Lord Rishabhadeva's Activities
(15) 'Is there any other
yogi of perseverance and determination who, desiring the perfections
were rejected by Rishabha for being insubstantial, can follow but
even in his mind the example of this unborn Godhead?'
of King Bharata
(7) He [Bharata] in the
purity of his service was thus of the purest goodness unto the
Supersoul within the heart of the ethereal body, unto the impersonal
spirit of Brahman and unto Bhagavân, the Supreme Lord,
Vâsudeva, the Supreme Personality whose form is recognized by the
S'rîvatsa mark on the chest, the Kaustubha gem, the flower
garland, the disc, the conch shell, the club and other symbols. Once He
as an indelible image has appeared in the heart of the devotee, He who
on the highest level is known by His radiating personal form, has the
power to increase one's devotion day after day.
The Rebirth of King Bharata
that princely deer of mine really return and please me who gave
up his different pious exercises?
It was so cute to behold. Pleasing it
way befitting its kind drove away all unhappiness!
Supreme Character of Jada Bharata
(18) Full of indignation she totally lost
herself in the force of her anger with raised eyebrows, crooked teeth,
bloodshot eyes, a frightening laugh and an agitated fearful face as if
she wanted to destroy the entire universe. Released because of her
great fury she, coming forth from the altar, severed with the same
blade as they wanted to use [for the sacrifice] the heads from the
bodies of all the sinful offenders and then together with her
associates, drank from the blood that oozed from the necks as a very
hot intoxicating beverage. Overwhelmed by all that intoxicating
drinking she together with her associates next loudly sang and danced,
making fun throwing the heads at each other like they were balls.
Chapter 10: Jada
(2) Engaged this way the
blessed brahmin constantly looked three feet ahead [not to step on
ants]. Thus being all the time out of pace with the others the
palanquin was shaking. Rahûgana noticing this then said to the
men who carried him: 'Oh carriers, please walk in pace! Why is this
palanquin carried so uneven?'