Lecture – BG 13.26 Parrot Incarnation 2010-12-13 – Video

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam, Chapter 13, Text 26 titled “Parrot Incarnation”.  This is at a home program at Lavangalatika’s house.

Dallas, TX

Bhagavad-gita As It Is 13.26

anye tv evam ajanantah

srutvanyebhya upasate

te ‘pi catitaranty eva

mrityum srutiparayanah


Again there are those who, although not conversant in spiritual knowledge, begin to worship the Supreme Person upon hearing about Him from others. Because of their tendency to hear from authorities, they also transcend the path of birth and death.


This verse is particularly applicable to modern society because in modern society there is practically no education in spiritual matters. Some of the people may appear to be atheistic or agnostic or philosophical, but actually there is no knowledge of philosophy. As for the common man, if he is a good soul, then there is a chance for advancement by hearing. This hearing process is very important. Lord Caitanya, who preached Krishna consciousness in the modern world, gave great stress to hearing because if the common man simply hears from authoritative sources he can progress, especially, according to Lord Caitanya, if he hears the transcendental vibration Hare KrishnaHare KrishnaKrishna KrishnaHare HareHare RamaHare RamaRama RamaHare Hare. It is stated, therefore, that all men should take advantage of hearing from realized souls and gradually become able to understand everything. The worship of the Supreme Lord will then undoubtedly take place. Lord Caitanya has said that in this age no one needs to change his position, but one should give up the endeavor to understand the Absolute Truth by speculative reasoning. One should learn to become the servant of those who are in knowledge of the Supreme Lord. If one is fortunate enough to take shelter of a pure devotee, hear from him about self-realization and follow in his footsteps, one will be gradually elevated to the position of a pure devotee. In this verse particularly, the process of hearing is strongly recommended, and this is very appropriate. Although the common man is often not as capable as so-called philosophers, faithful hearing from an authoritative person will help one transcend this material existence and go back to Godhead, back to home.

BG 13.26 Parrot Incarnation 2010-12-13

Lecture – SB 10.1.20 Kalachandji Study Cards 12-13-2010 – Video

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapter 1, Text 20, titled “Kalachandji study cards”

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Srimad Bhagavatam 10.1.20

tatra gatva jagannatham

devadevam vrishakapim

purusham purushasuktena

upatasthe samahitah


After reaching the shore of the ocean of milk, the demigods worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Vishnu, the master of the whole universe, the supreme God of all gods, who provides for everyone and diminishes everyone’s suffering. With great attention, they worshiped Lord Vishnu, who lies on the ocean of milk, by reciting the Vedic mantras known as the Purushasukta.


The demigods, such as Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, King IndraCandra and Surya, are all subordinate to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Aside from the demigods, even in human society there are many influential personalities supervising various businesses or establishments. Lord Vishnu, however, is the God of gods (paramesvara). He is paramapurusha, the Supreme Being, Paramatma. As confirmed in the Brahmasamhita (5.1), isvarah paramah krishnah sac-cid-anandavigrahah: “Krishna, known as Govinda, is the supreme controller. He has an eternal, blissful, spiritual body.” No one is equal to or greater than the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore He is described here by many words: jagannathadevadeva, vrishakapi and purusha. The supremacy of LordVishnu is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (10.12) in this statement by Arjuna:

param brahma param dhama

pavitram paramam bhavan

purusham sasvatam divyam

adidevam ajam vibhum

“You are the Supreme Brahman, the ultimate, the supreme abode and purifier, the Absolute Truth and the eternal divine person. You are the primal God, transcendental and original, and You are the unborn and all-pervading beauty.” Krishna is adipurusha, the original Personality of Godhead (govindamadipurusham tam aham bhajami **). Vishnu is a plenary expansion of Lord Krishna, and all the vishnu-tattvas are paramesvaradevadeva.
SB 10.01.20 Kalachandji Study Cards 2010-12-13