King Sudyumna Becomes a Woman
there oh ruler of man, Sudyumna,
saw himself changed
into a woman and his horse
mare [see also 5.17: 15].
The Dynasties of six of the Sons of Manu
(9) The family preceptor
[Vasishthha] cursed him for the unintended sinful deed saying: 'Having
acted like a s'ûdra, you cannot belong to the kshatriyas.
deed it is your karma to become a s'ûdra.'
The Marriage of Sukanyâ
and Cyavana Muni
(10) Sukanyâ after having
Cyavana for her husband, had understanding for him who remained very
grumpy with her.
She tried to please him by complying with him
Ambarisha Mahârâja Offended by
service the Lord gave him
His cakra [disc weapon] that protects the devotees
but is so fearful to
the ones opposing Him [see also 7.9: 43 and B.G. 9: 31].
Durvâsa Saved: the
Cakra-prayers of Ambarîsha
S'uka said:'When the disc weapon
of the Lord named Sudars'ana thus was being
prayed to by the king, it because of his petitioning stopped to haress
the scholar from all sides. (13) Durvâsâ,
of the fire of the weapon, most contented then praised the king,
The Downfall of Saubhari Muni
(41-42) He thought to himself: 'Women
do not like me, I'm too old, I'm not attractive to them. I am wrinkled,
gray hair and a head tremor. I'll be rejected! Let me make it so that
my body is desirable to the women of heaven, not to mention the
daughters of the worldly kings!' Thus was the resolve of the mystic.
notices concerning the individual images
please look at the bottom of the chapter they