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Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.5.Introduction

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-5. ( Narada Maharishi Cursed by Prajapati Daksha )

Introduction :--

This chapter relates how all the sons of Daksha were delivered from the clutches of the material energy by following the advice of Narada,

who was therefore cursed by Daksha.

Influenced by the external energy of Lord Vishnu, Prajapati Daksha begot ten thousand sons in the womb of his wife, Pancajani.

These sons, who were all of the same character and mentality, were known as the Haryasvas.

Ordered by their father to create more and more population, the Haryasvas went west to the place where the River Sindhu (now the Indus) meets the Arabian Sea.

In those days this was the site of a holy lake named Narayaṇa-saras, where there were many saintly persons.

The Haryasvas began practicing austerities, penances and meditation, which are the engagements of the highly exalted renounced order of life.

However, when Sri Narada Maharishi saw these boys engaged in such commendable austeriti…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.54.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


sri suka uvaca

ity  uktva  misatas  tasya  bhagavan  visva  bhavanah,

svapnopalabdhartha   iva   tatraivantardadhe  harih.

sri sukah uvaca  =  Sukadeva Gosvami continued to speak;

iti  =  thus;

uktva  =  saying;

misatah tasya  =  while he (Dakṣa) was personally looking on;

bhagavan  =  the Supreme Personality of Godhead;

visva-bhavanah  =  who creates the universal affairs;

svapna-upalabdha-arthah  =  an object obtained in dreaming;

iva  =  like;

tatra  =  there;

eva  =  certainly;

antardadhe  =  disappeared;

harih  =  the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Sri  Suka  Maharishi continued: After the creator of the entire universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, had spoken in this way in the presence of Prajapati Daksha, He immediately disappeared as if He were an object experienced in a dream.

Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers ) END.

Next Chapter-5. ( Narada Muni Cursed by Praja…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.53.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


tvattodhastat  prajah   sarva  mithuni-bhuya   mayaya,

madiyaya  bhavishyanti  harishyanti  ca  me  balim.

tvattah  =  you;

adhastat  =  after;

prajah  =  the living entities;

sarvah  =  all;

mithuni-bhuya  =  having sex life;

mayaya  =  because of the influence or facilities given by the illusory energy;

madiyaya  =  My;

bhavishyanti  =  they will become;

harishyanti  =  they will offer;

ca  =  also;

me  =  unto Me;

balim  =  presentations.

After you give birth to many hundreds and thousands of children, they will also be captivated by My illusory energy and will engage, like You, in sexual intercourse. But because of My mercy to you and them, they will also be able to give Me presentations in devotion.

To be continued  ...

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.52.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam-52. { Now unite in sexual life as man and woman, and in this way, by sexual intercourse, you will be able to beget hundreds of children in the womb of this girl to increase the population. }

mithuna-vyavaya-dharmas  tvam

praja-sargam  imam  punah,


bhuriso  bhavayisyasi.

mithuna  =  of man and woman;

vyavaya  =  sexual activities;

dharmah  =  who accepts by religious performance;

tvam  =  you;

praja-sargam  =  creation of living entities;

imam  =  this;

punah  =  again;

mithuna  =  of man and woman united;

vyavaya-dharminyam  =  in her according to the religious performance of sexual intercourse;

bhurisah  =  manifold;

bhavayishyasi  =  you will cause to be.

The Lord says in Bhagavad-gita (7.11) :

 "dharmaviruddho bhuteshu kamosmi" : -

“I am sex that is not contrary to religious principles.”

Sexual intercourse ordained by the Supreme Personality of Godhead is dharma, a…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.51.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


eṣa  pancajanasyanga

duhita  vai  prajapateh,

asikni  nama  patnitve

prajesa  pratigṛhyatam.

eṣa  =  this;

pancajanasya  =  of  Pancajana;

anga  =  O My dear son;

duhita  =  the daughter;

vai  =  indeed;

prajapateh  =  another prajapati;

asikni  nama  =  of  the  name  Asikni;

patnitve  =  as your wife;

prajesa  =  O prajapati;

pratigṛhyatam  =  let her be accepted.

O My dear son Dakhsa, Prajapati Pancajana has a daughter named Asikni, whom I offer to you so that you may accept her as your wife.

To be continued  ...

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.49 & 50.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam-49 & 50. { When the chief lord of the universe, Lord Brahma [Svayambhu], having been inspired by My energy, was attempting to create, he thought himself incapable. Therefore I gave him advice, and in accordance with My instructions he underwent extremely difficult austerities. Because of these austerities, the great Lord Brahma was able to create nine personalities, including you, to help him in the functions of creation. }

sa  vai  yada   mahadevo  mama viryopabrmhitah,

mene  khilam  ivatmanam  udyatah svarga-karmani.

sah  =  that Lord Brahma;

vai  =  indeed;

yada  =  when;

maha-devah  =  the chief of all the demigods;

mama  =  My;

virya-upabrmhitah  =  being increased by the potency;

mene  =  thought;

khilam  =  incapable;

iva  =  as if;

atmanam  =  himself;

udyatah  =  attempting;

svarga-karmani  =  in the creation of the universal affairs;


atha  mebhihito  devas  tapotapyata…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.48.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam-48. { I am the reservoir of unlimited potency, and therefore I am known as unlimited or all-pervading. From My material energy the cosmic manifestation appeared within Me, and in this universal manifestation appeared the chief being, Lord Brahmā, who is your source and is not born of a material mother. }

mayy  anantagunenante  gunato  gunavigrahah,

yadasit  tata  evadyah  svayambhuh  samabhud  ajah.

mayi  =  in Me;

ananta  gune  =  possessing unlimited potency;

anante  =  unlimited;

gunatah  =  from My potency known as māyā;

guna  vigrahah  =  the universe, which is a result of the modes of nature;

yada  =  when;

asit  =  it came into existence;

tatah  =  therein;

eva  =  indeed;

adyah  =  the first living being;

svayambhuh  =  Lord Brahma;

samabhut  =  was born;

ajah  =  although not from a material mother.

This is a description of the history of the universal creation.

The first cause is the Lord Himse…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.47.

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Slokam-47.  { Before the creation of this cosmic manifestation, I alone existed with My specific spiritual potencies. Consciousness was then unmanifested, just as one’s consciousness is unmanifested during the time of sleep. }

aham  evasam  evagre

nanyat  kincantaram  bahih,

samjnana-matram avyaktam

prasuptam  iva  visvatah.

aham  =  I, the Supreme Personality of Godhead;

eva  =  only;

asam  =  was;

eva  =  certainly;

agre  =  in the beginning, before the creation;

na  =  not;


kinca  =  anything;

antaram  =  besides Me;

bahih  =  external (since the cosmic manifestation is external to the spiritual world, the spiritual world existed when there was no material world);

samjnana-matram  =  only the consciousness of the living entities;

avyaktam  =  unmanifested;

prasuptam  =  sleeping;

iva  =  like;

visvatah  =  all over.

The word aham indicates a person. 
As e…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.46.

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Slokam-46. { My dear brahmana, austerity in the form of meditation is My heart, Vedic knowledge in the form of hymns and mantras constitutes My body, and spiritual activities and ecstatic emotions are My actual form. The ritualistic ceremonies and sacrifices, when properly conducted, are the various limbs of My body, the unseen good fortune proceeding from pious or spiritual activities constitutes My mind, and the demigods who execute My orders in various departments are My life and soul. }

tapo  me  hrdayam  brahmams

tanur  vidya  kriyakrtih,

angani  kratavo  jata

dharma  atmasavah  surah.

tapah  =  austerities like mental control, mystic yoga and meditation;

me  =  My;

hrdayam  =  heart;

brahman  =  O brahmana;

tanuh  =  the body;

vidya  =  the knowledge derived from Vedic scripture;

kriya  =  spiritual activities;

akrtih  =  form;

angani  =  the limbs of the body;


Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.45.

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Slokam-45. { Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, the Manus, all the other demigods in the higher planetary systems, and you prajapatis, who are increasing the population, are working for the benefit of all living entities. Thus you expansions of My marginal energy are incarnations of My various qualities. }

brahma  bhavo  bhavantas  ca

manavo  vibudhesvarah,

vibhutayo  mama  hy  eta

bhutanam  bhuti-hetavah.

brahma  =  Lord Brahma;

bhavah  =  Lord Siva;

bhavantah  =  all of you prajapatis;

ca  =  and;

manavah  =  the Manus;

vibudha-isvarah  =  all the different demigods (such as the sun, the moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter, who are all in charge of various activities for the welfare of the world);

vibhutayah  =  expansions of energy;

mama  =  My;

hi  =  indeed;

etah  =  all these;

bhutanam  =  of all the living entities;

bhuti  =  of welfare;

hetavah  =  causes.

There are various types…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.44.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


pritoham   te   prajanatha  yat  tesyodbrmhanam  tapah,

mamaisha  kamobhutanam   yad  bhuyasur  vibhutayah.

pritah  =  very much pleased;
aham  =  I
te  =  with you;
praja  natha  =  O king;
yat  =  because;
te  =  your;
asya  =  of this material world;
udbrmhanam  =  causing increase;
tapah  =  austerity;
mama  =  My;
esha  =  this;
kamah  =  desire;
bhutanam  =  of the living entities;
yat  =  which; 
bhuyasuh  =   may there be;
vibhutayah  =  advancement in all respects.
"O  King Daksha, you have performed extreme austerities for the welfare and growth of the world. 
My desire also is that everyone within this world be happy. 
I am therefore very pleased with you because you are endeavoring to fulfill My desire for the welfare of the entire world." 

After every dissolution of the material cosmos, all the living entities take shelter in the body of the Supreme Lord, and when creation take…

Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.43.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


sri-bhagavan uvaca

pracetasa maha-bhaga

samsiddhas tapasa bhavan

yac chraddhaya mat-paraya

mayi bhavam param gatah

sri-bhagavan uvaca  =  the Supreme Personality of Godhead said;

pracetasa  =  O My dear Pracetasa;

maha-bhaga  =  O you who are so fortunate;

samsiddhah  =  perfected;

tapasa  =  by your austerities;

bhavan  =  your good self;

yat  =  because;

sraddhaya  =  by great faith;

mat-paraya  =  whose object is Me;

mayi  =  in Me;

bhavam  =  ecstasy;

param  =  supreme;

gatah  =  attained.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O most fortunate Prācetasa, because of your great faith in Me, you have attained the supreme devotional ecstasy. Indeed, because of your austerities, combined with exalted devotion, your life is now successful. You have achieved complete perfection.

As the Lord Himself confirms in Bhagavad-gita (8.15), one reaches the highest perfection when he attains the fortune of rea…