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Intelligent enough to understand the purpose of the Vedas (Chapter 2 Text 46)

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  • prateek sanwal
    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 12, 2012
      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

                                   
                                                    


                                                                        TEXT 46

      This is confirmed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (3.33.7) as follows:

                                                      aho bata sva-paco 'to gariyan
                                                  yaj-jihvagre vartate nama tubhyam
                                                  tepus tapas te juhuvuh sasnur arya
                                                    brahmanucur nama grnanti ye te

      "O my Lord, a person who is chanting Your holy name, although born of a low family like that of a candala [dog-eater] is situated on the
      highest platform of self-realization. Such a person must have performed all kinds of penances and sacrifices according to Vedic rituals and
      studied the Vedic literatures many, many times after taking his bath in all the holy places of pilgrimage. Such a person is considered to be
      the best of the Aryan family." 

      So one must be intelligent enough to understand the purpose of the Vedas, without being attached to the rituals only, and must not desire to be elevated to the heavenly kingdoms for a better quality of sense gratification. It is not possible for the common man in this age to
      follow all the rules and regulations of Vedic rituals and the injunctions of the Vedanta and the Upanisads.

                                                                                                           .......to be continued.
      Source: Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
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