Srimad Bhagawatham – the Supreme Purana

Sloka 3: Shaunakouvacha, Agnanadvants..

Says Shaunaka: Hey Suthan, Master who has the power of a thousand suns, please dispel and destroy the darkness in me caused due to lack of knowledge by narrating the stories in Srimad Bhagawatham.

A Spot of Darkness Dispelled by A Thousand Suns

Shaunaka and other munis make Suthan comfortable. Physical well-being is a must for any discourse to commence. Physical comfort leads to a flow of focussed knowledge – undisturbed, uninterrupted and unalloyed. Suthan is considered a fountainhead of knowledge that has made him shine like a thousand suns. Only he can dispel the darkness of ignorance. In essence, what Shaunaka implies is that despite all the yagnas at Naimisha, the munis and saints find that they lack something. And that is provided only in Shrimad Bhagawatham. And that is Bhakti.  

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Shankar-Ananda is an avid follower of the puranas. He is an interpreter of ancient texts in modern light.

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