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
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 related to the human form and among them only
a few act to do good.
The Saints Nârada and Angirâ
Nârada said: 'Listen
from me this mantra containing
the secret of Vedic philosophy [see 8.16: 18-25] that,
concentrate on it for seven nights, will give you the
vision of Lord Sankarshana ['the One with the
plough' who joins everything;
King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord
(20) The waves of the material
ocean calm down by the
realization of Your personal bliss. My reverence for the Supreme Controller of the Senses; my
respects for You whose expansions are unlimited.
mind ruled by lust [the lesser god], just like
fried seed, does 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 networks
of duality of the material qualities [compare B.G. 4:
Mother Pârvatî Curses Citraketu
roaming in the brightly shining, heavenly vehicle that
he had received from Lord Vishnu, he saw Lord S'iva surrounded by the
perfected souls and the
singers of heaven. He had his arm around the goddess who sat on his
laughed loudly about it in the presence of the sages, and then addressed the mother hearing him.
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 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
were by Indra all elevated to the position of demigods.'
(40) How can one object against women following
their nature in
this world? But not
what is good for me anymore,
addicted to her] unable to control my senses.
Performing the Pumsavana Ritualistic Ceremony
two are the proprietors
of the universe, the Supreme Cause. The external energy of the material
world is hard to fathom, it is the deluding power that is difficult to