Activities

Activities of Kṛṣṇa. See: Kṛṣṇa, pastime(s) of

  • Acyuta, Kṛṣṇa’s forms as, SB 6.16.18-19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.18-19

    [Nārada gave Citraketu the following mantra.] O Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, who are addressed by the oṁkāra [praṇava], I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. O Lord Vāsudeva, I meditate upon You. O Lord Pradyumna, Lord Aniruddha and Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa, I offer You my respectful obeisances. O reservoir of spiritual potency, O supreme bliss, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, who are self-sufficient and most peaceful. O ultimate truth, one without a second, You are realized as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān and are therefore the reservoir of all knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • absolute, compared with mundane, SB 1.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9.34

    On the battlefield [where Śrī Kṛṣṇa attended Arjuna out of friendship], the flowing hair of Lord Kṛṣṇa turned ashen due to the dust raised by the hoofs of the horses. And because of His labor, beads of sweat wetted His face. All these decorations, intensified by the wounds dealt by my sharp arrows, were enjoyed by Him. Let my mind thus go unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
  • as gauge of character, SB 7.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.1.9

    The all-pervading Personality of Godhead exists within the heart of every living being, and an expert thinker can perceive how He is present there to a large or small extent. Just as one can understand the supply of fire in wood, the water in a waterpot, or the sky within a pot, one can understand whether a living entity is a demon or a demigod by understanding that living entity's devotional performances. A thoughtful man can understand how much a person is favored by the Supreme Lord by seeing his actions.
  • as Lord’s potency, SB 7.10.65-66plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.65-66

    Nārada Muni continued: Thereafter, Lord Kṛṣṇa, by His own personal potency, consisting of religion, knowledge, renunciation, opulence, austerity, education and activities, equipped Lord Śiva with all the necessary paraphernalia, such as a chariot, a charioteer, a flag, horses, elephants, a bow, a shield and arrows. When Lord Śiva was fully equipped in this way, he sat down on the chariot with his arrows and bow to fight with the demons.
  • as selfish or selfless, SB 2.4.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.17

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-auspicious Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa again and again because the great learned sages, the great performers of charity, the great workers of distinction, the great philosophers and mystics, the great chanters of the Vedic hymns and the great followers of Vedic principles cannot achieve any fruitful result without dedication of such great qualities to the service of the Lord.
  • as suffering, SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.23

    O King, as the wind promotes friction between two pieces of wood and thus gives rise to fire, Kaśyapa Muni, whose transcendental position was fully absorbed in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transferred his potency into the womb of Aditi.
  • association with nature’s modes &, SB 5.9.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.9.3

    Due to his being especially gifted with the Lord's mercy, Bharata Mahārāja could remember the incidents of his past life. Although he received the body of a brāhmaṇa, he was still very much afraid of his relatives and friends who were not devotees. He was always very cautious of such association because he feared that he would again fall down. Consequently he manifested himself before the public eye as a madman—dull, blind and deaf—so that others would not try to talk to him. In this way he saved himself from bad association. Within he was always thinking of the lotus feet of the Lord and chanting the Lord's glories, which save one from the bondage of fruitive action. In this way he saved himself from the onslaught of nondevotee associates.
  • auspicious & inauspicious, SB 4.22.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.13

    Pṛthu Mahārāja inquired from the sages about persons entangled in this dangerous material existence because of their previous actions; could such persons, whose only aim is sense gratification, be blessed with any good fortune?
    , SB 4.22.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.14

    Pṛthu Mahārāja continued: My dear sirs, there is no need to ask about your good and bad fortune because you are always absorbed in spiritual bliss. The mental concoction of the auspicious and inauspicious does not exist in you.
  • body given according to, SB 1.12.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12.12

    Thereupon, when all the good signs of the zodiac gradually evolved, the heir apparent of Pāṇḍu, who would be exactly like him in prowess, took birth.
  • bondage to, SB 8.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.14

    Therefore, to enable people to reach the stage of activities that are not tinged by fruitive results, great saints first engage people in fruitive activities, for unless one begins by performing activities as recommended in the śāstras, one cannot reach the stage of liberation, or activities that produce no reactions.
    , SB 8.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.15

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is full in opulence by His own gain, yet He acts as the creator, maintainer and annihilator of this material world. In spite of acting in that way, He is never entangled. Hence devotees who follow in His footsteps are also never entangled.
  • bondage via material, SB 5.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.4

    As long as the mind of the living entity is contaminated by the three modes of material nature (goodness, passion and ignorance), his mind is exactly like an independent, uncontrolled elephant. It simply expands its jurisdiction of pious and impious activities by using the senses. The result is that the living entity remains in the material world to enjoy and suffer pleasures and pains due to material activity.
  • by Viṣṇu via Śiva, SB 8.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.7.22

    O lord, you are the cause of bondage and liberation of the entire universe because you are its ruler. Those who are advanced in spiritual consciousness surrender unto you, and therefore you are the cause of mitigating their distresses, and you are also the cause of their liberation. We therefore worship Your Lordship.
  • caused by Lord, SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
  • conditioned & liberated, SB 4.22.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.27

    When a person becomes devoid of all material desires and liberated from all material qualities, he transcends distinctions between actions executed externally and internally. At that time the difference between the soul and the Supersoul, which was existing before self-realization, is annihilated. When a dream is over, there is no longer a distinction between the dream and the dreamer.
  • contaminated by nature’s modes, SB 5.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.4.6

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, to glorify Mahārāja Nābhi, the old sages composed two verses. One of them is this: "Who can attain the perfection of Mahārāja Nābhi? Who can attain his activities? Because of his devotional service, the Supreme Personality of Godhead agreed to become his son."
  • desires determine, SB 7.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.8

    O my Lord, because of lusty desires from the very beginning of one's birth, the functions of one's senses, mind, life, body, religion, patience, intelligence, shyness, opulence, strength, memory and truthfulness are vanquished.
  • devotees transcendental to, SB 2.3.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.12

    Transcendental knowledge in relation with the Supreme Lord Hari is knowledge resulting in the complete suspension of the waves and whirlpools of the material modes. Such knowledge is self-satisfying due to its being free from material attachment, and being transcendental it is approved by authorities. Who could fail to be attracted?
  • devotional compared with fruitive, SB 7.14.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.24

    All of these seasonal times are considered extremely auspicious for humanity. At such times, one should perform all auspicious activities, for by such activities a human being attains success in his short duration of life.
  • devotional service opposed by material, SB 5.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.4

    As long as the mind of the living entity is contaminated by the three modes of material nature (goodness, passion and ignorance), his mind is exactly like an independent, uncontrolled elephant. It simply expands its jurisdiction of pious and impious activities by using the senses. The result is that the living entity remains in the material world to enjoy and suffer pleasures and pains due to material activity.
  • devotional service transforms, SB 1.8.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8.42

    O Lord of Madhu, as the Ganges forever flows to the sea without hindrance, let my attraction be constantly drawn unto You without being diverted to anyone else.
  • divisions of, SB 4.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.20

    In the Vedas there are directions for two kinds of activities—activities for those who are attached to material enjoyment and activities for those who are materially detached. In consideration of these two kinds of activities, there are two kinds of people, who have different symptoms. If one wants to see two kinds of activities in one person, that is contradictory. But both kinds of activities may be neglected by a person who is transcendentally situated.
  • energy source for, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.9

    The gigantic universal form is represented by three, ten and one in the sense that He is the body and the mind and the senses, He is the dynamic force for all movements by ten kinds of life energy, and He is the one heart where life energy is generated.
  • five forbidden, in Kali-yuga, SB 9.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.7

    Thereafter, Ikṣvāku's son Vikukṣi went to the forest and killed many animals suitable for being offered as oblations. But when fatigued and hungry he became forgetful and ate a rabbit he had killed.
  • for heavenly elevation, SB 1.15.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.12

    It was by His influence only that in a fight I was able to astonish the personality of god Lord Śiva and his wife, the daughter of Mount Himalaya. Thus he [Lord Śiva] became pleased with me and awarded me his own weapon. Other demigods also delivered their respective weapons to me, and in addition I was able to reach the heavenly planets in this present body and was allowed a half-elevated seat.
  • for sense gratification, SB 8.19.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.21

    The Personality of Godhead said: O my dear King, even the entirety of whatever there may be within the three worlds to satisfy one's senses cannot satisfy a person whose senses are uncontrolled.
  • for senses, SB 5.5.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.27

    The true activity of the sense organs—mind, sight, words and all the knowledge-gathering and working senses—is to engage fully in My service. Unless his senses are thus engaged, a living entity cannot think of getting out of the great entanglement of material existence, which is exactly like Yamarāja's stringent rope.
  • freedom from reactions via, SB 5.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.1.16

    Even if one is liberated, he nevertheless accepts the body he has received according to his past karma. Without misconceptions, however, he regards his enjoyment and suffering due to that karma the way an awakened person regards a dream he had while sleeping. He thus remains steadfast and never works to achieve another material body under the influence of the three modes of material nature.
  • fruitful, compared with futile, SB 8.16.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.61

    This is the best process for pleasing the transcendental Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Adhokṣaja. It is the best of all regulative principles, the best austerity, the best process of giving charity, and the best process of sacrifice.
  • fruitive, SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.23

    After thus rebuking Rāvaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra fixed an arrow to His bow, aimed at Rāvaṇa, and released the arrow, which pierced Rāvaṇa's heart like a thunderbolt. Upon seeing this, Rāvaṇa's followers raised a tumultuous sound, crying, "Alas! Alas! What has happened? What has happened?" as Rāvaṇa, vomiting blood from his ten mouths, fell from his airplane, just as a pious man falls to earth from the heavenly planets when the results of his pious activities are exhausted.
    • See: Fruitive activities
  • goal of, SB 1.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • hedonistic, SB 4.22.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.34

    Those who strongly desire to cross the ocean of nescience must not associate with the modes of ignorance, for hedonistic activities are the greatest obstructions to realization of religious principles, economic development, regulated sense gratification and, at last, liberation.
  • illusion of soul concerning, SB 6.15.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.15.6

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master and proprietor of everything, is certainly not interested in the temporary cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, just as a boy at the beach creates something in which he is not interested, the Lord, keeping everything under His control, causes creation, maintenance and annihilation. He creates by engaging a father to beget a son, He maintains by engaging a government or king to see to the public's welfare, and He annihilates through agents for killing, such as snakes. The agents for creation, maintenance and annihilation have no independent potency, but because of the spell of the illusory energy, one thinks himself the creator, maintainer and annihilator.
  • impersonalist falls to materialistic, SB 8.4.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.4.13

    Upon delivering the King of the elephants from the clutches of the crocodile, and from material existence, which resembles a crocodile, the Lord awarded him the status of sārūpya-mukti. In the presence of the Gandharvas, the Siddhas and the other demigods, who were praising the Lord for His wonderful transcendental activities, the Lord, sitting on the back of His carrier, Garuḍa, returned to His all-wonderful abode and took Gajendra with Him.
  • in Vedas, two types listed, SB 7.15.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.47

    According to the Vedas, there are two kinds of activities-pravṛtti and nivṛtti. Pravṛtti activities involve raising oneself from a lower to a higher condition of materialistic life, whereas nivṛtti means the cessation of material desire. Through pravṛtti activities one suffers from material entanglement, but by nivṛtti activities one is purified and becomes fit to enjoy eternal, blissful life.
  • in base modes of nature, SB 8.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.12.10

    O my Lord, I, who am considered to be the best of the demigods, and Lord Brahmā and the great ṛṣis, headed by Marīci, are born of the mode of goodness. Nonetheless, we are bewildered by Your illusory energy and cannot understand what this creation is. Aside from us, what is to be said of others, like the demons and human beings, who are in the base modes of material nature [rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]? How will they know You?
  • in Deity worship, SB 9.4.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.26

    The king of this planet, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, thus performed devotional service to the Lord and in this endeavor practiced severe austerity. Always satisfying the Supreme Personality of Godhead by his constitutional activities, he gradually gave up all material desires.
  • in goodness, SB 1.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.46

    This gross material body made of five elements is already under the control of eternal time [kāla], action [karma] and the modes of material nature [guṇa]. How, then, can it, being already in the jaws of the serpent, protect others?
  • in ignorance, SB 1.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.46

    This gross material body made of five elements is already under the control of eternal time [kāla], action [karma] and the modes of material nature [guṇa]. How, then, can it, being already in the jaws of the serpent, protect others?
  • in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, SB 10.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.37

    Even while engaged in various activities, devotees whose minds are completely absorbed at Your lotus feet, and who constantly hear, chant, contemplate and cause others to remember Your transcendental names and forms, are always on the transcendental platform, and thus they can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 10.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.8

    Like the whorl of a lotus flower surrounded by its petals and leaves, Kṛṣṇa sat in the center, encircled by lines of His friends, who all looked very beautiful. Every one of them was trying to look forward toward Kṛṣṇa, thinking that Kṛṣṇa might look toward him. In this way they all enjoyed their lunch in the forest.
  • in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, SB 8.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.14

    Therefore, to enable people to reach the stage of activities that are not tinged by fruitive results, great saints first engage people in fruitive activities, for unless one begins by performing activities as recommended in the śāstras, one cannot reach the stage of liberation, or activities that produce no reactions.
  • in living beings, SB 1.6.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.34

    It is personally experienced by me that those who are always full of cares and anxieties due to desiring contact of the senses with their objects can cross the ocean of nescience on a most suitable boat-the constant chanting of the transcendental activities of the Personality of Godhead.
  • in passion, SB 1.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.46

    This gross material body made of five elements is already under the control of eternal time [kāla], action [karma] and the modes of material nature [guṇa]. How, then, can it, being already in the jaws of the serpent, protect others?
  • instinctive, SB 2.5.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.22

    After the incarnation of the first puruṣa [Kāraṇārṇavaśāyī Viṣṇu], the mahat-tattva, or the principles of material creation, take place, and then time is manifested, and in course of time the three qualities appear. Nature means the three qualitative appearances. They transform into activities.
  • irreligious, regulated in Vedas, SB 1.17.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.17.38

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed.
  • Lord beyond, SB 8.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.18.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After Lord Brahmā had thus spoken, glorifying the Supreme Lord's activities and prowess, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is never subject to death like an ordinary living being, appeared from the womb of Aditi. His four hands were decorated with a conchshell, club, lotus and disc, He was dressed in yellow garments, and His eyes appeared like the petals of a blooming lotus.
  • Lord controls, SB 7.9.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.20

    My dear Lord, everyone in this material world is under the modes of material nature, being influenced by goodness, passion and ignorance. Everyone—from the greatest personality, Lord Brahmā, down to the small ant—works under the influence of these modes. Therefore everyone in this material world is influenced by Your energy. The cause for which they work, the place where they work, the time when they work, the matter due to which they work, the goal of life they have considered final, and the process for obtaining this goal—all are nothing but manifestations of Your energy. Indeed, since the energy and energetic are identical, all of them are but manifestations of You.
    , SB 7.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.21

    O Lord, O supreme eternal, by expanding Your plenary portion You have created the subtle bodies of the living entities through the agency of Your external energy, which is agitated by time. Thus the mind entraps the living entity in unlimited varieties of desires to be fulfilled by the Vedic directions of karma-kāṇḍa [fruitive activity] and the sixteen elements. Who can get free from this entanglement unless he takes shelter at Your lotus feet?
  • Lord witness of, SB 4.24.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.64

    My dear Lord, after creating by Your own potencies, You enter within the creation in four kinds of forms. Being within the hearts of the living entities, You know them and know how they are enjoying their senses. The so-called happiness of this material creation is exactly like the bees' enjoyment of honey after it has been collected in the honeycomb.
  • Lord’s pleasure judges, SB 1.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.24

    Factually this is all due to the supreme will of the Lord, the Personality of Godhead. Sometimes people kill one another, and at other times they protect one another.
  • Lord’s pleasure measure of, SB 8.16.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.61

    This is the best process for pleasing the transcendental Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Adhokṣaja. It is the best of all regulative principles, the best austerity, the best process of giving charity, and the best process of sacrifice.
  • Lord’s satisfaction &, SB 5.3.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.3.8

    All of life's goals and opulences are directly, self-sufficiently, unceasingly and unlimitedly increasing in You at every moment. Indeed, You are unlimited enjoyment and blissful existence itself. As far as we are concerned, O Lord, we are always after material enjoyment. You do not need all these sacrificial arrangements, but they are meant for us so that we may be benedicted by Your Lordship. All these sacrifices are performed for our fruitive results, and they are not actually needed by You.
  • lusty desires cause, SB 8.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.52

    My Lord, You are the supreme well-wishing friend of everyone, the dearmost friend, the controller, the Supersoul, the supreme instructor and the giver of supreme knowledge and the fulfillment of all desires. But although You are within the heart, the foolish, because of lusty desires in the heart, cannot understand You.
  • material & spiritual, SB 4.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.9.6

    Dhruva Mahārāja said: My dear Lord, You are all-powerful. After entering within me, You have enlivened all my sleeping senses—my hands, legs, ears, touch sensation, life force and especially my power of speech. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • material, SB 9.9.16-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.16-17

    Bhagīratha had a son named Śruta, whose son was Nābha. This son was different from the Nābha previously described. Nābha had a son named Sindhudvīpa, from Sindhudvīpa came Ayutāyu, and from Ayutāyu came Ṛtūparṇa, who became a friend of Nalarāja. Ṛtūparṇa taught Nalarāja the art of gambling, and Nalarāja gave Ṛtūparṇa lessons in controlling and maintaining horses. The son of Ṛtūparṇa was Sarvakāma.
    • as conditioned soul’s only engagement, SB 5.14.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.14.8

      Sometimes the conditioned soul is absorbed in finding residential quarters or apartments and getting a supply of water and riches to maintain his body. Absorbed in acquiring a variety of necessities, he forgets everything and perpetually runs around the forest of material existence.
    • as contaminated, SB 4.21.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.34

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead is transcendental and not contaminated by this material world. But although He is concentrated spirit soul without material variety, for the benefit of the conditioned soul He nevertheless accepts different types of sacrifice performed with various material elements, rituals and mantras and offered to the demigods under different names according to the interests and purposes of the performers.
    • as mental concoction, SB 6.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.15.24

      These visible objects like wife, children and property are like dreams and mental concoctions. Actually what we see has no permanent existence. It is sometimes seen and sometimes not. Only because of our past actions do we create such mental concoctions, and because of these concoctions, we perform further activities.
    • as miserable, SB 7.13.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.31

      Materialistic activities are always mixed with three kinds of miserable conditions—adhyātmika, adhidaivika and adhibautika. Therefore, even if one achieves some success by performing such activities, what is the benefit of this success? One is still subjected to birth, death, old age, disease and the reactions of his fruitive activities.
    • as punishable, SB 7.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.24

      My dear Lord, now I have complete experience concerning the worldly opulence, mystic power, longevity and other material pleasures enjoyed by all living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to the ant. As powerful time, You destroy them all. Therefore, because of my experience, I do not wish to possess them. My dear Lord, I request You to place me in touch with Your pure devotee and let me serve him as a sincere servant.
    • birth & death caused via, SB 1.19.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.20

      [The sages said:] O chief of all the saintly kings of the Pāṇḍu dynasty who are strictly in the line of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa! It is not at all astonishing that you give up your throne, which is decorated with the helmets of many kings, to achieve eternal association with the Personality of Godhead.
    • brāhmaṇa renounces, SB 7.15.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.52

      A twice-born brāhmaṇa [dvija] gains his life by the grace of his parents through the process of purification known as garbhādhāna. There are also other processes of purification, until the end of life, when the funeral ceremony [antyeṣṭi-kriyā] is performed. Thus in due course a qualified brāhmaṇa becomes uninterested in materialistic activities and sacrifices, but he offers the sensual sacrifices, in full knowledge, into the working senses, which are illuminated by the fire of knowledge.
    • compared to child’s play, SB 4.22.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.36

      We accept as blessings different states of higher life, distinguishing them from lower states of life, but we should know that such distinctions exist only in relation to the interchange of the modes of material nature. Actually these states of life have no permanent existence, for all of them will be destroyed by the supreme controller.
    • compared with spiritual, SB 1.13.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.56

      He will have to suspend all the actions of the senses, even from the outside, and will have to be impervious to interactions of the senses, which are influenced by the modes of material nature. After renouncing all material duties, he must become immovably established, beyond all sources of hindrances on the path.
      , SB 1.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.27

      Now I am attracted to those instructions imparted to me by the Personality of Godhead [Govinda] because they are impregnated with instructions for relieving the burning heart in all circumstances of time and space.
      , SB 8.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.14

      Therefore, to enable people to reach the stage of activities that are not tinged by fruitive results, great saints first engage people in fruitive activities, for unless one begins by performing activities as recommended in the śāstras, one cannot reach the stage of liberation, or activities that produce no reactions.
      , SB 8.3.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.11

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead is realized by pure devotees who act in the transcendental existence of bhakti-yoga. He is the bestower of uncontaminated happiness and is the master of the transcendental world. Therefore I offer my respect unto Him.
      , SB 8.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.9.28

      The place, the time, the cause, the purpose, the activity and the ambition were all the same for both the demigods and the demons, but the demigods achieved one result and the demons another. Because the demigods are always under the shelter of the dust of the Lord's lotus feet, they could very easily drink the nectar and get its result. The demons, however, not having sought shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord, were unable to achieve the result they desired.
      , SB 8.9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.9.29

      In human society there are various activities performed for the protection of one's wealth and life by one's words, one's mind and one's actions, but they are all performed for one's personal or extended sense gratification with reference to the body. All these activities are baffled because of being separate from devotional service. But when the same activities are performed for the satisfaction of the Lord, the beneficial results are distributed to everyone, just as water poured on the root of a tree is distributed throughout the entire tree.
      , SB 9.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.25

      Those who are saturated with the transcendental happiness of rendering service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead are uninterested even in the achievements of great mystics, for such achievements do not enhance the transcendental bliss felt by a devotee who always thinks of Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart.
      , SB 10.13.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.58

      Lord Brahmā's external consciousness then revived, and he stood up, just like a dead man coming back to life. Opening his eyes with great difficulty, he saw the universe, along with himself.
    • devotee loses interest in, SB 7.4.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.37

      From the very beginning of his childhood, Prahlāda Mahārāja was uninterested in childish playthings. Indeed, he gave them up altogether and remained silent and dull, being fully absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Since his mind was always affected by Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he could not understand how the world goes on being fully absorbed in the activities of sense gratification.
    • devotee unaffected by, SB 4.22.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.52

      Mahārāja Pṛthu, who was very opulent due to the prosperity of his entire empire, remained at home as a householder. Since he was never inclined to utilize his opulences for the gratification of his senses, he remained unattached, exactly like the sun, which is unaffected in all circumstances.
    • devotees &, SB 9.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.25

      Those who are saturated with the transcendental happiness of rendering service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead are uninterested even in the achievements of great mystics, for such achievements do not enhance the transcendental bliss felt by a devotee who always thinks of Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart.
      , SB 9.24.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.24.62

      Simply by receiving the glories of the Lord through purified transcendental ears, the devotees of the Lord are immediately freed from strong material desires and engagement in fruitive activities.
    • devotional service stops, SB 7.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.24

      Because of insatiable material desires, I was being carried away by the waves of material nature's laws, and thus I was engaging in different activities, struggling for existence in various forms of life.
    • failure of, SB 1.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.2

      After asking various questions and becoming established in the transcendental loving service of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Vidura retired from putting questions to Maitreya Muni.
    • four listed, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

      In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
    • freedom from, SB 7.15.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.35

      When one's consciousness is uncontaminated by material lusty desires, it becomes calm and peaceful in all activities, for one is situated in eternal blissful life. Once situated on that platform, one does not return to materialistic activities.
    • futility of, SB 7.7.41-42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.41

      A materialistic person, thinking himself very advanced in intelligence, continually acts for economic development. But again and again, as enunciated in the Vedas, he is frustrated by material activities, either in this life or in the next. Indeed, the results one obtains are inevitably the opposite of those one desires.
      , SB 7.7.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.42

      In this material world, every materialist desires to achieve happiness and diminish his distress, and therefore he acts accordingly. Actually, however, one is happy as long as one does not endeavor for happiness; as soon as one begins his activities for happiness, his conditions of distress begin.
      , SB 7.13.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.31

      Materialistic activities are always mixed with three kinds of miserable conditions—adhyātmika, adhidaivika and adhibautika. Therefore, even if one achieves some success by performing such activities, what is the benefit of this success? One is still subjected to birth, death, old age, disease and the reactions of his fruitive activities.
    • illusory, SB 4.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.5

      Those who are in full knowledge of the bodily conception of life, who know that this body is composed of nescience, desires and activities resulting from illusion, do not become addicted to the body.
    • impersonalists fall to, SB 7.13.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.27

      The actual form of life for the living entities is one of spiritual happiness, which is real happiness. This happiness can be achieved only when one stops all materialistic activities. Material sense enjoyment is simply imagination. Therefore, considering this subject matter, I have ceased from all material activities and am lying down here.
    • merged in Rudra, SB 7.12.29-30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.29-30

      The mind, along with all material desires, should be merged in the moon demigod. All the subject matters of intelligence, along with the intelligence itself, should be placed in Lord Brahmā. False ego, which is under the influence of the material modes of nature and which induces one to think, "I am this body, and everything connected with this body is mine," should be merged, along with material activities, in Rudra, the predominating deity of false ego. Material consciousness, along with the goal of thought, should be merged in the individual living being, and the demigods acting under the modes of material nature should be merged, along with the perverted living being, into the Supreme Being. The earth should be merged in water, water in the brightness of the sun, this brightness into the air, the air into the sky, the sky into the false ego, the false ego into the total material energy, the total material energy into the unmanifested ingredients [the pradhāna feature of the material energy], and at last the ingredient feature of material manifestation into the Supersoul.
    • of karmīs, jñānīs, & yogīs, SB 4.23.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.28

      Any person who engages himself within this material world in performing activities that necessitate great struggle, and who, after obtaining a human form of life—which is a chance to attain liberation from miseries—undertakes the difficult tasks of fruitive activities, must be considered to be cheated and envious of his own self.
    • of living entities, SB 4.20.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.31

      My Lord, due to Your illusory energy, all living beings in this material world have forgotten their real constitutional position, and out of ignorance they are always desirous of material happiness in the form of society, friendship and love. Therefore, please do not ask me to take some material benefits from You, but as a father, not waiting for the son's demand, does everything for the benefit of the son, please bestow upon me whatever You think best for me.
    • of materialists, SB 4.22.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.23

      One has to make progress in spiritual life by not associating with persons who are simply interested in sense gratification and making money. Not only such persons, but one who associates with such persons should be avoided. One should mold his life in such a way that he cannot live in peace without drinking the nectar of the glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari. One can be thus elevated by being disgusted with the taste for sense enjoyment.
    • relief from, SB 3.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.1.16

      Thus being pierced by arrows through his ears and afflicted to the core of his heart, Vidura placed his bow on the door and quit his brother's palace. He was not sorry, for he considered the acts of the external energy to be supreme.
    • saintly person renounces, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

      In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
      , SB 7.13.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.27

      The actual form of life for the living entities is one of spiritual happiness, which is real happiness. This happiness can be achieved only when one stops all materialistic activities. Material sense enjoyment is simply imagination. Therefore, considering this subject matter, I have ceased from all material activities and am lying down here.
    • spiritual activities compared with, SB 7.6.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.26

      Religion, economic development and sense gratification—these are described in the Vedas as tri-varga, or three ways to salvation. Within these three categories are education and self-realization; ritualistic ceremonies performed according to Vedic injunction; logic; the science of law and order; and the various means of earning one's livelihood. These are the external subject matters of study in the Vedas, and therefore I consider them material. However, I consider surrender to the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu to be transcendental.
      , SB 7.13.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.27

      The actual form of life for the living entities is one of spiritual happiness, which is real happiness. This happiness can be achieved only when one stops all materialistic activities. Material sense enjoyment is simply imagination. Therefore, considering this subject matter, I have ceased from all material activities and am lying down here.
    • trance stops, SB 1.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18.26

      The muni's sense organs, breath, mind and intelligence were all restrained from material activities, and he was situated in a trance apart from the three [wakefulness, dream and unconsciousness], having achieved a transcendental position qualitatively equal with the Supreme Absolute.
    • transcending, SB 7.11.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.32

      If one acts in his profession according to his position in the modes of nature and gradually gives up these activities, he attains the niṣkāma stage.
    • wise man renounces, SB 7.13.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.44

      A learned, thoughtful person must realize that material existence is illusion. This is possible only by self-realization. A self-realized person, who has actually seen the truth, should retire from all material activities, being situated in self-realization.
    • See also: Fruitive activities; Karma; Pious activities; Sense gratification; Sinful activities
  • mind expands material, SB 5.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.4

    As long as the mind of the living entity is contaminated by the three modes of material nature (goodness, passion and ignorance), his mind is exactly like an independent, uncontrolled elephant. It simply expands its jurisdiction of pious and impious activities by using the senses. The result is that the living entity remains in the material world to enjoy and suffer pleasures and pains due to material activity.
  • nature controls, SB 4.24.66plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.66

    My dear Lord, all living entities within this material world are mad after planning for things, and they are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.
    , SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.23

    After thus rebuking Rāvaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra fixed an arrow to His bow, aimed at Rāvaṇa, and released the arrow, which pierced Rāvaṇa's heart like a thunderbolt. Upon seeing this, Rāvaṇa's followers raised a tumultuous sound, crying, "Alas! Alas! What has happened? What has happened?" as Rāvaṇa, vomiting blood from his ten mouths, fell from his airplane, just as a pious man falls to earth from the heavenly planets when the results of his pious activities are exhausted.
  • Nārāyaṇa cause of, SB 6.1.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.41

    The supreme cause of all causes, Nārāyaṇa, is situated in His own abode in the spiritual world, but nevertheless He controls the entire cosmic manifestation according to the three modes of material nature-sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa. In this way all living entities are awarded different qualities, different names [such as brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya and vaiśya], different duties according to the varṇāśrama institution, and different forms. Thus Nārāyaṇa is the cause of the entire cosmic manifestation.
  • of gṛhasthas, SB 7.15.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.36

    One who accepts the sannyāsa order gives up the three principles of materialistic activities in which one indulges in the field of household life—namely religion, economic development and sense gratification. One who first accepts sannyāsa but then returns to such materialistic activities is to be called a vāntāśī, or one who eats his own vomit. He is indeed a shameless person.
  • of mahājanas, SB 8.18.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.18.28

    Lord Śiva, the best of demigods, who carries on his forehead the emblem of the moon, receives on his head with great devotion the Ganges water emanating from the toe of Viṣṇu. Being aware of religious principles, Bali Mahārāja knew this. Consequently, following in the footsteps of Lord Śiva, he also placed on his head the water that had washed the Lord's lotus feet.
  • of Asamañjasa abominable, SB 9.8.15-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.8.15-16

    Formerly, in his previous birth, Asamañjasa had been a great mystic yogi, but by bad association he had fallen from his exalted position. Now, in this life, he was born in a royal family and was a jāti-smara; that is, he had the special advantage of being able to remember his past birth. Nonetheless, he wanted to display himself as a miscreant, and therefore he would do things that were abominable in the eyes of the public and unfavorable to his relatives. He would disturb the boys sporting in the River Sarayū by throwing them into the depths of the water.
    , SB 9.8.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.8.17

    Because Asamañjasa engaged in such abominable activities, his father gave up affection for him and had him exiled. Then Asamañjasa exhibited his mystic power by reviving the boys and showing them to the King and their parents. After this, Asamañjasa left Ayodhyā.
  • of Bharata, SB 9.10.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.34

    Upon reaching Ayodhyā, Lord Rāmacandra heard that in His absence His brother Bharata was eating barley cooked in the urine of a cow, covering His body with the bark of trees, wearing matted locks of hair, and lying on a mattress of kuśa. The most merciful Lord very much lamented this.
  • of civiliātion, four listed, SB 7.6.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.25

    Nothing is unobtainable for devotees who have satisfied the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the cause of all causes, the original source of everything. The Lord is the reservoir of unlimited spiritual qualities. For devotees, therefore, who are transcendental to the modes of material nature, what is the use of following the principles of religion, economic development, sense gratification and liberation, which are all automatically obtainable under the influence of the modes of nature? We devotees always glorify the lotus feet of the Lord, and therefore we need not ask for anything in terms of dharma, kāma, artha and mokṣa.
  • of devotees inconceivable, SB 7.8.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.8.40

    Lord Brahmā prayed: My Lord, You are unlimited, and You possess unending potencies. No one can estimate or calculate Your prowess and wonderful influence, for Your actions are never polluted by the material energy. Through the material qualities, You very easily create the universe, maintain it and again annihilate it, yet You remain the same, without deterioration. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 9.5.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.5.20

    Durvāsā Muni said: I am very pleased with you, my dear King. At first I thought of you as an ordinary human being and accepted your hospitality, but later I could understand, by my own intelligence, that you are the most exalted devotee of the Lord. Therefore, simply by seeing you, touching your feet and talking with you, I have been pleased and have become obliged to you.
  • of devotees meant to satisfy Lord, SB 5.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.7.6

    After performing the preliminaries of various sacrifices, Mahārāja Bharata offered the results in the name of religion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva. In other words, he performed all the yajñas for the satisfaction of Lord Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa. Mahārāja Bharata thought that since the demigods were different parts of Vāsudeva's body, He controls those who are explained in the Vedic mantras. By thinking in this way, Mahārāja Bharata was freed from all material contamination, such as attachment, lust and greed. When the priests were about to offer the sacrificial ingredients into the fire, Mahārāja Bharata expertly understood how the offering made to different demigods was simply an offering to the different limbs of the Lord. For instance, Indra is the arm of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Sūrya [the sun] is His eye. Thus Mahārāja Bharata considered that the oblations offered to different demigods were actually offered unto the different limbs of Lord Vāsudeva.
  • of devotees, SB 7.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.29

    Auspicious indeed are the places where there is a temple of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, in which He is duly worshiped, and also the places where there flow the celebrated sacred rivers mentioned in the Purāṇas, the supplementary Vedic literatures. Anything spiritual done there is certainly very effective.
    , SB 7.15.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.32-33

    While continuously staring at the tip of the nose, a learned yogī practices the breathing exercises through the technical means known as pūraka, kumbhaka and recaka—controlling inhalation and exhalation and then stopping them both. In this way the yogī restricts his mind from material attachments and gives up all mental desires. As soon as the mind, being defeated by lusty desires, drifts toward feelings of sense gratification, the yogī should immediately bring it back and arrest it within the core of his heart.
  • of devotional service, nine listed, SB 7.4.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.25-26

    The voice of the Lord vibrated as follows: O best of learned persons, do not fear! I wish all good fortune to you. Become My devotees by hearing and chanting about Me and offering Me prayers, for these are certainly meant to award benedictions to all living entities. I know all about the activities of Hiraṇyakaśipu and shall surely stop them very soon. Please wait patiently until that time.
    • See also: Devotional service
  • of God. See: Kṛṣṇa, pastime(s) of; Supreme Lord, pastime(s) of
  • of God. See: Kṛṣṇa, pastimes of; Supreme Lord, activities of
  • of Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, SB 7.14.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.3-4

    A gṛhastha must associate again and again with saintly persons, and with great respect he must hear the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Lord and His incarnations as these activities are described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Purāṇas. Thus one should gradually become detached from affection for his wife and children, exactly like a man awakening from a dream.
    , SB 7.14.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.17

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is the enjoyer of sacrificial offerings. Yet although His Lordship eats the oblations offered in the fire, my dear King, He is still more satisfied when nice food made of grains and ghee is offered to Him through the mouths of qualified brāhmaṇas.
    , SB 7.14.30-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.30-33

    The sacred lakes like Puṣkara and places where saintly persons live, like Kurukṣetra, Gayā, Prayāga, Pulahāśrama, Naimiṣāraṇya, the banks of the Phālgu River, Setubandha, Prabhāsa, Dvārakā, Vārāṇasī, Mathurā, Pampā, Bindu-sarovara, Badarikāśrama [Nārāyaṇāśrama], the places where the Nandā River flows, the places where Lord Rāmacandra and mother Sītā took shelter, such as Citrakūṭa, and also the hilly tracts of land known as Mahendra and Malaya—all of these are to be considered most pious and sacred. Similarly, places outside India where there are centers of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement and where Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa Deities are worshiped must all be visited and worshiped by those who want to be spiritually advanced. One who intends to advance in spiritual life may visit all these places and perform ritualistic ceremonies to get results a thousand times better than the results of the same activities performed in any other place.
    , SB 7.15.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.11

    Therefore, day by day, one who is actually aware of religious principles and is not heinously envious of poor animals should happily perform daily sacrifices and those for certain occasions with whatever food is available easily by the grace of the Lord.
  • of irresponsible persons, SB 10.4.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.4.45

    Surcharged with passion and ignorance and not knowing what was good or bad for them, the asuras, for whom impending death was waiting, began the persecution of the saintly persons.
  • of Kṛṣṇa. See: Incarnation(s) of Supreme Lord; Supreme Lord, pastime(s) of
  • of Kṛṣṇa. See: Kṛṣṇa, pastime(s) of; Supreme Lord, pastime(s) of
  • of Kṛṣṇa. See: Kṛṣṇa, pastimes of
  • of Kṛṣṇa. See: Pastimes of Kṛṣṇa
  • of Lord independent, SB 7.2.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.39

    The boy addressed the women: O weak women! Only by the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is never diminished, is the entire world created, maintained and again annihilated. This is the verdict of the Vedic knowledge. This material creation, consisting of the moving and nonmoving, is exactly like His plaything. Being the Supreme Lord, He is completely competent to destroy and protect.
  • of Lord. See: Incarnations of Supreme Lord; Supreme Lord, pastime(s) of
  • of Lord. See: Supreme Lord, activities of
  • of Lord. See: Supreme Lord, activities of; Supreme Lord, pastimes of
  • of lowborn devotees, SB 3.16.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.16.6

    Anyone in the entire world, even down to the caṇḍāla, who lives by cooking and eating the flesh of the dog, is immediately purified if he takes bath in hearing through the ear the glorification of My name, fame, etc. Now you have realized Me without doubt; therefore I will not hesitate to lop off My own arm if its conduct is found hostile to you.
  • of materialists & renunciants, SB 4.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.20

    In the Vedas there are directions for two kinds of activities—activities for those who are attached to material enjoyment and activities for those who are materially detached. In consideration of these two kinds of activities, there are two kinds of people, who have different symptoms. If one wants to see two kinds of activities in one person, that is contradictory. But both kinds of activities may be neglected by a person who is transcendentally situated.
  • of modern man, result of, SB 2.10.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.10.25

    Thereupon, because of His desiring to control movement, His legs became manifested, and from the legs the controlling deity named Viṣṇu was generated. By His personal supervision of this act, all varieties of human being are busily engaged in dutiful occupational sacrifice.
  • of Nṛsiṁhadeva as liberating, SB 7.10.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.14

    One who always remembers your activities and My activities also, and who chants the prayers you have offered, becomes free, in due course of time, from the reactions of material activities.
    , SB 7.10.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.46

    One who hears and chants this narration about the omnipotence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, is certainly liberated from material bondage without fail.
  • of Prahlāda as liberating, SB 7.10.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.14

    One who always remembers your activities and My activities also, and who chants the prayers you have offered, becomes free, in due course of time, from the reactions of material activities.
    , SB 7.10.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.47

    Prahlāda Mahārāja was the best among exalted devotees. Anyone who with great attention hears this narration concerning the activities of Prahlāda Mahārāja, the killing of Hiraṇyakaśipu, and the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nṛsiṁhadeva, surely reaches the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.
  • of pure devotee, SB 4.22.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.50

    Being self-satisfied, Mahārāja Pṛthu executed his duties as perfectly as possible according to the time and his situation, strength and financial position. His only aim in all his activities was to satisfy the Absolute Truth. In this way, he duly acted.
  • of Pṛthu & Arci inconceivable, SB 4.23.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.26

    The wives of the demigods continued: Just see how this chaste lady, Arci, by dint of her inconceivable pious activities, is still following her husband upward, as far as we can see.
  • of Rāma, SB 9.10.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.3

    O King Parīkṣit, the transcendental activities of Lord Rāmacandra have been described by great saintly persons who have seen the truth. Because you have heard again and again about Lord Rāmacandra, the husband of mother Sītā, I shall describe these activities only in brief. Please listen.
    , SB 9.10.4-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.4

    To keep the promise of His father intact, Lord Rāmacandra immediately gave up the position of king and, accompanied by His wife, mother Sītā, wandered from one forest to another on His lotus feet, which were so delicate that they were unable to bear even the touch of Sītā's palms. The Lord was also accompanied by Hanumān [or by another monkey, Sugrīva], king of the monkeys, and by His own younger brother Lord Lakṣmaṇa, both of whom gave Him relief from the fatigue of wandering in the forest. Having cut off the nose and ears of Śūrpaṇakhā, thus disfiguring her, the Lord was separated from mother Sītā. He therefore became angry, moving His eyebrows and thus frightening the ocean, who then allowed the Lord to construct a bridge to cross the ocean. Subsequently, the Lord entered the kingdom of Rāvaṇa to kill him, like a fire devouring a forest. May that Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra, give us all protection.
  • of saints, SB 7.10.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.50

    Exalted persons like Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā could not properly describe the truth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. May the Lord, who is always worshiped as the protector of all devotees by great saints who observe vows of silence, meditation, devotional service and renunciation, be pleased with us.
  • of Supreme Lord, SB 9.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.2

    Being prayed for by the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth Himself, directly appeared with His expansion and expansions of the expansion. Their holy names were Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna. These celebrated incarnations thus appeared in four forms as the sons of Mahārāja Daśaratha.
    , SB 9.10.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.15

    My Lord, You may use my water as You like. Indeed, You may cross it and go to the abode of Rāvaṇa, who is the great source of disturbance and crying for the three worlds. He is the son of Viśravā, but is condemned like urine. Please go kill him and thus regain Your wife, Sītādevī. O great hero, although my water presents no impediment to Your going to Laṅkā, please construct a bridge over it to spread Your transcendental fame. Upon seeing this wonderfully uncommon deed of Your Lordship, all the great heroes and kings in the future will glorify You.
    , SB 9.11.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.11.20

    Lord Rāmacandra's reputation for having killed Rāvaṇa with showers of arrows at the request of the demigods and for having built a bridge over the ocean does not constitute the factual glory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Rāmacandra, whose spiritual body is always engaged in various pastimes. Lord Rāmacandra has no equal or superior, and therefore He had no need to take help from the monkeys to gain victory over Rāvaṇa.
    , SB 9.11.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.11.22

    Lord Rāmacandra returned to His abode, to which bhakti-yogīs are promoted. This is the place to which all the inhabitants of Ayodhyā went after they served the Lord in His manifest pastimes by offering Him obeisances, touching His lotus feet, fully observing Him as a fatherlike King, sitting or lying down with Him like equals, or even just accompanying Him.
  • of Vaiṣṇava misunderstood, SB 9.5.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.5.20

    Durvāsā Muni said: I am very pleased with you, my dear King. At first I thought of you as an ordinary human being and accepted your hospitality, but later I could understand, by my own intelligence, that you are the most exalted devotee of the Lord. Therefore, simply by seeing you, touching your feet and talking with you, I have been pleased and have become obliged to you.
  • on Kṛṣṇa’s behalf, SB 2.7.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.31

    Lord Kṛṣṇa saved His foster father, Nanda Mahārāja, from the fear of the demigod Varuṇa and released the cowherd boys from the caves of the mountain, for they were placed there by the son of Maya. Also, to the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, who were busy working during daytime and sleeping soundly at night because of their hard labor in the day, Lord Kṛṣṇa awarded promotion to the highest planet in the spiritual sky. All these acts are transcendental and certainly prove without any doubt His Godhood.
  • origin of, SB 2.5.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.22

    After the incarnation of the first puruṣa [Kāraṇārṇavaśāyī Viṣṇu], the mahat-tattva, or the principles of material creation, take place, and then time is manifested, and in course of time the three qualities appear. Nature means the three qualitative appearances. They transform into activities.
    , SB 3.5.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.27

    Thereafter, influenced by the interactions of eternal time, the supreme sum total of matter called the mahat-tattva became manifested, and in this mahat-tattva the unalloyed goodness, the Supreme Lord, sowed the seeds of universal manifestation out of His own body.
  • Paramātmā judges, SB 1.13.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.43

    As a player sets up and disperses his playthings according to his own sweet will, so the supreme will of the Lord brings men together and separates them.
  • philosophers denying, SB 4.22.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.33

    For human society, constantly thinking of how to earn money and apply it for sense gratification brings about the destruction of everyone's interests. When one becomes devoid of knowledge and devotional service, he enters into species of life like those of trees and stones.
  • pious & forbidden, SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
  • pious & impious, SB 7.10.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.13

    My dear Prahlāda, while you are in this material world you will exhaust all the reactions of pious activity by feeling happiness, and by acting piously you will neutralize impious activity. Because of the powerful time factor, you will give up your body, but the glories of your activities will be sung in the upper planetary systems, and being fully freed from all bondage, you will return home, back to Godhead.
    , SB 7.13.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.25

    In the course of the evolutionary process, which is caused by fruitive activities due to undesirable material sense gratification, I have received this human form of life, which can lead to the heavenly planets, to liberation, to the lower species, or to rebirth among human beings.
    , SB 7.13.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.30

    The living entity tries to achieve happiness and rid himself of the causes of distress, but because the various bodies of the living entities are under the full control of material nature, all his plans in different bodies, one after another, are ultimately baffled.
    , SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.23

    After thus rebuking Rāvaṇa, Lord Rāmacandra fixed an arrow to His bow, aimed at Rāvaṇa, and released the arrow, which pierced Rāvaṇa's heart like a thunderbolt. Upon seeing this, Rāvaṇa's followers raised a tumultuous sound, crying, "Alas! Alas! What has happened? What has happened?" as Rāvaṇa, vomiting blood from his ten mouths, fell from his airplane, just as a pious man falls to earth from the heavenly planets when the results of his pious activities are exhausted.
  • pious compared with Kṛṣṇa conscious, SB 7.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.40

    It is learned from Vedic literature that by performing great sacrifices one may elevate himself to the heavenly planets. However, although life on the heavenly planets is hundreds and thousands of times more comfortable than life on earth, the heavenly planets are not pure [nirmalam], or free from the taint of material existence. The heavenly planets are also temporary, and therefore they are not the goal of life. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, however, has never been seen or heard to possess inebriety. Consequently, for your own benefit and self-realization, you must worship the Lord with great devotion, as described in the revealed scriptures.
  • pious, devotional service preceded by, SB 10.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.8

    Like the whorl of a lotus flower surrounded by its petals and leaves, Kṛṣṇa sat in the center, encircled by lines of His friends, who all looked very beautiful. Every one of them was trying to look forward toward Kṛṣṇa, thinking that Kṛṣṇa might look toward him. In this way they all enjoyed their lunch in the forest.
    , SB 10.13.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.49

    Every part of Their bodies, from Their feet to the top of Their heads, was fully decorated with fresh, tender garlands of tulasī leaves offered by devotees engaged in worshiping the Lord by the greatest pious activities, namely hearing and chanting.
    , SB 10.13.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.58

    Lord Brahmā's external consciousness then revived, and he stood up, just like a dead man coming back to life. Opening his eyes with great difficulty, he saw the universe, along with himself.
  • pious, SB 1.12.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12.12

    Thereupon, when all the good signs of the zodiac gradually evolved, the heir apparent of Pāṇḍu, who would be exactly like him in prowess, took birth.
    • compared with impious, SB 1.15.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.46

      They all had performed all the principles of religion and as a result rightly decided that the lotus feet of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa are the supreme goal of all. Therefore they meditated upon His feet without interruption.
    • See: Pious activities
  • Purañjaya named according to, SB 9.6.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.12

    The son of Saśāda was Purañjaya, who is also known as Indravāha and sometimes as Kakutstha. Please hear from me how he received different names for different activities.
    , SB 9.6.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.13

    Formerly, there was a devastating war between the demigods and the demons. The demigods, having been defeated, accepted Purañjaya as their assistant and then conquered the demons. Therefore this hero is known as Purañjaya, "he who conquered the residence of the demons."
    , SB 9.6.15-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.15-16

    Well protected by armor and desiring to fight, Purañjaya took up a transcendental bow and very sharp arrows, and, while being highly praised by the demigods, he got up on the back of the bull [Indra] and sat on its hump. Thus he is known as Kakutstha. Being empowered by Lord Viṣṇu, who is the Supersoul and the Supreme Person, Purañjaya sat on the great bull and is therefore known as Indravāha. Surrounded by the demigods, he attacked the residence of the demons in the west.
    , SB 9.6.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.19

    After conquering the enemy, the saintly king Purañjaya gave everything, including the enemy's riches and wives, to Indra, who carries a thunderbolt. For this he is celebrated as Purañjaya. Thus Purañjaya is known by different names because of his different activities.
  • pure & contaminated, SB 5.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.4.6

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, to glorify Mahārāja Nābhi, the old sages composed two verses. One of them is this: "Who can attain the perfection of Mahārāja Nābhi? Who can attain his activities? Because of his devotional service, the Supreme Personality of Godhead agreed to become his son."
  • pure & impure, SB 3.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.7

    The total energy of the mahat-tattva, in the form of the gigantic virāṭ-rūpa, divided Himself by Himself into the consciousness of the living entities, the life of activity, and self-identification, which are subdivided into one, ten and three respectively.
    , SB 3.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.36

    In spite of my inability, whatever I have been able to hear [from the spiritual master] and whatever I could assimilate I am now describing in glorification of the Lord by pure speech, for otherwise my power of speaking would remain unchaste.
  • pure devotee’s compared with Lord’s, SB 1.18.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18.9

    O sages, as you did ask me, now I have described almost everything regarding the narrations about Lord Kṛṣṇa in connection with the history of the pious Mahārāja Parīkṣit.
  • purification of, SB 1.15.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.41

    Then he amalgamated all the sense organs into the mind, then the mind into life, life into breathing, his total existence into the embodiment of the five elements, and his body into death. Then, as pure self, he became free from the material conception of life.
    , SB 4.24.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.43

    My dear Lord, You are the supreme controller of the worker, sense activities and results of sense activities [karma]. Therefore You are the controller of the body, mind and senses. You are also the supreme controller of egotism, known as Rudra. You are the source of knowledge and the activities of the Vedic injunctions.
  • purity in, SB 1.3.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • reactions to, good & bad, SB 3.5.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.9

    O chief amongst the brāhmaṇas, please also describe how Nārāyaṇa, the creator of the universe and the self-sufficient Lord, has differently created the natures, activities, forms, features and names of the different living creatures.
    , SB 3.5.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.49

    O unborn one, please enlighten us regarding the ways and means by which we can offer You all enjoyable grains and commodities so that both we and all other living entities in this world can maintain ourselves without disturbance and can easily accumulate the necessities of life both for You and for ourselves.
  • reactions via, SB 5.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.1.16

    Even if one is liberated, he nevertheless accepts the body he has received according to his past karma. Without misconceptions, however, he regards his enjoyment and suffering due to that karma the way an awakened person regards a dream he had while sleeping. He thus remains steadfast and never works to achieve another material body under the influence of the three modes of material nature.
  • results of
    • devotee free from, SB 4.21.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.11

      The great saintly sage Maitreya told Vidura: My dear Vidura, King Pṛthu lived in the tract of land between the two great rivers Ganges and Yamunā. Because he was very opulent, it appeared that he was enjoying his destined fortune in order to diminish the results of his past pious activities.
    • renunciation of, SB 4.22.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.51

      Mahārāja Pṛthu completely dedicated himself to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transcendental to material nature. Consequently all the fruits of his activities were dedicated to the Lord, and he always thought of himself as the servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the proprietor of everything.
    • shares of, SB 4.21.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.26

      I request all the pure-hearted demigods, forefathers and saintly persons to support my proposal, for after death the result of an action is equally shared by its doer, its director and its supporter.
    • See also: Karma; Sinful activities, reactions to
  • śāstra controls, SB 7.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.20

    Hiraṇyakaśipu thus passed a long time being very much proud of his opulences and transgressing the laws and regulations mentioned in the authoritative śāstras. He was therefore subjected to a curse by the four Kumāras, who were great brāhmaṇas.
  • sinful, SB 7.11.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.28

    A chaste woman should not be greedy, but satisfied in all circumstances. She must be very expert in handling household affairs and should be fully conversant with religious principles. She should speak pleasingly and truthfully and should be very careful and always clean and pure. Thus a chaste woman should engage with affection in the service of a husband who is not fallen.
    , SB 7.14.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.3-4

    A gṛhastha must associate again and again with saintly persons, and with great respect he must hear the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Lord and His incarnations as these activities are described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Purāṇas. Thus one should gradually become detached from affection for his wife and children, exactly like a man awakening from a dream.
    , SB 7.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.10

    Even if one is a householder rather than a brahmacārī, a sannyāsī or a vānaprastha, one should not endeavor very hard for religiosity, economic development or satisfaction of the senses. Even in householder life, one should be satisfied to maintain body and soul together with whatever is available with minimum endeavor, according to place and time, by the grace of the Lord. One should not engage oneself in ugra-karma.
    • as punishable, SB 7.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.15

      If a person too attached to the duties of family maintenance is unable to control his senses, the core of his heart is immersed in how to accumulate money. Although he knows that one who takes the wealth of others will be punished by the law of the government, and by the laws of Yamarāja after death, he continues cheating others to acquire money.
    • four listed, SB 8.19.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.41

      The utterance of the word oṁ signifies separation from one's monetary assets. In other words, by uttering this word one becomes free from attachment to money because his money is taken away from him. To be without money is not very satisfactory, for in that position one cannot fulfill one's desires. In other words, by using the word oṁ one becomes poverty-stricken. Especially when one gives charity to a poor man or beggar, one remains unfulfilled in self-realization and in sense gratification.
    • of demons, SB 7.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.12

      Immediately go wherever there is good protection for the cows and brāhmaṇas and wherever the Vedas are studied in terms of the varṇāśrama principles. Set fire to those places and cut from the roots the trees there, which are the source of life.
    • offense to devotee as worst, SB 7.4.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.28

      When Hiraṇyakaśipu teases the great devotee Prahlāda, his own son, who is peaceful and sober and who has no enemy, I shall kill Hiraṇyakaśipu immediately, despite the benedictions of Brahmā.
    • See: Sin(s); Sinful activities
  • spiritual, SB 8.19.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.40

    When a tree is uprooted it immediately falls down and begins to dry up. Similarly, if one doesn't take care of the body, which is supposed to be untruth—in other words, if the untruth is uprooted—the body undoubtedly becomes dry.
    • compared with material, SB 7.13.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.27

      The actual form of life for the living entities is one of spiritual happiness, which is real happiness. This happiness can be achieved only when one stops all materialistic activities. Material sense enjoyment is simply imagination. Therefore, considering this subject matter, I have ceased from all material activities and am lying down here.
      , SB 9.4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.25

      Those who are saturated with the transcendental happiness of rendering service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead are uninterested even in the achievements of great mystics, for such achievements do not enhance the transcendental bliss felt by a devotee who always thinks of Kṛṣṇa within the core of his heart.
    • See also: Devotional service
  • states of, three listed, SB 7.7.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.25

    Intelligence can be perceived in three states of activity—wakefulness, dreaming and deep sleep. The person who perceives these three is to be considered the original master, the ruler, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 7.7.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.28

    Therefore, my dear friends, O sons of the demons, your duty is to take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, which can burn the seed of fruitive activities artificially created by the modes of material nature and stop the flow of the intelligence in wakefulness, dreaming and deep sleep. In other words, when one takes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, his ignorance is immediately dissipated.
  • Supersoul governs, SB 7.2.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.45

    In the body the most important substance is the life air, but that also is neither the listener nor the speaker. Beyond even the life air, the soul also can do nothing, for the Supersoul is actually the director, in cooperation with the individual soul. The Supersoul conducting the activities of the body is different from the body and living force.
  • symptomize consciousness, SB 3.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.36

    In spite of my inability, whatever I have been able to hear [from the spiritual master] and whatever I could assimilate I am now describing in glorification of the Lord by pure speech, for otherwise my power of speaking would remain unchaste.
  • three material modes of, SB 1.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • three types of, in Vedas, SB 4.20.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.30

    My dear Lord, what You have said to Your unalloyed devotee is certainly very much bewildering. The allurements You offer in the Vedas are certainly not suitable for pure devotees. People in general, bound by the sweet words of the Vedas, engage themselves again and again in fruitive activities, enamored by the results of their actions.
  • time controls, SB 8.11.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.11.7

    Bali Mahārāja replied: All those present on this battlefield are certainly under the influence of eternal time, and according to their prescribed activities, they are destined to receive fame, victory, defeat and death, one after another.
    , SB 8.11.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.11.8

    Seeing the movements of time, those who are cognizant of the real truth neither rejoice nor lament for different circumstances. Therefore, because you are jubilant due to your victory, you should be considered not very learned.
  • transcendental, SB 3.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.13

    When the senses are satisfied in the seer-Supersoul, the Personality of Godhead, and merge in Him, all miseries are completely vanquished, as after a sound sleep.
  • uncommon, Lord glorified by, SB 7.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.32

    Unless they smear upon their bodies the dust of the lotus feet of a Vaiṣṇava completely freed from material contamination, persons very much inclined toward materialistic life cannot be attached to the lotus feet of the Lord, who is glorified for His uncommon activities. Only by becoming Kṛṣṇa conscious and taking shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord in this way can one be freed from material contamination.
  • understanding, via Lord, SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
  • witnessed by Lord, SB 7.2.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.43

    As fire, although situated in wood, is perceived to be different from the wood, as air, although situated within the mouth and nostrils, is perceived to be separate, and as the sky, although all-pervading, never mixes with anything, so the living entity, although now encaged within the material body, of which it is the source, is separate from it.
  • witnesses of, SB 6.1.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.42

    The sun, fire, sky, air, demigods, moon, evening, day, night, directions, water, land and Supersoul Himself all witness the activities of the living entity.
  • Yamarāja observes, SB 6.1.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.48

    The omnipotent Yamarāja is as good as Lord Brahmā, for while situated in his own abode or in everyone's heart like the Paramātmā, he mentally observes the past activities of a living entity and thus understands how the living entity will act in future lives.
  • yoga as topmost, SB 7.7.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.28

    Therefore, my dear friends, O sons of the demons, your duty is to take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, which can burn the seed of fruitive activities artificially created by the modes of material nature and stop the flow of the intelligence in wakefulness, dreaming and deep sleep. In other words, when one takes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, his ignorance is immediately dissipated.

See also: Karma Duty; Pious activities; Work; Duty; Fruitive activities; Pious activities; Sinful activities; Supreme Lord, pastimes of; Welfare activity; Fruitive workers; Endeavor; Sinful activities