Ture Devoutness

How are mahajans?

According to Srimad-Bhagavatam, there are twelve mahajanas, or great souls, and these are: 1) Brahma, 2) Lord Shiva, 3) Narada, 4) Vaivasvata Manu, 5) Kapila (not the atheist, but the original Kapila), 6) the Kumaras, 7) Prahlada, 8) Bhisma, 9) Janaka, 10) Bali, 11) Sukadeva Gosvami and 12) Yamaraja. According to the Mahabharata, there is no point in arguing about the Absolute Truth because there are so many different Vedic scriptures and philosophical understandings that no one philosopher can agree with another. Since everyone is trying to present his own point of view and reject others, it is very difficult to understand the necessity for religious principles. Therefore it is better to follow in the footsteps of the great mahajanas, great souls; then one can achieve the desired success. Lord Caitanya’s teachings are just like nectar, and they hold whatever is needed. The best way is to take to this path and follow it.

Source : A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (2012 edition), “Teachings of Lord Caitanya, The Golden Avatara”, Page 264 

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