“Maharaja Parikshit, just after receiving the news of his death within seven days, at once retired from family life and shifted himself to the sacred bank of the Yamuna River.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.19.6 Purport)
It looked like a selfish move, concerning only the self-interest, svartha, but just see the many people benefitted. Both svartha and paramartha are accounted for by following in the footsteps of that celebrated king of the world, Maharaja Parikshit.
1. The king
The decision of which we speak came at the tail-end of life. The king had made a terrible mistake. What he thought was a harmless joke turned into the greatest insult to a child, seeing his father humiliated by wearing a dead snake around the neck, placed there by Parikshit. The result was a curse on the king. The word of the brahmana
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