TEXT 25
te ca pitra samadistah
praja-sarge dhrta-vratah
narayana-saro jagmur
yatra siddhah sva-purvajah
SYNONYMS
te—these sons (the Savalasvas); ca—and; pitra—by their father; samadistah—being ordered; praja-sarge—in increasing progeny or population; dhrta-vratah—accepted vows; narayana-sarah—the holy lake named Narayana-saras; jagmuh—went to; yatra—where; siddhah—perfected; sva-purva-jah—their older brothers, who had previously gone there.
TRANSLATION
In accordance with their fatherís order to beget children, the second group of sons also went to Narayana-saras, the same place where their brothers had previously attained perfection by following the instructions of Narada. Undertaking great vows of austerity, the Savalasvas remained at that holy place.
PURPORT
Prajapati Daksa sent his second group of sons to the same place where his previous sons had attained perfection. He did not hesitate to send his second group of sons to the same place, although they too might become victims of Naradaís instructions. According to the Vedic culture, one should be trained in spiritual understanding as a brahmacari before entering household life to beget children. This is the Vedic system. Thus Prajapati Daksa sent his second group of sons for cultural improvement, despite the risk that because of the instructions of Narada they might become as intelligent as their older brothers. As a dutiful father, he did not hesitate to allow his sons to receive cultural instructions concerning the perfection of life; he depended upon them to choose whether to return home, back to Godhead, or to rot in this material world in various species of life. In all circumstances, the duty of the father is to give cultural education to his sons, who must later decide which way to go. Responsible fathers should not hinder their sons who are making cultural advancement in association with the Krsna consciousness movement. This is not a fatherís duty. The duty of a father is to give his son complete freedom to make his choice after becoming spiritually advanced by following the instructions of the spiritual master.

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