Srimad Bhagavata: The Holy Book of God - Volume Four (Skandhas XI-XII)

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Author: Translated By Swami Tapasyananda
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9788178838359
Pages: 260
Other Details 10.0" X 7.5"
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Srimad Bhagavata, which comes under the category of scriptural Texts called the Puranas, consists of eighteen thousand and odd verses, and is a veritable encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy put in an epic form that is both devotional and poetic. It devotional and poetic. It depicts pure devotion, expressed as unmotivated service of the Divine and of all living beings considered as the tabernacle of God.

Pious Hindus consider daily reading of the Text an important spiritual discipline in life for generation devotion and the spirit of dedicated to God.

Any person, whatever his religion, will find himself spiritually enriched by a close study of this Text.


Prologue   1
Chapter 1 The Curse of Holy Men on the Yadavas 5-7
  Destruction of Yadavas the Events  
Chapter 2 Sermon of the Navayogis I 8-14
  Vasudeva's Question to Narada-Narada's Answer-Kavi on Bhagavata Dharma-Hari on Bhagavatottama  
Chapter 3 Sermon of the Navayogis II 14-21
  Antariksha on Maya-Prabuddha on Bhagavata Dharma-Parabhakti or Supreme Devotion-Pippalayana on Narayana-The Atman-Avirhotra on Vaidika Worship-Tantrika Mode of Worship  
Chapter 4 Sermon of the Vavayogis III 21-24
  Drumila on Incarnation-Nara-Narayana-Other incarnation  
Chapter 5 Sermon of the Navayogis IV 25-30
  Chamasa on the Worldly-minded-Misinterpretation of Veda-Karabhajana on Worship-The Greatness of Kaliyuga-Exhortation to Vasudeva  
Chapter 6 Krishna on the Eve of His Ascension 31-36
  Hymn of the Devas-End of earthly Sojourn-Uddhava seeking Refuge  
Chapter 7 Krishna's Instruction: Avadhuta's Sermon on His Teachers I 36-43
  Krishna's Exhortation-Uddhava seeks Instruction-The spiritual Essence in Man-Avadhuta questioned by Yadu-Gurus of the Avadhuta: Earth-Air, Sky, Water and Fire-Moon, Fire and Sun-Lesson from the Bird Kapota  
Chapter 8 Avadhuta's Sermon on His Teachers II 44-48
  Lesson from the Python-Lesson from the Ocean and the Moth-Lesson from the Honey-bee-Lesson from the Elephant-Lesson from the Honey-gatherer-Lesson from the Deer-Lesson from the Fish-Lesson from Pingala-Pingala on Renunciation  
Chapter 9 Avadhuta's Sermon on His Teachers III 48-52
  Lesson from Osprey etc.-Lesson from a Girl's Bangles-Lesson from the Arrow-smith-Lesson from the Snake-Lesson from the Spider-Lesson from the Worm-Lesson from one's Body-The Avadhuta on himself  
Chapter 10 Limitations of Vedic Ritualism 52-57
  Duties of a Devotee of the Lord-Guru: His Service and Function-Limitation o Vedic Ritualism-Consequences of evil Action-The Lord as Time the Consumer-Who is a Holy Man?  
Chapter 11 Bondage and Freedom 57-62
  The Atman and his Bondage-The Bound and the Free-Path of Devotion-The Holy Man and his Ways-Ways o Devotion and Worship  
Chapter 12 Holy Association 64-65
  The Sanctifying Power of Holy Association-Supreme Example of the Gopikas-Divine Manifestation  
Chapter 13 The Song of the Swan 66-71
  How Sattva develops Bhakti and Illumination-How to avoid Sense Slavery-Hamsavatara-The Conquest of the Mind-Spiritual Awakening-State of the Awakened One-The Lord as Support of Values  
Chapter 14 Bhakti as the Supreme Means of Spiritual Fulfilment 71-75
  Diversity of Vedic Interpretation-The Supremacy of Devotion-The Practice of Meditation  
Chapter 15 Siddhis or Powers 76-79
  Primary and Secondary Siddhis-Means to acquire Siddhis-Siddhi, an Obstacle  
Chapter 16 Manifestations of Divine Glory 79-83
Chapter 17 Varnashrama: Brahmacharin and Grihastha 84-89
  How to augment Devotion-Varnas: Their Characteristics-Brahmacharin's Duties-Life-long Brahmacharin's Duties-Brahmana Householder's Duties-Duties in Times of Danger-Salvation in Householder's Life  
Chapter 18 Varnashrama: Vanaprastha and the Sannyasin 90-95
  Vanaprastha's Way of Life-Sannyasin's Way of Life-Parama-hamsa's Way of Life-More on a Sannyasin's Way of Life-Premature Sannyasa: its Evils-Salvation through Performance of Ashrama Dharmas  
Chapter 19 The Spiritual Goal: A Comprehensive Account 95-100
  Jnana, Vijnana and Vairagya-Bhakti Yoga-Questions of Uddhava-Yama and Niyama-Spiritual Excellences  
Chapter 20 Bhakti, Jnana and Karma Yogas 100-105
  Is the Distinction between Good and bad Absolute? -Types of spiritual Communion-The spiritual Value of Human Body-Yoga as Restraint of Mind-Difficulties of Aspirants-The Self-sufficiency of the Path of Devotion  
Chapter 21 The Sphere of Virtue and Vice 105-110
  A Theory of Good and Bad-The Pure and the Impure-Relativity of Moral Values-Moral Degradation-Purpose of Vedic Ritualism-Indirectness of the Veda  
Chapter 22 The Unaffected Atman 110-117
  Why Philosophers Differ-The Categories: Varying Enumerations-How the Atman can be different from the Body-The Phenomenon of Death-The unaffected Atman-Bondage and Awakening  
Chapter 23 Song of the Mendicant 118-125
  The Brahmana of Avanti-He becomes a Mendicant-Mendicant persecuted-Mind as Cause o Samsara-The Unaffected Atman-I-sense as the Experiencer of Samsara  
Chapter 24 Philosophy of Creation and Dissolution 125-128
  Prakriti and Purusha-Evolution of Prakriti-The Lokas-Brahman as unchanging Reality-Pralaya  
Chapter 25 Gunas and Freedom from Them 128-132
  Man's Character and Gunas-Dominance of a particular Guna-Gunas and Man's Spiritual Progress-Liberation from Gunas  
Chapter 26 Exhortation to Avoid Evil Company 132-135
  Example of Pururavas-Soliloquy: Evils of Sensuality-The vile Body-Avoid evil Company-Holy Men and The Effect of their Company  
Chapter 27 Kriya Yoga or Devotional Ritualism 136-141
  Universal Communion-The Images for Worship-Invoking of Divine Presence-Procedures of Worship-Homa or Worship through Fire-Concluding Items of Worship-The Merits of ritualistic Worship  
Chapter 28 Jnana Yoga 142-148
  Falsity of worldly Values-Whose is Bondage-Knowledge and its Method-The State of the Knowing One-Some obstacles to Yoga  
Chapter 29 Concluding Instruction to Uddhava 148-154
  Excellence of Bhagavata-Dharma-Universal Adoration-The Glory of These Teachings-Uddhava advised to go to Badari  
Chapter 30 The Fratricidal Holocaust 154-158
  Forebodings-Destruction of the Yadavas-Krishna shot at by Hunter-Daruka's Meeting with Krishna  
Chapter 31 Krishna's Ascent and After 159-161
  The Lord's Exit-Aftermath of Krishna's Exit  
Prologue   162-163
Chapter 1 Royal Dynasties and Their Degeneration 164-167
  Pradyotas and Sisunagas-The Nine Nandas-The Mauryas and the Sungas-The Kanvas and other Rulers-Yavanas Turushkas and Abhiras-People reduced to the State of Mlech-chas  
Chapter 2 Progress of Kali 167-171
  The all-round Degeneration in Kali Yuga-Incarnation of Kalki and Advent of Kritayuga-Life a Vanity Fair  
Chapter 3 How to Overcome the Evils of Kali 171-176
  Vanity of Kingly Ambitions-Generating Renunciation the Object of Accounts of Kings-Evils of Kali-Adoration of the Lord the Panacea for the Evils of Kali  
Chapter 4 The Four of Pralayas 176-181
  Naimittika Pralaya-Prakrita Pralaya-Atyantika Pralaya or Moksha-Nitya Pralaya-The Glory of the Bhagavata  
Chapter 5 Last Words of Sri Suka 181-183
  The Atman is Deathless-The Atman and the Embodied Being-The Triumph of the Spirit  
Chapter 6 Salvation of Parikshit and After 183-191
  Parikshit's Illumination and Suka's Departure-Takshaka bites the King-Serpent Sacrifice of Janamejaya-Suta's Reflections-The Philosophy of Sound and the Origin of the Veda-Division into Rik, Sama, Yajus and Atharva- Origin of Taittiriya Recensions-Yajus, Kanva and Madhyandina Recensions-Sama Hymns  
Chapter 7 Characteristics of the Puranas 191-193
  Atharva Veda-Puranas and their Characterstics-The Enumeration of the Puranas  
Chapter 8 The Greatness of Markandeya 194-199
  Story of Markandeya-Indra's Attempt to disturb Markandeya's Tapas-Appearance of Nara-Narayana-Markandeya's Hymn  
Chapter 9 Markandeya's Vision of the Lord's Maya 199-203
  Markandeya's Desire to Experience the Lord's Yogamaya-The Vision of the Deluge-The Lord as Infant Lying on Banyan Leaf-Vision of the Infant as Cosmic Being  
Chapter 10 Lord Siva Blesses Markandeya 203-207
  Lord Siva and Markandeya-Siva at Markandeya's Ashrama-Offering of Boons to Markandeya-Markandeya's Reaction to the Offer of Boons-The Greatness of Markandeya  
Chapter 11 The Divine Form Explained 207-212
  The Cosmic Form of the Lord-The Symbolism of the Paraphernalia of Mahavishnu-The Vyuhas-The Sun and his Movements  
Chapter 12 The Contents of the Bhagavata 212-219
  First and second Skandhas-The third Skandha-Skandhas four to seven-Eighth and ninth Skandhas-Tenth and eleventh Skandhas-The Twelfth Skandha-Devotion to God the Only Topic of the Bhagavata-The Merits of studying the Bhagavata-Salutation to the Lord  
Chapter 13 Concluding Salutations 219-222
  Salutations-Puranas and their Extent-Uniqueness of the Bhagavata among the Puranas  
Chapter I Metaphysics of the Bhagavata 223-228
  The Bhagavata and Advaita-Schools of Advaita-A new Theory of Scriptural Exegesis-Bheda-abheda Mysticism-Vedanta in its two Phases-Theistic Absolutism  
Appendix II Theology of the Bhagavata 229-241
  The Theory of the Padas of Brahman-Krishna Conception versus Vishnu Conception-World Manifestation and Salvation-Brahman, Paramatman and Bhagavan: The Denotation of the Terms-Tripad-vibhuti-Mahanarayanopanishad and the Bhagavata-The Epiphanies of Mahavishnu: The Vyuhas-The Gunavataras-The Leelavataras-Other Classifications of Avataras-Avatara as an Infilling (Avesa) of Anugraha-Sakti or Redeeming Power  
Appendix III Glossary 242-246
Appendix IV General Index 247-250
Appendix V Index to Hymns 251


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