Listen to Bhagwat Katha with purity of heart: Shastri

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Jamshedpur: The Bhagwat Katha being narrated by Acharya Prasann Kumar Shastri at the Shiv-Durga-Hanuman Mandir in Parsudih entered the third day of the week long program of recitation and explanations from the age old scripture, Bhagwat Gita.

Dwelling on the relation between God and devotees, the Acharya explained that while listening to the narration and recitation from the Srimad Bhagwat Gita, devotees should ensure purity of heart which helps in kindling the saint within them that provides the path leading to the Divine. “Never ask for anything from God. He treats everyone equally and is benign towards everyone.”

Citing the example of Sri Krishna’s uncle Kansh, Prasann Shastri said that the cruel king was a demon in his former life and yet God gave him salvation. Similarly Shishupal used to curse and abuse Sri Krishna regularly but He always excused him. Krishna had promised to excuse Shishupal 100 times for his sins.

Speaking of Lord Krishna, the Acharya elaborated that the Gopis used to address Him lovingly. When Bal Shri Krishna used to go to their houses to steal butter, they hardly rebuked Him. When the Lord was about to leave Brindavan, the Gopis requested Him not to do so.

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