Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 11 Chapter 6:1-9

Book 11: Chapter6

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 11: Chapter 6: Verses 1-9

Sri Suka began again: Now (when Narada had finished his discourse to Vasudeva and left Dwaraka), Brahma, surrounded by his sons (Sanaka and others), the gods and the lords of creation, arrived and so did Lord Siva, the Ruler of those that have gone by as well as those that are yet to come, accompanied by goblins. (Similarly) the glorious indra with the Maruts (the forty-nine wind-gods), the Adityas (sons of Aditi), the (eight) Vasus, the (two) Aswins, the Rbhus, the Ahgiras, the (eleven) Rudras, the (class of) gods known as the Viwedevas and the Sadhyas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Nagas, Siddhas, Caranas and Guhyakas (Yaksas), Rsis as well as manes, accompanied by Vidyadharas and Kinnaras-all went to Dwaraka, eager to see Sri Krsna, who captivated the mind of the (entire) human race, in that (charming) form by which He spread in (all) the (three) worlds a glory that destroyed the sins of the whole universe. in that brilliant city abounding in all kinds of superior wealth they saw Sri Krsna of wonderful beauty with unsatiated eyes. Covering Sri Krsna, the foremost among the Yadus, with flowers that can be had in heaven (alone), they praised the Lord of the universe by means of (laudatory) hymns couched in charming words and full of charming ideas. The gods said : With our reason and senses, body, mind and speech, 0 Lord ! we bow to Your lotus-feet, which are meditated upon in the heart by those who are full of devotion and seek to be freed from the stout shackles of Karma. 0 invincible Lord ! presiding over the (three) Gunas born of Your Maya You create, preserve and destroy this manifest inconceivable universe in Yourself through Your Maya consisting of the three Gunas, and yet remain ever unaffected by these actions, being free from (all) blemish (in the form of likes and dislikes etc.), and since You remain completely absorbed in the unobscured Bliss which constitutes Your (very) nature. 0 praiseworthy and supreme Lord ! purification of men of impure mind is not so radically effected through worship, study of scriptures, (acts of) charity, austerities, ritual acts etc., as of pure-minded persons through mature and genuine faith, developed by (constant) hearing, in Your glory.



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