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The topics of Shrimad-Bhagavatam summarized.



         Here, Suta Gosvami gives a short summary of what was narrated in Shrimad-Bhagavatam. He then said, “If, when falling, slipping, feeling pain, or sneezing one involuntarily cries out in a loud voice, ‘haraye namah’ (obeisances to Lord Hari), he will be automatically freed from all sinful reactions.

Words that do not describe the Supreme Lord, but instead, deal with temporary material matters, are simply useless and are to be considered like a place of pilgrimage for crows. The pure and saintly devotees take interest only in topics glorifying the infallible Lord. Such descriptions of the Lord are attractive, relishible and ever fresh. Indeed, such words are a perpetual festival for the mind. Remembrance of Lord Krishna’s lotus feet destroys everything inauspicious and awards the greatest good fortune. To a person who respectfully hears or chants this Purana- the demigods, sages, Siddhas, Pitas, Manus and kings of the earth bestow all desirable things. A brahmana who diligently reads Shrimad-Bhagavatam will go to the supreme destination and achieve firm intelligence in devotional service. A king who studies it gains sovereignty over the earth, a vaishya acquires great treasure, and a shudra is freed from sinful reactions.”

     “I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the eternal Lord, and the leader of all other deities. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, the son of Vyasadeva, Shukadeva Gosvami, who mercifully spoke this Shrimad-Bhagavatam.”