|Bhagavan Shree Yoga Hayagreeva|
In my annotation to "SHREE LAKSHMI-TANTRA" I have written that Kali-Yuga people often fail to understand Apaurusheya-Tattva.
Sorrowfully, the second inherent trait of Kali-Yuga people is Veda-Ninda. The respectful attitude to Puranas and even the Words of Acharyas is what Kali-yuga animals lack.
As Shreemati Bhu-Devi said in the Chapter 211 of "Shree Varaha-Purana".
"Shree Varaha-Purana", 211.33-36: "O Lord, in this fierce Kaliyuga we find people inclined to do sinful deeds like stealing the property of the Brahmin and also killing him.
They are inclined to do harm to the preceptor, the friend and the master and outrage the modesty of the wives of others.
They are drawn to steal the wealth of others, eat prohibited food and to denounce the Vedas and the Brahmins.
They are found to be dissemblers, not respecting decorum, proclaiming atheism".
The following is the excerpt from "Shree VenkataChala Mahatmyam", very brilliant passage, telling us about the Decorum of Puranas' Worship.
"Shree VenkataChala Mahatmyam", Chapter 27
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Those who listen to the Stories of Bhagavan Shree Hari always become great devotees. Those who cannot listen always may listen as long as possible.
Those who listen with devotion and attention get greater merit.
In the Kali age listening to Puranas and reciting the Names of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu are the best Paths leading to salvation.
One who knows Puranas has to be respected irrespective of his age or status.
Seated on a Vyasasana, the Puranic's seat, the expounder of Puranas should preach the Puranas.
The place for preaching Puranas should be a suitable one, preferably a Temple or the bank of a Holy River.
Listeners should pay keen attention to the Gurus and their teachings.
Those who merely hear without devotion derive no benefit at all.
The listeners should first worship the Purana and offer betels and gifts to the preacher and then listen to him.
Cursed are those who listen to Puranas chewing betel leaves and who listen seated on proscribed seats.
Those who blame Puranas are also damned. Those who talk illogically about Puranas, and those who never listen to Puranas get undesirable future births.
Those who disturb discourses on Puranas are also doomed.
Those who support Puranas and those who donate blankets or seats to those who expound Purnas are rewarded well.
Sinners, who listen to Puranas are also redeemed of their sins.
They attain the highest goal.