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So many slokas, I am taking so much labor. If you do not read it carefully... It is not for that I am making business, for selling only, and not for my students

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

So you have to study like that. So many ślokas, I am taking so much labor. If you do not read it carefully... It is not for that I am making business, for selling only, and not for my students. You must all read like this, practice. Why so much trouble is being taken, word to word meaning and then transliteration? If you chant this mantra, that vibration will cleanse the atmosphere. And wherever you go, in any part of the world, if you can chant this mantra, oh, you'll be received like God. It is so nice.


Lecture on SB 2.9.1 -- Tokyo, April 20, 1972:

Śyāmasundara: (devotees repeating)

śrī śuka uvāca
ātma-māyām ṛte rājan
parasyānubhavātmanaḥ . . .
(SB 2.9.1)

Prabhupāda: Parasyānubhavātmanaḥ. Read it again.

Śyāmasundara: (devotees repeating)

śrī śuka uvāca
ātma-māyām ṛte rājan
parasyānubhavātmanaḥ
na ghaṭetārtha . . .
(SB 2.9.1)

Prabhupāda: Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. (devotees repeat) Svapna-draṣṭur ivāñjasā. (devotees repeat) Next. Next. You read. Go on. One after another. (devotees continue reciting, Prabhupāda correcting)

You read the transliteration. The thing is, hearing the meter and repeat. That's all. The writing is already there, transliteration. Simply you have to hear the written. Just like you have chanted so many verses, songs, by hearing. The hearing is very important. A child learns another language simply by hearing, pronunciation, hearing. That is natural. If we hear one thing repeatedly, you will learn. You will learn. So one has to hear little attentively. Then it will be easy.

You will have no difficulty. Just like you are singing our song in tune, (sings) saṁsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka. This is by hearing. So simply you have to hear. Therefore whole Vedic śāstra is called śruti. It is a process of hearing. This is the disease of old age. These are the warnings that the body is getting rotten. Go on.

Next man. To give next man. Each one of you. Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. (devotees repeat) Next. Each one of you. (recitation continues) Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ, (devotees repeat) svapna-draṣṭur ivāñjasā. (devotees repeat) What is the añjasā spelling?

Devotee: I-v-a-n-j-a-s-a. Ivāñjasā.

Prabhupāda: That long a or short a?

Devotee: Long a.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Ivāñjasā. Añjasā. Añjasā means wholesale. Go on. (recitation and corrections continue) Na ghaṭeta artha sambandhaḥ, combined together it becomes na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. Tārtha. What is the spelling? Tārtha?

Devotee: T, long a, r-t-h-a.

Prabhupāda: Uh? Tha? What is the . . .?

Devotee: T-a-r-t-h-a. Na ghaṭa . . .

Prabhupāda: T-h-a. There must be r.

Pradyumna: Yes. Ghaṭetārtha. G-h-a-t-e-t-a-r . . .

Prabhupāda: T-a-r. Yes. T-a, artha. So you were missing that r. Na ghaṭetārtha-sambandhaḥ. All right. Next. Next. (recitation and correction continues) Get it next. Come here.

So you have to study like that. So many ślokas; I am taking so much labor. If you do not read it carefully . . . it is not for that I am making business, for selling only, and not for my students. You must all read like this, practice. Why so much trouble is being taken, word-to-word meaning and then transliteration? If you chant this mantra, that vibration will cleanse the atmosphere. And wherever you go, in any part of the world, if you can chant this mantra, oh, you'll be received like god. It is so nice. And in India he'll actually receive like gods if you chant this mantra. They will so offer their respects, so many. Veda-mantra.

Next, chant. (another devotee recites verse, Prabhupāda corrects) Very good. Next, next. Bhānu prabhu (Bhānu recites) Thank you very much. He has pronounced very nicely. So he will teach you. Yes. Next. (another devotee recites verse) Very good. (another devotee recites verse) Very good. Yes. In this way, each one of you, you chant and others will follow. Then one or two days, you get the śloka by heart. You can chant. It is not difficult. Now read the word meanings and translation.

Karandhara: Śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; ātma—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; māyām—the energy; ṛte— without; rājan—O King . . ."

Prabhupāda: Rājan.

Karandhara: "Rājan—O King."

Prabhupāda: It is address, addressing. Nominative is rāja and addressive is rājan. Go on.

Karandhara: Parasyāsya . . .

Prabhupāda: Parasya.

Karandhara: Parasya.

Prabhupāda: Parasya. Yes.

Karandhara: "Parasya—of the pure soul; anubhava-ātmanaḥ— of the purely conscious; na—never; ghaṭeta—it can so happen; artha—meaning; sambandhaḥ—relation with the material body; svapna—dream; draṣṭuḥ—of the seer; iva—like it; añjasā—completely."

Prabhupāda: Añjasā.

Karandhara: Añjasā—completely.

Translation: "Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, unless one is influenced by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no meaning to the relationship of the pure soul in pure consciousness with the material body. It is just like the dreamer seeing his own body working."

Prabhupāda: So, purport?