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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 7: Brief Description of the Past and Coming Avatâras

(12) He who became the Manu [called Satyavrata, 'the truth-abiding one'] at the end of the epoch saw Lord Matsya ['the fish'] who as the stay of the earth offered shelter to all living beings [in the form of a boat during the deluge]. The Vedas that because of the great fear for the waters came forth from my mouth then were taken up by Him who sported there.

(22) For the purpose of diminishing the increasing dominance of the ruling class the great soul [Lord Paras'urâma], the Ultimate Spiritual Truth in person, removed all the thorns from the world who strayed from the path and opted for a hellish life. He awfully powerful for that purpose wielded His transcendental hatchet twenty-one times.

Chapter 8: Questions by King Parîkchit

King Parîkchit questions Sukadeva Gosvâmi
(7) Can you from your self-knowledge, tell me whether the living being itself not being material,
oh brahmin, takes up a material body accidentally or whether it does so because of some reason?

 Chapter 9: Answering by Citing the Lord's Version

King Parîkchit questions Sukadeva Gosvâmi

(18) Creator of the Universe, who was overwhelmed by the sight of that audience, with his heart full of ecstasy and his body full of divine love bowed down with tears in his eyes before the lotus feet of the Lord that constitute the path followed by the great liberated souls.

Chapter 10: Bhâgavatam is the Answer to all Questions

King Parîkchit questions Sukadeva Gosvâmi

(1) S'uka said: 'In this [book, the S'rîmad Bhâgavatam] the following [ten] subjects are discussed: primary creation [sarga], how the interactions of life and the lifeless came about [visarga], the planetary order [sthâna], the maintenance of belief [poshana], the impetus for action [ûtaya], the administrative eras [manvantaras], stories about the Lord's appearances [îs'a-anukathâ], renouncing a material life [nirodha], liberation in devotional service [mukti] and the shelter [the refuge of Krishna, âs'raya].

King Parîkchit questions Sukadeva Gosvâmi

(11) Residing in these waters of His own creation for a thousand celestial years He became known by the name of Nârâyana
['to follow the path of Nâra'] because these waters [nârâ]
emanated from the Supreme Person [from Nara].

King Parîkchit questions Sukadeva Gosvâmi

Thus the second Canto of the S'rîmad Bhâgavatam ends named: The Cosmic Manifestation.

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