Canto 12: The Age of DeteriorationChapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.59

ya etat śrāvayen nityaḿ

yāma-kṣaṇam ananya-dhīḥ

ślokam ekaḿ tad-ardhaḿ

pādaḿ pādārdham eva

śraddhāvān yo 'nuśṛṇuyāt

punāty ātmānam eva saḥ

SYNONYMS

yaḥ — who; etat — this; śrāvayet — makes others hear; nityam — always; yāma-kṣaṇam — every hour and every minute; ananya-dhīḥ — with undeviated attention; ślokam — verse; ekam — one; tat-ardham — half of that; — or; pādama single line; pāda-ardham — half a line; eva — indeed; — or; śraddhā-vān — with faith; yaḥ — who; anuśṛṇuyāt — hears from the proper source; punāti — purifies; ātmānam — his very self; eva — indeed; saḥhe.

TRANSLATION

One who with undeviating attention constantly recites this literature at every moment of every hour, as well as one who faithfully hears even one verse or half a verse or a single line or even half a line, certainly purifies his very self.

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