purport worth $1,111

1 year, 7 months ago by Namacarya das in Special Category A

Dear Guru Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!


Herein I am answering to your question from Twitter: “CC Madhya 9.362. Why is this purport worth $1,111? Please answer in Blog [paib].”


  • If one is envious, the first two sentences give a method how to become non envious. (One must have firm faith in the process of devotional service and the scriptures that support it. If one hears the activities of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu with this faith, he can be freed from his envious position.)

  • (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is meant for such nonenvious persons, nirmatsarāṇāṁ satām.) I find this sentence important but can not collect my thoughts to write it down why is so. <img alt="indecision" height="23" src="https://hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/whatchutalkingabout_smile.png" title="indecision" width="23" />

HpS - It struck us that we are envious. Thus we cannot understand SB.


  • (In this age a person should not envy Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s movement but should chant the holy names of Hari and Kṛṣṇa, the mahā-mantra. That is the sum and substance of the eternal religion, known as sanātana-dharma.) Gives the basic meaning of eternal religion.

HpS - It also gives the more basic understanding of "Hare" in the Maha-mantra as the vocative form of "Hari" rather than "Hara". Most people would take the Maha-mantra as addressing Hari, Krsna and Rama, not Radha, Hara. We have access to an esoteric meaning!


  • One who follows a pure devotee and fully realized soul [you will have to find him/her first], the evidence of transcendental sound and chants the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead will actually be situated in the transcendental disciplic succession. Meaning, you want to be in the chain of transcendental teachers, then do this. Moreover, by doing this a follower attains life’s ultimate goal.
  • Srila Prabhuapada gives a verse from Srimad Bhagavatam in the purport, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.19.17). It is interesting to compare this translation with the one by Srila Prabhupada’s disciples. Then thinking about it, few ideas come:

    • how translations differ but in the deeper meaning do not differ (is that so?)

    • There are the four kinds of evidential proof. Everyone should stick to these principles for the realization of the Absolute Truth. Meaning, direct perception, history and hypothesis are also good to use for a devotee and not just get rid of it completely.

HpS - Of course, these are the three aspects of epistemology that we see in the Introduction to the Isopanisad and we have heard that they are also the basis for the Tattva-sandarbha of Jiva Goswami!  Is it all coming from this SB verse!  Is SB really the basis of all these things!



Do not know why, but just by sitting down, considering your question and writing the ideas, I feel a solid fulfillment. <img alt="heart" height="23" src="https://hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/heart.png" title="heart" width="23" /><img alt="smiley" height="23" src="https://hps.monkeywarrior.com/sites/all/libraries/ckeditor/plugins/smiley/images/regular_smile.png" title="smiley" width="23" />  Partly it could be because of CC Madhya 9.364 The more one hears the pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu with faith, analytically studying them, the more one attains the ecstatic riches of love of Godhead.

Thank you!


Your servant

Namacarya das



PS: At the end of your question you wrote “[paib]”. What it means?


HpS - Post Answer In Blog.  We noted in our heart that this Chapter of CC is very long... but the last few verses are incredible quide to our books, epistemology. I want to get free from lust and find my position in the cowherding Goloka again!   Lot to do.

Thank you!!!