Dharma and Adharma: the Life of Ajâmîla
people and cheating.
Thus he maintained his family in a most sinful
and caused others a lot of trouble.
Chapter 2: Ajâmila
the motivation for the Holy Name
to karmic actions because of
ignorance and lust, I will be a self-realized, most kind, merciful and
peaceful friend of all living
entities and will disentangle my soul from the trap of being
caught in mâyâ in the form of a woman, a woman who,
in my fallen state, played with me like with a pet animal.
Yamarâja Instructs His Messengers
who run from the
truth and fail in their duties
unto Lord Vishnu,
they whose tongues never express the names and qualities of the Supreme
Lord, who do not carry Him in their heart or remember His lotus feet
and not even once bowed their heads to Krishna [in a
temple e.g., see B.G.
4-6], bring them all
The Hamsa-guhya Prayers Offered to the Lord by Prajâpati Daksha
how all the trees were burned by the blazing fire, oh son of
the king of the forest,
the great [moon god] Soma, spoke as follows in
(35-39) S'rî S'uka
praised with the prayers offered, the Supreme Lord, the
caretaker of the devotees, appeared there in Aghamarshana, oh best of
Kurus. With His feet on Garuda's shoulders He with His long and
mighty eight arms, held up the disc, the conch shell, the sword, the
arrow, the bow, the rope and the club. His intense blackish blue form
clad in yellow garments, His face and glance were very cheerful and His
body was adorned with a flower garland reaching to His feet. Decorated
Kaustubha jewel, the S'rîvatsa mark, a large full circle helmet,
glittering shark earrings, a belt, finger rings, bracelets around His
wrists and upper arms and with His ankle bells, His
appearance captivated the
three worlds. The Lord, the
of the three worlds, was surrounded by eternal
associates like Nârada,
hymns by the
perfected souls and the inhabitants and singers of heaven.
Nârada Muni Cursed by Prajâpati Daksha
(19) The so very sharp, revolving wheel of Time
governs all the world according to its own rule and measure; of what
it to endeavor in desire for results in this world when
[this order of time]?
The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksha
pacifying him, Soma, in respect of
the division of time, managed to stop the decay [reducing it to the
Now please take notice of all the names of the wives of
Kas'yapa, the mothers from whom all the living beings of this
entire universe were born: Aditi, Diti, Danu,
Kâshthhâ, Arishthâ, Surasâ, Ilâ, Muni,
Krodhavas'â, Tâmrâ, Surabhi, Saramâ and Timi.
From Timi the aquatics appeared and the animals of prey were the
children of Saramâ.