TEXT 48
ya evam etam hari-medhaso hareh
katham subhadram kathaniya-mayinah
srnvita bhaktya sravayeta vosatim
janardano ísyasu hrdi prasidati
SYNONYMS
yah—one who; evam—thus; etam—this; hari-medhasah—who destroys the material existence of the devotee; hareh—of the Personality of Godhead; katham—narration; su-bhadram—auspicious; kathaniya—worthy to narrate; mayinah—of the merciful by His internal potency; srnvita—hears; bhaktya—in devotion; sravayeta—also allows others to hear; va—either; usatim—very pleasing; janardanah—the Lord; asya—his; asu—very soon; hrdi—within the heart; prasidati—becomes very pleased.
TRANSLATION
If one hears and describes in a devotional service attitude this auspicious narration of Lord Boar, which is worthy of description, the Lord, who is within the heart of everyone, is very pleased.
PURPORT
In His various incarnations, the Lord appears, acts and leaves behind Him a narrative history which is as transcendental as He Himself. Every one of us is fond of hearing some wonderful narration, but most stories are neither auspicious nor worth hearing because they are of the inferior quality of material nature. Every living entity is of superior quality, spirit soul, and nothing material can be auspicious for him. Intelligent persons should therefore hear personally and cause others to hear the descriptive narrations of the Lordís activities, for that will destroy the pangs of material existence. Out of His causeless mercy only, the Lord comes to this earth and leaves behind His merciful activities so that the devotees may derive transcendental benefit.

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