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SRILA GAURA KISORA DAS BABAJI

SRILA GAURA KISORA DAS BABAJI

S.B. 4.2.18
TRANSLATION
The demigods are eligible to share in the oblations of sacrifice, but Lord Shiva, who is the lowest of all the demigods, should not have a share.
PURPORT
Because of this curse, Shiva was deprived of his share in the oblations of Vedic sacrifices. It was due to the curse of Daksa, Sri Visvanätha Cakravarti comments in this connection, that Lord Shiva was saved from the calamity of taking part with other demigods, who were all materialistic. Lord Shiva is the greatest devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it is not fitting for him to eat or sit with materialistic persons like the demigods. Thus the curse of Daksa was indirectly a blessing, for Shiva would not have to eat or sit with other demigods, who were too materialistic. There is a practical example set for us by Gaurakisora däsa Bäbäji Mahäräja, who used to sit on the side of a latrine to chant Hare Krsna. Many materialistic persons used to come and bother him and disturb his daily routine of chanting, so to avoid their company he used to sit by the side of a latrine, where materialistic persons would not go because of the filth and the obnoxious smell. However, Gaurakisora däsa Bäbäji Mahäräja was so great that he was accepted as the spiritual master of such a great personality as His Divine Grace Om Visñupäda Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvati Gosvämi Mahäräja. The conclusion is that Lord Shiva behaved in his own way to avoid materialistic persons who might disturb him in his prosecution of devotional service.

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