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?'
Edited: November 7,
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
having 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.
three, ......what follows is the second version.
Diti Vows to Kill King Indra
(19) The fourty-nine
Maruts, also sons of Diti, had no sons themselves and
were by Indra all elevated to the position of demigods.'
(40) What an offense it is to
dance to the tune of women in this world; because I'm thus out
of control with my senses, I'll be damned alas in not knowing what is
good for me.
Performing the Pumsavana Ritualistic Ceremony
(11) 'The both of You are
indeed the proprietors of the universe, the Supreme Cause. This
external world of Yours
is certainly difficult to fathom and the internal potency is difficult