The Story of Nimi and the
Dynasty of his Son Mithila
(8) 'If you are content
with us, then please, if you can, make the body of the king come
alive!' After the demigods had responded in confirmation Nimi [as a
spirit] said: 'Do not bind me to a physical frame!
Purûravâ Enchanted by Urvasî
(34) 'Ah my wife, do not leave, stay, oh cruel
one! You should not have given up on me because I failed to make you
happy thus far. Let us talk a little. (35) This good body of mine, led far, far away
from home by you, will drop dead on the spot, oh devî, and the foxes and vultures
will eat it, if it is not worthy of your grace!'
the Lord's Warrior Incarnation
(14) He [Paras'urâma] who twenty-one times
acted as the annihilator of the Haihaya dynasty and thus freed the
earth from all her kshatriyas, is called an [ams'a] incarnation of
Vâsudeva. (15) The earth's burden of
the arrogant governing class that, covered by passion and ignorance,
lacked in respect for the brahminical rule, was removed by him. He
killed them despite the fact that they had committed no great offense [see
also 1.11: 34].'
How Lord Paras'urâma Came to Destroy
the Ruling Class Twenty-one
(17) Râma went to Mâhishmatî,
[the capital] that was bereft of all glory because a brahmin had been killed. There he
in the middle of the town made a great pile of the heads he severed
from their bodies.
Chapter 17: The
Dynasties of the Sons of Purûravâ