Becoming indifferent to the rituals of the Vedas (Chapter 2 Text 51)
- Hare Krishna Friends,Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
yada te moha-kalilam
tada gantasi nirvedam
srotavyasya srutasya ca
yada--when; te--your; moha--illusory; kalilam--dense forest; buddhih--transcendental service with intelligence; vyatitarisyati--surpasses; tada--at that time; ganta asi--you shall go; nirvedam--callousness; srotavyasya--all that is to be heard; srutasya--all that is already heard; ca--also.
When your intelligence has passed out of the dense forest of delusion, you shall become indifferent to all that has been heard and all that is to be heard.
There are many good examples in the lives of the great devotees of the Lord of those who became indifferent to the rituals of the Vedas simply
by devotional service to the Lord. When a person factually understands Krsna and his relationship with Krsna, he naturally becomes completely
indifferent to the rituals of fruitive activities, even though an experienced brahmana. Sri Madhavendra Puri, a great devotee and acarya
in the line of the devotees, says:
sandhya-vandana bhadram astu bhavato bhoh snana tubhyam namo
bho devah pitaras ca tarpana-vidhau naham ksamah ksamyatam
yatra kvapi nisadya yadava-kulottamasya kamsa-dvisah
smaram smaram agham harami tad alam manye kim anyena me
"O Lord, in my prayers three times a day, all glory to you. Bathing, I offer my obeisances unto you. O demigods! O forefathers! Please excuse
me for my inability to offer you my respects. Now wherever I sit, I can remember the great descendant of the Yadu dynasty [Krsna], the enemy of
Kamsa, and thereby I can free myself from all sinful bondage. I think this is sufficient for me."continued to be continued....................Source As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.