System of Varnashram

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.81.41 - System of Varnashram (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.81.41
etad brahmanya-devasya
 srutva brahmanyatam narah
labdha-bhavo bhagavati
 karma-bandhad vimucyate

The Lord always shows brahmanas special favor. Anyone who hears this account of the Supreme Lord’s kindness to brahmanas will come to develop love for the Lord and thus become freed from the bondage of material work.

In the introduction to the chapter of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead that describes this pastime, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada comments: “Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul of all living entities, knows everyone’s heart very well. He is especially inclined to the brahmana devotees. Lord Krsna is also called brahmanya-deva, which means that He is worshiped by the brahmanas. Therefore it is understood that a devotee who is fully surrendered unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead has already acquired the position of a brahmana. Without becoming a brahmana, one cannot approach the Supreme Brahman, Lord Krsna. Krsna is especially concerned with vanquishing the distress of His devotees, and He is the only shelter of pure devotees.”

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Eighty-first Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Lord Blesses Sudama Brahmana.”