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A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-4.24.

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23/02/2017.

 4 : The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata-24.


Then the Skandha continues with the description of the whole process of creation—how the body of individuals is formed. The whole creation process is, in some ways, similar to the one we studied in the Second and Third Skandhas of the Srimad Bhagavata. The great wisdom of the structure of the universe and the power of the Supreme Being are described in this discourse called the Rahugana-Bharata Samvada in the Fifth Skandha of the Srimad Bhagavata.

There is also a beautiful story, called Puranjana Upakhyana. Puranjana was a king who was attached to the glamours of sense. He was caught up in the lure of maya and everything was beautiful for him, until it was time for him to depart from this world. I am not going into the details of this story now.

Puranjana represents the caught-up individual who is deluded by the Disneyland, as it were, of this world, where we do not know what we are seeing. Everything …

A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-4.23.

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14/02/2017.

4: The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata-23.

Then the great discourse of Bharata is narrated in the beautiful language of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana.

The whole world is compared to a forest, where animals like human beings are moving in search of their grub.

This is a wild jungle.

This entire world is compared to a forest where we can find anything anywhere, and also nothing anywhere.

Ignorant, animal-like individuals lose their sense of propriety and do not want to know what the purpose of their existence actually is.

They move in this forest like prowling tigers, like predators.

This is to be properly understood.

Do we think that the world is a pleasure garden?

It is no such thing.

It is full of thorns, a jungle which is to be feared.

It is better that we get free of this jungle as early as possible.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued ..


A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-4.22.

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07/02/2017.

4: The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata-22.

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When the king heard these words he was surprised, and understood that this was not an ordinary person.

II.
He came down from the palanquin, prostrated himself, and said, “O great sadhu! Bless me.

III.
I did not know who you are.

IV.
If I have committed any mistake, please pardon me. Instruct me.

V.
Tell me who you are, masquerading as a human being.

VI.
Perhaps you are some divinity, a god.

VII.
I do not know who you are. Please tell me. I have made a mistake. Pardon me, again and again, O sadhu! Tell me who you are.”

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued ..