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 : 6.4. 4.
Chapter-4. ( The Hamsa-guhya Prayers )
Slokam : 4.
yada pracetasah putra dasa pracinabarhisah,
antah-samudrad unmagna dadrsur gam drumair vrtam.
sri-suka uvaca = Sri Suka Maharishi said;
yada = when;
pracetasah = the Pracetas;
putra = the sons;
dasa = ten;
pracinabarhisah = of King Pracinabarhi;
antah-samudrat = from within the ocean;
unmagna = emerged;
dadrsuh = they saw;
gam = the entire planet;
drumair vrtam = covered with trees.
Sri Suka Maharishi said: When the ten sons of Pracinabarhi emerged from the waters, in which they were performing austerities, they saw that the entire surface of the world was covered by trees.
When King Pracinabarhi was performing Vedic rituals in which the killing of animals was recommended, Narada Muni, out of compassion, advised him to stop.
Pracinabarhi understood Narada properly and then left the kingdom to perform austerities in the forest.
His ten sons, however, were performing austerities within the water, and therefore there was no king to see to the management of the world.
When the ten sons, the Pracetas, came out of the water, they saw that the earth was overrun with trees.
When the government neglects agriculture, which is necessary for the production of food, the land becomes covered with unnecessary trees.
Of course, many trees are useful because they produce fruits and flowers, but many other trees are unnecessary.
They could be used as fuel and the land cleared and used for agriculture.
When the government is negligent, less grain is produced.
the proper engagements for vaisyas, according to their nature, are to farm and to protect cows.
The duty of the government and the kshatriyas is to see that the members of the vaiśyas, who are neither brāhmaṇas nor kṣatriyas, are thus properly engaged. Kṣatriyas are meant to protect human beings, whereas vaisyas are meant to protect useful animals, especially cows.
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.