Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 65

Varīyān eṣa te praśnaḥ kṛto loka-hitaṁ nṛpa
Ātmavit-sammataḥ puṁsāṁ śrotavyādiṣu yaḥ paraḥ

“O Emperor! Your question, ‘What is it that holds the most supreme position amongst topics heard, praised and remembered?’ is undoubtedly the most glorious one. This will lead to the well-being of the world. Even spiritually wise beings appreciate such question.

Tasmād bhārata sarvātmā bhagavān harir īśvaraḥ
Śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca smartavyaś cecchatābhayam

O Emperor belonging to the Bharata dynasty! Srihari is the only one who should be glorified by the human being who is desirous of liberation! He should be remembered, heard about and praised. This is because he is the Lord of the entire universe! He is the one who resides within every being in the form of the Self!

Prāyeṇa munayo rājan nivṛttā vidhi-ṣedhataḥ
Nairguṇya-sthā ramante sma guṇānukathane hareḥ

O great emperor! By giving up actions in totality (sarva karma sanyāsa), Maharishis go over and above the regulatory principles that dictate the lawful and prohibitory actions (vidhi-niśedha). Although they would have fixed their mind exclusively upon the Supreme Parabrahma, who is formless and traitless, they take great delight in singing the glories of Lord Sriman Narayana and enjoy the resultant bliss”.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 65(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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