|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.42-43
saḿhāraḥ sva-kulasya ca
uddhavasya ca saḿvādo
yatrātma-vidyā hy akhilā
vipra-śāpa — of the curse by the brāhmaṇas; apadeśena — on the pretext; saḿhāraḥ — the withdrawal; sva-kulasya — of His own family; ca — and; uddhavasya — with Uddhava; ca — and; saḿvādaḥ — the discussion; vasudevasya — of Vasudeva (with Nārada); ca — and; adbhutaḥ — wonderful; yatra — in which; ātma-vidyā — the science of the self; hi — indeed; akhilā — completely; proktā — was spoken; dharma-vinirṇayaḥ — the ascertainment of the principles of religion; tataḥ — then; martya — of the mortal world; parityāgaḥ — the giving up; ātma-yoga — of His personal mystic power; anubhāvataḥ — on the strength.
How the Lord withdrew His own dynasty on the pretext of the brāhmaṇas' curse; Vasudeva's conversation with Nārada; the extraordinary conversation between Uddhava and Kṛṣṇa, which reveals the science of the self in complete detail and elucidates the religious principles of human society; and then how Lord Kṛṣṇa gave up this mortal world by His own mystic power — the Bhāgavatam narrates all these events.
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