Jun 02

Reading from Srimad Bhagavatam

From the first sloka of today’s sanga, Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaj explains that the Srimad Bhagavatam is called the spotless Purana because it is thoroughly transcendental, and not affected by the Three Modes of material nature.  It offers nothing whereby we may improve our situation on the exploitive plane.  Instead, it’s entire focus is glorification of the Lord–His Name, forms, pastimes, and associates.  Such devotional service or bhakti is the 5th and ultimate goal of life, which supersedes dharma, artha, kama and moksha.

From the second sloka, we see that all living entities are involved with questions and answers.  However, seeking answers to material questions simply leads to more questions since exploitation leads to more exploitation, lust to more lust, and greed to more greed.  As stated by Srila Prabhupada, “satisfaction of the soul can only be obtained by questions and answers on the subject of Krsna.”

Taking additional questions from the devotees, Maharaj discusses a number of additional topics including the purpose of Shiva worship and the reasons why it is necessary to study the Puranas, which elaborate in greater detail the message of the Vedas.

Here is the recording of 2 June 2009 satsanga.

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