8: Mârkandeya Resists All
and Prays to Nara-Nârâyana Rishi
(23) The servants of Indra found him in that
place. Having offered his oblations,
he sat in meditation with his eyes
closed, invincible as fire personified.
9: Mârkandeya is
the Lord's Bewildering Potency
(21) Upon a branch of that tree toward the
northeast he in addition saw an infant boy
lying within the fold of a leaf swallowing the darkness with His
effulgence [see also 3.33: 4].
Chapter 10: S'iva, Lord and
Glorifies Mârkandeya Rishi
(6) The great lord said: 'I'm sure the brahmin
seer doesn't desire any benedictions in any field, not even liberation;
he has achieved the transcendental devotional service to the Supreme
Lord, the Inexhaustible Original Person. (7) Nevertheless, Bhavânî, let's talk with this
pure devotee, it is indeed man's highest achievement to associate with
Chapter 11: Vishnu His Attributes
Order of the Month of Him as the Sun-god
(11-12) His material energy composed of the various
modes is represented by His flower garland, the yellow garment He wears
stands for the vedic metres and His sacred thread represents the three
syllable AUM. The processes of sânkhya and yoga are by the Godhead carried in the
form of His makara ['sea-monster'] earrings, and His crown,
bringing fearlessness to all the worlds, represents the superior
(45) All these [personalities]
constitute the glories of Vishnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
assuming the form of the sun-god; they take away the sinful reactions
of those people who at the junctures of each day remember them.
Chapter 12: The Topics of
(19-20) In detail are
described the reigns of the Manus [8.1], the liberation of the king of
the elephants [Gajendra, 8.2-4] and the avatâras of Lord Vishnu
in each period of Manu [8.5 & 13] like Hayas'îrshâ
[8.24: 8 & 57; 5.18: 1], Nrisimha [7.9-10], Vâmana [8.18-22],
Mâtsya [8.24] and Kûrma for the sake of churning the nectar
from the milk ocean by the inhabitants of heaven [8.7-8].
(27) [It is] the dynasty in which - in the house
of Vasudeva - the Supreme Lord known as Krishna, the Controller of the
Living Being, descended; [following is described] His birth [10.3]
and how He grew up in Gokula [10.4-10].
(55) The remembrance of Lord Krishna's lotus feet
destroys everything inauspicious, leads to good fortune, purification
of the heart and, connected in the wisdom and detachment, to spiritual
knowing and devotion for the Supreme Soul.
Chapter 13: The Glories of