A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-3.20.




Chapter-3: Kapila’s Instructions to Devahuti - 20.

That is the reason why God as a Supreme Person is considered as magnificently beautiful. It is a great art presented before us, an attraction which satisfies not only the mind, the feeling and the heart, but even the sense organs which seek the perception of beautiful form.

That is how Maharishi Kapila describes God as the Marvel of marvels. We also have this type of description in the vision of Narayana that was granted to Brahma, partly in the Second Book and in the early part of the Third Book of the Bhagavata.

God is always considered as a divine protector, a parent—a father and mother. The feelings of satisfaction, affection, and aesthetic completion go together in our worship of God. This is the reason why in every religion God is considered as a Supreme Person.


We also have in our scriptures the description of the Mahapurusha, Purushottama. Ato’smi loke vede ca prathitah purushottamah (B.G. 15.18), says Bhagavan Sri Krishna in the Bhagavadgita.

We cannot describe Him in any other manner except as Purushottama, the best of all purushas. Here the word ‘purusha’ does not connote a male being, but means an inclusiveness of all particulars, bereft of the distinction of male and female. We cannot say whether God is male or female, because that majesty is so complete that we cannot describe God section-wise or partially in terms of social connotations.

Swami Krishnananda
 To be continued  ...


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