Question: Sometimes question arises that Maharaja Pariksit being such a great devotee, why did he put the dead snake around the neck of the great sage? What should we understand from this act of Pariksit Maharaja?

Jayapataka Swami: We can understand that the Lord put him into some illusion, so that the Srimad Bhagavatam could be spoken. But the sage, he didn’t consider it as a serious offence. Certainly it is not worth cursing the emperor to death. If someone does this in the...