(14-15) Therefore oh
Uddhava give up the [religious] precepts and prohibitions, denial and
routines and what you should listen to and have listened to. Choose for
Me alone, the actual shelter of the Soul within all embodied beings.
With that exclusive devotion you will enjoy My mercy
and have nothing to fear from any side [compare B.g. 18:
Hamsa-avatâra Answers the
Questions of the
Sons of Brahmâ
desire to find closure he remembered Me, the original godhead [he
originated from, see 3.8],
visible in My Hamsa form [the Swan **].
three, ......what follows is the second version.
14: The Devotional Coherence of the
Methods and the
Meditation on Vishnu
(36-42) With one's eyes half closed and sitting
should, alert inside for the supreme of liberation, concentrate on the
lotus within the heart that is directed upwards. Within the whorl of
its eight petals one should one after the other picture the sun, the
moon and the fire. Within the fire one should consider My harmonious
form so auspicious for meditation, that, gentle and cheerful as it is,
is endowed with four beautiful arms. The neck
and the forehead, the pure smile as also the ears with the glowing
shark shaped earrings are of a charming beauty. One should
meditate upon the golden dress, the
complexion with the color of a rain cloud, the curl on the chest where
the goddess resides, the conch and the disc, the club and the lotus as
also the beauty of the forest flower garland. One should meditate upon
all the beautiful and charming parts of My body: the feet with their
shining bells, the richly glowing Kaustubha gem, the shining crown and
bracelets, the girdle and armlets, the merciful smile and the delicate
glance. This, one should do by turning the mind away from the senses.
This way one should with intelligence lead the charioteer [the soul,
the master of intelligence], sober and grave, [with love] in the
direction of My completeness.
15: Mystical Perfection: the Siddhis
(35) Of all the perfections I am indeed the cause
and the protector. I am
the Lord of Yoga [the final union],
the Lord of the analysis, the dharma and of the community of Vedic
16: The Lord's
(8) He, who just like you is a tiger among men,
asked Me before the battle
took place questions
and was that very moment by Me with logical
arguments enlightened on the matter.
(12) I am Hiranyagarbha
[Brahmâ the original teacher] of the
Vedas, of the mantras I am the three-lettered Omkâra,
of the letters I am the first [the 'a'], and of the sacred
metres I am the three-footed one [the Gâyatrî mantra].
notices concerning the individual images
please look at the bottom of the chapter they