Lecture – Bhakti Purusottama Swami – SB 7.13.11-13 and Julan Yatra Stories

Lecture – Bhakti Purusottama Swami – SB 7.13.11-13 and Julan Yatra Stories

 
 
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Lecture - Bhakti Purusottama Swami - SB 7.13.11-13 and Julan Yatra Stories
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Lecture by Bhakti Purusottama Swami on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapter 13, Texts 11-13.  This lecture continues the theme from the previous lecture about the behavior of the perfect person and how a perfect person sometimes acts in suprising ways.  The second half of the class, Maharaj speaks about the Julan Yatra festival (Radha and Krishna Swinging) that is currently happening all this week.  These are wonderful stories about Radha and Krishna.

TRANSLATION Text 11

As a historical example of this, learned sages recite the story of an ancient discussion between Prahlada Maharaja and a great saintly person who was feeding himself like a python.

PURPORT

The saintly person met by Prahlada Maharaja was undergoing ajagara-vritti, the living conditions of a python, which does not go anywhere but sits in one place for years and eats whatever is automatically available. Prahlada Maharaja, along with his associates, met this great saint and spoke to him as follows.

TRANSLATION Texts 12-13

Prahlada Maharaja, the most dear servitor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, once went out touring the universe with some of his confidential associates just to study the nature of saintly persons. Thus he arrived at the bank of the Kaveri, where there was a mountain known as Sahya. There he found a great saintly person who was lying on the ground, covered with dirt and dust, but who was deeply spiritually advanced.

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