Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.2.47 & 48.





Skandham-6.

Chapter-2.

Slokam-47 & 48.


47.

ya  etam  paramam  guhyam


itihasam  aghapaham


srnuyac  chraddhaya  yukto


yas  ca  bhaktyanukirtayet



 47.

yah  =  anyone who;

etam  =  this;

 paramam  =  very;

guhyam  =  confidential;

itihasam  =  historical narration;

agha-apaham  =  which frees one from all reactions to sins;

srnuyat  =  hears;

sraddhaya  =  with faith;

yuktah  =  endowed;

 yah  =  one who;

ca  =  also;

bhaktya  =  with great devotion;

anukirtayet  =  repeats;


48.

na  vai  sa  narakam  yati


nekshito  yama-kinkaraih


yady  apy  amangalo  martyo


vishnu-loke  mahiyate


48.

na  =  not;

vai  =  indeed;

sah  =  such a person;

narakam  =  to hell;

yati  =  goes;

na  =  not;

ikshitah  =  is observed;

yama-kinkaraih  =  by the order carriers of Yamaraja;

yadi api  =  although;

amangalah  =  inauspicious;

 martyah  =  a living entity with a material body;

vishnu-loke  =  in the spiritual world;

mahiyate  =  is welcomed and respectfully received.


Because this very confidential historical narration has the potency to vanquish all sinful reactions, one who hears or describes it with faith and devotion is no longer doomed to hellish life, regardless of his having a material body and regardless of how sinful he may have been. Indeed, the Yamadutas, who carry out the orders of Yamaraja, do not approach him even to see him. After giving up his body, he returns home, back to Godhead, where he is very respectfully received and worshiped.

To be continued  ...