Lord Sri Krishna attracts the fortunate souls and draws them inside him.
‘Aalayam’ means – till dissolution.. Till the dissolution of the body, that is till death.. Till the dissolution of mind, that is Samadhi.. Till the dissolution of the soul in the divine, that is till liberation..
पिबत भागवतं रसमालयं: Drink the nectar of Bhaagavata until dissolution
End of King Parikshita and the descent of Bhaagavata- both are the same events.
Parikshita was the grandson of Arjuna, he was grandson to Sri Krishna too. The only remanent of the Kuru clan. The only child of Abhimanyu to survive after the Kurukshetra war.
No war has a good outcome. Only the burnt ash, a fist of mud remain after any war. When the whole Kuru clan was declining, he was born; so the name Parikshita. When baby Parikshita in the womb was attacked by BrahmaShirosta, he was protected by Sri Krishna and he became a great righteous ruler in the coming years.
Parikshita defeated and captured Kali who holds a upperhand in Kaliyuga.
Man becomes alone as he steps forward in his life.
King Parikshita once goes out for hunting, chasing a deer. Alone, he suffered from thirst and hunger.
King Parikshita entered the hermitage of sage Shamika. He tried in several ways to make the sage talk, but it was of no use. Angered by this, Parikshita lost his sense and garlands the sage with a dead snake on the sage’s neck and went away.
Shringi, Shamika’s son, got to know the matter of his father’s insult and cursed that the king should die by the bite of the serpent king Takshaka.
Shamika was sad about his son’s curse and he advised Shringi and blessed Parikshita.
Senselessness leads to mistakes. Shamika sage conveyed about the curse to the king through a messenger.
Parikshita, who is guilty for his mistake, coronated his son Janamejaya to the throne. Having liberation as his aim, at the banks of river Ganga, he vowed to fast until death.
While many sages surrounded the king awaiting the moment of his liberation, there entered young ascetic Shuka Muni endowed with the qualities of nobility and tenderness.
Parikshita asked Shuka Muni how could he utilise the remaining seven days of his life.
Shuka Muni fed the divine Bhaagavata to Parikshita, who forgot everything and offered himself. Shuka Muni introduced Bhaagavata to the world.
A life of crores of moments should be the preparation for the final moment. One has to be in the divine remembrance until the end, if he has to be the divine himself in the end.
Parikshita, having heard the Bhaagavata, prostrated to the compassion of Shuka Muni, who is engaged in the noble deed of uplifting the souls. He overcame the fear of death and immersed himself in the divine consciousness.
Sage Kashyapa, who had come to rescue the king by Mantra Vidya met Takshaka on the way. He foresaw Parikshita’s span being decreased and went away accepting the gifts given by Takshaka.
Takshaka bit the body of Parikshita, who was in complete Samadhi. Parikshita’s body was burnt up by the deadly fire but this fire didn’t touch Parikshita. He had crossed those limitations.
Bhaagavatha is the treasure which Parikshita gifted in his final days. Parikshita, controller of Kali and a man of righteousness, is present in Bhaagavata.
Hear Bhaagavatha until dissolution..
Hear until the mind and soul dissolves..
Follow Bhaagavatha until the end of life..
Practice Bhaagavatha until liberation..
TattvaBhaagavatam a special discourse by Sri Sri RaghaveshwaraBharathi Mahaswamiji: full Video :