Prabhupada on importance of SB and reading SB

March 28, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
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See below what Prabhupada says about Srila Vyasadeva and how he got  chastised by
his guru Narada Muni for writing so many “nonsense books”-called the Vedas  !!
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Damaghosa das
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 That is advised by Narada Muni to his disciple Vyasadeva: “What you are  writing, all these nonsense books? You…” What is called? Jugupsitam.  Jugupsitam. He instructed Vyasadeva that “Whatever literatures you  have produced…” Means up to that time he produced Vedanta-sutra. He wrote  up to Vedanta-sutra, which is considered to be the topmost philosophical  thesis in the world, Vedanta-sutra, all over the world, the Vedanta  philosophy. So he finished that Vedanta-sutra. Still, he was not happy. And  his spiritual master Narada chastised him, “What nonsense books you have  written?” First of all he was not happy, so Narada came, and he  asked him that “Why you are not happy? You know everything, but why you are  not happy?” So he submitted, “Yes, my master, I know everything, and I think  I have done everything, writing all these books. But still, I am not  happy. So why I am not happy, that you can tell because you are my  master.”    So, “Yes, I can tell you.” And then he said that “You have labored so much for writing all these nonsense books, but  you have not said anything of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore  you are unhappy. Therefore I advise you that now you write one book which  is simply the transaction of the Supreme Personality, nothing  else, nothing of this material world, sacrificing, this religious,  and this unreligious, ‘this is good, this is bad,’ nothing of the sort. Simply write about the pastimes of the Supreme Lord. Then you will  be happy.” Then he wrote Srimad-Bhagavatam. And when he wrote,  began writing Srimad-Bhagavatam, he writes in the beginning,  dharmah projjhita-kaitavo ‘tra: “All these cheating type of religious  system, I kick it out, this ism, that ism. I kick out all them.It is this book, especially meant for paramo nirmatsaranam satam,  those who are simply paramahamsas. It is meant for them. It is not for the  ordinary men. I have kicked out all the  so-called religious system, dharma artha kama.” People are very much Nowadays  they are not even for dharma or artha. They are simply kama, sense  gratification. Sense gratification because every one of us, we come  here for sense gratification.