Chapter 7: Further questions by Vidura
one can put an end to all
kinds of misery by simply
hearing about [meditating upon] the qualities and such
[Krishna as the enemy of Mura], what then may one expect from the,
according to one's nature, serving in the dust of His lotus feet?'
Chapter 8: Manifestation of Brahmâ from
(18) 'Who am I, seated on
top of this lotus? Wherefrom has it originated? There must be something
in the water below.
Being present here implies the existence of that from which it
Chapter 9: Brahmâ's Prayers for Creative Energy
much pleased by pompous arrangements with a lot of
paraphernalia of high-class servants who are of worship with hearts
all kinds of desires. For You, the variously perceived Unique and
Only Well-wisher, the Supersoul within the living entities, are there
show all living entities Your causeless mercy; You cannot be achieved
those who settle for what is man-made and temporal [asat].
Chapter 10: Divisions of the Creation
(14) The conditioning [or
creation] is divided in nine
kinds. Next to the formation according to the basic qualities [viz. the
gunas or the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance], there is the formation according to
the material qualities of
and the three forms of creation that find their end
[of plants, animals and human beings].
Chapter 11: Division of Time Expanding from the
be of respect for the One [Lord
Time and who with His energy in different ways invigorates the seeds of
creation while during
thus performing sacrifices one develops quality in one's
Chapter 12: Creation of the Kumâras and Others
(4) The great self-born soul then
created Sanaka, Sananda, Sanâtana and Sanat-kumâra [the
four Kumâras] who are
celibates ['they whose seed goes upwards'] free from all profit-minded action.