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SB 1.7 - Śukadeva's attraction to Bhāgavatam

Śuka was a liberated soul even within the womb of his mother. Vyāsa, knowing that his son would not stay home, impressed upon him the synopsis of Bhāgavatam. After his birth, the child was still more educated by recitation of Bhāgavatam. Śuka was very dear to the devotees, and he underwent the study of this great narration. The impersonalists are attached to Brahman. But by the association of pure devotees, even the liberated souls become attracted to the transcendental qualities of the Lord. By the power of hearing the verses of Bhāgavatam, Śuka’s trance was broken, and his mind was attracted to the sweetness of the verses. By Vyāsa’s mercy, Śuka was able to grasp the import of Bhāgavatam, and realized more transcendental bliss than what he realized in the impersonal feature of the Lord. From that time, he became dear to the devotees of the Lord, and the devotees also became very dear to him. Usually the devotees and impersonalists stay separate, but Śuka desired the association of devotees when he became a devotee.