Praghosh Prabhu – Lecture – Vedic Administration

Praghosh Prabhu – Lecture – Vedic Administration

 
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Praghosh Prabhu gave a lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 3, Chapter 13, Verse 13 regarding vedic administration.

TRANSLATION

O King, if you can give proper
protection to the living beings in the material world, that will be the
best service for me. When the Supreme Lord sees you to be a good
protector of the conditioned souls, certainly the master of the senses
will be very pleased with you.

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Mayapur, India
2008-03-04

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.13.12

param susrushanam mahyam
syat praja-rakshaya nripa
bhagavams te praja-bhartur
hrishikeso ‘nutushyati

TRANSLATION

O King, if you can give proper protection to the living beings in the material world, that will be the best service for me. When the Supreme Lord sees you to be a good protector of the conditioned souls, certainly the master of the senses will be very pleased with you.

PURPORT

The whole administrative system is arranged for the purpose of going back home, back to Godhead. Brahma is the representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Manu is the representative of Brahma. Similarly, all other kings on different planets of the universe are representatives of Manu. The lawbook for the entire human society is the Manu-samhita, which directs all activities towards the transcendental service of the Lord. Every king, therefore, must know that his responsibility in administration is not merely to exact taxes from the citizens but to see personally that the citizens under him are being trained in Vishnu worship. Everyone must be educated in Vishnu worship and engaged in the devotional service of Hrishikesa, the owner of the senses. The conditioned souls are meant not to satisfy their material senses but to satisfy the senses of Hrishikesa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the purpose of the complete administrative system. One who knows this secret, as disclosed here in the version of Brahma, is the perfect administrative head. One who does not know this is a show-bottle administrator. By training the citizens in the devotional service of the Lord, the head of a state can be free in his responsibility, otherwise he will fail in the onerous duty entrusted to him and thus be punishable by the supreme authority. There is no other alternative in the discharge of administrative duty.