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So-called Sentimental Religionism is Not Here in the Srimad-Bhagavatam - Prabhupada 0988

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So-called Sentimental Religionism is Not Here in the Srimad-Bhagavatam Evaṁ prasanna-manaso bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ bhagavat-tattva-vijñānaṁ mukta-saṅgasya jāyate (SB 1.2.20). Bhagavat-tattva-vijñānaṁ. It is not sentiment; it is vijñāna. Vijñāna means science. To become a devotee does not mean a sentimentalist. Sentimentalist has no value. One who had… There is sentiment. That is emotional sentiment in the… Just like this child is dancing. It is not sentiment - he has no sentiment - but he is dancing from the spiritual awakening. This dancing is not dog's dancing. This is… One who is feeling love of Godhead, he is dancing. The more one feels love of Godhead, he can dance, he can chant, he can cry. There are so many, eight kinds of aṣṭa-sāttvika-vikāra (CC Antya 14.99): transformation of the body, tears in the eyes. So... Bhagavat-tattva-vijñānaṁ. Jñānaṁ parama-guhyaṁ me yad vijñāna-samanvitam (SB 2.9.31) Kṛṣṇa said to Brahmā, jñānaṁ me parama-guhyaṁ. To know about Kṛṣṇa, it is very, very confidential. It is not ordinary thing. Vijñāna. Therefore many scientists, they are also joining our movement. Many Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry, they are understanding this is a science. And the more you make propaganda, I mean, the higher circle of the society, the learned scholars, professors, scientists, philosophers, they will join. And for them we have got so many books. We have proposal to publish eighty books. Out of them, we have published about fourteen books. So it is a science. Otherwise, why Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam has devoted eighteen thousand verses for understanding? Hmm? In the beginning of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is said, dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo 'tra (SB 1.1.2): that cheating, sentimentalism, the so-called religious system, is projjhita, is kicked out. There is no such place here in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Projjhita. Just like you brush something with broomstick or something and throw away the dust, similarly, the dusty things, so-called sentimental religionism, is not here in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. It is a science. Parama-guhyaṁ: very confidential.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 17 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 26, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.20 Lecture part 1 in New York on July 24, 1974

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