Srimad Bhagavatam 12.06.02 - Art of Leaving (download mp3)
by Akinchan Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
siddho ’smy anugṛhīto ’smi
śrāvito yac ca me sākṣād
Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: I have now achieved the purpose of my life, because a great and merciful soul like you has shown such kindness to me. You have personally spoken to me this narration of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is without beginning or end.
nāty-adbhutam ahaṁ manye
bhūteṣu yad anugrahaḥ
I do not consider it at all amazing that great souls such as yourself, whose minds are always absorbed in the infallible Personality of Godhead, show mercy to the foolish conditioned souls, tormented as we are by the problems of material life.
aśrauṣma bhavato vayam
I have heard from you this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is the perfect summary of all the Purāṇas and which perfectly describes the Supreme Lord, Uttamaḥśloka.
mṛtyubhyo na bibhemy aham
praviṣṭo brahma nirvāṇam
abhayaṁ darśitaṁ tvayā
My lord, I now have no fear of Takṣaka or any other living being, or even of repeated deaths, because I have absorbed myself in that purely spiritual Absolute Truth, which you have revealed and which destroys all fear.
anujānīhi māṁ brahman
vācaṁ yacchāmy adhokṣaje
praveśya visṛjāmy asūn
O brāhmaṇa, please give me permission to resign my speech and the functions of all my senses unto Lord Adhokṣaja. Allow me to absorb my mind, purified of lusty desires, within Him and to thus give up my life.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī asked King Parīkṣit, “What more do you wish to hear?” Now the King replies that he has perfectly understood the message of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and that he is ready, without further discussion, to go back home, back to Godhead.