King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction
(8-9) Someone who killed
a brahmin, his father, a cow, his mother or his spiritual master, such
a sinner and even an outcast dog-eater may find purification by singing
His holy name. If an as'vamedha sacrifice, the topmost of all
sacrifices, by us conducted with faith keeps you from being
contaminated by the killing of all creatures of Brahmâ including
the brahmins, what then do you expect from killing a harassing demon?'
King Citraketu's Lamentation
(3) In this material
world there are as many living entities as there are atoms, some of them
are human or relatedto the human form and among them only a few act to
The Saints Nârada and Angirâ
Nârada said: 'Listen good and accept
from me this mantra containing
the secret of Vedic philosophy [see 8.16: 18-25]
which, if you
concentrate on it for seven nights, will give you the
vision of the all-pervading Lord Sankarshana ['the One with the
King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord
(20) The waves of the material
ocean calm down by the
realization of Your personal bliss. My reverences
unto the Supreme Controller of the Senses; my
respects for You whose expansions are unlimited.
mind ruled by lust [the lesser god] does, just like
fried seed, not lead to growth and healing in You oh Supreme One.
But in the full
knowledge of Your Supreme Self a person is not affected by the network
modes and the duality of their material qualities [compare B.G. 4:
Mother Pârvatî Curses Citraketu
(4-5) One day roaming in the
brightly shining, heavenly
he had received from Lord Vishnu, he saw Lord S'iva in the midst of all
the saintly personalities. Surrounded by the perfected ones and the
singers of heaven, he had his arm around the goddess who sat on his
laughed loudly about it and then spoke in the presence of the mother
words she could clearly hear.
S'rî S'uka said: After
heard what the great Lord S'iva had to tell
her, the goddess Pârvatî
freed from her doubt and perplexity and found
back her peace of mind oh King.
Diti Vows to Kill King Indra
(19) The forty-nine Maruts, also sons of Diti, had
no sons themselves and
were by Indra all elevated to the position of demigods.'
(40) What would be wrong with it when the
women in this world follow their nature? But damned I am if I,
knowing anymore what's good for me, [addicted to her] have no control
over my senses.
Performing the Pumsavana Ritualistic Ceremony
(11) 'You two are the
proprietors of the universe, the Supreme Cause. The external energy of
world is hard to fathom, it is the deluding power that is difficult to