Common Quality of Prayers offered by Different Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.87.42 - Common Quality of Prayers offered by Different Devotees (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.87.42
sri-bhagavan uvaca
ity etad brahmanah putra
sanandanam athanarcuh
 siddha j├▒atvatmano gatim

The Supreme Lord, Sri Narayana Rsi, said: Having heard these instructions about the Supreme Self, the Personality of Godhead, the sons of Brahma now understood their final destination. They felt perfectly satisfied and honored Sanandana with their worship.

Srila Jiva Gosvami explains that atmanusasanam can be understood both as instructions given to benefit the jiva souls and as instructions about the living entity’s relationship with the foundation of all existence. Similarly, atmano gatim means both the destination of the jiva soul and the means of reaching the Supreme Soul. By hearing the twenty-eight prayers of the personified Vedas, which comprise the elucidation of the brahmopanisat spoken at the beginning of this chapter, the sages assembled in Brahmaloka made great progress toward their goal of pure love of God.