Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 135

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Chapter 3: Verse-10

In the[1] Srila Sukadeva Gosvämi describes the Lord as pati in so many ways:

sriyah patir yajna-patih prajä-patir
dhiyäm patir loka-patir dharä-patih
patir gatis cändhaka-vrsni-sätvatäm
prasidatäm me bhagavän satäm patih.

The prajä-pati is Lord Visnu, and He is the Lord of all living creatures, all worlds, and all beauties, and the protector of everyone. The Lord created this material world to enable the conditioned souls to learn how to perform yajnas (sacrifices) for the satisfaction of Visnu, so that while in the material world they can live very comfortably without anxiety and after finishing the present material body they can enter into the kingdom of God. That is the whole program for the conditioned soul. By performance of yajna, the conditioned souls gradually become krsna conscious and become godly in all respects. In the Age of Kali, the sankirtana-yajna (the chanting of the names of God) is recommended by the Vedic scriptures, and this transcendental system was introduced by Lord Caitanya for the deliverance of all men in this age. Sankirtana-yajna and krsna consciousness go well together. Lord krsna in His devotional form (as Lord Caitanya) is mentioned in the[2] as follows, with special reference to the sankirtana-yajna:

krsna-varnam tvisäkrsnam
yajnaih sankirtana-präyair
yajanti hi su-medhasah

“In this Age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufficient intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His associates, by performance of sankirtana-yajïa.” Other yajïas prescribed in the Vedic literatures are not easy to perform in this Age of Kali, but the sankirtana-yajna is easy and sublime for all purposes, as recommended in[3]



  1. Srimad-Bhägavatam also 2.4.20
  2. Srimad-Bhägavatam11.5.32
  3. Bhagavad-gita also 9.14

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