(59) Where is one compared to these women who,
impure in their conduct towards Krishna, wander in the forests; what is
one's position compared to this stage of perfect love for the Supreme
Soul? Most certainly the Controller of the one who is of constant
worship, is even when he's not very learned, directly bestowing the
highest good, the good that imbibed works like the very best of all
medicines [that is: irrespective the person].
Chapter 48: Krishna Pleases His
(5) She by bathing, anointing, dressing up with
ornaments, garlands and perfume, bethel nut and drinking fragrant
fluids and so on, prepared her body and then shy and with playful
smiles approached Mâdhava with tempting glances.
(22) Because You are not determined by the
coverings of the body and so on there is no literal birth or duality to
Your Self and therefore there exists no bondage for You, nor in fact
any liberation [compare 10.14: 26]; and if
they show, that to Your sweet will is so [see e.g. 10.11: 7]
or else by our erroneous notions about
You [like in 10.23: 10-11].
Chapter 49: Akrûra's
Mission in Hastinâpura
(1-2) S'rî S'uka said: 'He [Akrûra]
to Hastinâpura, the city standing out with the glory of the kings
of the Pûru-dynasty [see family-tree], saw there the son of Ambikâ
[Dhritarâshthra, see 9.22:
with Bhîshma, Vidura and Prithâ [Kuntî], as also
Bâhlika and his son [Somadatta], Dronâcârya and
Kripâcârya, Karna, Duryodhana, the son of Drona
[As'vatthâmâ], the Pândavas and other friends.
(28) In what way would a person be able to escape
from what is ordained by the Controller, who to diminish the burden of
the earth has descended in the Yadu family [see B.G.
Chapter 50: Krishna Uses
and Establishes the City of Dvârakâ
(35-36) Mukunda with His
forces unbroken having crossed the ocean of the armies of His enemy,
praise being showered with
flowers by the servants of the three worlds. Being met by the people of
Mathurâ who with their fever
allayed felt great joy, His glory was sung by bards, heralds and
Chapter 51: The Deliverance of
(19) Time, more powerful than the powerful, is the
Lord in Control who,
playing a game of herdsman and flock, sets the
mortal beings in motion.
concerning the individual images
please look at the bottom of the chapter they belong to.