Those who are simply acting piously, such person can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Not impious person can

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"Those who are simply acting piously, such person can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Not impious person can"

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Those who are simply acting piously, such person can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Not impious person can.

So who will be interested in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam? That is mentioned here: harer guṇākṣipta-matiḥ. Kṣipta, kṣipta means madness. Here is a man kṣipta, means he's mad. So there are two kinds of madness. One madness is for material enjoyment. They are also mad, pramatta. Nūnaṁ pramattaḥ kurute vikarma (SB 5.5.4). The material madness entangles people more and more in the process of birth and death. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has sung, anādi karama-phale paḍi' bhavārṇava-jale taribāre nā dekhi upāya. Anādi karama-phale paḍi' bhavārṇava-jale. Somehow or other, we have fallen in this material world, the ocean of nescience, bhavārṇava. Arṇava means ocean, and bhava means repetition of birth. In this ocean we have fallen. Therefore our prayer should be not for any material opulence, as we generally do. Dhanaṁ dehi rūpaṁ dehi: "Give me money, or mitigate my distress." This is very lower stage of devotion, to ask something from the Supreme Lord. Ārto arthārthī jijñāsur (BG 7.16). In the beginning, provided one is..., background is pious... Because without piety nobody can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yeṣāṁ tv anta-gataṁ pāpaṁ janānāṁ puṇya-karmaṇām (BG 7.28). Those who are simply acting piously, such person can approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Not impious person can...