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Pleading to the Lord

Aditi

When real devotees see the Lord, either face to face or in His deity form in the temple, they always pray to please Him, as we see in this text. Pleading words to appease the Lord are called prayers. A person before the Lord without prayers is understood to be arrogant. One may externally act humble, but if they do not act as per the rules of the scriptures they are said to be arrogant. Narada Muni is a humble devotee of the Lord, which is why as soon as he sees the Lord he prays to Him with pleading words. The Niti Sastra states, “If one wants to control a powerful or pure person, pleading to him with praising words is the best ways to control him.”

[Srimad Bhagavatam, 10.37.11-12, Purport by Sri Krsna Balaram Swamiji, KBS0007]

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