ONE HAS TO HEAR
in this age, sravanam, or hearing, is very, very important. We are
therefore opening different centers in different parts of the world, and
they are being given the chance of this bhakti-yoga system, sravanam
kirtanam visnoh smaranam pada-sevanam, like that. So all these devotees
present here, they are not Indians. I have not brought them from India;
neither I have bribed them here. But by hearing only, they are now
coming to God consciousness and devotees. Therefore this
sravanam item, or hearing item, is very, very important. So if
you all, ladies and gentlemen present here, take advantage of hearing
about God from this institution, you will also become God conscious. We
have got many sense organs, out of which the aural sense, or the hearing
sense, is very important. Therefore, for spiritual understanding, we
have to use this ear. So therefore the Vedic literature is called sruti.
Sruti means to receive the knowledge by hearing. So our process, or the
Vedic process, is that... Satam prasangan mama virya-samvido bhavanti
hrt-karna-rasayanah kathah. If one lends his aural reception of
spiritual knowledge through the authorized person, devotee, then he
relishes taste in spiritual life…Namanta eva means submissively
offering respect, obeisances. And after that, if you hear from the
self-realized soul, jnane prayasam udapasya namanta eva san-mukharitam. San-mukharitam
means self-realized soul. From his mouth one has to hear.
(Initiation lecture. Caracas. Feb 22nd, 1975)
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