Lecture – Bhakti Sundar Goswami – SB 8.7.33

Classes and Bhajans
Classes and Bhajans
Lecture - Bhakti Sundar Goswami - SB 8.7.33
Lecture - Bhakti Sundar Goswami - SB 8.7.33


Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 9, Chapter 7, Text 33 by Bhakti Sundar Goswami.

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Exalted, self-satisfied persons who preach to the entire world think of your lotus feet constantly within their hearts. However, when persons who do not know your austerity see you moving with Uma, they misunderstand you to be lusty, or when they see you wandering in the crematorium they mistakenly think that you are ferocious and envious. Certainly they are shameless. They cannot understand your activities.


Lord Siva is the topmost Vaishnava (vaishnavanam yatha sambhuh). It is therefore said, vaishnavera kriya-mudra vijne na bujhaya. Even the most intelligent person cannot understand what a Vaishnava like Lord Siva is doing or how he is acting. Those who are conquered by lusty desires and anger cannot estimate the glories of Lord Siva, whose position is always transcendental. In all the activities associated with lusty desires, Lord Siva is an implement of atma-rama. Ordinary persons, therefore, should not try to understand Lord Siva and his activities. One who tries to criticize the activities of Lord Siva is shameless.