Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dealing With Criticism -Adi Keshav Prabhu 2016 12 09 SB 10 87 40 ISKCON Chowpatty

2016 12 09 SB 10 87 40 Dealing With Criticism -Adi Keshav Prabhu ISKCON Chowpatty SB 10.87.40 tvad avagamī na vetti bhavad-uttha-śubhāśubhayor  guṇa-viguṇānvayāṁs tarhi deha-bhṛtāṁ ca giraḥ anu-yugam anv-ahaṁ sa-guṇa gīta-paramparayā  śravaṇa-bhṛto yatas tvam apavarga-gatir manu-jaiḥ Synonyms: tvat — You; avagamī — one who understands; na vetti — does not pay regard; bhavat — from You; uttha — rising; śubha-aśubhayoḥ — of the auspiciousness and inauspiciousness; guṇa-viguṇa — of good and bad; anvayān — to the attributions; tarhi — consequently; deha-bhṛtām — of embodied living beings; ca — also; giraḥ — the words; anu-yugam — in every age; anu-aham — every day; sa-guṇa — O You who are endowed with qualities; gīta — of recitation; paramparayā — by the chain of succession; śravaṇa — through hearing; bhṛtaḥ — carried; yataḥ — because of this; tvam — You; apavarga — of liberation; gatiḥ — the ultimate goal; manujaiḥ — by human beings, descendants of Manu. Translation: When a person realizes You, he no longer cares about his good and bad fortune arising from past pious and sinful acts, since it is You alone who control this good and bad fortune. Such a realized devotee also disregards what ordinary living beings say about him. Every day he fills his ears with Your glories, which are recited in each age by the unbroken succession of Manu’s descendants, and thus You become his ultimate salvation. Purport: Text 39 clearly states that impersonalistic renunciants will continue to suffer birth after birth. One may ask if this suffering is justified, since a renunciant’s status should exempt him from suffering, whether or not he has a devotional attitude. As the śruti-mantra states, eṣa nityo mahimā brāhmaṇasya na karmaṇā vardhate no kanīyān: “The perpetual glory of a brāhmaṇa is never increased or diminished as a result of any of his activities.” (Bṛhad-āraṇyaka Upaniṣad 4.4.28) To counter the objection thus raised, the personified Vedas offer this prayer.

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