“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)
You wish it weren’t the case. It would be great if every person were to sit down in respectful attention, ready to hear and absorb the information, like the ideal disciple that was Parikshit Maharaja. He was on the verge of death, though everything was fine with the body. He decided to forego food and drink to align with the kind of sacrifice taking place, yajna, related to the hearing process.
Atma-tattva is comprehensive and thorough, and yet offers profound and meaningful truths at the beginning of the learning process, as well. Unfortunately, anytime there is a mention of religion or what seems to be religious…
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