The Summum Bonum

  • Summary of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Canto 10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB Canto 10: Summary

    Summary of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Canto 10

    A short description of each chapter of this Tenth Canto is as follows. The First Chapter, which has sixty-nine verses, describes Mahārāja Parīkṣit’s eagerness to learn about the incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and it also tells how Kaṁsa killed the six sons of Devakī because of his fear of being killed by her eighth child. The Second Chapter contains forty-two verses, describing the entrance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, into the womb of Devakī t…
  1. The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introductionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1: The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introduction

    The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introduction

    The summary of the First Chapter is as follows. This chapter describes how Kaṁsa, frightened by hearing an omen about his being killed by the eighth son of Devakī, killed Devakī
  2. Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Wombplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2: Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Womb

    Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Womb

    As described in this chapter, when the Supreme Personality of Godhead entered the womb of Devakī to kill Kaṁsa, all the demigods understood that the Lord was living within Devakī
  3. The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3: The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    As described in this chapter, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, Hari in His original form, appeared as Viṣṇu so that His father and mother could understand that their son was the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because they were afraid of Kaṁsa, when the Lord appeared as an ordinary child they took Him to Gokula, the home of Nanda Mahārāja.
  4. The Atrocities of King Kaṁsaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.4: The Atrocities of King Kaṁsa

    The Atrocities of King Kaṁsa

    This chapter describes how Kaṁsa, following the advice of his demoniac friends, considered the persecution of small children to be very diplomatic.

    After Vasudeva bound himself with iron shackles as before, all the doors of the prison house closed by the influence of Yogamāyā, who then began crying as a newborn child, This crying awakened the doorkeepers, who immediately informed Kaṁsa that a child had been born to Devakī. Upon hearing this news, Kaṁsa appeared wit…
  5. The Meeting of Nanda Mahārāja and Vasudevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.5: The Meeting of Nanda Mahārāja and Vasudeva

    The Meeting of Nanda Mahārāja and Vasudeva

    As described in this chapter, Nanda Mahārāja very gorgeously performed the birth ceremony for his newborn child. Then he went to Kaṁsa to pay taxes due and met his intimate friend Vasudeva.
  6. The Killing of the Demon Pūtanāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.6: The Killing of the Demon Pūtanā

    The Killing of the Demon Pūtanā

    A summary of the Sixth Chapter is as follows: when Nanda Mahārāja, following the instructions of Vasudeva, was returning home, he saw a great demoniac woman lying on the road, and then he heard about her death.
  7. The Killing of the Demon Tṛṇāvartaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.7: The Killing of the Demon Tṛṇāvarta

    The Killing of the Demon Tṛṇāvarta

    In this chapter, Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes of breaking the cart (śakaṭa-bhañjana), killing the asura known as Tṛṇāvarta, and demonstrating the entire universe within His mouth are especially described.
  8. Lord Kṛṣṇa Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.8: Lord Kṛṣṇa Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouth

    Lord Kṛṣṇa Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouth

    The summary of the Eighth Chapter is as follows. This chapter describes the ceremony of giving a name to Kṛṣṇa. It also describes His crawling, His playing with the cows, and His eating earth and again showing the universal form to His mother.
  9. Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.9: Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇa

    Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇa

    While mother Yaśodā was allowing Kṛṣṇa to drink her breast milk, she was forced to stop because she saw the milk pan boiling over on the oven. The maidservants being engaged in other business, she stopped allowing Kṛṣṇa to drink from her breast and immediately attended to the overflowing milk pan. Kṛṣṇa became very angry because of His mother
  10. Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Treesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10: Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Trees

    Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Trees

    This chapter describes how Kṛṣṇa broke the twin arjuna trees, from which Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva, the sons of Kuvera, then came out.

    Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva were great devotees of Lord Śiva, but because of material opulence they became so extravagant and senseless that one day they were enjoying with naked girls in a lake and shamelessly walking here and there. Suddenly Nārada Muni passed by, but they were so maddened by their wealth and false prestige …
  11. The Childhood Pastimes of Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.11: The Childhood Pastimes of Kṛṣṇa

    The Childhood Pastimes of Kṛṣṇa

    This chapter describes how the inhabitants of Gokula left Gokula and went to Vṛndāvana and how Kṛṣṇa killed Vatsāsura and Bakāsura.

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  12. The Killing of the Demon Aghāsuraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.12: The Killing of the Demon Aghāsura

    The Killing of the Demon Aghāsura

    This chapter describes in detail Kṛṣṇa’s pastime of killing Aghāsura.

    One day Kṛṣṇa wanted to enjoy a picnic lunch within the forest, and therefore He went out early into the forest with the other cowherd boys, accompanied by their respective groups of calves. While they were enjoying their picnic, Aghāsura, the younger brother of Pūtanā and Bakāsura, appeared there, desiring to kill Kṛṣṇa and His companions. The demon, who had been sent by Kaṁsa, assumed the …
  13. The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13: The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmā

    The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmā

    This chapter describes Lord Brahmā’s attempt to take away the calves and cowherd boys, and it also describes the bewilderment of Lord Brahmā and finally the clearance of his illusion.