Canto 5: The Creative ImpetusChapter 25: The Glories of Lord Ananta

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.11

yan-nāma śrutam anukīrtayed akasmād

ārto yadi patitaḥ pralambhanād

hanty aḿhaḥ sapadi nṛṇām aśeṣam anyaḿ

kaḿ śeṣād bhagavata āśrayen mumukṣuḥ

SYNONYMS

yat — of whom; nāma — the holy name; śrutam — heard; anukīrtayet — may chant or repeat; akasmāt — by accident; ārtaḥa distressed person; — or; yadi — if; patitaḥa fallen person; pralambhanāt — out of joking; — or; hanti — destroys; aḿhaḥ — sinful; sapadi — that instant; nṛṇām — of human society; aśeṣam — unlimited; anyam — of other; kam — what; śeṣāt — than Lord Śeṣa; bhagavataḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; āśrayet — should take shelter of; mumukṣuḥ — anyone desiring liberation.

TRANSLATION

Even if he be distressed or degraded, any person who chants the holy name of the Lord, having heard it from a bona fide spiritual master, is immediately purified. Even if he chants the Lord's name jokingly or by chance, he and anyone who hears him are freed from all sins. Therefore how can anyone seeking disentanglement from the material clutches avoid chanting the name of Lord Śeṣa? Of whom else should one take shelter?

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