follow regulative principles. In this way, people are gradually elevated to Krsna consciousness.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Eighth Canto, Fifteenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "Bali Maharaja Conquers the Heavenly Planets."