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  • Ram Krishna Dasa

    May 10, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    There are 6 types of offences against a Vaishnava mentioned in the Skanda Purana. I have highlighted them below.

    The Hari-bhakti-vilāsa cites the following quotation from the Skanda Purāṇa concerning the blaspheming of a Vaiṣṇava:

    yo hi bhāgavataṁ lokam upahāsaṁ nṛpottama

    karoti tasya naśyanti artha-dharma-yaśaḥ-sutāḥ

    nindāṁ kurvanti ye mūḍhā vaiṣṇavānāṁ mahātmanām

    patanti pitṛbhiḥ sārdhaṁ mahā-raurava-saṁjñite

    hanti nindati vai dveṣṭi vaiṣṇavān nābhinandati

    krudhyate yāti no harṣaṁ darśane patanāni ṣaṭ

    In a conversation between Mārkaṇḍeya and Bhagīratha, it is said, “My dear King, one who derides an exalted devotee loses the results of his pious activities, his opulence, his reputation and his sons. Vaiṣṇavas are all great souls. Whoever blasphemes them falls down to the hell known as Mahāraurava, accompanied by his forefathers. Whoever kills or blasphemes a Vaiṣṇava and whoever is envious of a Vaiṣṇava or angry with him, or whoever does not offer him obeisances or feel joy upon seeing him, certainly falls into a hellish condition.”