In spite of my inability, whatever I have been able to hear and whatever I could assimilate I am now describing in glorification of the Lord by pure speech, for otherwise my power of speaking would be worthless.
The highest perfection of humanity is to engage in discussions of the activities and glories of the Lord. Such activities are so nicely arranged in writing by the greatly learned sages that the true purpose of the ear is served just by being hearing them.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.6.36 – 37
Brahmā could see that on the water there was a gigantic lotus-like White Bed, the body of Śeṣa-nāga, on which the Personality of Godhead (Lord Vishnu) was lying alone. The whole atmosphere was illuminated by the rays of the jewels bedecking the hood of Śeṣa-nāga, and that illumination dissipated all the darkness of those regions.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.8.23
The material manifestation’s ultimate particle, which is indivisible and not formed into a body, is called the atom. It exists always as an invisible identity, even after the dissolution of all forms. The material body is but a combination of such atoms, but it is misunderstood by the common man.
Atoms are the ultimate state of the manifest universe. When they stay in their own forms without forming different bodies, they are called the unlimited oneness. There are certainly different bodies in physical forms, but the atoms themselves form the complete manifestation.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.1
That is therefore said to be the original cause of all causes. Thus the spiritual abode of Viṣṇu is eternal without a doubt, but it is also the abode of Mahā-Viṣṇu, the Origin of All Manifestations.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.42
In the Heavenly Vaikuṇṭha Realms, the inhabitants fly in their airplanes, accompanied by their wives and consorts, and eternally sing of the character and activities of Lord Vishnu, which are always devoid of all inauspicious qualities. While singing the glories of the Lord, they deride even the presence of the blossoming mādhavī flowers, which are fragrant and laden with honey.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.15.17
When one is completely cleansed of the impurities of lust and greed produced from the false identification of the body as “I” and bodily possessions as “mine,” one’s mind becomes purified. In that pure state he transcends the stage of so-called material happiness and distress.
At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.16 – 17
The symptoms of a sādhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.21
Thus because he is completely absorbed in thought of Me, the devotee does not desire even the highest benediction obtainable in the upper planetary systems, including Satyaloka.
He does not desire the eight material perfections obtained from mystic yoga, nor does he desire to be elevated to the kingdom of God.
Yet even without desiring them, the devotee enjoys, even in this life, all the fruits of the offered benedictions.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.37
It is because of My Supremacy that the wind blows, out of obedience; the sun shines out of obedience, and the god of thunder, Indra, sends forth showers out of obedience. Fire burns out of obedience, and death goes about taking its toll out of obedience.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.42
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-effulgent luster the entire creation is maintained.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.3
When, by mature understanding, one can realize his individuality, then the situations he accepts under false ego becomes manifest to him.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.27.16
When a person thus engages in devotional service and self-realization for many, many years and births, he becomes completely reluctant to enjoy any one of the material planets, even up to the Highest Heaven, which is known as Brahmaloka; he becomes fully developed in consciousness.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.27.27
Among human beings, the society which is divided according to quality and work is best, and in that society, the intelligent men, who are designated as brāhmaṇas, are best. Among the brāhmaṇas, one who has studied the Vedas is the best, and among the brāhmaṇas who have studied the Vedas, one who knows the actual meaning of Veda is the best.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.29.31
Even now Lord Kapila is staying there for the sake of the conditioned souls in the three worlds, and all the ācāryas (great teachers) of the Sāṅkhya Philosophy are worshiping Him.
– Srimad Bhagavatam 3.33.35
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