Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 21:71-80

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çryäga-bi Indra-haïjana

Breaking the Indra-yajïa

Chapter 21: Verse 71-80



71.The Vedas declare that brähmaëa devotees of Lord Viñëu are extremely powerful. The dust of their lotus feet at once purifies the earth.

72.Their footprints are holy places. Their touch destroys the sins that sinners leave behind at the holy places.

73.By embracing them, conversing with them, eating the remnants of their food, seeing them, or touching them, one becomes freed from all sins.

74.Simply by seeing a brähmaëa-servant of Lord Hari one attains the same purification attained by traveling to all holy places and bathing in all holy rivers.

75.By eating the remnants of food eaten by brähmaëas who regularly offer food to Lord Hari and then eat His remnants, one attains direct service to Lord Hari.

76.When a person foolishly eats what is not offered to Lord Hari, his food is like stool and the water he drinks is like urine.

77.O gopa, what is in a devotee's hand is automatically the property of Lord Viñëu. If someone accepts food from a devotee's hand and then eats it without it being offered to Lord Hari, he is thief of the Supreme Lord's property.

78.If he is a devotee of Lord Hari, a çüdra should cook food, offer it to Lord Hari, and then eat the remnants.

79.Only brähmaëa, kñatriyas, and vaiçyas are qualified to worship the Çälagräma-çilä. The çüdras are not qualified to worship Lord Hari in that way.

80.O king of the gopas, if you do not offer all these things to the brähmaëas, then everything you possess will be burned to ashes. Of this there is no doubt.



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