Srimad Bhagavatam is verily the "Sri Krishna Samhita" of the Universe.
The Sanskrit word Samhita means Bible. This great text has 18000 Slokams (verses), 335 Chapters, 12 Skandhams (Sub divisions) .A complete history of Vedic Culture, and covers the Tatvam (Essence) of the classical collections of Puranas.
Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3. 22.
Slokam-s -22. ( Devotional service, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, is the ultimate religious principle for the living entity in human society.)
etavan eva loke smin pumsam dharmah parah smrtah,
bhakti-yogo bhagavati tan-nama-grahanadibhih.
etavan = this much;
eva = indeed;
loke asmin = in this material world;
pumsam = of the living entities;
dharmah = the religious principles;
parah = transcendental;
smrtah = recognized;
bhakti-yogah = bhakti-yoga, or devotional service;
bhagavati = to the Supreme Personality of Godhead (not to the demigods);
tat = His;
nama = of the holy name;
grahana-adibhih = beginning with chanting.
As stated in the previous slokam, dharmam bhagavatam,
real religious principles,
the principles described in Srimad-Bhagavatam itself or in Bhagavad-gita, the preliminary study of the Bhagavatam.
What are these principles?
The Bhagavatam says,
"dharmah projjhita-kaitavotram " : [SB 1.1.2]
in Srimad-Bhagavatam there are no cheating religious systems.
Everything in the Bhagavatam is directly connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
After chanting the holy name of the Lord and dancing in ecstasy, one gradually sees the form of the Lord, the pastimes of the Lord and the transcendental qualities of the Lord.
This way one fully understands the situation of the Personality of Godhead.
One can come to this understanding of the Lord, how He descends into the material world, how He takes His births and what activities He performs, but one can know this only by executing devotional service.
As stated in Bhagavad-gita :
"bhaktya mam abhijanati" : [ Gita : Ch-18. Slo-55. ]
"simply by devotional service one can understand everything about the Supreme Lord."
If one fortunately understands the Supreme Lord in this way, the result is "tyaktva deham punar janma naiti" :
[ Gita : Ch-4. Slo-9 ]
"after giving up his material body, he no longer has to take birth in this material world. Instead, he returns home, back to Godhead. That is the ultimate perfection. "
Therefore Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita ( Ch-8. Slo-15 ) :
“After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogīs in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.”
sura-pujitani = who are worshiped by the demigods;
durdarsa-lingani = possessing forms not easily seen;
maha-adbhutani = greatly wonderful;
rakshanti = they protect;
tat-bhakti-matah = the devotees of the Lord;
parebhyah = from others who are inimical;
mattah = from me (Yamaraja) and my order carriers;
ca = and;
martyan = the human beings;
atha = thus;
sarvatah = from everything;
ca = and.
The order carriers of Lord Vishnu, who are worshiped even by the demigods, possess wonderful bodily features exactly like those of Vishnu and are very rarely seen. The Vishnudutas protect the devotees of the Lord from the hands of enemies, from envious persons and even from my jurisdiction, as well as from natural disturbances.
annam = food;
caranam = of those that move on wings;
acarah = the nonmoving (fruits and flowers);
hi = indeed;
apadah = the living entities without legs, like the grass;
pada - carinam = of the animals who move on legs, like the cows and buffalo;
ahastah = animals without hands;
hasta-yuktanam = of the animals with hands, like the tigers;
dvi-padam = of human beings, who have two legs;
ca = and;
catush-padah = the four-legged animals like the goat.
By nature’s arrangement, fruits and flowers are considered the food of insects and birds; grass and other legless living entities are meant to be the food of four-legged animals like cows and buffalo; animals that cannot use their front legs as hands are meant to be the food of animals like tigers, which have claws; and four-legged animals lik…
Chapter-3: Kapila’s Instructions to Devahuti - 17.
In the Third Book of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana we have an elaborate presentation of the instructions given by Maharishi Kapila to mother Devahuti.
Everyone should read this wondrous conversation between Sage Kapila and Devahuti for the variety of themes dealt with in this connection.
Among many other things which are very important from the point of view of a sadhaka, the emphasis that Rishi Kapila lays here is concentration on God as the Supreme Person.
The concept of God as a Person is pre-eminent in all religions. We cannot but conceive God as a Great Person, Whose limbs have to be the objects of our concentration. The minute details of this process are described by Kapila in these chapters.