May 26

Reading from Srimad Bhagavatam

To begin, Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaj returns briefly to the first chapter to locate the Six Questions of the sages at Naimisaranya that will be answered by Suta Goswami.  Following that, the discussion turns to the initiation of brahmanas and vaisnavas, where a vaisnava is considered to be more than a brahmana because he engages in the transcendental loving service of the Lord, which goes beyond the four activiites of dharma, artha, kama, and moksha.  Since brahmana or vaisnava initiation constitutes a second birth (dvija) into transcendental life, beyond physical or seminal birth, Sri Gurudeva gives a devotee a spiritual name at this time.

From the 3rd sloka, it is shown that the Bhagavatam is the natural commentary on the Vedanta-sutra. It is the torchlight whereby we can discern the three transcendental features of the Absolute Truth:

  • Brahman – the all-accommodating aspect
  • Paramatma – the all-pervading aspect
  • Bhagavan – the all-attractive aspect

Here is the recording of 26 May 2009 satsanga.

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