Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam - Part 17

Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam - Part 17

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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'. In the previous offerings we heard Suta Goswami narrate the details of the Bhagavata saptah conducted by Narada Muni, Sanatkumaras and all the Vaishnavas near the banks of Ganges, inorder to rejuvenate the sons of Bhakti, Jnaana and Vairagya, who were very much, weakened due to the fear of influence of Kali. Now let us hear further.

Suta Goswami while glorifying Srimad Bhagavatam says to Shaunaka muni that hearing Bhagavata saptah with devotion is the supreme virtue of all, superior of all. Especially in Kaliyuga, inorder to overcome passion, pride and prejudice, anger, agonies, misfortune, poverty, attachment Srimad Bhagavatam is the only way. When Sanatkumaras were glorifying Srimad Bhagavata Saptah, a great marvel happened in that assembly. In shloka 67, third chapter, Uttara Khanda of Padmapurana Suta Goswami says,

bhakti sutau tau taruno grhitvaa
premaikarupa sahasaa aaviraasit
sri krishna govinda hare murare
naatheti naamaani muhuh vadanti

"At that time Bhakti appeared in persn in that assembly with a very lovely form and her sons Jnaana and Vairagya. They had also attained splendid youth forms and were chanting the names of Sri Krishna (Govinda, Hari, Murare, Natha) again and again."

Everyone in the assembly were pleased to see this. Bhakti devi thanked Sanatkumaras for sharing the glories of Srimad Bhagavatam and re-invigorating them with strength and energy. Krishna willing we shall try to meditate on further glories of Srimad Bhagavatam in the subsequent offering.

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