25: The Three Modes of
Nature and Beyond
(1) The Supreme Lord said: 'Oh best of persons,
to understand what I am about to say concerning the way someone is
by a certain mode of My material nature [*]. (2-5) With
the mode of goodness one finds
equanimity, sense control, tolerance, discrimination, penance,
truthfulness, compassion, remembrance, contentment, renunciation,
freedom from desire, faithfulness, modesty and pleasure within. With
the mode of passion there is lust, endeavor, conceit, dissatisfaction,
false pride, a desire for blessings, separatism, sense gratification,
rashness, love of praise, ridicule, display of valor and hard
sanctioning. With the mode of ignorance one runs into intolerance,
greed, deceitfulness, violence, attention seeking, hypocrisy,
listlessness, quarrel, lamentation, delusion, the
suffering of depression, sloth, false expectations, fear and indolence.
These, one after the other described by Me, constitute the majority of
the effects of the modes. Hear now about their combinations [see also
26: The Song of
Ilâ [called Aila or Purûravâ, see also 9.14: 15-16],
separated from Urvas'î,
resignation managed to
restrain his grief.
27: On Respecting the
Form of God
(12) There are
with which one
remembers Me: in stone, wood, metal, smearable
substances [like clay],
being painted, in sand, in jewels and as an image kept in the mind.
Yoga or the
Denomination and the Real
would be good
or what would be bad in this unreal, deceptive material duality that,
considered by the mind and put
into words, results in a false [insufficient] image of reality [*]?
normal living being affected by the work he performs, his karma,
remains, impelled by sometimes this and then again that impulse, in
position until the moment he dies. But someone intelligent is, despite
being situated in the material position, not that [fickle], because
he, with the experience of the happiness he found, gave up his material
29: Bhakti Yoga: the Most Auspicious way
to Conquer Death
(35) S'rî S'uka said: 'After he had heard the words of Uttamas'loka and thus was shown the path of yoga,
Uddhava with folded hands said nothing because his throat was choked up
with love and his eyes were brimming with tears.
Chapter 30: The Disappearance of the Yadu-dynasty
(5) The Supreme Lord said: 'Oh best of the
Yadus, considering these fearful, great and inauspicious omens,
are like the
flags of the king of death, we should not stay a moment longer here in
(33) His foot
that had the form of a deer's face, was [then] pierced by an arrow of a
hunter named Jarâ who thought he saw a deer. The arrow was
fashioned from a
fragment of the iron that had remained [from the by the brahmins cursed
club that had been destroyed, see 11.1: 23].
31: The Ascension of Lord
(1) S'rî S'uka said: 'Then Brahmâ
arrived there [in Prabhâsa], along with S'iva
his consort, the
demigods led by Indra, the sages and the lords of the people.
(7) And while in heaven kettledrums resounded and
flowers fell from the sky,
Him as He left the earth [*, see also 10.39: 53-55].
and most auspicious exploits and childhood pastimes of the incarnation
of the Supreme Lord Hari [with
all His expansions, see 10.1: 62-63],
of the Fortunate One] as
also elsewhere [in other scriptures]. Anyone who proclaims them will
the transcendental devotional service that is the destination of the
perfect sages [the paramahamsas].'
notices concerning the individual images
please look at the bottom of the chapter they