Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
As I was reading the 2 canto, 8 chapter "Question by King Parikshit" this nice verse came up, which remind me of the verse 1.2.17 śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ.
Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.8.4, Parikshit Maharaj says,
śṛṇvataḥ śraddhayā nityaṁ gṛṇataś ca sva-ceṣṭitam
kālena nātidīrgheṇa bhagavān viśate hṛdi
Persons who hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam regularly and are always taking the matter very seriously will have the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa manifested in their hearts within a short time.
Maharaja Parikshit had no more than seven days to live, but for others Maharaja Parikshit personally recommends that one hear Srimad-Bhagavatam regularly, nityam, always by one's own effort and with serious devotion also. That will help one to see the Lord Sri Krsna manifested in one's heart within no time.
The pseudo-devotee, however, is very anxious to see the Lord according to his whims, not making any serious effort to hear Srimad-Bhagavatam regularly and without detachment from material benefit. That is not the way recommended by an authority like Maharaja Parikshit, who heard and benefited by hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Murlidhara Krsna das
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