A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-2-2.


Chapter-2. The Process of Creation-2.

For instance, Suka Maharishi says :-

A human being has various desires, aspirations and longings.

Every longing can be fulfilled by adoration of a particular divinity.

If you aspire for radiance in your face, energy in your personality, and lustre in the whole of your being, then meditate on Brahmanaspati, who is the abode of all lustre; if you long for knowledge, enlightenment, wisdom, meditate on a person like Lord Siva; if you want health, vigour of personality and long life, offer your prostrations and adorations to Surya, the resplendent lord of the skies; if you want mental peace, balance of feeling, concentrate your mind on the moon as identical with yourself; if you want a warlike energy and strength in your person, meditate on Skanda, the generalissimo of the gods; and if you want to be free from every kind of obstacle along your successful approach in life, pray, offer your adoration to Ganapathi, or Ganesha Bhagavan, who is the remover of all obstacles.


But having said all these things, Suka concludes by giving his final opinion :-

Infinite desires can be fulfilled by infinite adorations of different varieties, summoning the angels in heaven in different ways, which are the upasanas as mentioned; but if you want nothing or want all things at the same time, then your heart should be devoted to the Supreme Narayana who is the mokshadata—the giver of liberation.


The condition to attain Narayana is that we want nothing or we want everything at the same time, because wanting everything is equal to wanting nothing.

The trouble is that we want only certain things, and not all things.

No one can humanly long for all things in the world at the same time.

But why does the mind make this discrimination in asking for things?

Why does it ask only for little things?

Here is the trouble with human nature :- it wants, but it does not want everything.

But in the condition of moksha, liberation, we have to either want everything or not want anything.

Akamah means one who has no desires of any kind; sarva-kamo va means one who has desires for all things at the same time.

Moksha-kama udara-dhih—whose intent is on liberation alone; such a person has to worship the Supreme Purusha.

That is the Great Person who superintends the whole creation—the Father in heaven, if we want to call Him so.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  .....


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