05 мая 2022 | Nepal |
Длительность: 1:12:24

To understand the meaning of a verse you need to know the greater context, otherwise you will misinterpret the verse. The whole "Srimad-Bhagavatam" has to be read in a very systematic consequential order from the first Canto till the twelfth Canto. "Srimad-Bhagavatam" is meant to liberate our soul. Reading or hearing "Bhagavatam" is a very powerful spiritual practice, which can give you the spiritual experience immediately without delay. If you hear "Srimad-Bhagavatam" from a proper source and if you read it systematically then you can be elevated to the level of bhava, or at least temporarily related to the level of some shadow of bhava. The design of "Bhagavatam" is very special because if you read "Bhagavatam" carefully and try to really understand it's  message, then your soul will be taken through the certain stages and by the time you are in the tenth Canto you will be qualified to see Krisna face to face.

We should hear "Srimad-Bhagavatam" as Maharaja Pariksit was hearing it. Therefore the first Canto is about the hearer, and not about the speaker. That’s the key to understanding the whole "Bhagavatam". If we want to be saved from all the calamities of this world, we should hear "Srimad-Bhagavatam" properly.

The remedy for the disease of greed is yajna, because yajna means you give. The essence of spiritual life is to give. We can not really start the spiritual life until we understand this most basic truth, that we are here to serve, we are here to give, not to enjoy and not to take.

Vedic sacrifice has a very strong social element in it, it’s an excuse to get together, people forget the real purpose of the sacrifice. We have a really deep attachment to our birthplace, if we understand it, we need to get rid of this attachment, because any attachment is the cause of our death. We can get out of this world of birth and death, but in order to do that we should not look back. We should only look forward to our goal, Krisna.