Importance of Serving a Great Soul

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.06.44 - Importance Of Serving A Great Soul (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhika Vallabh Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.6.44
ya etat putana-moksam
krsnasyarbhakam adbhutam
srnuyac chraddhaya martyo
govinde labhate ratim

Any person who hears with faith and devotion about how Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, killed Putana, and who thus invests his hearing in such childhood pastimes of Krsna, certainly attains attachment for Govinda, the supreme, original person.

The incident in which the great witch attempted to kill the child but was killed herself is certainly wonderful. Therefore this verse uses the word adbhutam, meaning "specifically wonderful." Krsna has left us many wonderful narrations about Him. Simply by reading these narrations, as they are described in Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one gains salvation from this material world and gradually develops attachment to and devotion for Govinda, Adi-purusa.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Tenth Canto, Sixth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "The Killing of the Demon Putana."