Chapter 79: Lord Balarâma
and Visits the Holy Places
are countless other [pastimes]
this of the mighty,
unlimited and unfathomable
Balarâma who through His
illusory power appears as a human being.
Chapter 80: An Old Brahmin Friend Visits Krishna
(12-13) The brahmin who thus repeatedly in various
ways was entreated by his wife then thought: 'The sight of Uttamas'loka
is indeed the highest attainment.' He took the
decision to visit Him and
asked her: 'If there is anything in the house that I can bring as a
gift my good
woman, please give it to me!'
with a couple of local brahmins the scholar passed three gates and
guard stations and walked between the houses of Acyuta's faithful
followers, the Andakas and Vrishnis. One normally could not go there
so he felt as if he had attained the bliss of the Pure Spirit. He next
entered one of the opulent sixteen thousand residences of the Lord's
queens [*]. (18) Acyuta
Chapter 81: The Brahmin Honored:
Lord Krishna the Godhead of the Brahmins
(8) With that in mind He Himself from
under the garment of the twice-born one snatched away the
rice grains that were
tied in a bundle and said: 'What
is this? (9) Have you brought this for Me My dear
friend? That gives Me the greatest pleasure! These rice grains satiate
Me and the whole universe [that I am]!'
Thus lost in thought
he arrived at the vicinity of his home. There he found himself placed
before high rising palaces rivaling the sun, the fire and the moon. On
all sides they were surrounded by wonderful courtyards and gardens
swarming with hordes of cooing birds, ponds full of lilies and day and
night blooming white lotuses. There were well adorned and ornamented
women with deer-like eyes. 'What is this, whose place is this, how
could this come about?'
Chapter 82: All Kings and the
Inhabitants of Vrindâvana
on Pilgrimage Reunite with Krishna
younger relatives. Having inquired after their well-being and
having discussed the comfort of their journey, they next started to
other about Krishna.
Chapter 83: Draupadî
and had given up, the Supreme
Lord playfully took up the bow and managed to string it. At the moment the sun was situated in
Abhijit [in 'victory',
or at noon] He
arrow on it and pierced, with a single look in the water, the fish with
His arrow so that it fell down.
Chapter 84: Vasudeva of Sacrifice
to the Sages
at Kurukshetra Explaining the Path of Success
(16) The honorable sages said: 'Just see how we,
the best knowers of the truth and chief creators of the universe, are
bewildered by the power of the material illusion created by the
activities of the Supreme Lord, who so amazingly covert in His
operations pretends to be the one controlled.
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