Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 4:42-46

Book 10: Fourth Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 4: Verses 42-46

He is unquestionably the ruler of all the gods, a (sworn) enemy of the demons and indeed the indweller of (all) hearts. All the gods including Siva and Brahma (the four-faced creator) have their origin in Him. Hence to extirpate the Rsis-this constitutes the (most effective) means of killing Visnu. Sri Suka proceeded further : Having thus fully deliberated with his wicked advisers, the evil-minded demon, Kamsa, thought the massacre of Brahmanas as conducive to his good, enmeshed as he was by the snare of Death. ommanding the demons-who were fond of persecuting others and could assume any form they liked-to oppress the righteous in all quarters, Kamsa retired into the palace. The demons, whose disposition was predominantly Rajasika (turbulent) and whose understanding was clouded with Tamoguna (obtuseness), and whose death was near, acted inimically towards the virtuous. (45) An outrage done to an exalted soul brings to an end a man's life, fortune, glory, religious merit, his title to the higher worlds as well as his desired objects, nay, all blessings.

Thus ends the fourth discourse in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita..


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