Canto 1: Creation

Canto 1 sets the foundation for the Srimad Bhagavatam starting with the philosophy of devotion. It gives insight into Vyasadeva’s inspiration to write the Srimad Bhagavatam through conversations with the great Sage Narada Muni. The reader is lead from the battlefield of Kuruksetra through the years leading up to King Pariksit’s education on the Ganga River by Sukadeva Goswami. 

Table of contents

  1. Questions by the Sagesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1: Questions by the Sages

    Questions by the Sages

    SB 1.1.1O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedi…
  2. Divinity and Divine Serviceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2: Divinity and Divine Service

    Divinity and Divine Service

    SB 1.2.1Ugraśravā [Sūta Gosvāmī], the son of Romaharṣaṇa, being fully satisfied by the perfect questions of the brāhmaṇas, thanked them and thus attempted to reply.SB 1.2.2Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by…
  3. Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3: Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnations

    Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnations

    SB 1.3.1Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universe.
  4. The Appearance of Śrī Nāradaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4: The Appearance of Śrī Nārada

    The Appearance of Śrī Nārada

    SB 1.4.1On hearing Sūta Gosvāmī speak thus, Śaunaka Muni, who was the elderly, learned leader of all the ṛṣis engaged in that prolonged sacrificial ceremony, congratulated Sūta Gosvāmī by addressing him as follows.
  5. Nārada's Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5: Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    SB 1.5.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus the sage amongst the gods [Nārada], comfortably seated and apparently smiling, addressed the ṛṣi amongst the brāhmaṇas [Vedavyāsa].
  6. Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6: Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadeva

    Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadeva

    SB 1.6.1Sūta said: O brāhmaṇas, thus hearing all about Śrī Nārada’s birth and activities, Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God and son of Satyavatī, inquired as follows.
  7. The Son of Droṇa Punishedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7: The Son of Droṇa Punished

    The Son of Droṇa Punished

    SB 1.7.1Ṛṣi Śaunaka asked: O Sūta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyāsadeva heard everything from Śrī Nārada Muni. So after Nārada’s departure, what did Vyāsadeva do?SB 1.7.2Śrī Sūta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvatī, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Śamyāprāsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.
  8. Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Savedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

    Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

    SB 1.8.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thereafter the Pāṇḍavas, desiring to deliver water to the dead relatives who had desired it, went to the Ganges with Draupadī. The ladies walked in front.
  9. The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
  10. Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    SB 1.10.1Śaunaka Muni asked: After killing his enemies who desired to usurp his rightful inheritance, how did the greatest of all religious men, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, assisted by his brothers, rule his subjects? Surely he could not freely enjoy his kingdom with unrestricted consciousness.
  11. Lord Kṛṣṇa's Entrance into Dvārakāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

    Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
  12. Birth of Emperor Parīkṣitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

    Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

    SB 1.12.1The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord.
  13. Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Homeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
  14. The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
  15. The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timelyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
  16. How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
  17. Punishment and Reward of Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
  18. Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
  19. The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.

CHAPTER ONE

Questions by the Sages

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1: Questions by the Sages

    Questions by the Sages

    SB 1.1.1O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedi…
  • Purpose of the Gayatri Mantraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.1

    O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmājī, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.
  • Paramesvara the Supremeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.2

    Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhāgavata Purāṇa propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhāgavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyāsadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhāgavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.
  • Three Divisions of Vedic Waysplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.2

    Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhāgavata Purāṇa propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhāgavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyāsadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhāgavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.
  • Exchange of Rasas Between Two Equalsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.3

    O expert and thoughtful men, relish Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls.
  • Watering the Root of the Treeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.4

    Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Lord and His devotees.
  • Symptoms of Men in the Age of Quarrel or Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.10

    O learned one, in this iron age of Kali men have but short lives. They are quarrelsome, lazy, misguided, unlucky and, above all, always disturbed.
  • Scriptures Summarizedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.11

    There are many varieties of scriptures, and in all of them there are many prescribed duties, which can be learned only after many years of study in their various divisions. Therefore, O sage, please select the essence of all these scriptures and explain it for the good of all living beings, that by such instruction their hearts may be fully satisfied.
  • Glories of the Name of the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.14

    Living beings who are entangled in the complicated meshes of birth and death can be freed immediately by even unconsciously chanting the holy name of Kṛṣṇa, which is feared by fear personified.
  • Real Remedy for Peace in the Worldplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.17

    His transcendental acts are magnificent and gracious, and great learned sages like Nārada sing of them. Please, therefore, speak to us, who are eager to hear about the adventures He performs in His various incarnations.
  • Incarnation of Godhead Is Distinguishedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.20

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, along with Balarāma, played like a human being, and so masked He performed many superhuman acts.

CHAPTER TWO

Divinity and Divine Service

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2: Divinity and Divine Service

    Divinity and Divine Service

    SB 1.2.1Ugraśravā [Sūta Gosvāmī], the son of Romaharṣaṇa, being fully satisfied by the perfect questions of the brāhmaṇas, thanked them and thus attempted to reply.SB 1.2.2Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by…
  • Obeisances unto the Spiritual Master and the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.2

    Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by the higher castes, his father, Vyāsadeva, fearing separation from him, cried out, "O my son!" Indeed, only the trees, which were absorbed in the same feelings of separation, echoed in response to the begrieved father.
  • Srimad-Bhagavatam Summarizedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.3

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto him [Śuka], the spiritual master of all sages, the son of Vyāsadeva, who, out of his great compassion for those gross materialists who struggle to cross over the darkest regions of material existence, spoke this most confidential supplement to the cream of Vedic knowledge, after having personally assimilated it by experience.
  • Scope of Sense Satisfactionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.10

    Life's desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one's works.
  • Definition of the Absolute Truthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.11

    Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramātmā or Bhagavān.
  • Process of Its Realizationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.12

    The seriously inquisitive student or sage, well equipped with knowledge and detachment, realizes that Absolute Truth by rendering devotional service in terms of what he has heard from the Vedānta-śruti.
  • Duty of All Classes of Human Beingsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.13

    O best among the twice-born, it is therefore concluded that the highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one's own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead.
  • Service unto the Devoteesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.16

    O twice-born sages, by serving those devotees who are completely freed from all vice, great service is done. By such service, one gains affinity for hearing the messages of Vāsudeva.
  • The Book and the Person Bhagavataplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.18

    By regular attendance in classes on the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.
  • Seeing the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.19

    As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. Then the devotee is established in goodness, and he becomes completely happy.
  • Forms of the Lord and the Living Beingsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.23

    The transcendental Personality of Godhead is indirectly associated with the three modes of material nature, namely passion, goodness and ignorance, and just for the material world's creation, maintenance and destruction He accepts the three qualitative forms of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. Of these three, all human beings can derive ultimate benefit from Viṣṇu, the form of the quality of goodness.
  • Quality of Worship and the Demigodsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.26

    Those who are serious about liberation are certainly nonenvious, and they respect all. Yet they reject the horrible and ghastly forms of the demigods and worship only the all-blissful forms of Lord Viṣṇu and His plenary portions.
  • Lord Sri Krsna, or Vasudeva, Is All in Allplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.28-29

    In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.
  • He Is All-Pervadingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.32

    The Lord, as Supersoul, pervades all things, just as fire permeates wood, and so He appears to be of many varieties, though He is the absolute one without a second.

CHAPTER THREE

Krsna Is the Source of All Incarnations

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3: Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnations

    Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnations

    SB 1.3.1Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universe.
  • Purusa Incarnations: The Cause of Matter and the Material Worldplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.1

    Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universe.
  • From Him Brahma Is Manifestedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.2

    A part of the puruṣa lies down within the water of the universe, from the navel lake of His body sprouts a lotus stem, and from the lotus flower atop this stem, Brahmā, the master of all engineers in the universe, becomes manifest.
  • Description of the Universal Formplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.3

    It is believed that all the universal planetary systems are situated on the extensive body of the puruṣa, but He has nothing to do with the created material ingredients. His body is eternally in spiritual existence par excellence.
  • Short Description of Various Incarnationsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.5

    This form [the second manifestation of the puruṣa] is the source and indestructible seed of multifarious incarnations within the universe. From the particles and portions of this form, different living entities, like demigods, men and others, are created.
  • 1st: Kumaras Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.6

    First of all, in the beginning of creation, there were the four unmarried sons of Brahmā [the Kumāras], who, being situated in a vow of celibacy, underwent severe austerities for realization of the Absolute Truth.
  • 2nd: Sukara Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.7

    The supreme enjoyer of all sacrifices accepted the incarnation of a boar [the second incarnation], and for the welfare of the earth He lifted the earth from the nether regions of the universe.
  • 3rd: Narada Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.8

    In the millennium of the ṛṣis, the Personality of Godhead accepted the third empowered incarnation in the form of Devarṣi Nārada, who is a great sage among the demigods. He collected expositions of the Vedas which deal with devotional service and which inspire nonfruitive action.
  • 4th: Nara-Narayana Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.9

    In the fourth incarnation, the Lord became Nara and Nārāyaṇa, the twin sons of the wife of King Dharma. Thus He undertook severe and exemplary penances to control the senses.
  • 5th: Kapila, the Author of Sankhya Philosophyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.10

    The fifth incarnation, named Lord Kapila, is foremost among perfected beings. He gave an exposition of the creative elements and metaphysics to Āsuri Brāhmaṇa, for in course of time this knowledge had been lost.
  • 6th: Dattatreya Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.11

    The sixth incarnation of the puruṣa was the son of the sage Atri. He was born from the womb of Anasūyā, who prayed for an incarnation. He spoke on the subject of transcendence to Alarka, Prahlāda and others [Yadu, Haihaya, etc.].
  • 7th: Yajna Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.12

    The seventh incarnation was Yajña, the son of Prajāpati Ruci and his wife Ākūti. He controlled the period during the change of the Svāyambhuva Manu and was assisted by demigods such as His son Yama.
  • 8th: Rsabha Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.13

    The eighth incarnation was King Ṛṣabha, son of King Nābhi and his wife Merudevī. In this incarnation the Lord showed the path of perfection, which is followed by those who have fully controlled their senses and who are honored by all orders of life.
  • 9th: Prthu Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.14

    O brāhmaṇas, in the ninth incarnation, the Lord, prayed for by sages, accepted the body of a king [Pṛthu] who cultivated the land to yield various produces, and for that reason the earth was beautiful and attractive.
  • 10th: Matsya Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.15

    When there was a complete inundation after the period of the Cākṣuṣa Manu and the whole world was deep within water, the Lord accepted the form of a fish and protected Vaivasvata Manu, keeping him up on a boat.
  • 11th: Kurma Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.16

    The eleventh incarnation of the Lord took the form of a tortoise whose shell served as a pivot for the Mandarācala Hill, which was being used as a churning rod by the theists and atheists of the universe.
  • 12th: Dhanvantari Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.17

    In the twelfth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Dhanvantari, and in the thirteenth He allured the atheists by the charming beauty of a woman and gave nectar to the demigods to drink.
  • 13th: Mohini Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.17

    In the twelfth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Dhanvantari, and in the thirteenth He allured the atheists by the charming beauty of a woman and gave nectar to the demigods to drink.
  • 14th: Nrsimha Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.18

    In the fourteenth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Nṛsiṁha and bifurcated the strong body of the atheist Hiraṇyakaśipu with His nails, just as a carpenter pierces cane.
  • 15th: Vamana Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.19

    In the fifteenth incarnation, the Lord assumed the form of a dwarf-brāhmaṇa [Vāmana] and visited the arena of sacrifice arranged by Mahārāja Bali. Although at heart He was willing to regain the kingdom of the three planetary systems, He simply asked for a donation of three steps of land.
  • 16th: Bhrgupati (Parasurama) Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.20

    In the sixteenth incarnation of the Godhead, the Lord [as Bhṛgupati] annihilated the administrative class [kṣatriyas] twenty-one times, being angry with them because of their rebellion against the brāhmaṇas [the intelligent class].
  • 17th: Vyasadeva Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.21

    Thereafter, in the seventeenth incarnation of Godhead, Śrī Vyāsadeva appeared in the womb of Satyavatī through Parāśara Muni, and he divided the one Veda into several branches and subbranches, seeing that the people in general were less intelligent.
  • 18th: Rama Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.22

    In the eighteenth incarnation, the Lord appeared as King Rāma. In order to perform some pleasing work for the demigods, He exhibited superhuman powers by controlling the Indian Ocean and then killing the atheist King Rāvaṇa, who was on the other side of the sea.
  • 19th: Balarama Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.23

    In the nineteenth and twentieth incarnations, the Lord advented Himself as Lord Balarāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa in the family of Vṛṣṇi [the Yadu dynasty], and by so doing He removed the burden of the world.
  • 20th: Krsna Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.23

    In the nineteenth and twentieth incarnations, the Lord advented Himself as Lord Balarāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa in the family of Vṛṣṇi [the Yadu dynasty], and by so doing He removed the burden of the world.
  • 21st: Buddha Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.24

    Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha, the son of Añjanā, in the province of Gayā, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist.
  • 22nd: Kalki Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.25

    Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Viṣṇu Yaśā. At this time the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.
  • Lord Krsna, the Original Personality of Godheadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.28

    All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or portions of the plenary portions of the Lord, but Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the original Personality of Godhead. All of them appear on planets whenever there is a disturbance created by the atheists. The Lord incarnates to protect the theists.
  • His Virat-rupa, an Imaginationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.30

    The conception of the virāṭ universal form of the Lord, as appearing in the material world, is imaginary. It is to enable the less intelligent [and neophytes] to adjust to the idea of the Lord's having form. But factually the Lord has no material form.
  • The Lord and the Living Being Are Both Spiritplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.31

    Clouds and dust are carried by the air, but less intelligent persons say that the sky is cloudy and the air is dirty. Similarly, they also implant material bodily conceptions on the spirit self.
  • Self-realization Means Seeing the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.33

    Whenever a person experiences, by self-realization, that both the gross and subtle bodies have nothing to do with the pure self, at that time he sees himself as well as the Lord.
  • He is Unknowable by Mental Speculationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.37

    The foolish with a poor fund of knowledge cannot know the transcendental nature of the forms, names and activities of the Lord, who is playing like an actor in a drama. Nor can they express such things, neither in their speculations nor in their words.
  • Srimad-Bhagavatam Is the Cream of Historiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.41

    Śrī Vyāsadeva delivered it to his son, who is the most respected among the self-realized, after extracting the cream of all Vedic literatures and histories of the universe.
  • The Mode of Its Receptionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.42

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the son of Vyāsadeva, in his turn delivered the Bhāgavatam to the great Emperor Parīkṣit, who sat surrounded by sages on the bank of the Ganges, awaiting death without taking food or drink.
  • Srimad-Bhagavatam Is the Representation of Lord Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.43

    This Bhāgavata Purāṇa is as brilliant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Purāṇa.
  • Srimad-Bhagavatam and Its Incompatibilitiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.44

    O learned brāhmaṇas, when Śukadeva Gosvāmī recited Bhāgavatam there [in the presence of Emperor Parīkṣit], I heard him with rapt attention, and thus, by his mercy, I learned the Bhāgavatam from that great and powerful sage. Now I shall try to make you hear the very same thing as I learned it from him and as I have realized it.

CHAPTER FOUR

Appearance of Sri Narada

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4: The Appearance of Śrī Nārada

    The Appearance of Śrī Nārada

    SB 1.4.1On hearing Sūta Gosvāmī speak thus, Śaunaka Muni, who was the elderly, learned leader of all the ṛṣis engaged in that prolonged sacrificial ceremony, congratulated Sūta Gosvāmī by addressing him as follows.
  • Paramahamsa Sukadeva Gosvamiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.5

    While Śrī Vyāsadeva was following his son, beautiful young damsels who were bathing naked covered their bodies with cloth, although Śrī Vyāsadeva himself was not naked. But they had not done so when his son had passed. The sage inquired about this, and the young ladies replied that his son was purified and when looking at them made no distinction between male and female. But the sage made such distinctions.
  • The Ideal King, Maharaja Pariksitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.12

    Those who are devoted to the cause of the Personality of Godhead live only for the welfare, development and happiness of others. They do not live for any selfish interest. So even though the Emperor [Parīkṣit] was free from all attachment to worldly possessions, how could he give up his mortal body, which was shelter for others?
  • Birthdate of Vyasadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.14

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When the second millennium overlapped the third, the great sage [Vyāsadeva] was born to Parāśara in the womb of Satyavatī, the daughter of Vasu.
  • His Activities in Preparing Transcendental Worksplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.15

    Once upon a time he [Vyāsadeva], as the sun rose, took his morning ablution in the waters of the Sarasvatī and sat alone to concentrate.
  • Vedas Entrusted to Different Scholarsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.21

    After the Vedas were divided into four divisions, Paila Ṛṣi became the professor of the Ṛg Veda, Jaimini the professor of the Sāma Veda, and Vaiśampāyana alone became glorified by the Yajur Veda.
  • Vedas Made Easy for the Less Intelligent Classplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.24

    Thus the great sage Vyāsadeva, who is very kind to the ignorant masses, edited the Vedas so they might be assimilated by less intellectual men.
  • Mercy of Vyasadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.24

    Thus the great sage Vyāsadeva, who is very kind to the ignorant masses, edited the Vedas so they might be assimilated by less intellectual men.
  • Unworthy Sons of the Higher Castesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.25

    Out of compassion, the great sage thought it wise that this would enable men to achieve the ultimate goal of life. Thus he compiled the great historical narration called the Mahābhārata for women, laborers and friends of the twice-born.
  • Dissatisfaction of Vyasadeva and Its Causeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.30

    I am feeling incomplete, though I myself am fully equipped with everything required by the Vedas.

CHAPTER FIVE

Narada’s Instructions on Srimad-Bhagavatam for Vyasadeva

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5: Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    SB 1.5.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus the sage amongst the gods [Nārada], comfortably seated and apparently smiling, addressed the ṛṣi amongst the brāhmaṇas [Vedavyāsa].
  • The Mind and the Bodyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.2

    Addressing Vyāsadeva, the son of Parāśara, Nārada inquired: Are you satisfied by identifying with the body or the mind as objects of self-realization?
  • Identification of Self with the Body or Mind Is the Cause of Despondencyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.5

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: All you have said about me is perfectly correct. Despite all this, I am not pacified. I therefore question you about the root cause of my dissatisfaction, for you are a man of unlimited knowledge due to your being the offspring of one [Brahmā] who is self-born [without mundane father and mother].
  • The Cause Explainedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.8

    Śrī Nārada said: You have not actually broadcast the sublime and spotless glories of the Personality of Godhead. That philosophy which does not satisfy the transcendental senses of the Lord is considered worthless.
  • Flowery Language Without Divinity Is Condemnedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.10

    Those words which do not describe the glories of the Lord, who alone can sanctify the atmosphere of the whole universe, are considered by saintly persons to be like unto a place of pilgrimage for crows. Since the all-perfect persons are inhabitants of the transcendental abode, they do not derive any pleasure there.
  • Need of Preaching Srimad-Bhagavatamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.10

    Those words which do not describe the glories of the Lord, who alone can sanctify the atmosphere of the whole universe, are considered by saintly persons to be like unto a place of pilgrimage for crows. Since the all-perfect persons are inhabitants of the transcendental abode, they do not derive any pleasure there.
  • Nothing Is Good Without Godplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.12

    Knowledge of self-realization, even though free from all material affinity, does not look well if devoid of a conception of the Infallible [God]. What, then, is the use of fruitive activities, which are naturally painful from the very beginning and transient by nature, if they are not utilized for the devotional service of the Lord?
  • Be Fixed upon the Complete Whole plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.14

    Whatever you desire to describe that is separate in vision from the Lord simply reacts, with different forms, names and results, to agitate the mind as the wind agitates a boat which has no resting place.
  • Human Frailtiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.15

    The people in general are naturally inclined to enjoy, and you have encouraged them in that way in the name of religion. This is verily condemned and is quite unreasonable. Because they are guided under your instructions, they will accept such activities in the name of religion and will hardly care for prohibitions.
  • A Boon to the Laymanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.16

    The Supreme Lord is unlimited. Only a very expert personality, retired from the activities of material happiness, deserves to understand this knowledge of spiritual values. Therefore those who are not so well situated, due to material attachment, should be shown the ways of transcendental realization, by Your Goodness, through descriptions of the transcendental activities of the Supreme Lord.
  • The Prime Dutyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5: Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva

    SB 1.5.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus the sage amongst the gods [Nārada], comfortably seated and apparently smiling, addressed the ṛṣi amongst the brāhmaṇas [Vedavyāsa].
  • The Permanent Gainplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.19

    My dear Vyāsa, even though a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa sometimes falls down somehow or other, he certainly does not undergo material existence like others [fruitive workers, etc.] because a person who has once relished the taste of the lotus feet of the Lord can do nothing but remember that ecstasy again and again.
  • Personal and Impersonal Features of the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.20

    The Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead is Himself this cosmos, and still He is aloof from it. From Him only has this cosmic manifestation emanated, in Him it rests, and unto Him it enters after annihilation. Your good self knows all about this. I have given only a synopsis.
  • Purpose of All Cultural Assetsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.22

    Learned circles have positively concluded that the infallible purpose of the advancement of knowledge, namely austerities, study of the Vedas, sacrifice, chanting of hymns and charity, culminates in the transcendental descriptions of the Lord, who is defined in choice poetry.
  • The Bhaktivedantasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.24

    Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedānta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.
  • Principles of Saintly Associationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.25

    Once only, by their permission, I took the remnants of their food, and by so doing all my sins were at once eradicated. Thus being engaged, I became purified in heart, and at that time the very nature of the transcendentalist became attractive to me.
  • Miraculous Act of Hearing Bhdgavatamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.26

    O Vyāsadeva, in that association and by the mercy of those great Vedāntists, I could hear them describe the attractive activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa And thus listening attentively, my taste for hearing of the Personality of Godhead increased at every step.
  • Effects of Spiritual Associationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.29

    I was very much attached to those sages. I was gentle in behavior, and all my sins were eradicated in their service. In my heart I had strong faith in them. I had subjugated the senses, and I was strictly following them with body and mind.
  • Duties of a Neophyteplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.29

    I was very much attached to those sages. I was gentle in behavior, and all my sins were eradicated in their service. In my heart I had strong faith in them. I had subjugated the senses, and I was strictly following them with body and mind.
  • Real Spiritual Masterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.30

    As they were leaving, those bhakti-vedāntas, who are very kind to poor-hearted souls, instructed me in that most confidential subject which is instructed by the Personality of Godhead Himself.
  • Meaning of Surrenderplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.32

    O Brāhmaṇa Vyāsadeva, it is decided by the learned that the best remedial measure for removing all troubles and miseries is to dedicate one's activities to the service of the Supreme Lord Personality of Godhead [Śrī Kṛṣṇa].
  • The Cause of Miseriesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.34

    Thus when all a man's activities are dedicated to the service of the Lord, those very activities which caused his perpetual bondage become the destroyer of the tree of work.
  • Import of Bhakti-yogaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.35

    Whatever work is done here in this life for the satisfaction of the mission of the Lord is called bhakti-yoga, or transcendental loving service to the Lord, and what is called knowledge becomes a concomitant factor.
  • Cent Percent Engagementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.36

    While performing duties according to the order of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one constantly remembers Him, His names and His qualities.
  • Sound as Formplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.38

    Thus he is the actual seer who worships, in the form of transcendental sound representation, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who has no material form.
  • Concluding Instruction of Naradaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.38

    Thus he is the actual seer who worships, in the form of transcendental sound representation, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who has no material form.

CHAPTER SIX

Conversation Between Narada and Vyasa

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6: Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadeva

    Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadeva

    SB 1.6.1Sūta said: O brāhmaṇas, thus hearing all about Śrī Nārada’s birth and activities, Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God and son of Satyavatī, inquired as follows.
  • Further Inquiry by Vyasadevaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.1

    Sūta said: O brāhmaṇas, thus hearing all about Śrī Nārada's birth and activities, Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God and son of Satyavatī, inquired as follows.
  • History of Narada’s Previous Lifeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.5

    Śrī Nārada said: The great sages, who had imparted scientific knowledge of transcendence to me, departed for other places, and I had to pass my life in this way.
  • His Touringplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.11

    After my departure, I passed through many flourishing metropolises, towns, villages, animal farms, mines, agricultural lands, valleys, flower gardens, nursery gardens and natural forests.
  • His Momentous Hankering for the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.15

    After that, under the shadow of a banyan tree in an uninhabited forest I began to meditate upon the Supersoul situated within, using my intelligence, as I had learned from liberated souls.
  • Seeing the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.18

    The transcendental form of the Lord, as it is, satisfies the mind's desire and at once erases all mental incongruities. Upon losing that form, I suddenly got up, being perturbed, as is usual when one loses that which is desirable.
  • Message of Godheadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.21

    O Nārada [the Lord spoke], I regret that during this lifetime you will not be able to see Me anymore. Those who are incomplete in service and who are not completely free from all material taints can hardly see Me.
  • Narada's Eternal Engagementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.26

    Thus I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all the formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I traveled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious.
  • His Transcendental Bodyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.27

    And so, O Brāhmaṇa Vyāsadeva, in due course of time I, who was fully absorbed in thinking of Kṛṣṇa and who therefore had no attachments, being completely freed from all material taints, met with death, as lightning and illumination occur simultaneously.
  • His Reappearanceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.29

    At the end of the millennium, when the Personality of Godhead Lord Nārāyaṇa lay down within the water of devastation, Brahmā began to enter into Him along with all creative elements, and I also entered through His breathing.
  • His Freedom of Movement in All Planetsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.31

    Since then, by the grace of the almighty Viṣṇu, I travel everywhere without restriction both in the transcendental world and in the three divisions of the material world. This is because I am fixed in unbroken devotional service of the Lord.
  • The Lord His Constant Companionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.32

    And thus I travel, constantly singing the transcendental message of the glories of the Lord, vibrating this instrument called a vīṇā, which is charged with transcendental sound and which was given to me by Lord Kṛṣṇa.
  • Comparative Importance of Bhakti-yoga and Mystic Powersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.35

    It is true that by practicing restraint of the senses by the yoga system one can get relief from the disturbances of desire and lust, but this is not sufficient to give satisfaction to the soul, for this [satisfaction] is derived from devotional service to the Personality of Godhead.

CHAPTER SEVEN

The Son of Drona Punished

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7: The Son of Droṇa Punished

    The Son of Droṇa Punished

    SB 1.7.1Ṛṣi Śaunaka asked: O Sūta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyāsadeva heard everything from Śrī Nārada Muni. So after Nārada’s departure, what did Vyāsadeva do?SB 1.7.2Śrī Sūta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvatī, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Śamyāprāsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.
  • Vyasadeva’s Meditationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.2

    Śrī Sūta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvatī, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Śamyāprāsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.
  • His Clear Conceptionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.4

    Thus he fixed his mind, perfectly engaging it by linking it in devotional service [bhakti-yoga] without any tinge of materialism, and thus he saw the Absolute Personality of Godhead along with His external energy, which was under full control.
  • Acts of Maya, the Illusory Energyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.5

    Due to this external energy, the living entity, although transcendental to the three modes of material nature, thinks of himself as a material product and thus undergoes the reactions of material miseries.
  • Effects of Bhakti-yogaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.6

    The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyāsadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.
  • Effects of Hearing Srimad-Bhagavatamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.7

    Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.
  • First Student of Srimad-Bhagavatamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.8

    The great sage Vyāsadeva, after compiling the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and revising it, taught it to his own son, Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī, who was already engaged in self-realization.
  • Special Attraction of the Great Literatureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.9

    Śrī Śaunaka asked Sūta Gosvāmī: Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī was already on the path of self-realization, and thus he was pleased with his own self. So why did he take the trouble to undergo the study of such a vast literature?
  • The Heart and Soul of the Devoteesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.11

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī, son of Śrīla Vyāsadeva, was not only transcendentally powerful. He was also very dear to the devotees of the Lord. Thus he underwent the study of this great narration [Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam].
  • In Continuation of the Battle of Kuruksetraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.13-14

    When the respective warriors of both camps, namely the Kauravas and the Pāṇḍavas, were killed on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra and the dead warriors obtained their deserved destinations, and when the son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra fell down lamenting, his spine broken, being beaten by the club of Bhīmasena, the son of Droṇācārya [Aśvatthāmā] beheaded the five sleeping sons of Draupadī and delivered them as a prize to his master, foolishly thinking that he would be pleased. Duryodhana, however, disapproved of the heinous act, and he was not pleased in the least.
  • The Killing of the Five Sons of Draupadiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.15

    Draupadī, the mother of the five children of the Pāṇḍavas, after hearing of the massacre of her sons, began to cry in distress with eyes full of tears. Trying to pacify her in her great loss, Arjuna spoke to her thus:
  • Release of the Brahmastraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.19

    When the son of the brāhmaṇa [Aśvatthāmā] saw that his horses were tired, he considered that there was no alternative for protection outside of his using the ultimate weapon, the brahmāstra [nuclear weapon].
  • Lord Krsna, the Transcendenceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
  • Nature of His Incarnationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.24

    And yet, though You are beyond the purview of the material energy, You execute the four principles of liberation characterized by religion and so on for the ultimate good of the conditioned souls.
  • Arrest of Asvatthimaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.33

    Arjuna, his eyes blazing in anger like two red balls of copper, dexterously arrested the son of Gautamī and bound him with ropes like an animal.
  • The Brahmana and the Brahma-bandhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.35

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: O Arjuna, you should not show mercy by releasing this relative of a brāhmaṇa [brahma-bandhu], for he has killed innocent boys in their sleep.
  • Animal Killer Condemnedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.37

    A cruel and wretched person who maintains his existence at the cost of others' lives deserves to be killed for his own well-being, otherwise he will go down by his own actions.
  • Lord Krsna Orders the Killing of Asvatthamaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.39

    This man is an assassin and murderer of your own family members. Not only that, but he has also dissatisfied his master. He is but the burnt remnants of his family. Kill him immediately.
  • Frailties of Womenplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.42

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Draupadī then saw Aśvatthāmā, who was bound with ropes like an animal and silent for having enacted the most inglorious murder. Due to her female nature, and due to her being naturally good and well-behaved, she showed him due respects as a brāhmaṇa.
  • Lord Krsna Solves the Dilemmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.53-54

    The Personality of Godhead Sri Kṛṣṇa said: A friend of a brāhmaṇa is not to be killed, but if he is an aggressor he must be killed. All these rulings are in the scriptures, and you should act accordingly. You have to fulfill your promise to your wife, and you must also act to the satisfaction of Bhīmasena and Me.

CHAPTER EIGHT

Prayers by Queen Kunti and Pariksit Saved

  • Summary of the Chapterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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    SB 1.8.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thereafter the Pāṇḍavas, desiring to deliver water to the dead relatives who had desired it, went to the Ganges with Draupadī. The ladies walked in front.
  • The Battle of Kuruksetra Endsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • The Attempt to Slaughter Uttara’s Unborn Childplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • Lord Krsna Saves Pariksit from Death in the Wombplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • The Prayers by Queen Kunti to Lord Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • Why Devotees Welcome Disastersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • People Imagine that God Is Partialplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • How to Avoid Birth and Deathplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • Natural Prosperity vs. Industrial Hellplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • Krsna Destroys Demoniac Political Partiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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  • King Yudhisthira Mourns the War’s 640,000,000 Deadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

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CHAPTER NINE

The Passing Away of Bhlsmadeva in the Presence of Lord Krsna

  • Bhisma Prepares to Leave His Bodyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • All the Great Souls Assemble at Bhisma’s Deathbedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • The Best Protection: God, Brahmanas and Religionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • Fools Think Krsna Is an Ordinary Personplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • Real Yoga: Seeing the Personality of Godheadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • Bhisma Describes the Perfect Civilizationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • The Lord’s Transcendental Bodyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • Description of the Lord’s Beautiful Formplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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    SB 1.9.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Being afraid for having killed so many subjects on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira went to the scene of the massacre. There, Bhīṣmadeva was lying on a bed of arrows, about to pass away.
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  • The Supreme Lord Became Arjuna’s Chariot Driverplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa

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CHAPTER TEN

Departure of Lord Krsna for Dvaraka

  • The Plan Behind the Universeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    SB 1.10.1Śaunaka Muni asked: After killing his enemies who desired to usurp his rightful inheritance, how did the greatest of all religious men, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, assisted by his brothers, rule his subjects? Surely he could not freely enjoy his kingdom with unrestricted consciousness.
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  • Civilized Economic Development: Land and Cowsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    SB 1.10.1Śaunaka Muni asked: After killing his enemies who desired to usurp his rightful inheritance, how did the greatest of all religious men, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, assisted by his brothers, rule his subjects? Surely he could not freely enjoy his kingdom with unrestricted consciousness.
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  • Separation from Krsna Is Intolerableplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

    Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

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  • A Scene of Spiritual Atmosphereplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

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  • Krsna Is Beyond Creation and Dissolutionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

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    SB 1.10.1Śaunaka Muni asked: After killing his enemies who desired to usurp his rightful inheritance, how did the greatest of all religious men, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, assisted by his brothers, rule his subjects? Surely he could not freely enjoy his kingdom with unrestricted consciousness.
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  • Animallike Kings and Administratorsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

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  • The Glories of the Lord’s Transcendental Wivesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā

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CHAPTER ELEVEN

Lord Krsna’s Entrance into Dvaraka

  • The Citizens of Dvaraka Rush to Greet the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

    Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • Vedic Hospitalityplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • The Greatest Festival: Seeing the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • The Lord Greets His Mothersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • Sixteen Thousand Wivesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • Krsna Instigates Battles Between Demoniac Leadersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • The Lord’s Family Life Explainedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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  • The Lord’s Wives Do Not Know His Gloriesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā

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    SB 1.11.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Upon reaching the border of His most prosperous metropolis, known as the country of the Ānartas [Dvārakā], the Lord sounded His auspicious conchshell, heralding His arrival and apparently pacifying the dejection of the inhabitants.
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CHAPTER TWELVE

Birth of Emperor Pariksit

  • Emperor Yudhisthira’s Perfect Administrationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

    Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

    SB 1.12.1The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord.
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  • Pariksit, in the Womb, Sees the Lordplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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    SB 1.12.1The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord.
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  • Planetary Influences at the Time of Birthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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  • Divine Personal Protectionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

    Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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  • Arjuna, the Hero of Bhagavad-gitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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  • Only Krsna Conscious Leaders Are Competentplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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  • Even a Child Can Be Educated to See Godplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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  • Pleasing Krsna Destroys Sinful Reactionsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit

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    SB 1.12.1The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord.
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Dhrtarastra Quits Home

  • Vidura Returns Homeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Supreme Knowledgeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Sanctity of a Pure Devoteeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Past History of Viduraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Happy King Yudhisthiraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Ignorant Conditioned Soulplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • Vidura’s Instructions to Dhrtarastraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Influence of Timeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Warning of Old Ageplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Undisturbed Personplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The First-class Manplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • Dhrtarastra Quits Homeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Supreme Willplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • Illusory Affectionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • One Living Being Is Food for Anotherplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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  • The Mission of Lord Sri Krsnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home

    SB 1.13.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While traveling on a pilgrimage, Vidura received knowledge of the destination of the self from the great sage Maitreya and then returned to Hastināpura. He became as well versed in the subject as he desired.
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

The Disappearance of Lord Krsna

  • Yudhisthira’s Anxietyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • He Observes Irregularitiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • Indications of the Lord’s Disappearanceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • Bad Omensplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • Dejected Arjunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • Yudhisthira’s Anxious Inquiriesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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  • Lord Sri Krsna’s Departure Apprehendedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

    SB 1.14.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna went to Dvārakā to see Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and other friends and also to learn from the Lord of His next activities.SB 1.14.2A few months passed, and Arjuna did not return. Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira then began to observe some inauspicious omens, which were fearful in themselves.
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN

The Pandavas Retire Timely

  • Feelings of Separation by Arjunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • The Lord’s Disappearance Admittedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How Arjuna Was Successful in Gaining Draupadiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How Bhima Was Able to Conquer Jarasandhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How the Pandavas Were Saved from Durvasa’s Wrathplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How Arjuna Obtained Different Weaponsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How He Fought the Battle of Kuruksetraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • The Law of Struggle for Existenceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • A Summary of Bhagavad-gitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • Liberation by Bhagavad-gitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • The Pandavas’ Timely Retirementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • The Mystery of the Lord’s Disappearanceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • How Society Is Affected by Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • Maharaja Pariksit Enthronedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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  • Maharaja Yudhisthira Liberatedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

    SB 1.15.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: Arjuna, the celebrated friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, was grief-stricken because of his strong feeling of separation from Kṛṣṇa, over and above all Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira
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CHAPTER SIXTEEN

How Pariksit Received the Age of Kali

  • The Reign of Maharaja Pariksitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • His World Tourplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • His Attempt to Exterminate Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • The Principles of Cow Protectionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • Cow-killing a Great Drawbackplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • Degradation in the Age of Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • Lord Krsna’s Transcendental Attributesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • Lord Krsna Attractive Even for the Goddess of Fortuneplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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  • The Delightful Earth During the Lord's Presenceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali

    SB 1.16.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: O learned brāhmaṇas, Mahārāja Parīkṣit then began to rule over the world as a great devotee of the Lord under the instructions of the best of the twice-born brāhmaṇas. He ruled by those great qualities which were foretold by expert astrologers at the time of his birth.
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

Punishment and Reward of Kali

  • Maharaja Pariksit Meets the Pretender Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • The Bull, Symbol of Religionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • Cow the Source of Religious Principlesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • Cow-killing .Astonishing to Maharaja Pariksitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • His Assurance of Cow Protectionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • Cow-killing Government Condemnedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • The Cow Is an Offenseless and Honest Speciesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • The State’s Duty Towards the Offenseless and the Offendersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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  • The Philosophy of the Wrongdoerplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    257
  • The Pillars and the Killers of Religiosityplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    264
  • Earth’s Bereavementplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    266
  • A Strong King Can Adjust Earthly Disordersplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    270
  • Consequences of an Impious Governmentplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    273
  • The Verdict of the Pious Governmentplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    274
  • Specified Spots for Sinful Activitiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    278
  • Ideal Leaders of Social Welfareplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    284
  • Diplomacy in Fighting Evilplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
    285
  • Spiritual Movements and State Supportplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali

    Punishment and Reward of Kali

    SB 1.17.1Sūta Gosvāmī said: After reaching that place, Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner.
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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

Maharaja Pariksit Cursed by a Brahmana Boy

  • Accepting the Spiritual Masterplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    293
  • Checking the Evilplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    296
  • A Special Concession for the Fallen Ageplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    298
  • A Feasible Sacrifice in the Age of Kaliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    303
  • Sri Krsna, the Unlimitedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    306
  • Practical Salvationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    312
  • Significance of the Unlimitedplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    314
  • The Story of Maharaja Pariksitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    322
  • The Angry Kingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    327
  • The Lord’s Special Mercyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    329
  • Caste Maliceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    331
  • The Puffed-up Brahmana Boyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    333
  • The Result of Destroying Monarchyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy

    SB 1.18.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Due to the mercy of the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who acts wonderfully, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, though struck by the weapon of the son of Droṇa in his mother
    341

CHAPTER NINETEEN

The Appearance of Sukadeva Gosvami

  • The King Repentsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    351
  • The Rivers Ganges and Yamunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    359
  • The Arrival of Great Sages and Kingsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    362
  • The Lord’s Special Favor to a Devoteeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    370
  • Appreciation of the Acts of the Pandavasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    378
  • Man’s Dutyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    382
  • The Appearance of Sukadeva Gosvamiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    384
  • Questions by the Kingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī

    SB 1.19.1Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: While returning home, the King [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] felt that the act he had committed against the faultless and powerful brāhmaṇa was heinous and uncivilized. Consequently he was distressed.
    396

Appendixes

  • The Author
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide
  • Index of Sanskrit Verses
  • General Index