Garuda Purana…I opened it. It’s said,
– If you want to please the Brahmanas, feed them Prasadam..(laughter)
– If you want to please the Kshatriyas, give them Power..
– If you want to please the Vaisyas, give them Profit..
– If you want to please the Sudras, give them Praise..
– If you want to please the children, give them Sweets..
Garuda Purana…now it’s a big hit in India…Garuda Purana..some movie! (laughter)
Vedas give us all kinds of good advise, but some of this advise is not relevant to our self realization. It’s just..it gives really good advise, thats useful. This is written by great sages, as they tell us all so many things.
But this Bhagavat Purana is very special because it tells us the most important things we need to know, about purpose of life, self-realization!
HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture 18th September, 2005 Teluk Intan, Malaysia