Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam - Part 3

Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam - Part 3

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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 previous offering titled 'Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam' wherein we were saw how in the beginning of Kaliyuga

1) Bhakti devi and her children, jnaana and vairaagya became weak due to fear of Kali.
2) Narada Muni explained to Bhakti devi as to why Pariskhit Maharaj gave shelter to Kali.

Now we shall see further.

Bhakti devi requested Narada Muni to enliven her sons jnaana and vairaagya. Narada Muni touched them and tried to waken them by calling out their names. But they never woke up. So then he repeatedly recited the Vedas, Brahmasutras and Gita. They woke up, but could not open their eyes. They were yawning out of tiredness, showed great hunger and were also inclined to sleep again. Looking at their condition, Narada Muni became anxious as to how he can help them. At that time he heard a celestial voice, "O great sage, Please don't be dejected. The way to get rid of the sleep and old-age of Jnaana and Vairaagya will be revealed to you by holy sages in holy place soon." So Narada Muni performed austerities and soon he had the darshan of Sanat kumaras who gave him the following suggestion. In Shloka 60 and 61 of 2nd chapter of Uttarakhanda of Padma purana the Sanatkumaras says 

satkarma suchako nunam / jnaana yajna samrto buddhaih
srimad bhagavtaalapah / sa tu gatih shukaadibih
bhakti jnaana viraagaanaam / tad doshanam balam mahat
vrajishyati dvayoh kashtam / sukham bhakte bhavishyati

"Learned acaryas like Sukadev Goswami and others have said that reading of Srimad Bhagavatam - is the (jnaana yajna) sacrifice in the form of knowledge, that has to performed to rejuvenate Jnaana and Vairaagya.  By very chanting of Srimad Bhagavatam, great strength will be derived for Bhakti, Jnaanam and Vairaagya. Jnaana and Vairaagya will be free of their distress and happiness of Bhakti will also be regained."

Krishna willing we shall continue to see more on glories of Srimad Bhagavatam in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Sudarshana devi dasi.