Be Careful and Attentive against Maya's Attack

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.07.17 - Be Careful and Attentive against Maya's Attack (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Vijay Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.7.17
vipra mantra-vido yuktas
tair yah proktas tathasisah
ta nisphala bhavisyanti
na kadacid api sphutam

The brahmanas, who were completely expert in chanting the Vedic hymns, were all yogis fully equipped with mystic powers. Whatever blessings they spoke were certainly never fruitless.

Brahmanas fully equipped with the brahminical qualifications are always yogis fully powerful in mystic yoga. Their words never fail. In every transaction with other members of society, brahmanas are certainly dependable. In this age, however, one must take into account that the brahmanas are uncertain in their qualifications. Because there are no yajñic brahmanas, all yajñas are forbidden. The only yajña recommended in this age is sankirtana-yajña. Yajñaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi sumedhasah (SB 11.5.32). Yajña is meant to satisfy Visnu (yajñarthat karmano 'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah [Bg. 3.9])). Because in this age there are no qualified brahmanas, people should perform yajña by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra (yajñaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi sumedhasah). Life is meant for yajña, and yajña is performed by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.