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

WHAT ONE IS TO DO FOR MOKSHA

Hari Om In Bhagavata Purana, Sri Krishna's reply to Uddhava: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 19. Jnâna (knowledge), Vairâgya (dispassion), Vijnâna (direct knowledge), Sraddhâ (faith) Bhakti (Devotion), these are the requisites of Moksha. The nine (Prakriti, Purusha, Mahat. Ahankâra and the five Tanmatras), the eleven (five Jnânendriyas, five Karmendriyas and Manas), the five Bhûtas, the three (Gunas), … Continue reading WHAT ONE IS TO DO FOR MOKSHA

JNÂNA YOGA and BHAKTI YOGA

Hari Om JNÂNA YOGA - In Bhagavata Purana, Sri Krishna's reply to Uddhava: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 28. "Do not either praise or blame other men and their actions. Look upon all as one, pervaded by the same Prakriti and the same Purusha. By criticising others, the mind is directed to a false channel and it … Continue reading JNÂNA YOGA and BHAKTI YOGA

THE THREE PATHS: KARMA, JNÂNA AND BHAKTI

Hari Om In Bhagavata Purana, Sri Krishna's reply to Uddhava: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 20. Uddhava said: — "Karma is to be performed and Karma is not to be performed — both are Thy injunctions in the Vedas. The Vedas speak of merits and demerits in connection with Karma. They speak of Varna and Âsrama, of … Continue reading THE THREE PATHS: KARMA, JNÂNA AND BHAKTI

BONDAGE AND LIBERATION

Hari Om In Bhagavata Purana Sri Krishna's Reply to Uddhava: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 11. Uddhava asked: — "Âtmâ dwells in the transformations of the Gunas forming the body. Why should it not be bound down by the Gunas. Or if Âtmâ is free (like Akâsa) why should it be at all in bondage? What are … Continue reading BONDAGE AND LIBERATION

HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM THE OBJECTS OF THE SENSES? – Sri Krishna’s Answer to Uddhava

Hari Om From Bhâgavata Purâna SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 13. Uddhava asked: — "Generally people know that the objects of the senses lead them to misery. How is it, O Krishna, they still follow them, like dogs, donkeys and goats?" Sri Krishna replied: — "When in the heart of the undiscriminating man, the false perception of … Continue reading HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM THE OBJECTS OF THE SENSES? – Sri Krishna’s Answer to Uddhava