How Can Hearing Bring Vijnana

Krishna's Mercy

[Radha-Krishna]“A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi [or mystic] when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is situated in transcendence and is self-controlled. He sees everything-whether it be pebbles, stones or gold-as the same.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 6.8)

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ज्ञान-विज्ञान-तृप्तात्मा
कूट-स्थो विजितेन्द्रियः
युक्त इत्य् उच्यते योगी
सम-लोष्ट्राश्म-काञ्चनः

jñāna-vijñāna-tṛptātmā
kūṭa-stho vijitendriyaḥ
yukta ity ucyate yogī
sama-loṣṭrāśma-kāñcanaḥ

Friend1: I have heard it said, no pun intended, that hearing is sufficient for achieving perfection.

Friend2: Perfection in what?

Friend1: Self-realization. Knowing my true identity. Meeting the purpose of life. The secret to living, the reason we are in this world at present.

Friend2: You have to hear from the proper source.

Friend1: Shravanam is the Sanskrit. It is one of the nine processes of devotional service, bhakti-yoga, as listed by the…

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