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Question: I am very much eager to hear from your divine grace, the proper understanding of Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.7. “ Yasyam vai sruyamanayam, krsne parama puruse, bhaktir upadyate pumsah, soka moha bhaypaha. Translation: Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.” What should be the attitude of a devotee to earn that bhakti which can remove lamentation, illusion and fear?

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Jayapataka Swami: Eagerness. Laulyam. A strong desire to hear these scriptures which will awaken our dormant love for Krsna. All the great souls have said that the goal of life is to love the Lord with our heart, with our soul, body, mind, everything. So if that is awakened by listening to the Bhagavat dharma, the Bhagavat sastra, scripture, then we should be very eager to hear so we can awaken that dormant love for Krsna, that dormant love for God.