Srimad Bhagavatam 12.10.25-26 - Learn from Great Personality (download mp3)
by Dauji Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
śravaṇād darśanād vāpi
mahā-pātakino ’pi vaḥ
śudhyerann antya-jāś cāpi
kim u sambhāṣaṇādibhiḥ
Even the worst sinners and social outcastes are purified just by hearing about or seeing personalities like you. Imagine, then, how purified they become by directly speaking with you.
vaco ’mṛtāyanam ṛṣir
nātṛpyat karṇayoḥ piban
Sūta Gosvāmī said: Drinking with his ears Lord Śiva’s nectarean words, full of the confidential essence of religion, Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi could not be satiated.
Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi was not eager to hear himself praised by Lord Śiva, but he appreciated Lord Śiva’s deep realization of religious principles and therefore desired to hear more.