Intelligent enough to understand the purpose of the Vedas (Chapter 2 Text 46)
- Hare Krishna Friends,Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
TEXT 46This 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 As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.