Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3.29.






Skandham-6.


Chapter-3.


Slokam-29.




jihva  na  vakti  bhagavad-guna-namadheyam



cetas  ca  na  smarati  tac-caranaravindam,



krshnaya  no  namati  yac-chira  ekadapi



tan  anayadhvam  asatokrta-vishnu-krtyan.




jihva  =  the tongue;

na  =  not;

vakti  =  chants;

bhagavat  =  of the Supreme Personality of Godhead;

guna  =  transcendental qualities;

nama  =  and the holy name;

dheyam  =  imparting;

cetah  =  the heart;

ca  =  also;

na  =  not;

smarati  =  remembers;

tat  =  His;

carana-aravindam  =  lotus feet;

krshnaya  =  unto Lord Krishna through His Deity in the temple;

no  =  not;

namati  =  bows;

yat  =  whose;

sirah  =  head;

ekada  api  =  even once;

tan  =  them;

anayadhvam  =  bring before me;

asatah  =  the non devotees;

akrta  =  not performing;

vishnu-krtyan  =  duties toward Lord Vishnu.



My dear servants, please bring to me only those sinful persons who do not use their tongues to chant the holy name and qualities of Vishnu, whose hearts do not remember the lotus feet of Vishnu even once, and whose heads do not bow down even once before Lord Vishnu.

Send me those who do not perform their duties toward Vishnu, which are the only duties in human life.

Please bring me all such fools and rascals.




The word vishnu-krtyan is very important in this slokam because the purpose of human life is to please Lord Vishnu.

Varnasrama-dharma is also meant for that purpose.

As stated in the Vishnu Puranam- (3.8.9) :




Human society is meant to follow strictly the varnasrama-dharma, which divides society into four social divisions (brahmana, kshatriya, vaisya and sudra) and four spiritual divisions (brahmacarya, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa).

Varnasrama-dharma easily brings one nearer to Lord Vishnu, who is the only true objective in human society.

Na  te  viduh  svartha-gatim  hi  vishnum : [Srimad Bhagavatham- 7.5.31]

unfortunately, however, people do not know that their self-interest is to return home, back to Godhead, or to approach Lord Vishnu.
Durasya  ye  bahir-artha-maninah :

instead, they are simply bewildered.

Every human being is expected to perform duties meant for approaching Lord Vishnu.

Therefore Yamaraja advises the Yamadutas to bring him those persons who have forgotten their duties toward Vishnu (akrta-vishnu-krtyan).

One who does not chant the holy name of Vishnu (Rama, Krishna, Narayana and many more  as in Vishnu Shasra-namam ), who does not bow down to the Deity of  Vishnu, and who does not remember the lotus feet of Vishnu is punishable by Yamaraja.

In summary, all avaishnavas, persons unconcerned with Lord Vishnu, are punishable by Yamaraja.

To be continued   ....