Bhavas in Srimad Bhagavatam

The Fear of Death

The throat of a snake is only as thick as a needle. So when it catches a prey, it takes a tremendously long time to ingest it. The snake does not use its tongue to kill its prey. This is because
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When does one get Bhagavatam?

Srimad Bhagavatam is a narration of the glories of the Lord by Sage Suka to king Parikshit. Going by this logic, the Purana should have commenced with the story of Parikshit. But how does the
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The Seven forms of Life

A person can take birth as any of the seven life forms: Devas, humans, terrestrial animals, aerial life forms, crawling creatures, aquatic beings and plants. In Srimad Bhagavatam, we see that it was
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Sage Suka’s test

In the second canto, Sage Suka tells Parikshit that one gets different things in life by propitiating to different deities. By propitiating to Kubera, one becomes wealthy etc. Similarly, Lord Shiva
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Grace of God for the worldly

One should get the grace of the Lord before entering into worldly affairs. With the grace of the Lord protecting you, you will be least affected by the world, just like the kid who holds a pole
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Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi has 8 different forms ( “Ashta Lakshmi”), bestowing eight different kinds of wealth to those who propitiate Her. That is the reason why Sage Suka narrates the appearance of
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The Curse of a Brahma Jnani

The curse of a Brahma Jnani is indeed very powerful. When the Lord wishes to destroy something that is under His own protection, He accomplishes it only by means of a curse from the mouth of a
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Bhavas in Srimad Bhagavatam – 2

Sri Sri Swamiji expounded the Bhagavata Mahapurana for seven days in March 2008 at Guruvayoor. Innumerable bhavas sprung forth during His discourses. Nama Dwaar shares with its readers a few of
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The Purana for Nama

In the first Canto, Sage Suta talks about the great Purana called Srimad Bhagavatam with the following sloka: Idam bhAgavatam nAma purANam brahma samhitam | (…such is the Purana by name
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An avatar for the fairer sex

Women are forbidden from reciting the Vedas, learning the Shastras and performing Salagrama Pooja and the like. Hence the compassionate Lord came down on earth for the sheer purpose of bestowing
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