Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 12 Chapter 8:46-49

Book 12: Chapter 8

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 12: Chapter 8: Verses 46-49

Therefore, on realizing this truth, 0 Lord, men of wisdom in this world worship Your manifestation in the form of Lord Narayana, (which is made up of Sattvaunmixed with Rajas and Tamas and) which is (so) dear to (the heart of) Your devotees; for the followers of the Pahcaratra school recognize Sattva (alone) and no other Guna to be the manifestation of the Supreme Person and through Sattva (alone) is attained (by them) the Lord's realm as well as (the state of) fearlessness and the bliss of Self-Realization. Hail to You, the aforesaid Lord, the Inner Controller (of all), all-pervading as well as existing in the form of the universe, the Preceptor of the universe, the Supreme Deity appearing in the forms of the immaculate Sage Narayana and Nara (the foremost of all the Jivas), who have controlled Your speech and promoted the cult of the Vedas. He whose judgment is clouded by Your Maya (deluding potency) and whose intellect is bewildered in following the paths of the misguiding senses does not, as is well-known, cognize You, even though present in his own senses, vital airs and heart, as well as in the objects of the senses (as the Inner Controller of all). The selfsame man, though ignorant only at the beginning, directly cognizes You on obtaining an insight into the Veda revealed by You, the Preceptor of all ! bow to the Supreme Person (in You), whose vision, that reveals the secret of the Self, can be, obtained (only) through the Veda and about whose true nature (even) sages -the foremost of whom is Brahma (the birthless creator), feel bewildered, though striving (to realize it through Sankhya and Yoga etc.)-(nay) who assumes (presents Himself in) a character conforming to the conception of all (the various) schools of thought, and whose light (in the form of the Self) is screened by the body (and other limitations).

Thus ends the eighth discourse in Book Twelve of the great and

glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita..



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