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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 9

śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ
hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi vidhunoti suhṛt satām

The stories of Lord Krishna render both the listener and the storyteller pure! By listening to the stories of Lord Krishna, the listener, the storyteller and the entire surroundings are totally cleansed. Lord Krishna seats himself in the inner mind of the devotee who is listening to His stories and drives away the impurities (impure tendencies) from his intellect!

naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayā
bhagavaty uttama-śloke bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī

Through eternal reading of Bhagawatam or through eternally rendering service to the devotees of the Lord, impure tendencies almost get completely destroyed. In addition, unflinching faith upon the ever-pure and glorious Supreme Lord, Paramatma, is achieved!

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 9(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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