Friday, October 5, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 4 Text 12
kanksantah karmanam siddhim
yajanta iha devatah
ksipram hi manuse loke
siddhir bhavati karma-ja

kanksantah--desiring; karmanam--of fruitive activities; siddhim--perfection; yajante--they worship by sacrifices; iha--in the material world; devatah--the demigods; ksipram--very quickly; hi--certainly; manuse--in human society; loke--within this world; siddhih--success; bhavati--comes; karma-ja--from fruitive work.


Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods. Quickly, of course, men get results from fruitive work in this world.


Srila Prabhupada opens his purport with these words; There is a great misconception about the gods or demigods of this material world, and men of less intelligence, although passing as great scholars, take these demigods to be various forms of the Supreme Lord. Actually, the demigods are not different forms of God, but they are God's different parts and parcels. God is one, and the parts and parcels are many.

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