Story of Ajâmila From The Bhagavata Purana

SKANDHA VI. CHAP. 1-3. Râjâ Parikshit asked how men could avoid Naraka. SUKA replied: — It is by Prâyaschitta (expiation) that men can avoid Naraka. But it is not Vedic Prâyaschitta, not fasting by Chândrâyana and other Vratas. These Vedic performances cannot root out vicious tendencies, for the performer is seen again to indulge in … Continue reading Story of Ajâmila From The Bhagavata Purana

KAPILA’S INSTRUCTION TO HIS MOTHER DEVAHÛTI – From The Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om From Srimad Bhagavatam, SKANDHA III., CHAP. 25-33. We now come to an important part of the Bhâgavata Purâna, the teachings of Kapila to his mother in the Yoga philosophy of the Bhagavat Purâna. They adapt the Sânkhya and the Yoga systems to Bhakti or devotion. For a full knowledge of the teachings I … Continue reading KAPILA’S INSTRUCTION TO HIS MOTHER DEVAHÛTI – From The Bhagavata Purana

PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA XII. CHAP. 4 (From the Bhagavata Purana ) Four thousand Yugas form one day of Brahmâ. This is also the period of one Kalpa, during which fourteen Manus appear. The night of Brahmâ follows for an equally long period. The three worlds — Bhûr, Bhuvar and Svar then come to an end. … Continue reading PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana

THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA IV. CHAP. 8-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) Uttânapâda is one of the sons of the First Manu. Uttânapâda means "with uplifted foot". This perhaps refers to the period when the Jiva, having still the spiritual element strong in him, was not fixed in the course of material descent, but had one foot … Continue reading THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA VIII. CHAP. 5-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) In the fight with the Asuras, the Devas lost their lives. They fell down and did not rise up again. By the curse of Durvâsas, Indra and the three Lokas became shorn of Srî or Lakshmî (wife of Vishnu in Vaikuntha: Preservative energy). Consequently there … Continue reading THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana

Philosophy of RÂSA (Rasakreeda or Rasalila) – From The Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om The Bhagavata Purana - SKANDHA X. CHAP. 29-33. Suka said: — "Seeing those autumnal nights, gay with Mallika flowers, Bhagavân wished to enjoy Himself by resort to Yogamâyâ." (It looks odd that there should be a show of conquering the God of love by enjoyment of others' wives. But it is really not … Continue reading Philosophy of RÂSA (Rasakreeda or Rasalila) – From The Bhagavata Purana

ÂTMÂ A REFUTATION OF THE SCHOOL OF JAIMINI – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM - SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 10. Sri Krishna continued: — (Self-study is the first stage. It leads to the power of discrimination. Without self study no progress is possible. Therefore Sri Krishna speaks of it as an essential condition. He then goes on to the next stage of preparation.) "Subject to what … Continue reading ÂTMÂ A REFUTATION OF THE SCHOOL OF JAIMINI – From the Bhagavata Purana

24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om The “Avatar” or divine descendent refers to the Supreme Lord taking a brief human form for his own purposes, which are considered to refer to the welfare of the world or universe, which is His own creation. Potentially, Jiva in every being is in the sense an Avatar, which is best expressed by … Continue reading 24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

BHAKTI YOGA, MEDITATION and THE SIDDHIS

Hari Om Sri Krishna - Uddhava Conversation in the Bhagavata Purana: BHAKTI YOGA SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 14. "O Krishna, thou speakest of Bhakti Yoga. Others speak of other expedients. Are they all same or is any one of them superior to others?" Sri-Krishna replied: — "The tendencies of men are different, according to the differences … Continue reading BHAKTI YOGA, MEDITATION and THE SIDDHIS

ON RE-INCARNATION, FORBEARANCE, SANKYA and GUNAS

Hari Om In Bhagavata Purana, Sri Krishna and Uddhava Conversation: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 22. Uddhava asked: — "Those that are turned away from Thee take on and give up bodies. Tell me something about rebirth." Sri Krishna replied: — "The mind of men imprinted with karma moves with the five senses from body to body. … Continue reading ON RE-INCARNATION, FORBEARANCE, SANKYA and GUNAS