A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-1-6.




1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi -6.

So, the origin of action – everybody’s action, up to the action of the atom – is impelled by this great Action of the Purusha.

Really speaking, there are not many actions taking place in the world in terms of various individualities.

One Action is taking place, as the rumbling of thousands of waves in the ocean is actually the one action of the ocean itself.

Many actions are not taking place in the ocean; it is one impulse of the root and the heart of the bowels of the ocean that rises up as the waves.

One action is taking place in the ocean; One Action is taking place in this cosmos also.



The perishable nature of all things is called adhibhuta prapancha, the externalised projected form of physical nature.

The very fact of being external is a tendency to evolution and destruction.

Everything in this world evolves from the lower level to the higher level.

What is called evolution is nothing but the destruction of the earlier process for the birth of a new process.

This takes place in one’s own body in the form of growth and decay, and it also happens in the world outside in a cosmic evolutionary process.

No one can live without dying in their earlier condition, and we could not have grown into the adults that we are if the earlier babyhood had not been transcended by the decomposition of those constituents of baby individuality into the adulthood in which we are placed now.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ..