Romapada Swami – Lecture – Dovetailing

Romapada Swami – Lecture – Dovetailing

 
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Lecture given during the GBC Meetings in Mayapur. Romapada Swami spoke on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 3, Chapter 13, Text 10. This lecture is about dovetailing our material desires and Krishna Consciousness.

TRANSLATION

O hero, your example is quite befitting
a son in relationship with his father. This sort of adoration for the
superior is required. One who is beyond the limit of envy and who is
sane accepts the order of his father with great delight and executes it
to his full capacity.

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Mayapur, India
2008-03-02

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.13.10

etavaty atmajair vira
karya hy apacitir gurau
saktyapramattair grihyeta
sadaram gata-matsaraih

TRANSLATION

O hero, your example is quite befitting a son in relationship with his father. This sort of adoration for the superior is required. One who is beyond the limit of envy and who is sane accepts the order of his father with great delight and executes it to his full capacity.

PURPORT

When the four previous sons of Brahma, the sages Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumara, refused to obey their father, Brahma was mortified, and his anger was manifested in the shape of Rudra. That incident was not forgotten by Brahma, and therefore the obedience of Manu Svayambhuva was very encouraging. From the material point of view, the four sages’ disobedience to the order of their father was certainly abominable, but because such disobedience was for a higher purpose, they were free from the reaction of disobedience. Those who disobey their fathers on material grounds, however, are surely subjected to disciplinary reaction for such disobedience. Manu’s obedience to his father on material grounds was certainly free from envy, and in the material world it is imperative for ordinary men to follow the example of Manu.