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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.13.14
rājante tāvad anyāni
purāṇāni satāḿ gaṇe
yāvad bhāgavataḿ naiva
rājante — they shine forth; tāvat — that long; anyāni — the other; purāṇāni — Purāṇas; satām — of saintly persons; gaṇe — in the assembly; yāvat — as long as; bhāgavatam — Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; na — not; eva — indeed; śrūyate — is heard; amṛta-sāgaram — the great ocean of nectar.
All other Puranic scriptures shine forth in the assembly of saintly devotees only as long as that great ocean of nectar, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, is not heard.
Other Vedic literatures and other scriptures of the world remain prominent until the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is duly heard and understood. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the ocean of nectar and the supreme literature. By faithful hearing, recitation and distribution of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the world will be sanctified and other, inferior literatures will fade to minor status.
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