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SB 9.15.41

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


rājño mūrdhābhiṣiktasya
vadho brahma-vadhād guruḥ
tīrtha-saṁsevayā cāṁho
jahy aṅgācyuta-cetanaḥ


rājñaḥ—of the king; mūrdha-abhiṣiktasya—who is noted as the emperor; vadhaḥ—the killing; brahma-vadhāt—than killing a brāhmaṇa; guruḥ—more severe; tīrtha-saṁsevayā—by worshiping the holy places; ca—also; aṁhaḥ—the sinful act; jahi—wash out; aṅga—O my dear son; acyuta-cetanaḥ—being fully Kṛṣṇa conscious.


My dear son, killing a king who is an emperor is more severely sinful than killing a brāhmaṇa. But now, if you become Kṛṣṇa conscious and worship the holy places, you can atone for this great sin.


One who fully surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead is freed from all sins (ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi (BG 18.66)). From the very day or moment he fully surrenders to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, even the most sinful person is freed. Nonetheless, as an example, Jamadagni advised his son Paraśurāma to worship the holy places. Because an ordinary person cannot immediately surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he is advised to go from one holy place to another to find saintly persons and thus gradually be released from sinful reactions.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Ninth Canto, Fifteenth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Paraśurāma, the Lord's Warrior Incarnation."

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