Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 and 6
The spiritual feelings and emotions portrayed by the characters in Srimad Bhagavatam become our own when we position ourselves in their shoes. Allow an irresistible sentiment of devotion to enter our hearts by trying to understand their exemplary attitudes and responses in trying situations. Also, get a glimpse of the workings and structure of the cosmos which lies hidden from the imperfect vision of modern cosmologists.
Enter fire and it will burn you
The nature of the material world is that it is entangling! Witness the wondrous working and influence of the material nature on a dispassionate renunciant, Maharaj Priyavrata, who enters her arena. His unexpected ‘entanglement,’ phenomenal activities, exalted dynasty, and finally liberation is a subject matter worth reading and contemplation.
Ideal rule, ideal teachings, ideal renunciation
Troubled by the monarchy of exploitative monarchs, the modern world transformed into a Secular state. Get the first-hand experience of the original servant monarch, King Risabhadev. An exemplary reign like his is sought by intelligent subjects. The incomparable rule, superexcellent activities, and teachings of King Rsabhadev, discussed in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, is inspirational for all time to come.
Carelessness – Lord saves but not without teaching a lesson
Are you callous and careless in your spiritual practices? You won’t remain after knowing the saga of King Bharat, whose little inattention cost him two extra births to attain the Absolute Truth.
Instructions from a palanquin carrier
Heard of stories wherein a king becomes a pauper and a pauper a king! In this narration, an ordinary palanquin carrier turns out to be a learned sage and the king to be an ignorant common man. Herein, Jada Bharata humbles King Rahugana by subduing his pride with words of knowledge. Exposing the happiness that pervades this world as mental concoctions, Jada Bharata uncovers the ignorance of King Rahugana about his real position.
Naked form of the material world
A word of caution! This narration exposes one’s sinful desire, one’s precarious situation in family life, one’s miscalculation of happiness, and worthless endeavors for happiness. A materially attached person might find this harsh truth to be unpalatable.
Seeing the unseen cosmos through the eyes of Scriptures
Be ready to make a leap of faith to accept the Vedic model of the universe. Imperfect senses see even the obvious things imperfectly. Scriptures are perfect. They show things as they are.
Eager to Sin? Think once
Hell and heaven are not myths. Of course, they are consciousness but places too. This narration describes the workings of the criminal department in cosmic management. A soul with criminal activity has no way to escape but to reform. The graphic description of 28 hells and the kind of punishment the accused undergo is dreadful.
The Glorious Holy name of the Lord
It is a story of a young pure-hearted Brahman who was led off in a most unruly fashion by the senses and the mind, in the association with a prostitute. Although destined to enter hell, still how he attains liberation by the utterance of the holy name of Narayana forms the central theme of this account.
Opposing services – common goal
This a practical example of how two bonafide servants can have two conflicting services from the same master. An instructive narrative of Prajapati Daksha and Narada Muni!
Pride – cometh before the fall
When a person becomes proud, he is already fallen. What happens later are just details! Srimad Bhagavatam showcases the mistakes of great personalities like Indra to warn practicing devotees against the evils of pride.
Opportunity for service even in curse
Behold the attractive qualities of a devotee, whose all activities are directed only for the pleasure of Lord Hari. This inspiring account of Maharaj Citraketu’s gold-standard devotional service beautifully portrays that a devotee lives to serve and dies to serve.
And Many more …..
Title: Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 & 6
Author : Bhaktivedanta Vidyapeeth
ISBN : 9789381283417
No. of Pages: 350
Item Weight : 700 g
Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 & 6
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