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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.47

patitaḥ skhalitaś cārtaḥ

kṣuttvā vivaśo gṛṇan

haraye nama ity uccair

mucyate sarva-pātakāt

SYNONYMS

patitaḥ — falling; skhalitaḥ — tripping; ca — and; ārtaḥ — feeling pain; kṣuttvā — sneezing; — or; vivaśaḥ — involuntarily; gṛṇan — chanting; haraye namaḥ — "obeisances to Lord Hari"; iti — thus; uccaiḥ — loudly; mucyate — one is freed; sarva-pātakāt — from all sinful reactions.

TRANSLATION

If when falling, slipping, feeling pain or sneezing one involuntarily cries out in a loud voice, "Obeisances to Lord Hari!" one will be automatically freed from all his sinful reactions.

PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains that Lord Śrī Caitanya is always loudly chanting the song haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa in the courtyard of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura and that this same Lord Caitanya will free us from our materialistic enjoying propensity if we also loudly chant the glories of the Supreme Lord Hari.

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