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Chapter - 5. The purity of Devotional service (PDS is perfectly self-sufficient & independent). (Bhakti doesn't need preliminary qualification of Birth, Vedic sacrifices & Varëäçrama like other paths do). Bhakti is pure & free from 3 requirements, Namely. Rituals of purification.

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Chapter - 5

The purity of Devotional service (PDS is perfectly self-sufficient & independent)

(Bhakti doesn't need preliminary qualification of Birth, Vedic sacrifices & Varëäçrama like other paths do)

Bhakti is pure & free from 3 requirements, Namely

Rituals of purification

Varëäçrama Dharma

Pious birth

SB (1-2-6)

“sa vai puàsäà” “devotional service has no material cause,

open for all & constitutional position of all living entities”

BSST Fought hard to establish PDS as open to all

Padma Puräëa “Only quality for bath in cold magh is desire. Similarly if one has desire & attraction, he can take to bhakti (Vasiñöha tells Dilipa)

Skanda Puräëa “in Mayurdhvaj, low caste people also purified than highest brahmans”

Hari-bhakti-vilas “alchemy can change iron to gold similarly PDS can transform low born character to highest saintly.


RITUALS OF PURIFICATION

Thus no need of jïäna & karma

No need, even if by mistake falls, just do devotional service more strictly

Kåñëa to Uddhava (11-21-2)

“best qualification is sticking to devotional service & follow regulative principles”

No need of präyaçcitta


Varëäçrama Dharma

Varëäçram Dharma becomes obsolete because it gradually elevates whereas PDS directly helps us surrender to Lord

S B (1-5-17) Närada to Vyasdev “even if not occupational duty but surrenders to Kåñëa is elevated whereas vice versa is not true”

Rishabdev “if engaged in Varëäçrama Dharma but not in PDS is wasting human life”

Kåñëa to Uddhava “any person who gives up Varëäçrama Dharma & takes shelter of me is 1st class person” (11-11-32)

“No longer debt to sages ancestors, demigods, family & society” (11-5-41- Karbhajana to Nimi Mahäräja)

BG 18.66 Just surrender to Me & I shall protect you always.

Agastya saàhitä “Rituals not needed for liberated person similarly not needed for devotees of Lord Ram”

If by chance forbidden act, no need of rituals since Lord within heart takes compassion & corrects accidental mistakes (11-5-42-Karbhajana Muni to Nimi)


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