Lecture – SB 7.5.55 – Process of Devotion – Video

Prahladananda Swami – Lecture on Srimad Bhajagavatam 7.5.55. Prahlad Maharaj is preaching to the other students in his school.
(click below to read full verse and purport by Srila Prabhupada)

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Translation

Prahlada Maharaja, who was truly the supreme learned person, then addressed his class friends in very sweet language. Smiling, he began to teach them about the uselessness of the materialistic way of life. Being very kind to them, he instructed them as follows.

Dallas, TX
2007-11-14

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5.55

atha tan slakshnaya vaca
pratyahuya maha-budhah
uvaca vidvams tan-nishtham
kripaya prahasann iva

SYNONYMS

atha — then; tan — the class friends; slakshnaya — with very pleasing; vaca — speech; pratyahuya — addressing; maha-budhah — Prahlada Maharaja, who was highly learned and advanced in spiritual consciousness (maha means “great,” and budha means “learned”); uvaca — said; vidvan — very learned; tat-nishtham — the path of God realization; kripaya — being merciful; prahasan — smiling; iva — like.

TRANSLATION

Prahlada Maharaja, who was truly the supreme learned person, then addressed his class friends in very sweet language. Smiling, he began to teach them about the uselessness of the materialistic way of life. Being very kind to them, he instructed them as follows.

PURPORT

Prahlada Maharaja’s smiling is very significant. The other students were very much advanced in enjoying materialistic life through religion, economic development and sense gratification, but Prahlada Maharaja laughed at them, knowing that this was not actual happiness, for real happiness is advancement in Krishna consciousness. The duty of those who follow in the footsteps of Prahlada Maharaja is to teach the entire world how to be Krishna conscious and thus be really happy. Materialistic persons take to so-called religion to get some blessings so that they can improve their economic position and enjoy the material world through sense gratification. But devotees like Prahlada Maharaja laugh at how foolish they are to be busy in a temporary life without knowledge of the soul’s transmigration from one body to another. Materialistic persons are engaged in striving for temporary benefits, whereas persons advanced in spiritual knowledge, such as Prahlada Maharaja, are not interested in the materialistic way of life. Instead, they want to be elevated to an eternal life of knowledge and bliss. Therefore, as Krishna is always compassionate to the fallen souls, His servants, the devotees of Lord Krishna, are also interested in educating the entire populace in Krishna consciousness. The mistake of materialistic life is understood by devotees, and therefore they smile upon it, considering it insignificant. Out of compassion, however, such devotees preach the gospel of Bhagavad-gita all over the world.

One Response to “Lecture – SB 7.5.55 – Process of Devotion – Video”

  1. Aleš aja das Vel?ovský says:

    Al Glorie to H.H. Prahladananda Swami kíííí jaíííí
    Beautiful lecture , like stroke by the hammer to my stupid head
    thank You so much

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