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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 14

tataḥ saptadaśe jātaḥ satyavatyāṁ parāśarāt
cakre veda-taroḥ śākhā dṛṣṭvā puṁso ‘lpa-medhasaḥ

The seventeenth time, the Lord incarnated as Krishna dwaipāyana, the son of Maharishi Parāśara and Mother Satyavati. Seeing the dull headed humans, He segregated the vast tree called Veda and divided into various branches. Due to this work He was awarded the title of Vedavyasa. ‘Vedavyāsa’ means ‘He who has segregated the Vedas’.

Ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam

Everyone is only the partial incarnations (amsha, fraction) of the Supreme Lord. But Krishna is Mahavishnu himself! All these partial incarnations are taken up by the Lord to protect the world when it is unduly tortured by the demons. This takes place in every yuga (eon).

janma guhyaṁ bhagavato ya etat prayato naraḥ
sāyaṁ prātar gṛṇan bhaktyā duḥkha-grāmād vimucyate

With a pure mind/ intellect, the human being who reads this sacred secretive scripture that contains the sacred story of the Lord’s incarnation, twice daily, will obtain total relief from all his sufferings! He will be relieved of this bondage called samsara.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 14(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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