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Canto 4

Pañca Tattva

 

Chapter 3: Talks Between Lord S'iva and Satî

(1) Maitreya said: 'Thus the heartily enmity that existed between the son-in-law and father-in-law, continued for a very long time. (2) When Daksha was appointed the chief of all the progenitors of mankind by Brahmâ, the supreme teacher, he became very puffed up with pride. (3) Neglecting S'iva and his followers he, after first performing a Vâjapeya sacrifice ['the drink of strength or battle'], began the best of all sacrifices called the Brihaspati-sava sacrifice [the initiatory sacrifice to the honor of the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifice]. (4) To that occasion all the God-conscious and learned ones of wisdom, the ancestors and the demigods including the nicely decorated wives who accompanied their husbands, assembled. (5-7) Satî, the daughter of Daksha and wife of S'iva, heard the denizens of heaven talk in the sky about the great festival to be performed by her father, and when she saw near her residence the beautiful wives of the godly ones with glittering eyes from all directions, in nice dresses with golden earrings and ornaments around their necks, in their heavenly vehicles move about along with their husbands to go there, she highly anxious addressed her husband, the Lord and master of the Bhûtas [the ones of matter and the dead]. (8) Satî said: 'Your father-in-law, Daksha, has started a great sacrifice where all the God-conscious ones are going and where we surely thus also may go to my dearest, if you like to. (9) Surely my sisters together with their husbands will also be going there, eager to see their relatives. I would like to attend that gathering together with you and all the ornaments given to me. Do you consent? (10) I will surely meet my sisters there with their husbands as well as my sweet aunts and my mother. I've been waiting for a long time to see them as also the sacrificial flags raised by the great sages, oh merciful one. (11) Unto you oh unborn one, this manifestation of His external energy that was created as an interaction of the three modes, appears so wonderful. But I am but your poor woman not conversant with the truth who would like to see her place of birth oh Bhava [S'iva as the Lord of existence]. (12) Oh immaterial, blue-throated one, the other women, ornamented and with their husbands and friends, are flocking in large numbers going there standing beautifully out against the sky with their white swans carrying them high. (13) How can I be emotionally unaffected oh best of the demigods, when I as a daughter hear about the festival that takes place in the house of my father? Even when one is not invited one can go to the house of a friend, one's husband, one's father or one's spiritual master, isn't it? (14) Be therefore so kind unto me oh immortal one, and fulfill my desire oh you honorable, compassionate Lord with your unlimited vision. See me as the [full] other half of your body, please be so gracious to answer my request.'
(15) The sage said: 'The deliverer from mount Kailâsa [Lord S'iva] thus addressed by his dearest, amiable to his relatives as he was, replied with a smile, meanwhile remembering the heart-piercing, malicious words that Daksha had spoken in the presence of the guardians of creation. (16) The great Lord said: 'What you said my dear beauty, is perfectly true; one may, even uninvited, visit friends, provided they are not finding fault with you or, more important, when they are not of any anger in being proud of their material achievements. (17) Those who are arrogant are blinded in their pride over the six qualities of pious education, austerity, wealth, beauty, youth and heritage. Not of respect for the glories of the great souls they to the contrary get entangled in untruth and lose their sense of reality. (18) One should not go to the house of relatives and friends who in their suppositions don't see matters as they are and thus offer their guests a cold reception in regarding them with raised eyebrows and anger in their eyes. (19) One is not hurt as much by the arrows of an enemy as one is grieved in the core of one's heart by the deceitful, harsh words of relatives, for such grief makes the one hurt suffer day and night. (20) It is clear that you with your pretty face and good behavior are the darling of the daughters of the Prajâpati [Daksha], yet you will because of being connected to me, meet with pain because your father doesn't honor me. (21) Someone upset with a burning heart is not directly able to rise to merely the standard of the exemplary pious behavior of those whose minds are always turned to the Original Person, as much as demons envious of the Lord cannot act piously. (22) My dear young wife, the intent to rise to our feet and welcome one another with obeisances is proper, but the wise, being intelligent unto the Supreme, direct themselves to the Original Person who resides within the body and certainly not to the one who identifies himself with the body. (23) The pure consciousness known as Vasudeva [God's goodness] is revealed there [within the heart] because the person is in goodness in that position and not covered [by darkness]. The Supreme Lord as such I always respect by the name of Vâsudeva [the 'God of the Soul'] because He is the transcendence. (24) Therefore we should not go and see your father Daksha and his Vis'vasrik followers present at the sacrifice. Even though he gave you your body oh Satî, [remember that] he with cruel words enviously has insulted me who was innocent. (25) And if you decide to go there in neglect of my words, things will not turn out good for you. When you being so most respectable are insulted by your relative, that insult will be equal to dying on the spot.'

 

 

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Third revised edition, loaded November 18, 2010. 

 

 

 

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Text 1

Maitreya said: 'Thus the heartily enmity that existed between the son-in-law and father-in-law, continued for a very long time'.

Maitreya said: 'Thus for a long time one had the constant tension, in this manner continuing, between the son- and father-in-law. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

When Daksha was appointed the chief of all the progenitors of mankind by Brahmâ, the supreme teacher, he became very puffed up with pride.

When Daksha was appointed the chief of all the progenitors of mankind by Brahmâ, the supreme teacher, he became very puffed up. (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

Neglecting S'iva and his followers he, after first performing a Vâjapeya sacrifice ['the drink of strength or battle'], began the best of all sacrifices called the Brihaspati-sava sacrifice [the initiatory sacrifice to the honor of the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifice].

Neglecting S'iva and his followers he, after first performing an Vâjapeya ['the drink of strength or battle'] sacrifice, began the best of sacrifices called the Brihaspati [the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifice]-sacrifice. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

To that occasion all the God-conscious and learned ones of wisdom, the ancestors and the demigods including the nicely decorated wives who accompanied their husbands, assembled.

To that all the godly and learned of wisdom, the ancestors and the demigods and the nicely decorated wives accompanying their husbands, assembled. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5-7

Satî, the daughter of Daksha and wife of S'iva, heard the denizens of heaven talk in the sky about the great festival to be performed by her father, and when she saw near her residence the beautiful wives of the godly ones with glittering eyes from all directions, in nice dresses with golden earrings and ornaments around their necks, in their heavenly vehicles move about along with their husbands to go there, she highly anxious addressed her husband, the Lord and master of the Bhûtas [the ones of matter and the dead].
Satî, the daughter of Daksha and wife of S'iva, heard the denizens of heaven talk about the great festival to be performed by her father and when she saw near her residence the beautiful wives of the godly ones with glittering eyes and earrings from all directions in nice dresses and fully ornamented fly about along with their husbands to go there, she highly anxious addressed her husband, the Lord and master of the Bhûtas [the ones of matter and the dead]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

Satî said: 'Your father-in-law, Daksha, has started a great sacrifice where all the God-conscious ones are going and where we surely thus also may go to my dearest, if you like to.

Satî said: 'Your father-in law, Daksha, is about to begin a great sacrifice where all the godly ones are going and where we surely thus also may go to, my dearest, if you desire so. (Vedabase)

  

Text 9

Surely my sisters together with their husbands will also be going there, eager to see their relatives. I would like to attend that gathering together with you and all the ornaments given to me. Do you consent?

Surely my sisters with their own husbands will also be going there eager to see their relatives; could you please accept to attend to that assembly with me and all the ornaments given to me? (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

I will surely meet my sisters there with their husbands as well as my sweet aunts and my mother. I've been waiting for a long time to see them as also the sacrificial flags raised by the great sages, oh merciful one.

Surely I will meet there with my sisters and their husbands and my affectionate aunts and my mother; for a long time I've been waiting to see them as well as the sacrificial flags raised by the great sages, o merciful one. (Vedabase)

 

Text 11

Unto you oh unborn one, this manifestation of His external energy that was created as an interaction of the three modes, appears so wonderful. But I am but your poor woman not conversant with the truth who would like to see her place of birth oh Bhava [S'iva as the Lord of existence].

By you, as the unborn, this external manifestation created from the soul as an interaction to the three modes, appears so wonderful, nevertheless I consider myself, as a woman to your pleasure, not conversant with the truth and as your poor one, I would like to see my place of birth, o Bhava [S'iva as the Lord of existence]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

Oh immaterial, blue-throated one, the other women, ornamented and with their husbands and friends, are flocking in large numbers going there standing beautifully out against the sky with their white swans carrying them high.

O immaterial, blue-throated one, surely other women ornamented and with their husbands and friends are in large numbers flying there, beautifully in the sky with their white swans carrying them high. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

How can I be emotionally unaffected oh best of the demigods, when I as a daughter hear about the festival that takes place in the house of my father? Even when one is not invited one can go to the house of a friend, one's husband, one's father or one's spiritual master, isn't it?

How can I be physically unaffected, o best of the demigods, as a daughter hearing of the festival taking place in the house of my father; even being uninvited one can go the house of a friend, one's husband, one's father or spiritual master, isn't it? (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

Be therefore so kind unto me oh immortal one, and fulfill my desire oh you honorable, compassionate Lord with your unlimited vision. See me as the [full] other half of your body, please be so gracious to answer my request.'

Be therefore kind unto me, o immortal one and fulfill my desire, your honor, o compassionate Lord, in the full of seeing me as the other half of your body, please be so gracious to answer my request'. (Vedabase)

 

Text 15

The sage said: 'The deliverer from mount Kailâsa [Lord S'iva] thus addressed by his dearest, amiable to his relatives as he was, replied with a smile, meanwhile remembering the heart-piercing, malicious words that Daksha had spoken in the presence of the guardians of creation.

The sage said: 'The deliverer from mount Kailâsa [Lord S'iva], thus adressed by his dearest, replied, being dear to his relatives, smilingly, while remembering the heart-piercing malicious words that Daksha had spoken in the presence of the guardians of the creation. (Vedabase)

 

Text 16

The great Lord said: 'What you said my dear beauty, is perfectly true; one may, even uninvited, visit friends, provided they are not finding fault with you or, more important, when they are not of any anger in being proud of their material achievements.

The great Lord said: 'What you said, my dear beauty, is certainly true: one can, even uninvited, go to friends, provided they are not finding fault or, more important, are not of anger being proud in their identifications. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Those who are arrogant are blinded in their pride over the six qualities of pious education, austerity, wealth, beauty, youth and heritage. Not of respect for the glories of the great souls they to the contrary get entangled in untruth and lose their sense of reality.

By the six qualities of the pious of education, austerity, wealth, beauty, youth and heritage are the ones who are arrogant blinded; not looking for the glories of the great souls they lose their good sense and do they get estranged in untruth. (Vedabase)
 
Text 18

One should not go to the house of relatives and friends who in their suppositions don 't see matters as they are and thus offer their guests a cold reception in regarding them with raised eyebrows and anger in their eyes.

One should not go to the house of relatives and friends who, dependent in that, are disturbed like this in their minds and give their guests a cold reception regarding them with raised eyebrows and anger in their eyes. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

One is not hurt as much by the arrows of an enemy as one is grieved in the core of one's heart by the deceitful, harsh words of relatives, for such grief makes the one hurt suffer day and night.

One is not as hurt by the arrows of an enemy as one aggrieves in a part of one's heart because of the deceitful of the harsh words of relatives of which the one whose feelings are hurt suffers day and night. (Vedabase)

 

Text 20

It is clear that you with your pretty face and good behavior are the darling of the daughters of the Prajâpati [Daksha], yet you will because of being connected to me, meet with pain because your father doesn't honor me.

It is clear that you, being of the best behavior, with your pretty face, are considered the darling of the daughters of the Prajâpati [Daksha], yet, with me not being honored by your father, will you, from being connected with me, meet with pain from him. (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

Someone upset with a burning heart is not directly able to rise to merely the standard of the exemplary pious behavior of those whose minds are always turned to the Original Person, as much as demons envious of the Lord cannot act piously.

One who is distressed with a heart burning about the pious reputation of those who in their minds are always looking for the original person, is not able to rise directly to merely the standard of them as much as demons can't who envy the Lord. (Vedabase)
 

Text 22

My dear young wife, the intent to rise to our feet and welcome one another with obeisances is proper, but the wise, being intelligent unto the Supreme, direct themselves to the Original Person who resides within the body and certainly not to the one who identifies himself with the body.

O dear young wife of mine, the intent to mutually stand up and welcome one another with obeisances is proper, but certainly do the ones of wisdom with the intelligence unto the Supreme direct themselves to the Original Person that sits within the body and certainly not to the one who has set his mind on the body. (Vedabase)

 

Text 23

The pure consciousness known as Vasudeva [God's goodness] is revealed there [within the heart] because the person is in goodness in that position and not covered [by darkness]. The Supreme Lord as such I always respect by the name of Vâsudeva [the 'God of the Soul'] because He is the transcendence.

The pure consciousness known as Vâsudeva is revealed there [within] because the person is then in goodness and without covering; the Supreme Lord Vâsudeva is by me always in name respected in that because He is the transcendental. (Vedabase)

 

Text 24

Therefore we should not go and see your father Daksha and his Vis'vasrik followers present at the sacrifice. Even though he gave you your body oh Satî, [remember that] he with cruel words enviously has insulted me who was innocent.

Therefore your father, Daksha, and his Vis'vasrik followers present at the sacrifice are not to be met, although he gave you your body, o Satî, as he has enviously insulted me, who was innocent, with cruel words. (Vedabase)

 

Text 25

And if you decide to go there in neglect of my words, things will not turn out good for you. When you being so most respectable are insulted by your relative, that insult will be equal to dying on the spot.'

If you decide to go in neglect of my words, then things will not turn out good for you; when you are insulted by your relative, will that insult directly equal death. (Vedabase)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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