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Canto 4

Gaura Ârati

 


Chapter 30: The Activities of the Pracetâs

(1) Vidura said: 'The sons of Prâcînabarhi you before spoke about oh brahmin, all successfully satisfied the Lord with the song of Lord S'iva [see 4: 24]; what did they achieve that way? (2) Oh disciple of Brihaspati, what was it that the Pracetâs arrived at after meeting the god of mountain Kailâsa [S'iva] who is so dear to the Lord of Emancipation and Beatitude? They must have attained the transcendental position, but what did they by chance obtain in this life or a next one?'

(3) Maitreya said: 'The Pracetâs who at the lake carried out the orders of their father, satisfied by chanting mantras with their austerity the Indweller [the Supreme Lord]. (4)
After the ten thousand years of their severe austerity [see also 4.24: 14] the Original Person of the Eternal Reality then appeared before them, satisfying and pacifying them with His beauty. (5) Sitting on the back of His carrier bird [Garuda] looking like a cloud on the summit of Mount Meru, He, wearing yellow garments and the jewel around His neck, dissipated all darkness around(6) Shining with golden ornaments He radiated with His helmet on His head, His dazzling face and His eight weapons while assiduously being served by an entourage of sages and demigods, with Garuda singing His glories like a superhuman being [a Kinnara]. (7) With in the midst of His eight stout arms hanging a flower garland that challenged the beauty of the Goddess of Fortune, the Original Personality of Godhead glancing mercifully addressed the surrendered sons of Prâcînabarhi with a voice resounding like thunder. (8) The Supreme Lord said: 'I am very pleased about your mutual friendship, about your occupation as friends in the same sense of duty oh sons of the king. You therefore to your good fortune may ask Me for a boon. (9) The human being who consequently remembers you every day in the evening will find friendship with his brothers and equality of soul with all living beings. (10) Those persons who in the morning and the evening praise Me attentively with the song of S'iva, I shall reward with the fulfillment of all their wishes and a bright intellect. (11) Your shining glory will be known the world all over because you so gladly accepted your father's order. (12) There will be a famous son [of yours called Vis'ruta] who, in his qualities no way inferior to Lord Brahmâ, will populate the three worlds with his progeny. (13) The lotus-eyed daughter sage Kandu had from [the girl of heaven named] Pramlocâ, was left to the care of the [divinity of the] trees, oh sons of Prâcînabarhi. (14) When she distressed with hunger cried, Soma, the King of the Moon, by means of his index finger poured the nectar compassionately into her mouth. (15) To fulfill the command of your father who follows My path, to beget children, without delay marry that daughter with the beautiful hips. (16) May this well-behaved, slender-waisted girl be a wife fully dedicated to all of you, with the same character and sense of duty honoring the same righteous way as you do. (17) By My mercy, for millions of heavenly years [one year on earth is one day in heaven see 3: 11] your power will exist without interruption and you will enjoy all the pleasures of heaven and earth. (18) Be therefore steadfast unto Me by means of devotional service; with your mind free from being contaminated by the modes, you will, not attached to a material existence attain My abode. (19) Even for persons who have entered a household life such a family existence is not considered a cause of bondage, when one spends every minute of one's time on [engaging in] good works and [listening to and recounting] the stories about Me. (20) Having attained this ever fresh Knower present in the heart as the Supreme Spirit of God the knowers of the Absolute Truth speak about, one will be free from bewilderment, lamentation and jubilation.'

(21) M
aitreya said: 'When they heard Him, the Lord, the remover of all obstacles, thus speak about the supreme purpose of life, the Pracetâs in His presence were liberated from the darkness of the contamination of passion whereupon they with faltering voices and folded hands offered prayers to the greatest of all friends. (22) The Pracetâs said: 'Again and again we offer the destroyer of all distress our obeisances who established His name as the magnanimous One of the qualities always ahead of the fastest mind and tongue; all glories to Him whose course cannot be perceived by means of the senses.  (23) Unto the Most Peaceful and Pure One we offer our respects. With one's mind fixed on that what is His, the dual world appears meaningless. Our obeisances unto Him who, according to the modes of matter assumed the forms for the maintenance, creation and annihilation of the universe. (24) We bow before You, the perfect virtue of goodness, before You oh Lord Hari whose intelligence liberates. You are the all-pervading Lord of consciousness Vâsudeva, Krishna, the promoter of all devotees. (25) Our respects for You as the One with the lotus navel, the One with the lotus garland, the One of the lotus feet and the One with the lotus eyes. (26) We offer our obeisances unto Him whose garment with the saffron color of a lotus heart is spotless, unto the Supreme Witness, the shelter of all living beings.  (27) The form You revealed to us who suffer the material condition oh Lord, puts an end to an unlimited amount of troubles; what greater mercy can one expect from You? A Vishnu to worship(28) You who in Your compassion by Your expansions [and teachers] are visible to the humble devotees, are - with the necessary respect of time -  only this much [ - by Your beautiful embodiment and not by thousands of mantras -] always remembered in someone's devotional service oh destroyer of all inauspiciousness.  (29) Therewith [with that form] all desires of the living beings are quieted, however deep they may have fallen in their laboring; why would You, hidden in our hearts, fail to know about all [those forms] that we desire? (30) That You, oh Father of the Universe, You as the Supreme Lord and spiritual master with whom one on the path of liberation reaches the ultimate goal, are satisfied with us, is the blessing we are looking for. (31) Nevertheless we pray for a boon from You oh Lord of transcendence above everything else. There is no limit to Your greatness and thus You are celebrated as Ananta [the Unlimited One]. (32) A bee completely happy in achieving the Pârijâta tree [the honey dripping celestial wish-fulfilling tree or kalpa-vriksha] doesn't resort to another tree, so, having approached Your lotus feet, with the root of everything directly before our eyes, what, oh what would we further ask for? (33) [It is about the following request:] as long as we are contaminated by Your illusory energy [mâyâ], we have to wander around in this world according to our workload [our karma]. Grant us [therefore], for as long as that is the case, the association of Your loving devotees, whatever the life [or world] we may have found. (34) To enjoy but for a moment the company of those who are attached to the Supreme Lord bears no comparison with the attainment of heaven, nor with the love of not being born again, not even mentioning the [so-called] benedictions reserved for mortal beings. (35) In that company the delightful stories are discussed because of which all material hankering is appeased and among the members there is no question of any envy or fear.  (36) There where Lord Nârâyana, the ultimate goal of the renunciates, is worshiped, the Supreme Lord is personally present by dint of the repeated conversations about the truth of the ones who managed to break free from their attachments. (37) How can meeting those devotees who on foot travel to the holy places to bring there the purity, not be a pleasure to the ones who live in fear? (38) We for a moment personally having been in the presence of Lord S'iva, Your dearest friend oh Lord, today  [therewith] have achieved the destination that You are, You the expert physician to cure us by Your company from death, the most difficult to cure disease of material existence. (39-40) We who studied the scriptures, who pleased the teachers, the brahmins and the elderly; we who were good to the spiritually advanced ones [the civilized ones, the âryans] and who free from any envy honored their friends, brothers and all living beings; we who were of all that severe penance oh Lord and for a long time by the water abstained from food, did all of that only for the benediction of seeing You, the most exalted Personality of God, satisfied. (41) Manu, Brahmâ, the mighty Lord S'iva as also others purified their existence by austerity and knowledge but in the end couldn't see the full extent of Your glory. Nevertheless we offered our prayers to You to the best of our ability. (42) Our obeisances unto You, the Supreme transcendental Person equal towards everyone and always pure, the Supreme omnipresent Lord of eternal goodness.' 

(43) M
aitreya said: 'Thus praised by the Pracetâs the Lord, the protector of the surrendered souls, being pleased said: 'So be it [may your prayers be fulfilled]', and  left for His heavenly abode, but they didn't desire His departure, for they hadn't seen enough of Him whose prowess is never defeated. (44) Thereafter the Pracetâs moved away from the water of the lake, but when they saw that the world had been covered by trees that had grown very tall as if they wanted to obstruct the way to heaven, they became frantic. (45) Like with the fire of devastation at the end of time, they then in their bitterness oh King [Vidura as a ruler over the senses], with the help of the wind started a fire in order to remove the trees from the earth. (46) Seeing that they had turned [almost] all the trees into ashes, the Great Father [Brahmâ] came to pacify the sons of Barhishmân by means of reason. (47) The remaining trees who were very afraid, then, on the advise of Brahmâ, delivered their daughter to the Pracetâs [see verse 13]. (48) By the order of Brahmâ they all married her, named Mârishâ, from whom the son of the Instigator [the son of Brahmâ] again took his birth because he had disrespected the Great One [S'iva see 4: 2]. (49) He was no one but Daksha, the one who inspired by God during the previous manvantara [period of Manu*] called Câkshusha [the present one being called Vaivasvata*] had put as much people on earth as he liked and was destroyed in the course of time. (50-51) He who just after his birth with the brilliance of his luster outshone the brilliance of everyone else, was for being a great expert in fruitive activities [sacrifices] called Daksha ['the expert']. He, appointed by the first living being, by Brahmâ, to generate and sustain all the people on earth, also made sure he engaged all the other founding fathers in the process.

 

 

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Text 1

Vidura said: 'The sons of Prâcînabarhi you before spoke about oh brahmin, all successfully satisfied the Lord with the song of Lord S'iva [see 4: 24]; what did they achieve that way?
Vidura said: 'The sons of Prâcînabarhi you before spoke about, o brahmin, all successfully satisfied the Lord by chanting the song of Lord S'iva [see 4: 24]; what did they achieve that way?  (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

Oh disciple of Brihaspati, what was it that the Pracetâs arrived at after meeting the god of mountain Kailâsa [S'iva] who is so dear to the Lord of Emancipation and Beatitude? They must have reached the transcendental position, but what did they by chance attain in this life or a next one?'

What, o disciple of Brihaspati, was it that the Pracetâ's, dear to the bestower of liberation, after meeting the God of the Kailâsa mountain, apart from achieving for sure the Supreme, therefore here at different places by providence realized?' (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

Maitreya said: 'The Pracetâs who at the lake carried out the orders of their father, satisfied by chanting mantras with their austerity the Indweller [the Supreme Lord].

Maitreya said: 'The Pracetâ's who at the lake carried out the orders of their father, satisfied by chanting mantra's with their austerity the Indweller [the Supreme Lord]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

After the ten thousand years of their severe austerity [see also 4.24: 14] the Original Person of the Eternal Reality then appeared before them, satisfying and pacifying them with His beauty.

After the ten thousand years of severe austerity of them [see also 24:14] appeared then the Original Person of the Eternal, satisfying and soothing them with His beauty. (Vedabase)

 

Text 5

Sitting on the back of His carrier bird [Garuda] looking like a cloud on the summit of Mount Meru, He, wearing yellow garments and the jewel around His neck, dissipated all darkness around.

Sitting on the back of his carrier bird [Garuda], He looked like a cloud on the summit of Mount Meru, dissipating all darkness around, wearing yellow garments and the jewel around his neck. (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

Shining with golden ornaments He radiated with His helmet on His head, His dazzling face and His eight weapons while assiduously being served by an entourage of sages and demigods, with Garuda singing His glories like a superhuman being [a Kinnara].

Shining with the gold colored ornaments He with His helmet radiated by His dazzling forehead and face, His eight weapons and the entourage of sages and demigods as Garuda served Him singing His glories like a superhuman being [a Kinnara]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 7

With in the midst of His eight stout arms hanging a flower garland that challenged the beauty of the Goddess of Fortune, the Original Personality of Godhead glancing mercifully addressed the surrendered sons of Prâcînabarhi with a voice resounding like thunder.

With in the midst of His eight stout arms hanging a flower garland, the beauty of which contended with the Goddess of Fortune, did the Original Personality of Godhead address the surrendered sons of Prâcînabarhi with a voice resounding like thunder as He mercifully looked down upon them. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

The Supreme Lord said: 'I am very pleased about your mutual friendship, about your occupation as friends in the same sense of duty oh sons of the king. You therefore to your good fortune may ask Me for a boon.

The Supreme Lord said: 'I am very pleased with the friendship of you all, being so dutiful in the same friendliness, o Sons of the King; therefore, to your good fortune, You may ask for a boon from Me. (Vedabase)


Text 9

The human being who consequently remembers you every day in the evening will find friendship with his brothers and equality of soul with all living beings.

The human being who always remembers you every day in the evening will, with his brothers, find friendship and equality with all living beings. (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

Those persons who in the morning and the evening praise Me attentively with the song of S'iva, I shall reward with the fulfillment of all their wishes and a bright intellect.

Those persons, who unto Me in the morning and the evening by means of the song of S'iva are attentive in offering prayers, I shall award all requests in what they desired for the better of the divine of their intelligence. (Vedabase)
 

Text 11

Your shining glory will be known the world all over because you so gladly accepted your father's order.

The fine of your glory will be known the world all over, because you so very gladly accepted the order of your father. (Vedabase)

 

Text 12

There will be a famous son [of yours called Vis'ruta] who, in his qualities no way inferior to Lord Brahmâ, will populate the three worlds with his progeny.

There will be a very famous son [called Visruta], in his qualities no way inferior to Lord Brahmâ, that will populate the three worlds with his progeny. (Vedabase)

   

Text 13

The lotus-eyed daughter sage Kandu had from [the girl of heaven named] Pramlocâ, was left to the care of the [divinity of the] trees, oh sons of Prâcînabarhi.

The lotus-eyed daughter sage Kandu got from the heavenly girl named Pramlocâ, was left to the [divinity of the] trees to care for her, o sons of Prâcînabarhi. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

When she distressed with hunger cried, Soma, the King of the Moon, by means of his index finger poured the nectar compassionately into her mouth. 

When she was distressed by hunger and cried did Soma, the King of the Moon by means of his forefinger pour the nectar compassionately in her mouth. (Vedabase)

  

Text 15

To fulfill the command of your father who follows My path, to beget children, without delay marry that daughter with the beautiful hips.

On My direction, create offspring in following what was ordered by your father and marry without delay her, that daughter so highly qualified and beautiful. (Vedabase)


Text 16

May this well-behaved, slender-waisted girl be a wife fully dedicated to all of you, with the same character and sense of duty honoring the same righteous way as you do.

May this wife, this well-behaved girl so slender, be full in her surrender; in her character and sense of duty she does not differ from all of you, her ways are the same. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

By My mercy, for millions of heavenly years [one year on earth is one day in heaven see 3: 11] your power will exist without interruption and you will enjoy all the pleasures of heaven and earth.

By My mercy, will your power for millions of heavenly years [one year on earth is one day in heaven see 3:11] be undefeated in this world and will you for sure enjoy all the pleasures of heaven as well. (Vedabase)
 
Text 18

Be therefore steadfast unto Me by means of devotional service; with your mind free from being contaminated by the modes, you will, not attached to a material existence attain My abode.

Be therefore steadfast unto Me by means of devotional service; with your mind free from being contaminated by the modes, you will attain My abode and thus no longer be concerned, freed from material existence. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

Even for persons who have entered a household life such a family existence is not considered a cause of bondage, when one spends every minute of one's time on [engaging in] good works and [listening to and recounting] the stories about Me.

Household life is not considered to be there for living in bondage; even for persons who have entered family life there is the auspicious agent of My ointment, spending every moment of one's time. (Vedabase)

 

Text 20

Having attained this ever fresh Knower present in the heart as the Supreme Spirit of God the knowers of the Absolute Truth speak about, one will be free from bewilderment, lamentation and jubilation.'

This [ointment] is by the ones of the Absolute Truth known as the All Knowing Spirit that is ever-new in the heart; they, never lamenting and never jubilant, are never bewildered on having attained.'  (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

Maitreya said: 'When they heard Him, the Lord, the remover of all obstacles, thus speak about the supreme purpose of life, the Pracetâs in His presence were liberated from the darkness of the contamination of passion whereupon they with faltering voices and folded hands offered prayers to the greatest of all friends.

Maitreya said: 'By seeing Him, the Lord, the remover of all obstacles thus speaking of the virtues of life was the darkness of the contamination of passion of the Pracetâ's driven away and did they, with faltering voices and folded hands, offer prayers to the greatest of all friends. (Vedabase)

  

Text 22

The Pracetâs said: 'Again and again we offer the destroyer of all distress our obeisances who established His name as the magnanimous One of the qualities always ahead of the fastest mind and tongue; all glories to Him whose course cannot be perceived by means of the senses.

The Pracetâ's said: 'Our obeisances again and again unto the destroyer of all distress who made His name as the magnanimous of the qualities speeding ahead of the fast mind and speech; all glories to Him whose course by the ways of the senses cannot be perceived. (Vedabase)

  

Text 23

Unto the Most Peaceful and Pure One we offer our respects. With one's mind fixed on that what is His, the dual world appears meaningless. Our obeisances unto Him who, according to the modes of matter assumed the forms for the maintenance, creation and annihilation of the universe.

Unto the Unadulterated, the Most Peaceful we offer our respects; the dual world appears as having no meaning with one's mind fixed on what is His; our obeisances unto Him who, to the modes of matter, assumed the forms for the maintenance, creation and annihilation of the universe.  (Vedabase)

 

Text 24

We bow before You, the perfect virtue of goodness, before You oh Lord Hari whose intelligence liberates. You are the all-pervading Lord of consciousness Vâsudeva, Krishna, the promoter of all devotees.

Our reverence is for You, whose existence is free from the material influence, who takes away the misery, who is always after the deliverance of the conditioned souls and who is the all-pervading Lord of consciousness Vâsudeva, Krishna, the promoter of all devotees. (Vedabase)

 

Text 25

Our respects for You as the One with the lotus navel, the One with the lotus garland, the One of the lotus feet and the One with the lotus eyes.

Our respects for the One with the lotus navel, the One with the lotus garland, the One of the lotusfeet and for Him who has the lotus eyes. (Vedabase)

 

Text 26

We offer our obeisances unto Him whose garment with the saffron color of a lotus heart is spotless, unto the Supreme Witness, the shelter of all living beings.

Let us unto Him whose garment is spotless with the color of the yellow saffron of a lotus flower, unto the Supreme Witness, the shelter of all living beings, offer our obeisances.  (Vedabase)


Text 27

The form You revealed to us who suffer the material condition oh Lord, puts an end to an unlimited amount of troubles; what greater mercy can one expect from You?

If only the form that You revealed to us, sufferers of the material, o Lord, dissipates the unlimited miseries, then what would that mean to those who are always in Your favor? (Vedabase)

 

Text 28

You who in Your compassion by Your expansions [and teachers] are visible to the humble devotees, are - with the necessary respect of time -  only this much [ - by Your beautiful embodiment and not by thousands of mantras -] always remembered in someone's devotional service oh destroyer of all inauspiciousness. 

You compassionate, thus so surely by Your expansions visible to the humble devotees, are with the necessary respect of time always remembered by one's devotional service, o destroyer of all inauspiciousness. (Vedabase)

 

Text 29

Therewith [with that form] all desires of the living beings are quieted, however deep they may have fallen in their laboring; why would You, hidden in our hearts, fail to know about all [those forms] that we desire?

In the course of that, You quiet all desires of the living beings, however so very much fallen they are, desiring many things; why would You, hidden in our hearts, not know all that we long for? (Vedabase)


Text 30

That You, oh Father of the Universe, You as the Supreme Lord and spiritual master with whom one on the path of liberation reaches the ultimate goal, are satisfied with us, is the blessing we are looking for.

That for sure is the boon of our desire; that You, O Father of the Universe, are satisfied, You as the Supreme Lord and spiritual master with whom one on the path of liberation reaches the ultimate goal. (Vedabase)

 

Text 31

Nevertheless we pray for a boon from You oh Lord of transcendence above everything else. There is no limit to Your greatness and thus You are celebrated as Ananta [the Unlimited One].

Therefore we pray for that benediction from You, o Lord above all of transcendence; of the end of Your opulence one cannot be sure and thus You are celebrated as Ananta [the unlimited]. (Vedabase)


Text 32

A bee completely happy in achieving the Pârijâta tree [the honey dripping celestial wish-fulfilling tree or kalpa-vriksha] doesn't resort to another tree, so, having approached Your lotus feet, with the root of everything directly before our eyes, what, oh what would we further ask for?

A bee complete in its achieving the Pârijâta [the honey-dripping celestial wish-fulfilling tree or kalpa-vrksa] does not resort to another; having approached Your lotusfeet, the root of everything, what, o what would we further ask for? (Vedabase)

 

Text 33

[It is about the following request:] as long as we are contaminated by Your illusory energy [mâyâ], we have to wander around in this world according to our workload [our karma]. Grant us [therefore], for as long as that is the case, the association of Your loving devotees, whatever the life [or world] we may have found.

As long as we are contaminated by Your illusory energy [mâyâ], we have to wander around in this world according our workload [our karma], let us for that time have the association of Your loving devotees, whatever life we may find. (Vedabase)

 

Text 34

To enjoy but for a moment the company of those who are attached to the Supreme Lord bears no comparison with the attainment of heaven, nor with the love of not being born again, not even mentioning the [so-called] benedictions reserved for mortal beings.

A moments association in the company of the ones attached to the Supreme Lord compares not even to the attainment of heaven, nor to the love of not being born again; what greater benediction is there for a mortal being? (Vedabase)


Text 35

In that company the delightful stories are discussed because of which all material hankering is appeased and among the members there is no question of any envy or fear. 

Where there is the pure of Your words in worship and discussion is all material hankering appeased and is there no envy between the living beings, nor any fear. (Vedabase)

 

Text 36

There where Lord Nârâyana, the ultimate goal of the renunciates, is worshiped, the Supreme Lord is personally present by dint of the repeated conversations about the truth of the ones who managed to break free from their attachments.

Where there is the worship of Lord Nârâyana, the ultimate goal of the renounced ones, is the Supreme Lord personally present by the ever repeated talks of truth of those who are free from attachment. (Vedabase)

 

Text 37

How can meeting those devotees who on foot travel to the holy places to bring there the purity, not be a pleasure to the ones who live in fear?

Why should meeting those devotees, who, intent on purification, set their feet to travel to the holy places, not become the pleasure of the ones living in fear? (Vedabase)

  

Text 38

We for a moment personally having been in the presence of Lord S'iva, Your dearest friend oh Lord, today  [therewith] have achieved the destination that You are, You the expert physician to cure us by Your company from death, the most difficult to cure disease of material existence.

We who for a moment were in the presence of Lord S'iva, your dearest friend o Lord, are today certain of having achieved the destination of You, the expert physician to cure us by association from death, the most difficult to cure disease of material existence. (Vedabase)

 

Text 39-40

We who studied the scriptures, who pleased the teachers, the brahmins and the elderly; we who were good to the spiritually advanced ones [the civilized ones, the âryans] and who free from any envy honored their friends, brothers and all living beings; we who were of all that severe penance oh Lord and for a long time by the water abstained from food, did all of that only for the benediction of seeing You, the most exalted Personality of God, satisfied.

What else would we, who studied the scriptures, who pleased the teachers, the brahmins and the elderly and were nice to all the ones of culture [the advanced, the Aryans] and who without any envy offered their respects to friends, brothers and all living beings, want? What other boon would we, who in this for the satisfaction of the most exalted Original Person were of all that severe penance, o Lord and for a long time by the water abstained from food, desire from You? (Vedabase)

 

Text 41

Manu, Brahmâ, the mighty Lord S'iva as also others purified their existence by austerity and knowledge but in the end couldn't see the full extent of Your glory. Nevertheless we offered our prayers to You to the best of our ability.

Manu, Brahmâ, the mighty Lord S'iva as also others who by austerity and knowledge purified their existence could, in the end though, not see You, offering prayers in Your honor, but nevertheless have we according our own capacity offered You our prayers. (Vedabase)

  

Text 42

Our obeisances unto You, the Supreme transcendental Person equal towards everyone and always pure, the Supreme omnipresent Lord of eternal goodness.'

Our obeisances to You, the Supreme transcendental Person equal for everyone and always pure, the Supreme omnipresent Lord of eternal goodness.' (Vedabase)

 

Text 43

Maitreya said: 'Thus praised by the Pracetâs the Lord, the protector of the surrendered souls, being pleased said: 'So be it [may your prayers be fulfilled]', and  left for His heavenly abode, but they didn't desire His departure, for they hadn't seen enough of Him whose prowess is never defeated. 

Maitreya said: 'Thus being praised by the Pracetâ's expressed the Lord, pleased that way, His affection and care for the surrendered souls, but with Him leaving for His own abode did they not wish to part from Him, as they had not seen enough of Him, the non-material prowess. (Vedabase)

 

Text 44

Thereafter the Pracetâs moved away from the water of the lake, but when they saw that the world had been covered by trees that had grown very tall as if they wanted to obstruct the way to heaven, they became frantic. 

Thereafter did all of the Pracetâ's leave the water of the lake, but seeing that the world had been covered by trees that had grown very tall as if they wanted to obstruct the way to heaven, they became frantic. (Vedabase)

 

Text 45

Like with the fire of devastation at the end of time, they then in their bitterness oh King [Vidura as a ruler over the senses], with the help of the wind started a fire in order to remove the trees from the earth.  

Like with the fire of devastation at the end of time, they then out of their bitterness, o King [Vidura as a ruler over the senses], set with the help of the wind all directions afire to make the earth treeless. (Vedabase)

 

Text 46

Seeing that they had turned [almost] all the trees into ashes, the Great Father [Brahmâ] came to pacify the sons of Barhishmân by means of reason. 

Seeing that they had turned all of the trees into ashes, came the Great Father [Brahmâ] to pacify the sons of Barhismân with reason. (Vedabase)

 

Text 47

The remaining trees who were very afraid, then, on the advise of Brahmâ, delivered their daughter to the Pracetâs [see verse 13]. 

The remaining trees there, who were very afraid [they or their deity], at that time, on the advise of Brahmâ, delivered their daughter to the Pracetâ's [see text 13]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 48

By the order of Brahmâ they all married her, named Mârishâ, from whom the son of the Instigator [the son of Brahmâ] again took his birth because he had disrespected the Great One [S'iva see 4: 2]. 

By the order of Brahmâ, they all married her, Mârisâ, from whom, because of being of disrespect for the Great One [S'iva see 4:2], the son of the Instigator [that is Brahmâ] took birth again. (Vedabase)

 

Text 49

He was no one but Daksha, the one who inspired by God during the previous manvantara [period of Manu ] called Câkshusha [the present one being called Vaivasvata*] had put as much people on earth as he liked and was destroyed in the course of time.

He was no other than Daksha, the one who inspired by God brought forth all the life that was wished and whom in his previous existence during his time happened to be destroyed at the time of the manvantara [period of Manu ] called Sâksusa [the present one being called Vaivasvata*]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 50-51

He who just after his birth with the brilliance of his luster outshone the brilliance of everyone else, was for being a great expert in fruitive activities [sacrifices] called Daksha ['the expert']. He, appointed by the first living being, by Brahmâ, to generate and sustain all the people on earth, also made sure he engaged all the other founding fathers in the process.

Because he was one who just after his birth covered with the brilliance of his luster the brilliance of all, was he, being such an expert in fruitive activity, called Daksha ['the very expert']. He, appointed by the First One, Brahmâ, to generate all the living so as to maintain, was also sure to engage also all other founding fathers. (Vedabase)

 

*: The Manus existing in one day of Lord Brahmâ are the following: (1) Svâyambhuva, (2) Svârocisha, (3) Uttama, (4) Tâmasa, (5) Raivata, (6) Câkshusha, (7) Vaivasvata, (8) Sâvarni, (9) Daksha-sâvarni, (10) Brahma-sâvarni, ( 11) Dharma-sâvarni, (12) Rudra-sâvarni, (13) Deva-sâvarni and (14) Indra-sâvarni [see also 3: 11].

 

  

 

 

 

 

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