Smart Quote of the Day, June 11, 2021

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"One who fully surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead is freed from all sins…From the very day or moment he fully surrenders to Sri Krishna, even the most sinful person is freed."

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This is from the Srimad-Bhagavatam 9.15.41

[This chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is entitled, "Parasurama, the Lord’s Warrior Incarnation." Parasurama is an empowered incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who annihilated the ksatriya [royal] dynasty twenty-one times. Today's verse is spoken by Parasurama's father.]

TRANSLATION

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

PURPORT:

One who fully surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead is freed from all sins (aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami). From the very day or moment he fully surrenders to Sri Krishna, even the most sinful person is freed.

Nonetheless, as an example, Jamadagni advised his son Parasurama 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.

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