SB 4.12.47

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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



TEXT 47

mahattvam icchatāṁ tīrthaṁ
śrotuḥ śīlādayo guṇāḥ
yatra tejas tad icchūnāṁ
māno yatra manasvinām


SYNONYMS

mahattvam—greatness; icchatām—for those desiring; tīrtham—the process; śrotuḥ—of the hearer; śīla-ādayaḥ—high character, etc.; guṇāḥ—qualities; yatra—in which; tejaḥ—prowess; tat—that; icchūnām—for those who desire; mānaḥ—adoration; yatra—in which; manasvinām—for thoughtful men.


TRANSLATION

Anyone who hears this narration of Dhruva Mahārāja acquires exalted qualities like him. For anyone who desires greatness, prowess or influence, here is the process by which to acquire them, and for thoughtful men who want adoration, here is the proper means.


PURPORT

In the material world everyone is after profit, respectability and reputation, everyone wants the supreme exalted position, and everyone wants to hear about the great qualities of exalted persons. All ambitions which are desirable for great persons can be fulfilled simply by reading and understanding the narration of Dhruva Mahārāja's activities.


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