Bhagavatam-daily 125 – Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-41 – Recognize the danger to realize the need for a rescuer

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Published on Jan 26, 2015

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto-11, Chapter-08, Text-41
samsara-kupe patitam
visayair musiteksanam
grastam kalahinatmanam
ko ’nyas tratum adhisvarah

Translation:
The intelligence of the living entity is stolen away by activities of sense gratification, and thus he falls into the dark well of material existence. Within that well he is then seized by the deadly serpent of time. Who else but the Supreme Personality of Godhead could save the poor living entity from such a hopeless condition?

Purport:
Pingala stated in a previous verse that even the demigods are unable to give actual happiness to a woman. One may question who has authorized this lady to reject even such exalted personalities as Brahma, Siva and the other demigods. The answer given here is that if one actually wants to solve all the problems of life and go back home, back to Godhead, then the only solution is to take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord. It is well known that the demigods themselves are subject to birth and death. As stated by Lord Siva himself, mukti-pradata sarvesam visnur eva na samsayah: “There is no doubt that Visnu is the deliverer of liberation for everyone.”

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