Chapter 7 Text 1. Importance of hearing about Krsna. Text 1. çré-bhagavän uväca mayy äsakta-manäù pärtha yogaà yuïjan mad-äçrayaù asaàçayaà samagraà mäà yathä jïäsyasi tac chåëu
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Importance of hearing about Krsna.
mayy äsakta-manäù pärtha
yogaà yuïjan mad-äçrayaù
asaàçayaà samagraà mäà
yathä jïäsyasi tac chåëu
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Påthä, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.
çåëvatäà sva-kathäù kåñëaù
hådy antaù-stho hy abhadräëi
vidhunoti suhåt satäm
"To hear about Kåñëa from Vedic literatures, or to hear from Him directly through the Bhagavad-gétä, is itself righteous activity. And for one who hears about Kåñëa, Lord Kåñëa, who is dwelling in everyone's heart, acts as a best-wishing friend and purifies the devotee who constantly engages in hearing of Him.”
nañöa-präyeñv abhadreñu nityaà bhägavata-sevayä
bhagavaty uttama-çloke bhaktir bhavati naiñöhiké
tadä rajas-tamo-bhäväù käma-lobhädayaç ca ye
ceta etair anäviddhaà sthitaà sattve prasédati
evaà prasanna-manaso bhagavad-bhakti-yogataù
bhagavat-tattva-vijïänaà mukta-saìgasya jäyate
bhidyate hådaya-granthiç chidyante sarva-saàçayäù
kñéyante cäsya karmäëi dåñöa evätmanéçvare
“In this way, a devotee naturally develops his dormant transcendental knowledge. As he hears more about Kåñëa from the Bhägavatam and from the devotees, he becomes fixed in the devotional service of the Lord. By development of devotional service one becomes freed from the modes of passion and ignorance, and thus material lusts and avarice are diminished. When these impurities are wiped away, the candidate remains steady in his position of pure goodness, becomes enlivened by devotional service and understands the science of God perfectly. Thus bhakti-yoga severs the hard knot of material affection and enables one to come at once to the stage of asaàçayaà-samagram, understanding of the Supreme Absolute Truth Personality of Godhead."