Gratitude - Part 4

Gratitude - Part 4

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Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the transcription of the class given by our Godbrother HG Viraja Krishna Prabhuji from Brisbane on Srimad Bhagavatam - verse 12.6.2. 

raajovaaca
siddho 'smy anugrhito 'smi / bhavataa karunaatmanaa
shraavito yac ca me saakshaad / anaadi-nidhano harih

Maharaja Parikshit 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."

In the previous offering we heard from Prabhuji  

1) We should learn the verses from the book, by repeated recitation - not using the mobile. 

2) Parikshit Maharaj expresses his gratitude to Sukadev Goswami - that because of his mercy, he had attained perfection.

3) When one helps us to hear about the glories of Krishna that is their mercy on us.

4) Sukadev Goswami out of compassion for suffering souls in this material world spoke Srimad Bhagavatam to Parikshit Maharaj.

Now we shall hear further from Prabhuji.

"Sukadev Goswami also congratulates Parikshit Maharaj, in many places in Srimad Bhagavatam, appreciating him for the nice questions he is asking about the Supreme Lord. 

saadhu prshtam maharaja / hares caritam adbhutam
yad bhaagavata maahaatmyam / bhagavad bhakti vardhanam

"The great sage Sukadeva Goswami: My dear King, you have put before me an excellent question. Discourses concerning the activities of the Lord, in which the glories of His devotees are also found, are extremely pleasing to devotees. Such wonderful topics always counteract the miseries of the materialistic way of life." (Srimad Bhagavatam 7.1.4)

(Prabhuji made everyone recite and learn this verse) saadhu prshtam maharaja - "You have asked such excellent questions." hares caritam adbhutam - What excellent questions have you asked? It has given me chance to describe the pastimes of Lord, Whose pastimes is adbhuta - wonderful, extra-ordinary. His pastimes are wonderful because - yad bhaagavata maahaatmyam. Because it is in relationship with great devotees like Prahlad Maharaj. In 7th Canto Parikshit Maharaj asks a question about Prahlad Maharaj and Lord Narasimhadev and hearing this Sukadev Goswami says this verse.

Recently we were fortunate to go to Ahobilam and HG Shrutekshita Prabhuji was explaining the below verse about Ahobilam

aho veeryam aho shauryam / aho baaha paraakramah
narasimham param daiva / ahobhilam aho balam

Prabhuji said 'aho' means exclamation, wonder striking. As it is to any lay-man, if we speak about Lord coming in the form of half-man, half lion - it is really amazing. But the Lord is ready to come in any form to please His devotee. And as far as the devotee is concerned, he does not want to seek for protection. But he just wants to glorify the Lord, just like Prahlad Maharaj. "

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Prabhuji in the subsequent offerings.
Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Sudarshana devi dasi.

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