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SB 2.8.2

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


etad veditum icchāmi
tattvaṁ tattva-vidāṁ vara
harer adbhuta-vīryasya
kathā loka-sumaṅgalāḥ


etat—this; veditum—to understand; icchāmi—I wish; tattvam—truth; tattva-vidām—of those who are well versed in the Absolute Truth; vara—O best; hareḥ—of the Lord; adbhuta-vīryasya—of the one who possesses wonderful potencies; kathāḥ—narrations; loka—for all planets; su-maṅgalāḥ—auspicious.


The King said: I wish to know. Narrations concerning the Lord, who possesses wonderful potencies, are certainly auspicious for living beings in all planets.


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is full of narrations of the activities of the Supreme Lord, is auspicious for all living beings residing in every planet. One who takes it as belonging to a particular sect is certainly mistaken. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is certainly a very dear scripture for all the devotees of the Lord, but it is auspicious even for the nondevotees also because it explains that even the nondevotees hovering under the spell of material energy can be delivered from such clutches if they hear the narration of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam with devotion and attention from the right source representing the Lord by disciplic succession.

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