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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45

Chapter 41: The Lords' Arrival in Mathurâ

(19) Later in the afternoon Krishna together with Sankarshana [Râma]
the gopas entered Mathurâ to take a look around.

(41) Krishna and Râma with each His own specific high quality outfit and nice decorations,
looked as resplendent as a pair of young elephants, one light and one dark, adorned for a festival.

(49)  'Thus understanding what to do oh best of kings, Sudâmâ, steeped in love,
garlands made of fresh and fragrant flowers.

Chapter 42: The Breaking of the Sacrificial Bow

(3) The maidservant said: 'Oh handsome One, I am a servant of Kamsa known as Trivakrâ ['three-bend'] respected indeed for my work with ointments. Prepared by me they are very dear to the chief of the Bhojas. But okay, who else but the two of You would deserve them?' (4) With her mind overwhelmed by the beauty, charm and sweetness of Their talks, smiles and glances, she gave Them plenty of ointment.

Chapter 43: Krishna Kills the Elephant Kuvalayâpîda

(13) The Supreme Lord, the killer of Madhu, confronting him in his attack, seized him by his trunk and made him fall to the ground. (14) With the ease of a lion jumping on the fallen giant, the Lord yanked out a tusk and killed the elephant and his keepers with it.

Chapter 44: The Wrestling Match and
the Killing of Kamsa

(2) Locking their hands with their hands and their legs with their legs, they
pulled and pushed each other with force to attain the victory.

(37) Grabbing him by the hair, the crown slipped from his head. The Lord with the Lotus Navel then hurled him from the high platform down into the wrestling arena, whereupon He, the Independent Support of the Entire Universe, threw Himself on top of him.

Chapter 45: Krishna Rescues His Teacher's Son

(10) S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus bewildered by the deluding power of Him, the Lord and Soul of the Universe appearing as a human being, raised they Them upon their laps to experience the joy of closing Them in their arms. (11) Bound by the rope of affection crying a river couldn't they say a thing, o King, being overwhelmed with their throats full of tears. (12) The Supreme Lord, the son of Devakî, thus consoled His parents and made His maternal grandfather Ugrasena, King over the Yadus.

(30-31)  As the Lords of the Universe of all being the origin and in knowledge being omniscient did They, by their humanlike activities concealing the impeccable knowledge that was achieved from no other source, then desire to live at the school of the guru native to Kâsî [Benares] named Sândîpani who dwelt in the city of Avantî [Ujjain]. (32) The spiritual teacher who in that circumstance was allowed to receive Them in self-restraint, was by Them, who approached him for his service as if he was the Lord, that way with Their devotion used to set an irreproachable example for others. (33) That best one of the twiceborn, satisfied as he was with Their pure love and submissive acts, taught as Their guru Them all the Vedas with their corollary literatures and philosophical treatises, [** (34) the Dhanur-veda [military science, archery] along with all its secrets [the mantras], the dharma [codes of human conduct, the laws] and the nyâya [the methods of logic] as also ânvîkshikîm [the knowledge of philosophical debate or tarka] and the six aspects of râja-nîtim [political science, see ***].

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