Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 81: The Lord Blesses Sudāmā Brāhmaṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.81.41

etad brahmaṇya-devasya

śrutvā brahmaṇyatāḿ naraḥ

labdha-bhāvo bhagavati

karma-bandhād vimucyate


etat — this; brahmaṇya-devasya — of the Supreme Lord, who especially favors the brāhmaṇas; śrutvā — hearing; brahmaṇyatām — of the kindness toward brāhmaṇas; naraḥa man; labdha — obtaining; bhāvaḥ — love; bhagavati — for the Lord; karma — of material work; bandhāt — from the bondage; vimucyate — becomes freed.


The Lord always shows brāhmaṇas special favor. Anyone who hears this account of the Supreme Lord's kindness to brāhmaṇas will come to develop love for the Lord and thus become freed from the bondage of material work.


In the introduction to the chapter of Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead that describes this pastime, His Divine Grace Śrīla Prabhupāda comments, "Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul of all living entities, knows very well everyone's heart. He is especially inclined to the brāhmaṇa devotees. Lord Kṛṣṇa is also called brahmaṇya-deva, which means that He is worshiped by the brāhmaṇas. Therefore it is understood that a devotee who is fully surrendered unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead has already acquired the position of a brāhmaṇa. Without becoming a brāhmaṇa, one cannot approach the Supreme Brahman, Lord Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is especially concerned with vanquishing the distress of His devotees, and He is the only shelter of His devotees."

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Tenth Canto, Eighty-first Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "The Lord Blesses Sudāmā Brāhmaṇa."

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