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Truth re-emerges as Krishnacalled ” Hari ” and ” Vasudeva another name for Krishna ” in the text — first makes peace with the demons, understands them and then creatively defeats them, bringing back hope, justice, freedom and happiness — a cyclic theme that appears in many legends.
The date of composition is probably between the eighth and the tenth century AD, but may be as early as the 6th century AD. The Bhagavata is widely recognized as the best-known and most influential of the Puranas and, along with the Itihasa and other puranas, is sometimes referred to as the ” Fifth Veda “.
The Bhagavata declares itself the essence of all the Upanishads and derivative Smritis. The Srimad Bhagavatam is the very essence of all the Vedanta literature. One who has enjoyed the nectar of its rasa never mahapuan any desire for anything else. The text has played a significant role in Chaitanya ‘s Krishna-bhakti in Bengal,  and in the 15th—16th century Ekasarana Bhabwat in Assama panentheistic tradition whose proponents, Sankardeva and Madhavdevaacknowledge that their theological positions are rooted in the Bhagavata Purana purged of doctrines that find no place in Assamese Vaishnavism  and adding a monist commentary instead.
The fifth book of the Bhagavata Purana is significant in its inclusion of homage and many chapters of legends about the Tirthankaras of Jainism particularly Rishabha while homage to Buddha is included in various chapters by declaring him as one of avatars of Vishnu.
The Bhagavata Purana, in verse 2. The Bhagavata Purana abounds in references to verses of the Vedasthe primary Upanishadsthe Brahma Sutra mahapkran Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy, and the Bhagavad Gita, suggesting that it was composed after these texts. Hazra date it to the first half of the 6th century CE, Bryant as well as Gupta and Valpey citing epigraphical and archaeological evidence suggest much of the text could be from the 4th to 7th century,   while most others place it in the post- Alvar period around the 9th century.
Since the 19th-century, most scholars believe that the Bhagavata Purana was written by a group of learned Brahmin ascetics, probably in South India, who were well versed in Vedic and ancient Indian literature and influenced by the Alvars. The Puranas are a type of traditional Bhagwag texts that took form during the medieval period, often both informed by earlier material and undergoing later interpolations.
Modern scholarship on Puranas manuscripts, including those of Bhagavata Purana, has been challenging because there are numerous, inconsistent versions of each Purana. Scholars have long bhagwatt the existence of Purana manuscripts that “seem to differ much from printed edition”, and it is unclear which one is accurate, and whether conclusions drawn from the randomly or cherrypicked printed version were universal over geography or time.
The Bhagavata is primarily a bhakti text, with an emphasis on achieving moksha through cultivating a personal relationship with Vishnu in the form of Krishna. While Bhakti Yoga is the prominent teaching, various passages show a synthesis that also includes Samkhya, Yoga, Vedanta, and Advaita Vedanta.
The Bhagavata is among the most important texts on bhakti, presenting a fully developed teaching on bhakti that originated with the Bhagavad Gita. Many of the bhakti teachings in the Bhagavata are presented as yogic activities—meditating on the lila of Krishna ; hearing and singing about Vishnu as Krishna; remembering, serving, and worshiping him; dedicating all of one’s actions to him—all are among nine activities of Bhakti Yoga taught in the Bhagavata.
While classical yoga mahapufan to shut down the mind and senses, the Bhakti Yoga in the Bhagavata teaches that the focus of the mind is transformed by filling the mind with thoughts of Krishna. There are many didactic philosophical passages, but the lengthy narrative stories are also a teaching; the book describes one of the activities that lead to liberation moksha as listening to, reflecting on the stories of Krishna and sharing their feelings for Krishna with others.
The Purana presents seven teachers and their hagiographic stories—describing for example Kapilathe Samkhya philosopher, as someone who was born as a full grown adult, who teaches his mother that to reach liberation, she must have bhakti, bhagwaat wisdomand vairagya dispassionwith bhakti being the most important.
Surendranath Dasgupta describes the theistic Samkhya taught by Kapila in the Bhagavata as the dominant philosophy in the text. This is in contrast to classical Samkhya, where the impulse for creation is “inherent in primal nature”, or prakriti.
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The treatment of Samkhya in the Bhagavata is changed by the text’s emphasis on devotion. He gives Samhkhya and Yoga as the way of overcoming the dream, with the goal of Samhkhya as Bhagavan himself in the aspect of Krishna. The Bhagavata frequently discusses the merging of the individual soul with the Absolute Brahmanor “the return of Brahman into His own true nature”, a distinctly advaitic or non-dualistic philosophy of Shankara.
The aim of life is inquiry into the Truth, and not the desire for enjoyment in heaven by performing religious rites, Those who possess the knowledge of the Truth, call the knowledge of non-duality as the Truth, It is called Brahmanthe Highest Selfand Bhagavan.
Scholars describe this philosophy as built on the foundation of non-dualism speculations in Upanishads, and mahapurn it as “Advaitic Theism”. God in this philosophy is within, is not different from the individual self, states Daniel Sheridan, and transcends the limitations of specificity and temporality.
Bryant states that the monism discussed in Bhagavata Purana is certainly built on the Vedanta foundations, but not exactly the same as the monism of Adi Shankara. The Gopis milkmaids said to Krishna: Some love back those loving, some do the contrary of this, and some love neither, Oh! Mutual love is essentially about mutual gain, thus is neither dharmic nor genuinely friendly. Truly compassionate and dharmic lovers bhaggwat those, who love without being loved in return. In the sociology of the Bhagavata Purana, writes Edwin Bryant, those with malicious and evil intent are first destroyed, but even they are involuntarily liberated because they constantly think of Mahspuran and devote their life to destroying him.
Some scholars disagree that the Bhagavata Purana was a socially and sexually revolutionary text, states Coleman, rather it may reflect a conservative ideology where women in the form of Gopis amorously chase the divine Krishna who is represented as a man, the liberation of Gopis is actually fleeting despite their praise in the text as the most blessed of devotees for love.
The Bhagavata Purana is “strongly heterodox” in its philosophy, states Sheridan, but this is unlikely to have been because of the last author of presently surviving manuscripts. The text, in Book 7, describes the legend of a bhagavata devotee named Prahlada.
Prahlada disagrees with his father, resists him, and pursues what he feels is right.
In this legend, and many others, the text challenges presumption and stereotypes about a person based on birth and heredity, as well as encourages the readers through the character of Prahlada to resist threats, harassment and indoctrination from anyone.
The Purana conceptualizes a form of Dharma that competes with that in the Vedassuggesting that Bhakti ultimately leads to Self-knowledge, Moksha salvation and bliss. The legends of Bhagavata Purana discuss and describe Dharma through examples.
The text does not subscribe, state Gupta and Valpey, to contextless “categorical notions of justice or morality”, but suggests that “Dharma depends on context”. In Chapter 15 of Book 7, the Bhagavata identifies different forms of these destructive, negative and chaotic contexts, naming Upa-dharma heretical polemics, misrepresentationVi-dharma obstruction, disruptionAbhasa-dharma semblance, pretensionChala-dharma deceit as examples of Adharma.
In a positive or neutral context, states the Bhagavata, ethics and moral behavior must be adhered to; when persistently persecuted by evil, anything that reduces the strength of the “evil and poisonous circumstances” is good. The Bhagavata Purana describes all steps of the Yoga practice, characterizes Yoga as Bhakti, states Sharma, asserting that the most important aspect of the Yoga is the spiritual goal. The 10th chapter of Book 11 begins with a declaration that Siddhi results from concentrating one’s mind on Bhagavan Krishna, which thus resonates but substitutes the concept of “personal god” in Yogasutras of Patanjali, yet also contrasts with Patanjali’s view where Siddhi is considered powerful but an obstacle to Samadhi and towards the goal of Self-knowledge, inner peace and moksha.
However, the Bhagavata Purana, in explaining the method of reaching that goal, recommends the object of concentration as Krishna, thus folding in Yoga as a form of bhakti and the “union with the divine”.
The philosophy of the Bhagavata is a mixture of Vedanta terminology, Samkhyan metaphysics and devotionalized Yoga praxis. The tenth book promotes Krishna as the highest absolute personal aspect of godhead — the personality behind the term Ishvara and the ultimate aspect of Brahman.
Sheridan as well as Pintchman affirm Bryant’s view, with the added remark that the Vedantic view emphasized in the Bhagavata is non-dualist described within a reality of plural forms. The Purana includes an introduction in Book 1 that describes its own creation. The sage Narada advises Vyasa that his unease was because he had not yet described the highest goal of knowledge. The text describes Shuka as a precocious Advaita Vedantin who, rather than becoming a Krishna devotee, entered sannyasa and renounced the world as a child.
After hearing the recital, Parikshit dies. Many of the legends are interconnected in the Bhagavata. The Varaha story in Book 2 is in turn linked to the story of Jaya and Vijayawho had inadvertently annoyed four child sages in another legend of Book 3.
Evil has temporal reasons that feeds it, good has spiritual reasons that sustains it, and the cosmic tension between the two, with cycles of conflict, weaves through the chapters in twelve books of the Bhagavata Purana. The first book introduces the Bhagavata, with a dialogue between sages Vyasa and Narada. They assert that there is a need for a practical document that distills the means to a spiritual life. Sage Narada then states, “when he meditated on Self in Self through Self”, he realized that he was doing Bhakti.
He taught the entire Purana to Shukahis young son. Shuka leaves to roam the world, and meets King Parikshit, who is dying on the bank of the river Ganges. Several sages gather around him, including teenage Shuka. Parikshit asks Shuka what he should do to prepare for death. In Book 2Shuka tells Parikshit that when one is in terminal condition and expecting death, one should become free of the fear of death by letting go of all attachments to likes and dislikes, home and family.
Shuka explains the theory of Yogaof bhakti, different types of dharanathe nature of Bhagavanand the liberation for a yogi. Book 2 also presents a theory of cosmology, a theory on human anatomy, how human body has all the Vedic gods in it Sattvicten sensory organs and abilities Rajasicfive material elements Tamasicas well as the universal Purusha.
In response to Parikshit’s questions, Shuka describes creation and the avatars of Vishnu, concluding with a description of the ten characteristics of a Purana.
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Vishnu is Atman in each being, bhwgwat Himself in action consciousness and will. Brahma is the propelling power in the involution of beings, which gives them their physical body. Vishnu is the propelling force in the evolution of beings through Prana lifesensation, intellect and lastly the spiritual faculties.
Vidura ‘s pilgrimage to various holy places provides the backdrop for the stories and spiritual teachings in Book 3. Near the Yamuna River Vidura meets Uddhavawho gives him the news of the Kurukshetra War and about Krishna ‘s death in chapter 1 of Book 3 this is described in greater detail in chapters 30 and 31 of Book 11 as well.
The story of the birth of Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa is told, including the latter’s mahaphran at the hands of Varahathe boar avatar of Vishnu. An important story is the tale bhagawt Devahuti and her majapuran Kapilathus folding in one version of the teachings of the Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy.
Kapila’s Samkhya teachings help lead her to final bhagsat. The third book also includes Maitreya’s theory on the qualities of Supreme Truth and of the individual self atman, soul. The story of Daksha and his sacrifice is told, in which he mocks Shiva in front of Dakshayani —his own daughter and Shiva’s consort—resulting in Dakshayani’s self-immolation, which later came to be known by one of her names, Sati.
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The legend of Dhruva ‘s penance and devotion to Vishnu is also recounted, along with the related story of king Prithu. The book ends with the recounting of the renunciation and liberation of the Mahauran brothers. This is the story of Manu ‘s sons and their children leads eventually to Bharata and a description of the world, the sun and its course, the moon and the planets, the regions below the earth, and the twenty-eight hells mahaupran. Book 6 ends with the birth of the Maruts.
In the beginning, I alone existed. There was nothing else as internal or external. I was pure consciousness and unmanifested. There was deep sleep everywhere.
This version expands on the story of Prahlada as told in the Vishnu Puranaand is the form that is most commonly told in Hinduism. Prahlada is considered a great devotee of Vishnu, and describes the process of bhakti toward Bhagavan. In Book 7, the text states that, “Bhagavan is one without a second”.
The sage shaking off the three dream states waking, dreaming, dreamless sleeping through understanding himself meditates on the non-duality of thought bhavadvaitamthe non-duality of action kriyadvaitamand the non-duality of substance dravyadvaitam. The description of the six past Manvantaras ages or time periods of Manu and the seven future ages of Manu includes several stories, many involving the avatars of Vishnu.
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Nine chapters are dedicated to the oft told story of Vishnu’s Vamana dwarf avatar and his defeat of Bali. The story of the churning of the ocean of milk  is also recounted, which is done with the help of mshapuran Kurma avatar of Vishnu. The current age of Manu bhagwt described at length, including the traditional history of the Solar Dynasty founded by Ikshvaku and the Lunar Dynasty of Pururavas.
A long history of dynasties is described— PanchalaMagadhaKuruAnu, DruhyusTurvasu, and others—leading up to the Yadu dynasty and the birth of Krishna to his parents Vasudeva and Devaki.
The tenth book, dedicated to Krishna, is responsible for the widespread popularity of the Bhagavata Purana. Book Ten includes the most enduring images and stories of Krishna: