Lecture – Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami – SB 7.10.15-17

Lecture – Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami – SB 7.10.15-17

 
 
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Lecture - Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami - SB 7.10.15-17
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Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami spoke on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapter 10, Texts 15-17.  These verses are prayers by Prahlad Maharaj to Lord Nrsimhadev.  Very important verses.

Towards the end of the lecture, he read some quotes from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.  They give details on how we should think in order to acheive the ideal consciousness as preachers.

TRANSLATION

Prahlada Maharaja said: O Supreme Lord, because You are so merciful to the fallen souls, I ask You for only one benediction. I know that my father, at the time of his death, had already been purified by Your glance upon him, but because of his ignorance of Your beautiful power and supremacy, he was unnecessarily angry at You, falsely thinking that You were the killer of his brother. Thus he directly blasphemed Your Lordship, the spiritual master of all living beings, and committed heavily sinful activities directed against me, Your devotee. I wish that he be excused for these sinful activities.

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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.15-17

sri-prahrada uvaca
varam varaya etat te
varadesan mahesvara
yad anindat pita me
tvam avidvams teja aisvaram
viddhamarshasayah sakshat
sarva-loka-gurum prabhum
bhratri-heti mrisha-drishtis
tvad-bhakte mayi caghavan
tasmat pita me puyeta
durantad dustarad aghat
putas te ‘panga-samdrishtas
tada kripana-vatsala

TRANSLATION

Prahlada Maharaja said: O Supreme Lord, because You are so merciful to the fallen souls, I ask You for only one benediction. I know that my father, at the time of his death, had already been purified by Your glance upon him, but because of his ignorance of Your beautiful power and supremacy, he was unnecessarily angry at You, falsely thinking that You were the killer of his brother. Thus he directly blasphemed Your Lordship, the spiritual master of all living beings, and committed heavily sinful activities directed against me, Your devotee. I wish that he be excused for these sinful activities.

PURPORT

Although Hiranyakasipu was purified as soon as he came in contact with the Lord’s lap and the Lord saw him, Prahlada Maharaja still wanted to hear from the Lord’s own mouth that his father had been purified by the Lord’s causeless mercy. Prahlada Maharaja offered this prayer to the Lord for the sake of his father. As a Vaishnava son, despite all the inconveniences imposed upon him by his father, he could not forget his father’s affection.