There are four verses that are found in the second chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam that are known as the Chatur-Shloki-Bhagavata. These four verses are traditionally understood to reveal the very heart, the essence, of the teachings of the Srimad Bhagavatam. In this special livestream event, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya will reveal his commentary on these four very important verses.
“Brahmā, it is I, Lord Narayana, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, Narayana, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, Lord Narayana.” (Srimad Bhagavatam, 2.9.33)
“O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.” (Srimad Bhagavatam, 2.9.34)
“O Brahmā, please know that the universal elements enter into the cosmos and at the same time do not enter into the cosmos; similarly, I Myself also exist within everything created, and at the same time I am outside of everything.” (Srimad Bhagavatam, 2.9.35)
“A person who is searching after the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, must certainly search for it up to this, in all circumstances, in all space and time, and both directly and indirectly.” Srimad Bhagavatam, 2.9.36)