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As in every birth the necessity of father and mother is there, similarly, in this birth also, spiritual rebirth, there is necessity of mother and father. The mother is this Vedic knowledge, and the father is the spiritual master

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

As in every birth the necessity of father and mother is there, similarly, in this birth also, spiritual rebirth, there is necessity of mother and father. The mother is this Vedic knowledge, and the father is the spiritual master.


Lecture on SB 6.1.19 -- Los Angeles, January 15, 1970:

So here, how the person of whose history is mentioned here became irregulated and how he was to be punished, this story is narrated. Kindly hear. He says:

kānyakubje dvijaḥ kaścid
dāsī-patiḥ ajāmilaḥ
nāmnā naṣṭa-sadācāraḥ
dāsyāḥ saṁsarga-dūṣitaḥ
(SB 6.1.21)

Just try to understand. Here it is said that in a Kānyakubja city . . . there is a city, now it is called, by the British period, it is now known as Kanauj, a city in the northern India near Kanpur city. So that is very old city, because it is mentioned in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavata, and Bhāgavata was written five thousand years ago. So it means that city is famous since five thousand years ago, and it was inhabited by learned brahmins.

So here it is said that kānyakubje dvijaḥ kaścid. Dvijaḥ, dvijaḥ means brahmins, kṣatriyas and vaiśyas. Especially it is meant the brahmins and the Vaiṣṇavas. Just like in this morning we had ceremony, initiation. The second ceremony will be for offering sacred thread. So one who has got this sacred thread, he is called dvijaḥ, twice-born. Twice-born: once born by the father and mother, and the next birth is given by the spiritual master and Vedic literature. Vedic literature is the mother, and the spiritual master is the father. As in every birth the necessity of father and mother is there, similarly, in this birth also, spiritual rebirth, there is necessity of mother and father. The mother is this Vedic knowledge, and the father is the spiritual master.