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Nobody's here? Where is Nanda Kumara? Sleeping? As soon as there is opportunity, sleep. One has to conquer over sleeping, eating, and sense enjoyment

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Nobody's here? Where is Nanda Kumāra? Sleeping? As soon as there is opportunity, sleep. One has to conquer over sleeping, eating, and sense enjoyment. Nidrā, nidrā means sleeping. Āhāra means eating or collecting more, collecting. Eating, sleeping, and vihāra, sense gratification. Vijitau, the Gosvāmīs, they conquered over this.


Prabhupāda: Where are those books? These small books?

(pause) My spectacle? Nobody's here?

Devotee: . . . (indistinct)

Prabhupāda: Where is Nanda-kumāra? Sleeping? As soon as there is opportunity, sleep. (laughter)

(break) (japa)

Nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau. One has to conquer over sleeping, eating and sense enjoyment. Nidrā, nidrā means sleeping. Āhāra means eating or collecting more. Collecting. Eating, sleeping and vihāra, sense gratification. Vijitau: the Gosvāmīs, they conquered over that.

Śyāmasundara: He said he's making kacaurīs right now.

Prabhupāda: Hmm.

rājya-kāmo manūn devān
nirṛtiṁ tv abhicaran yajet
kāma-kāmo yajet som . . .
(SB 2.3.9)

No, not this. (leads chanting) (devotees repeat)

dharmārtha uttama-ślokam
tantuḥ tanvan pitṟn yajet
rakṣā-kāmaḥ puṇya-janān
ojas-kāmo marud-gaṇān
(SB 2.3.8)

Hmm. Repeat, repeat again.

Pradyumna: (leads chanting of śloka) (Prabhupāda and devotees repeat)

dharmārtha uttama-ślokam
tantuḥ tanvan pitṟn yajet
rakṣā-kāmaḥ puṇya-janān
ojas-kāmo marud-gaṇān
(SB 2.3.8)

Prabhupāda: Next, anybody? (devotee chants)

That's all right. So, word meaning?

Pradyumna: dharma-arthaḥ—for spiritual advancement; uttama-ślokam . . . er rājya-kāmaḥ—anyone desiring an empire or a kingdom . . .

Prabhupāda: No . . .

Pradyumna: . . . tantuḥ—for offspring; tanvan—and for their protection; pitṟn—the residents of the Pitṛloka; yajet—must worship; rakṣā-kāmaḥ—one who desires protection; puṇya-janān—pious persons; ojaḥ-kāmaḥ—one who desires strength should worship; marut-gaṇān—the demigods.

Translation: "One should worship Lord Viṣṇu or His devotee for spiritual advancement of knowledge, and for protection of heredity and advancement of the dynasty one should worship the different demigods."

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Other line is not translated? Hmm. Then?

Pradyumna: Purport?

Prabhupāda: Hm.

Pradyumna: Purport: "The path of religion entails making progress on the path of spiritual advancement, ultimately reviving the eternal relation with Lord Viṣṇu in His impersonal effulgence, localized Paramātmā feature and, ultimately, in His personal feature by spiritual advancement of knowledge. And one who wants to establish a good dynasty and be happy in the progress of temporary bodily relations should take shelter of the pitās and the demigods in other pious planets. Such different classes of worshipers of different demigods may ultimately reach the respective planets within the universe, but he who reaches the spiritual planets in the brahma-jyotir achieves the highest perfection."

Prabhupāda: That's all right. So, now . . . (devotees chant japa) (break)