Follow the Parampara

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.07.10 - Follow the Parampara (download mp3)
by Hare Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.7.10
 atma-bhutah saririnam
 nantarayair vihanyase

Being fully endowed with conclusive knowledge of the Vedas and having realized the ultimate purpose of such knowledge in practice, you will be able to perceive the pure self, and thus your mind will be satisfied. At that time you will become dear to all living beings, headed by the demigods, and you will never be hampered by any disturbance in life.

As explained in Bhagavad-gita, one whose mind is free from material desire becomes disinterested in demigod worship, since the purpose of such worship is material amelioration. The demigods, however, are never displeased with one who becomes a pure devotee of Lord Krsna and offers all of his worship to the Lord. The demigods themselves are humble servants of Lord Krsna, as was amply demonstrated in Lord Krsna’s pastimes on the earth. One who can experience the eternal soul within everyone’s body certainly becomes dear to all living beings. Since he sees everyone as qualitatively equal to himself, he does not envy anyone nor try to lord it over any other living being. Being free from envy and a well-wisher of all, such a self-realized soul is naturally dear to everyone. As stated in the song to the Six Gosvamis, dhiradhira-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pujitau.

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