A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-1-7.



1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi -7.

Action is cosmic action, and the characteristic of all visible physical things is its perishable nature –

bhuta-bhava-udbhava-karh   visargah   karma-samjnitah (Gita 8.3);


adhibhutam   ksharo   bhavah   purushah-ca-adhidaivatam (Gita 8.4).

The Purusha, who is the principle of cosmic sacrifice as we have it described in the Purusha Sukta, is also the indwelling presence in all our hearts.

He is the source of individual sacrifices and right action, virtuous action, etc.

He is the impeller from the recesses of our own heart.

This is the source of individual impulses.

Adhiyajnoham evatra (Gita 8.4) – the field of activity is also God Himself.

God is the director of the drama of creation, as also the actor.

He does not employ people to act in the theatre.

He himself appears as all the actors in all forms of manifestation, and he also directs it from another point of view.

He is the performer as well as the witness of all performances.


Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ..