amalam bhaktim udvahan
vainyasya caritam punyam
srnuyac chravayet pathet
mukta-anya-sangah—being freed from all material contamination; bhagavati—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; amalam—unalloyed; bhaktim—devotional service; udvahan—carrying out; vainyasya—of the son of Maharaja Vena; caritam—character; punyam—pious; srnuyat—must hear; sravayet—must induce others to hear; pathet—and go on reading.
A pure devotee who is executing the different processes of devotional service may be situated in the transcendental position, being completely absorbed in Krsna consciousness, but even he, while discharging devotional service, must hear, read and induce others to hear about the character and life of Prthu Maharaja.
There is a type of neophyte devotee who is very anxious to hear about the pastimes of the Lord, especially the rasa-lila chapters in Srimad-Bhagavatam. Such a devotee should know by this instruction that the pastimes of Prthu Maharaja are nondifferent from the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. An ideal king, Prthu Maharaja exhibited all talents in showing how to rule the citizens, how to educate them, how to develop the state economically, how to fight enemies, how to perform great sacrifices (yajnas), etc. Thus it is recommended for the sahajiya, or the neophyte devotee, to hear, chant and get others to hear about the activities of Prthu Maharaja, even though one may think himself to be in the transcendental position of advanced devotional service.
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