Chapter 1: Questions
(4) In the forest of Naimishâranya, a
spot favored by Vishnu, sages
headed by the sage S'aunaka
performed a thousand-year sacrifice for the Lord of heaven and the
devotees on earth.
Chapter 2: Divinity
(5) Oh sages, your
questions for me about Lord Krishna
are of relevance for the welfare of the world because they satisfy the
true self. (6) That
duty no doubt is
for mankind the highest, of which
there is the causeless, uninterrupted devotional service unto Krishna
as the One in the Beyond [Vishnu] that leads to the full satisfaction
of the soul. (7) The practice of connecting
oneself in devotion unto Vâsudeva, the Personality of Godhead,
soon leads to the detachment and spiritual knowledge that relies on its
own power. (8) What people do according to
their societal positions, is useless labor leading
nowhere, if it does not lead to the message of Vishvaksena
Chapter 3: Krishna
supposes the different worlds [as expansions] to be part of the form of
Fortunate One that constitutes the excellence of the purest existence.
Chapter 4: The
Krishna Dvaipâyana Vyâsa thus regretfully thought about his
Nârada, as I stated before, reached his cottage.
Chapter 5: Nârada's
you, great sage, repeatedly have written for the sake of the four
virtues of religion [dharma, artha, kâma, moksha or
righteousness, economy, sense gratification and liberation], you have
not been doing so for the sake of Vâsudeva.
Chapter 6: Conversation
(12) I saw hills and mountains full of gold, silver and
copper and elephants pulling branches from the trees nearby delightful
lakes and ponds
full of the lotus flowers aspired by the denizens of heaven - and my
heart was pleased with the birds and the amount of bees hovering about.