SB 4.12.46

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Fourth Canto - Chapter 12: Dhruva Mahārāja Goes Back to Godhead
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


śrutvaitac chraddhayābhīkṣṇam
bhaved bhaktir bhagavati
yayā syāt kleśa-saṅkṣayaḥ


śrutvā—by hearing; etat—this; śraddhayā—with faith; abhīkṣṇam—repeatedly; acyuta—to the Supreme Personality of Godhead; priya—dear; ceṣṭitam—activities; bhavet—develops; bhaktiḥ—devotion; bhagavati—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; yayā—by which; syāt—must be; kleśa—of miseries; saṅkṣayaḥ—complete diminution.


Anyone who hears the narration of Dhruva Mahārāja, and who repeatedly tries with faith and devotion to understand his pure character, attains the pure devotional platform and executes pure devotional service. By such activities one can diminish the threefold miserable conditions of material life.


Here the word acyuta-priya is very significant. Dhruva Mahārāja's character and reputation are great because he is very dear to Acyuta, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Lord are pleasing to hear, hearing about His devotees, who are very dear to the Supreme Person, is also pleasing and potent. If one simply reads over and over again about Dhruva Mahārāja by hearing and reading this chapter, one can attain the highest perfection of life in any way he desires; most importantly, he gets the chance to become a great devotee. To become a great devotee means to finish all miserable conditions of materialistic life.

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