This is what Suka, the best son of Veda Vyasa and a lady of the Suka Jathi, told Pariskshit, the son of Abhimanyu and Uttara, the grandson of Arjuna and the great-nephew of Sri Krishna, during the first recitation of the Srimad Bhagvatam.
It tells us that all our good actions, whether worship, charity, baths or austerities, result in the purification of our mind, body, residence and possessions.
And self-realisation purifies the self (atma).
I wanted to share this lovely thought with you on the occasion of the 5237th birth anniversary of Sri Krishna.
Reference and Source :
- kālena — by due course of time (the land and other material things become purified);
- snāna-śaucābhyām — by bathing (the body becomes purified) and by cleansing (unclean things become purified);
- saḿskāraiḥ — by purificatory processes (birth becomes purified), (by good actions – Satya)
- tapasā — by austerity (the senses become purified);
- ijyayā — by worship (the brāhmaṇas become purified); śudhyanti — become purified;
- dānaiḥ — by charity (wealth becomes purified);
- santuṣṭyā — by satisfaction (the mind becomes purified); dravyāṇi — all material possessions, such as cows, land and gold;
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