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Analogies

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  • actor & Lord, SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
  • aging & transmigration, SB 4.29.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.75

    By virtue of the processes of the subtle body, the living entity develops and gives up gross bodies. This is known as the transmigration of the soul. Thus the soul becomes subjected to different types of so-called enjoyment, lamentation, fear, happiness and unhappiness.
  • agricultural field & woman, SB 9.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.2

    Rathītara had no sons, and therefore he requested the great sage Aṅgirā to beget sons for him. Because of this request, Aṅgirā begot sons in the womb of Rathītara's wife. All these sons were born with brahminical prowess.
  • air & Lord, SB 8.24.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.6

    Like the air passing through different types of atmosphere, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although appearing sometimes as a human being and sometimes as a lower animal, is always transcendental. Because He is above the material modes of nature, He is unaffected by higher and lower forms.
  • air & soul, SB 2.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.49

    The Personality of Godhead is the supreme master of everything auspicious because the results of whatever actions are performed by the living being, in either the material or spiritual existence, are awarded by the Lord. As such, He is the ultimate benefactor. Every individual living entity is unborn, and therefore even after the annihilation of the material elementary body, the living entity exists, exactly like the air within the body.
    , SB 2.7.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.49

    The Personality of Godhead is the supreme master of everything auspicious because the results of whatever actions are performed by the living being, in either the material or spiritual existence, are awarded by the Lord. As such, He is the ultimate benefactor. Every individual living entity is unborn, and therefore even after the annihilation of the material elementary body, the living entity exists, exactly like the air within the body.
  • air carrying aromas & conditioned soul, SB 4.28.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.20

    King Purañjana continued thinking how, when he was in a state of bewilderment, his wife would give him good counsel and how she would become aggrieved when he was away from home. Although she was the mother of so many sons and heroes, the King still feared that she would not be able to maintain the responsibility of household affairs.
  • air in mouth & living entity in body, SB 7.2.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • air moving & Kardama traveling, SB 3.23.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.41

    He traveled in that way through the various planets, as the air passes uncontrolled in every direction. Coursing through the air in that great and splendid aerial mansion, which could fly at his will, he surpassed even the demigods.
  • air of spring & smelling-sense, SB 4.25.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.18

    The branches of the trees standing on the bank of the lake received particles of water carried by the spring air from the falls coming down from the icy mountain.
  • airplane & conditioned soul, SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • airplane & total energy, SB 4.8.80plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.80

    When Dhruva Mahārāja became practically one in heaviness with Lord Viṣṇu, the total consciousness, due to his fully concentrating, and closing all the holes of his body, the total universal breathing became choked up, and all the great demigods in all the planetary systems felt suffocated and thus took shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • America & heavenly planets, SB 2.8.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.14

    Then again, kindly describe how the proportionate accumulation of the reactions resulting from the different modes of material nature act upon the desiring living being, promoting or degrading him among the different species of life, beginning from the demigods down to the most insignificant creatures.
  • amputation & rejection of bad son, SB 7.5.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.37

    Although a medicinal herb, being born in the forest, does not belong to the same category as a man, if beneficial it is kept very carefully. Similarly, if someone outside one's family is favorable, he should be given protection like a son. On the other hand, if a limb of one's body is poisoned by disease, it must be amputated so that the rest of the body may live happily. Similarly, even one's own son, if unfavorable, must be rejected, although born of one's own body.
  • angry father & brāhmaṇas, SB 3.16.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.12

    These servants of Mine have transgressed against you, not knowing the mind of their master. I shall therefore deem it a favor done to Me if you order that, although reaping the fruit of their transgression, they may return to My presence soon and the time of their exile from My abode may expire before long.
  • animal & conditioned soul, SB 5.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.10

    The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.
  • animals & children, SB 4.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.19

    In such an atmosphere even the animals of the forest became nonviolent and nonenvious like great sages. Consequently, the animals did not attack anyone. Over and above everything was the cooing of the cuckoos. Any passenger passing along that path was invited by that atmosphere to take rest in that nice garden.
  • animals & mind, SB 5.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.2

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, you have spoken correctly. However, after capturing animals, a cunning hunter does not put faith in them, for they might run away. Similarly, those who are advanced in spiritual life do not put faith in the mind. Indeed, they always remain vigilant and watch the mind's action.
  • animals in fire & human body, SB 4.28.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.14

    As a serpent living within the cavity of a tree wishes to leave when there is a forest fire, so the city's police superintendent, the snake, wished to leave the city due to the fire's severe heat.
  • animal’s changing owners & transmigration of soul, SB 6.16.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.7

    A few living entities are born in the human species, and others are born as animals. Although both are living entities, their relationships are impermanent. An animal may remain in the custody of a human being for some time, and then the same animal may be transferred to the possession of other human beings. As soon as the animal goes away, the former proprietor no longer has a sense of ownership. As long as the animal is in his possession he certainly has an affinity for it, but as soon as the animal is sold, the affinity is lost.
  • ants & sun and planets, SB 5.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.2

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī clearly answered: When a potter's wheel is moving and small ants located on that big wheel are moving with it, one can see that their motion is different from that of the wheel because they appear sometimes on one part of the wheel and sometimes on another. Similarly, the signs and constellations, with Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on their right, move with the wheel of time, and the antlike sun and other planets move with them. The sun and planets, however, are seen in different signs and constellations at different times. This indicates that their motion is different from that of the zodiac and the wheel of time itself.
  • approaching city & realiīng Absolute Truth, SB 4.9.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.16

    My dear Lord, in Your impersonal manifestation of Brahman there are always two opposing elements—knowledge and ignorance. Your multienergies are continually manifest, but the impersonal Brahman, which is undivided, original, changeless, unlimited and blissful, is the cause of the material manifestation. Because You are the same impersonal Brahman, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • aquatics & conditioned souls, SB 5.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.13

    Just as aquatics always desire to remain in the vast mass of water, all conditioned living entities naturally desire to remain in the vast existence of the Supreme Lord. Therefore if someone very great by material calculations fails to take shelter of the Supreme Soul but instead becomes attached to material household life, his greatness is like that of a young, low-class couple. One who is too attached to material life loses all good spiritual qualities.
  • arrow & bhakti-yoga, SB 3.25.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.29

    The mystic yoga system, as You have explained, aims at the Supreme Personality of Godhead and is meant for completely ending material existence. Please let me know the nature of that yoga system. How many ways are there by which one can understand in truth that sublime yoga?
  • arrows & offenses, SB 3.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • arrows & Pūrvacitti’s eyes, SB 5.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.8

    Then Āgnīdhra observed the glancing eyes of Pūrvacitti and said: My dear friend, you have two very powerful arrows, namely your glancing eyes. Those arrows have feathers like the petals of a lotus flower. Although they have no shafts, they are very beautiful, and they have very sharp, piercing points. They appear very peaceful, and thus it seems that they will not be shot at anyone. You must be loitering in this forest to shoot those arrows at someone, but I cannot understand whom. My intelligence is dull, and I cannot combat you. Indeed, no one can equal you in prowess, and therefore I pray that your prowess will be for my good fortune.
  • artist & Lord, SB 2.10.49-50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.49-50

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi said: Let us know, please, what topics were discussed between Vidura and Maitreya, who talked on transcendental subjects, and what was inquired by Vidura and replied by Maitreya. Also please let us know the reason for Vidura's giving up the connection of his family members, and why he again came home. Please also let us know the activities of Vidura while he was in the places of pilgrimage.
  • ass & sense gratifier, SB 5.13.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.18

    When the living entity becomes exactly like a monkey jumping from one branch to another, he remains in the tree of household life without any profit but sex. Thus he is kicked by his wife just like the he-ass. Unable to gain release, he remains helplessly in that position. Sometimes he falls victim to an incurable disease, which is like falling into a mountain cave. He becomes afraid of death, which is like the elephant in the back of that cave, and he remains stranded, grasping at the twigs and branches of a creeper.
  • ass or cow & materialist, SB 4.28.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.24

    The serpent, who had already been arrested by the soldiers of Yavana-rāja and was out of the city, began to follow his master along with the others. As soon as they all left the city, it was immediately dismantled and smashed to dust.
  • astronauts & child playing, SB 2.5.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.40-41

    My dear son Nārada, know from me that there are seven lower planetary systems out of the total fourteen. The first planetary system, known as Atala, is situated on the waist; the second, Vitala, is situated on the thighs; the third, Sutala, on the knees; the fourth, Talātala, on the shanks; the fifth, Mahātala, on the ankles; the sixth, Rasātala, on the upper portion of the feet; and the seventh, Pātāla, on the soles of the feet. Thus the virāṭ form of the Lord is full of all planetary systems.
  • astronauts & demigod worshipers, SB 4.9.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.10

    My Lord, the transcendental bliss derived from meditating upon Your lotus feet or hearing about Your glories from pure devotees is so unlimited that it is far beyond the stage of brahmānanda, wherein one thinks himself merged in the impersonal Brahman as one with the Supreme. Since brahmānanda is also defeated by the transcendental bliss derived from devotional service, then what to speak of the temporary blissfulness of elevating oneself to the heavenly planets, which is ended by the separating sword of time? Although one may be elevated to the heavenly planets, he falls down in due course of time.
  • atmospheric conditions & material energies, SB 4.31.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.17

    My dear Kings, sometimes in the sky there are clouds, sometimes there is darkness, and sometimes there is illumination. The appearance of all these takes place consecutively. Similarly, in the Supreme Absolute, the modes of passion, darkness and goodness appear as consecutive energies. Sometimes they appear, and sometimes they disappear.
  • attachment and envy & woman’s breasts, SB 4.25.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.24

    With the end of her sārī the woman was trying to cover her breasts, which were equally round and well placed side by side. She again and again tried to cover them out of shyness while she walked exactly like a great elephant.
  • autumnal rains & hearing, SB 2.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.5

    The sound incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Soul [i.e. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam], enters into the heart of a self-realized devotee, sits on the lotus flower of his loving relationship, and thus cleanses the dust of material association, such as lust, anger and hankering. Thus it acts like autumnal rains upon pools of muddy water.
    , SB 2.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.5

    The sound incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Soul [i.e. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam], enters into the heart of a self-realized devotee, sits on the lotus flower of his loving relationship, and thus cleanses the dust of material association, such as lust, anger and hankering. Thus it acts like autumnal rains upon pools of muddy water.
  • awakened person & liberated soul, SB 5.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 5.11.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.11.12

    The individual soul bereft of Kṛṣṇa consciousness has many ideas and activities created in the mind by the external energy. They have been existing from time immemorial. Sometimes they are manifest in the wakening state and in the dream state, but during deep sleep [unconsciousness] or trance, they disappear. A person who is liberated in this life [jīvan-mukta] can see all these things vividly.
  • awakening & creation, SB 4.31.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.16

    Just as the sunshine is nondifferent from the sun, the cosmic manifestation is also nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme Personality is therefore all-pervasive within this material creation. When the senses are active, they appear to be part and parcel of the body, but when the body is asleep, their activities are unmanifest. Similarly, the whole cosmic creation appears different and yet nondifferent from the Supreme Person.
  • ax & Lord Kapila, SB 3.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.11

    Devahūti continued: I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet because You are the only person of whom to take shelter. You are the ax which can cut the tree of material existence. I therefore offer my obeisances unto You, who are the greatest of all transcendentalists, and I inquire from You as to the relationship between man and woman and between spirit and matter.

B

  • baby bird & pure devotee, SB 6.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.26

    O lotus-eyed Lord, as baby birds that have not yet developed their wings always look for their mother to return and feed them, as small calves tied with ropes await anxiously the time of milking, when they will be allowed to drink the milk of their mothers, or as a morose wife whose husband is away from home always longs for him to return and satisfy her in all respects, I always yearn for the opportunity to render direct service unto You.
  • bamboo fire & Yadus’ destruction, SB 3.1.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.21

    At the place of pilgrimage at Prabhāsa, it came to his knowledge that all his relatives had died due to violent passion, just as an entire forest burns due to fire produced by the friction of bamboos. After this he proceeded west, where the River Sarasvatī flows.
    , SB 3.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.2

    As by the friction of bamboos destruction takes place, so also, at sunset, by the interaction of the faults of intoxication, all their minds became unbalanced, and destruction took place.
  • banyan seeds & Lord’s potencies, SB 2.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.11

    I create after the Lord's creation by His personal effulgence [known as the //brahmajyoti//], just as when the sun manifests its fire, the moon, the firmament, the influential planets and the twinkling stars also manifest their brightness.
  • banyan tree & fruitive activities, SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.41

    When the conditioned soul accepts the shelter of the creeper of fruitive activity, he may be elevated by his pious activities to higher planetary systems and thus gain liberation from hellish conditions, but unfortunately he cannot remain there. After reaping the results of his pious activities, he has to return to the lower planetary systems. In this way he perpetually goes up and comes down.
  • banyan tree & material existence, SB 3.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.11

    Devahūti continued: I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet because You are the only person of whom to take shelter. You are the ax which can cut the tree of material existence. I therefore offer my obeisances unto You, who are the greatest of all transcendentalists, and I inquire from You as to the relationship between man and woman and between spirit and matter.
  • banyan’s potency & Lord’s potency, SB 3.6.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.39

    The wonderful potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is bewildering even to the jugglers. That potential power is unknown even to the self-sufficient Lord, so it is certainly unknown to others.
  • beating of dead horse & Rahūgaṇa’s punishment, SB 5.10.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.13

    My dear King, you have said, "You rascal, you dull, crazy fellow! I am going to chastise you, and then you will come to your senses." In this regard, let me say that although I live like a dull, deaf and dumb man, I am actually a self-realized person. What will you gain by punishing me? If your calculation is true and I am a madman, then your punishment will be like beating a dead horse. There will be no effect. When a madman is punished, he is not cured of his madness.
  • bedstead & heart, SB 4.27.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.4

    In this way, increasingly overwhelmed by illusion, King Purañjana, although advanced in consciousness, remained always lying down with his head on the pillow of his wife's arms. In this way he considered woman to be his ultimate life and soul. Becoming thus overwhelmed by the mode of ignorance, he could not understand the meaning of self-realization, of his self or of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • bee & devotee, SB 5.1.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.19

    Lord Brahmā continued: My dear Priyavrata, seek shelter inside the opening in the lotus of the feet of the Lord, whose navel is also like a lotus. Thus conquer the six sense organs [the mind and knowledge-acquiring senses]. Accept material enjoyment because the Lord, extraordinarily, has ordered you to do this. You will thus always be liberated from material association and be able to carry out the Lord's orders in your constitutional position.
  • beehive & human society, SB 4.24.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • bees & devotees, SB 1.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.26

    The Lord's chest is the abode of the goddess of fortune. His moonlike face is the drinking vessel for eyes which hanker after all that is beautiful. His arms are the resting places for the administrative demigods. And His lotus feet are the refuge of pure devotees who never talk or sing of any subject except His Lordship.
  • bees & highly qualified men, SB 4.4.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.12

    Twice-born Dakṣa, a man like you can simply find fault in the qualities of others. Lord Śiva, however, not only finds no faults with others' qualities, but if someone has a little good quality, he magnifies it greatly. Unfortunately, you have found fault with such a great soul.
  • bell metal & lowborn man, SB 5.24.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.17

    The next planet below Atala is Vitala, wherein Lord Śiva, who is known as the master of gold mines, lives with his personal associates, the ghosts and similar living entities. Lord Śiva, as the progenitor, engages in sex with Bhavānī, the progenitress, to produce living entities, and from the mixture of their vital fluid the river named Hāṭakī is generated. When fire, being made to blaze by the wind, drinks of this river and then sizzles and spits it out, it produces gold called Hāṭaka. The demons who live on that planet with their wives decorate themselves with various ornaments made from that gold, and thus they live there very happily.
  • bellows & materialists, SB 2.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.18

    Do the trees not live? Do the bellows of the blacksmith not breathe? All around us, do the beasts not eat and discharge semen?
  • bewildered man & husband, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.15

    [Nārada Muni had also spoken of a man who is the husband of the prostitute. The Haryaśvas understood this as follows.] If one becomes the husband of a prostitute, he loses all independence. Similarly, if a living entity has polluted intelligence, he prolongs his materialistic life. Frustrated by material nature, he must follow the movements of the intelligence, which brings various conditions of happiness and distress. If one performs fruitive activities under such conditions, what will be the benefit?
  • big sky & Lord, SB 3.15.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.33

    In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
  • bird & surrendered soul, SB 9.19.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.24

    Having enjoyed sense gratification for many, many years, O King Parīkṣit, Yayāti was accustomed to it, but he gave it up entirely in a moment, just as a bird flies away from the nest as soon as its wings have grown.
  • bird in cage & soul, SB 1.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.8

    The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
  • bird in net & controlled living entities, SB 6.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.8

    All living beings in all the planets of this universe, including the presiding deities of all the planets, are fully under the control of the Lord. They work like birds caught in a net, who cannot move independently.
  • bird in tree & Supersoul, SB 3.26.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.18

    By exhibiting His potencies, the Supreme Personality of Godhead adjusts all these different elements, keeping Himself within as the Supersoul and without as time.
  • bird in tree and soul, SB 1.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.31

    After creating the material substance, the Lord [Vāsudeva] expands Himself and enters into it. And although He is within the material modes of nature and appears to be; one of the created beings, He is always fully enlightened in His transcendental position.
  • birds in tree & Lord and living entity, SB 4.24.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • birds in tree & soul and Supersoul in body, SB 10.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.27

    The body [the total body and the individual body are of the same composition] may figuratively be called "the original tree." From this tree, which fully depends on the ground of material nature, come two kinds of fruit—the enjoyment of happiness and the suffering of distress. The cause of the tree, forming its three roots, is association with the three modes of material nature—goodness, passion and ignorance. The fruits of bodily happiness have four tastes—religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and liberation—which are experienced through five senses for acquiring knowledge in the midst of six circumstances: lamentation, illusion, old age, death, hunger and thirst. The seven layers of bark covering the tree are skin, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and semen, and the eight branches of the tree are the five gross and three subtle elements—earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego. The tree of the body has nine hollows—the eyes, the ears, the nostrils, the mouth, the rectum and the genitals—and ten leaves, the ten airs passing through the body. In this tree of the body there are two birds: one is the individual soul, and the other is the Supersoul.
  • birds, soul, & Supersoul, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • bird’s nest & Lord’s face, SB 3.5.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.41

    The lotus feet of the Lord are by themselves the shelter of all places of pilgrimage. The great clear-minded sages, carried by the wings of the Vedas, always search after the nest of Your lotuslike face. Some of them surrender to Your lotus feet at every step by taking shelter of the best of rivers [the Ganges], which can deliver one from all sinful reactions.
  • birth from other & birth from Viṣṇu, SB 2.10.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.28

    Thereafter, when He desired to move from one body to another, the navel and the air of departure and death were combinedly created. The navel is the shelter for both, namely death and the separating force.
  • blacksmith & Lord, SB 2.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.11

    I create after the Lord's creation by His personal effulgence [known as the //brahmajyoti//], just as when the sun manifests its fire, the moon, the firmament, the influential planets and the twinkling stars also manifest their brightness.
  • blind eyes & bad son, SB 3.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.13

    You are maintaining offense personified, Duryodhana, as your infallible son, but he is envious of Lord Kṛṣṇa. And because you are thus maintaining a nondevotee of Kṛṣṇa, you are devoid of all auspicious qualities. Relieve yourself of this ill fortune as soon as possible and do good to the whole family!
  • blind leading blind & material life, SB 4.28.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.61

    Sometimes you think yourself a man, sometimes a chaste woman and sometimes a neutral eunuch. This is all because of the body, which is created by the illusory energy. This illusory energy is My potency, and actually both of us—you and I—are pure spiritual identities. Now just try to understand this. I am trying to explain our factual position.
  • blind leading blind, SB 3.31.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.31

    For the sake of the body, which is a source of constant trouble to him and which follows him because he is bound by ties of ignorance and fruitive activities, he performs various actions which cause him to be subjected to repeated birth and death.
  • blind man & conditioned soul, SB 5.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.15

    My dear Priyavrata, according to our association with different modes of material nature, the Supreme Personality of Godhead gives us our specific bodies and the happiness and distress we achieve. One must therefore remain situated as he is and be conducted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exactly as a blind man is led by a person who has eyes with which to see.
  • blind man & dependent, SB 5.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.15

    If one is serious about going back home, back to Godhead, he must consider the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead the summum bonum and chief aim of life. If he is a father instructing his sons, a spiritual master instructing his disciples, or a king instructing his citizens, he must instruct them as I have advised. Without being angry, he should continue giving instructions, even if his disciple, son or citizen is sometimes unable to follow his order. Ignorant people who engage in pious and impious activities should be engaged in devotional service by all means. They should always avoid fruitive activity. If one puts into the bondage of karmic activity his disciple, son or citizen who is bereft of transcendental vision, how will one profit? It is like leading a blind man to a dark well and causing him to fall in.
  • blind man & materialist, SB 7.5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.31

    Persons who are strongly entrapped by the consciousness of enjoying material life, and who have therefore accepted as their leader or guru a similar blind man attached to external sense objects, cannot understand that the goal of life is to return home, back to Godhead, and engage in the service of Lord Viṣṇu. As blind men guided by another blind man miss the right path and fall into a ditch, materially attached men led by another materially attached man are bound by the ropes of fruitive labor, which are made of very strong cords, and they continue again and again in materialistic life, suffering the threefold miseries.
  • blind man & Western countries, SB 4.25.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.13

    Once, while wandering in this way, he saw on the southern side of the Himalayas, in a place named Bhārata-varṣa [India], a city that had nine gates all about and was characterized by all auspicious facilities.
  • blind men & modern leaders, SB 3.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.8

    O great actor, my Lord, all these poor creatures are constantly perplexed by hunger, thirst, severe cold, secretion and bile, attacked by coughing winter, blasting summer, rains and many other disturbing elements, and overwhelmed by strong sex urges and indefatigable anger. I take pity on them, and I am very much aggrieved for them.
  • blind well & family life, SB 3.24.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.41

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus when Kardama Muni, the progenitor of human society, was spoken to in fullness by his son, Kapila, he circumambulated Him, and with a good, pacified mind he at once left for the forest.
    , SB 4.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.46

    Then the King thought: A bad son is better than a good son because a good son creates an attachment for home, whereas a bad son does not. A bad son creates a hellish home from which an intelligent man naturally becomes very easily detached.
  • blind well & female association, SB 3.31.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.40

    The woman, created by the Lord, is the representation of māyā, and one who associates with such māyā by accepting services must certainly know that this is the way of death, just like a blind well covered with grass.
  • blood-sucking & material enjoyment, SB 2.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.19

    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the deliverer from evils.
  • “blue” sky & universal form, SB 1.3.31plugin-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.
  • boat & Earth, SB 4.17.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.35

    My dear Lord, in this way You once protected me by rescuing me from the water, and consequently Your name has been famous as Dharādhara—He who holds the planet earth. Yet at the present moment, in the form of a great hero, You are about to kill me with sharpened arrows. I am, however, just like a boat on the water, keeping everything afloat.
  • boat & human body, SB 3.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.24

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear demigods, the human form of life is of such importance that we also desire to have such life, for in the human form one can attain perfect religious truth and knowledge. If one in this human form of life does not understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His abode, it is to be understood that he is very much affected by the influence of external nature.
    , SB 3.31.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.9

    The child thus remains just like a bird in a cage, without freedom of movement. At that time, if the child is fortunate, he can remember all the troubles of his past one hundred births, and he grieves wretchedly. What is the possibility of peace of mind in that condition?
    , SB 6.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.14

    Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.
  • boat & human life, SB 4.23.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • boat & living entity, SB 2.8.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.21

    Please explain unto me how the living beings are generated, how they are maintained, and how they are annihilated. Tell me also of the advantages and disadvantages of discharging devotional service unto the Lord. What are the Vedic rituals and injunctions of the supplementary Vedic rites, and what are the procedures of religion, economic development and sense satisfaction?
  • boat & Lord’s lotus feet, SB 10.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.30

    O lotus-eyed Lord, by concentrating one's meditation on Your lotus feet, which are the reservoir of all existence, and by accepting those lotus feet as the boat by which to cross the ocean of nescience, one follows in the footsteps of mahājanas [great saints, sages and devotees]. By this simple process, one can cross the ocean of nescience as easily as one steps over the hoofprint of a calf.
    , SB 10.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.31

    O Lord, who resemble the shining sun, You are always ready to fulfill the desire of Your devotee, and therefore You are known as a desire tree [vāñchā-kalpataru]. When ācāryas completely take shelter under Your lotus feet in order to cross the fierce ocean of nescience, they leave behind on earth the method by which they cross, and because You are very merciful to Your other devotees, You accept this method to help them.
    , SB 4.22.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.40

    The ocean of nescience is very difficult to cross because it is infested with many dangerous sharks. Although those who are nondevotees undergo severe austerities and penances to cross that ocean, we recommend that you simply take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord, which are like boats for crossing the ocean. Although the ocean is difficult to cross, by taking shelter of His lotus feet you will overcome all dangers.
    , SB 4.23.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.39

    Whoever, with great reverence and adoration, regularly reads, chants and describes the history of Mahārāja Pṛthu's activities will certainly increase unflinching faith and attraction for the lotus feet of the Lord. The Lord's lotus feet are the boat by which one can cross the ocean of nescience.
  • boat & mind, SB 10.1.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.42

    At the time of death, according to the thinking, feeling and willing of the mind, which is involved in fruitive activities, one receives a particular body. In other words, the body develops according to the activities of the mind. Changes of body are due to the flickering of the mind, for otherwise the soul could remain in its original, spiritual body.
  • boat & Sāṅkhya philosophy, SB 9.8.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.13

    Kapila Muni enunciated in this material world the Sāṅkhya philosophy, which is a strong boat with which to cross over the ocean of nescience. Indeed, a person eager to cross the ocean of the material world may take shelter of this philosophy. In such a greatly learned person, situated on the elevated platform of transcendence, how can there be any distinction between enemy and friend?
  • boat of stone & ignorant leadership, SB 6.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.14

    Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.
  • boats & planets, SB 4.17.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.21

    The cow-shaped earth continued: My dear King, I am just like a strong boat, and all the paraphernalia of the world is standing upon me. If you break me to pieces, how can you protect yourself and your subjects from drowning?
  • bodily limbs & citizens and friends, SB 4.27.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.17

    Because he had to fight alone with so many soldiers, all of whom were great warriors, the serpent with five hoods became very weak. Seeing that his most intimate friend was weakening, King Purañjana and his friends and citizens living within the city all became very anxious.
  • bodily limbs & living entities, SB 4.30.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.16

    You brothers are all of the same nature, being devotees and obedient sons of your father. Similarly, that girl is also of the same type and is dedicated to all of you. Thus both the girl and you, the sons of Prācīnabarhiṣat, are on the same platform, being united on a common principle.
  • bodily limbs of Lord & demigods, SB 3.25.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.42

    It is because of My supremacy that the wind blows, out of fear of Me; the sun shines out of fear of Me, and the lord of the clouds, Indra, sends forth showers out of fear of Me. Fire burns out of fear of Me, and death goes about taking its toll out of fear of Me.
  • bodily parts & social body, SB 3.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.30

    O chief of the Kuru dynasty, the Vedic wisdom became manifested from the mouth of the virāṭ, the gigantic form. Those who are inclined to this Vedic knowledge are called brāhmaṇas, and they are the natural teachers and spiritual masters of all the orders of society.
  • bodily parts & social divisions, SB 4.21.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.33

    Pṛthu Mahārāja advised his citizens: Engaging your minds, your words, your bodies and the results of your occupational duties, and being always open-minded, you should all render devotional service to the Lord. According to your abilities and the occupations in which you are situated, you should engage your service at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead with full confidence and without reservation. Then you will surely be successful in achieving the final objective in your lives.
  • bodily parts & social orders, SB 4.14.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.45

    He was very submissive and meek, and immediately after his birth he bowed down and inquired, "Sirs, what shall I do?" The great sages replied, "Please sit down [niṣīda]." Thus Niṣāda, the father of the Naiṣāda race, was born.
  • body & Lord, SB 4.30.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.16

    You brothers are all of the same nature, being devotees and obedient sons of your father. Similarly, that girl is also of the same type and is dedicated to all of you. Thus both the girl and you, the sons of Prācīnabarhiṣat, are on the same platform, being united on a common principle.
  • body & society, SB 3.22.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.3

    For the protection of the brāhmaṇas, the thousand-legged Supreme Being created us, the kṣatriyas, from His thousand arms. Hence the brāhmaṇas are said to be His heart and the kṣatriyas His arms.
  • body & Supreme Lord, SB 1.5.20plugin-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.
  • body & unified existence, SB 4.7.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.53

    A person with average intelligence does not think the head and other parts of the body to be separate. Similarly, My devotee does not differentiate Viṣṇu, the all-pervading Personality of Godhead, from any thing or any living entity.
  • body & universal form, SB 2.5.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.37

    The brāhmaṇas represent His mouth, the kṣatriyas His arms, the vaiśyas His thighs, and the śūdras are born of His legs.
    , SB 4.24.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.39

    My dear Lord, You are the gigantic universal form which contains all the individual bodies of the living entities. You are the maintainer of the three worlds, and as such You maintain the mind, senses, body, and air of life within them. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • body parts and souls, SB 4.7.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.53

    A person with average intelligence does not think the head and other parts of the body to be separate. Similarly, My devotee does not differentiate Viṣṇu, the all-pervading Personality of Godhead, from any thing or any living entity.
  • bodyguard & vital force, SB 4.25.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.21

    The woman was protected on all sides by a five-hooded snake. She was very beautiful and young, and she appeared very anxious to find a suitable husband.
  • bow and arrow & attachment and hatred, SB 4.26.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.4

    It was almost impossible for King Purañjana to give up the company of his Queen even for a moment. Nonetheless, on that day, being very much inspired by the desire to hunt, he took up his bow and arrow with great pride and went to the forest, not caring for his wife.
  • bows without strings & Pūrvacitti’s eyebrows, SB 5.2.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.7

    The Prince mistakenly addressed the Apsarā: O best of saintly persons, who are you? Why are you on this hill, and what do you want to do? Are you one of the illusory potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? You seem to be carrying two bows without strings, What is the reason you carry these bows? Is it for some purpose of your own or for the sake of a friend? Perhaps you carry them to kill the mad animals in this forest.
  • boy at beach & Kṛṣṇa creating world, SB 6.15.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • brāhmaṇa-killing, embryo-killing, & cow-killing, SB 9.9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.31

    You are well known and worshiped in learned circles. How dare you kill this brāhmaṇa, who is a saintly, sinless person, well versed in Vedic knowledge? Killing him would be like destroying the embryo within the womb or killing a cow.
  • brāhmaṇa & law student, SB 4.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.13

    I had no desire to give my daughter to this person, who has broken all rules of civility. Because of not observing the required rules and regulations, he is impure, but I was obliged to hand over my daughter to him just as one teaches the messages of the Vedas to a śūdra.
  • brāhmaṇa’s friend & Supersoul, SB 4.28.51-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.51

    My dear King, one brāhmaṇa, who was an old friend of King Purañjana, came to that place and began to pacify the Queen with sweet words.
    , SB 4.28.61-64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.61

    Sometimes you think yourself a man, sometimes a chaste woman and sometimes a neutral eunuch. This is all because of the body, which is created by the illusory energy. This illusory energy is My potency, and actually both of us—you and I—are pure spiritual identities. Now just try to understand this. I am trying to explain our factual position.
  • breaking pot & soul merging, SB 6.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Dadhīci Muni, the son of Atharvā, thus resolved to give his body to the service of the demigods. He placed himself, the spirit soul, at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in this way gave up his gross material body made of five elements.
  • bubbles & material dreams, SB 2.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.4

    Persons devoid of ātma-tattva do not inquire into the problems of life, being too attached to the fallible soldiers like the body, children and wife. Although sufficiently experienced, they still do not see their inevitable destruction.
  • building constructor and Lord, SB 4.1.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.26-27

    But since his heart was already attracted by the deities, somehow or other he gathered his senses, and with folded hands and sweet words he began to offer prayers to the predominating deities of the universe. The great sage Atri said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, you have divided yourself into three bodies by accepting the three modes of material nature, as you do in every millennium for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all of you and beg to inquire whom of you three I have called by my prayer.
  • bullfight & Hiraṇyākṣa-Varāha battle, SB 3.18.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.19

    There was keen rivalry between the two combatants; both had sustained injuries on their bodies from the blows of each other's pointed maces, and each grew more and more enraged at the smell of blood on his person. In their eagerness to win, they performed maneuvers of various kinds, and their contest looked like an encounter between two forceful bulls for the sake of a cow.
  • bulls & planets, SB 5.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.3

    When bulls are yoked together and tied to a central post to thresh rice, they tread around that pivot without deviating from their proper positions—one bull being closest to the post, another in the middle, and a third on the outside. Similarly, all the planets and all the hundreds and thousands of stars revolve around the polestar, the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, in their respective orbits, some higher and some lower. Fastened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the machine of material nature according to the results of their fruitive acts, they are driven around the polestar by the wind and will continue to be so until the end of creation. These planets float in the air within the vast sky, just as clouds with hundreds of tons of water float in the air or as the great śyena eagles, due to the results of past activities, fly high in the sky and have no chance of falling to the ground.
  • bulls & stars, SB 5.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.3

    When bulls are yoked together and tied to a central post to thresh rice, they tread around that pivot without deviating from their proper positions—one bull being closest to the post, another in the middle, and a third on the outside. Similarly, all the planets and all the hundreds and thousands of stars revolve around the polestar, the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, in their respective orbits, some higher and some lower. Fastened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the machine of material nature according to the results of their fruitive acts, they are driven around the polestar by the wind and will continue to be so until the end of creation. These planets float in the air within the vast sky, just as clouds with hundreds of tons of water float in the air or as the great śyena eagles, due to the results of past activities, fly high in the sky and have no chance of falling to the ground.
  • bulls circling & planets orbiting, SB 4.9.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.20-21

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead continued: My dear Dhruva, I shall award you the glowing planet known as the polestar, which will continue to exist even after the dissolution at the end of the millennium. No one has ever ruled this planet, which is surrounded by all the solar systems, planets and stars. All the luminaries in the sky circumambulate this planet, just as bulls tread around a central pole for the purpose of crushing grains. Keeping the polestar to their right, all the stars inhabited by the great sages like Dharma, Agni, Kaśyapa and Śukra circumambulate this planet, which continues to exist even after the dissolution of all others.
    , SB 4.12.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.39

    Saint Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, descendant of Kuru, as a herd of bulls circumambulates a central pole on their right side, all the luminaries within the universal sky unceasingly circumambulate the abode of Dhruva Mahārāja with great force and speed.
  • bulls directed by driver & human beings directed by varṇāśrama-dharma duties, SB 5.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.14

    My dear boy, all of us are bound by the Vedic injunctions to the divisions of varṇāśrama according to our qualities and work. These divisions are difficult to avoid because they are scientifically arranged. We must therefore carry out our duties of varṇāśrama-dharma, like bulls obliged to move according to the direction of a driver pulling on ropes knotted to their noses.
    , SB 5.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.15

    My dear Priyavrata, according to our association with different modes of material nature, the Supreme Personality of Godhead gives us our specific bodies and the happiness and distress we achieve. One must therefore remain situated as he is and be conducted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exactly as a blind man is led by a person who has eyes with which to see.
  • bumblebee & sannyāsī, SB 5.1.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.27

    Thus situated in the renounced order from the beginning of their lives, all three of them completely controlled the activities of their senses and thus became great saints. They concentrated their minds always upon the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the resting place of the totality of living entities and who is therefore celebrated as Vāsudeva. Lord Vāsudeva is the only shelter of those who are actually afraid of material existence. By constantly thinking of His lotus feet, these three sons of Mahārāja Priyavrata became advanced in pure devotional service. By the prowess of their devotional service, they could directly perceive the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in everyone's heart as the Supersoul, and realize that there was qualitatively no difference between themselves and Him.
  • bumblebees & devotees, SB 4.30.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.32

    Dear Lord, when the bee approaches the celestial tree called the pārijāta, it certainly does not leave the tree, because there is no need for such action. Similarly, when we have approached Your lotus feet and taken shelter of them, what further benediction may we ask of You?
  • bumblebees & pure devotees, SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.1

    When King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī about the direct meaning of the material forest, Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied as follows: My dear King, a man belonging to the mercantile community [vaṇik] is always interested in earning money. Sometimes he enters the forest to acquire some cheap commodities like wood and earth and sell them in the city at good prices. Similarly, the conditioned soul, being greedy, enters this material world for some material profit. Gradually he enters the deepest part of the forest, not really knowing how to get out. Having entered the material world, the pure soul becomes conditioned by the material atmosphere, which is created by the external energy under the control of Lord Viṣṇu. Thus the living entity comes under the control of the external energy, daivī māyā. Living independently and bewildered in the forest, he does not attain the association of devotees who are always engaged in the service of the Lord. Once in the bodily conception, he gets different types of bodies one after the other under the influence of material energy and impelled by the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]. In this way the conditioned soul goes sometimes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to the earthly planets and sometimes to the lower planets and lower species. Thus he suffers continuously due to different types of bodies. These sufferings and pains are sometimes mixed. Sometimes they are very severe, and sometimes they are not. These bodily conditions are acquired due to the conditioned soul's mental speculation. He uses his mind and five senses to acquire knowledge, and these bring about the different bodies and different conditions. Using the senses under the control of the external energy, māyā, the living entity suffers the miserable conditions of material existence. He is actually searching for relief, but he is generally baffled, although sometimes he is relieved after great difficulty. Struggling for existence in this way, he cannot get the shelter of pure devotees, who are like bumblebees engaged in loving service at the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu.
  • bumblebees & Pūrvacitti’s hair, SB 5.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.13

    My dear friend, what do you eat to maintain your body? Because you are chewing betel, a pleasing scent is emanating from your mouth. This proves that you always eat the remnants of food offered to Viṣṇu. Indeed, you must also be an expansion of Lord Viṣṇu's body. Your face is as beautiful as a pleasing lake. Your jeweled earrings resemble two brilliant sharks with unblinking eyes like those of Viṣṇu, and your own eyes resemble two restless fish. Simultaneously, therefore, two sharks and two restless fish are swimming in the lake of your face. Besides them, the white rows of your teeth seem like rows of very beautiful swans in the water, and your scattered hair resembles swarms of bumblebees following the beauty of your face.
  • bumblebees’ humming & wife’s talk, SB 4.29.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.54

    My dear King, woman, who is very attractive in the beginning but in the end very disturbing, is exactly like the flower, which is attractive in the beginning and detestable at the end. With woman, the living entity is entangled with lusty desires, and he enjoys sex, just as one enjoys the aroma of a flower. He thus enjoys a life of sense gratification—from his tongue to his genitals—and in this way the living entity considers himself very happy in family life. United with his wife, he always remains absorbed in such thoughts. He feels great pleasure in hearing the talks of his wife and children, which are like the sweet humming of bumblebees that collect honey from flower to flower. He forgets that before him is time, which is taking away his life-span with the passing of day and night. He does not see the gradual diminishing of his life, nor does he care about the superintendent of death, who is trying to kill him from behind. Just try to understand this. You are in a precarious position and are threatened from all sides.
  • burden transferred from head to shoulder & material solutions to life’s miseries, SB 4.29.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.33

    A man may carry a burden on his head, and when he feels it to be too heavy, he sometimes gives relief to his head by putting the burden on his shoulder. In this way he tries to relieve himself of the burden. However, whatever process he devises to counteract the burden does nothing more than put the same burden from one place to another.
  • burglars & wives and children, SB 4.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.19

    In such an atmosphere even the animals of the forest became nonviolent and nonenvious like great sages. Consequently, the animals did not attack anyone. Over and above everything was the cooing of the cuckoos. Any passenger passing along that path was invited by that atmosphere to take rest in that nice garden.
  • burning-hot food & sense gratification, SB 4.28.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.27

    Due to his contaminated association with women, a living entity like King Purañjana eternally suffers all the pangs of material existence and remains in the dark region of material life, bereft of all remembrance for many, many years.
  • businessman in car & living entity in body, SB 4.20.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.12

    Lord Viṣṇu told King Pṛthu: My dear King, the constant change of this material world is due to the interaction of the three modes of material nature. The five elements, the senses, the demigods who control the senses, as well as the mind, which is agitated by the spirit soul—all these taken together comprise the body. Since the spirit soul is completely different from this combination of gross and subtle material elements, My devotee who is connected with Me in intense friendship and affection, being completely in knowledge, is never agitated by material happiness and distress.
  • businessman’s brain & Lord’s energy, SB 4.24.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.60

    My dear Lord, the impersonal Brahman spreads everywhere, like the sunshine or the sky. And that impersonal Brahman, which spreads throughout the universe and in which the entire universe is manifested, is You.
  • butter & soul, SB 2.6.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.35

    Although I am known as the great Brahmā, perfect in the disciplic succession of Vedic wisdom, and although I have undergone all austerities and am an expert in mystic powers and self-realization, and although I am recognized as such by the great forefathers of the living entities, who offer me respectful obeisances, still I cannot understand Him, the Lord, the very source of my birth.
  • butter & Supersoul, SB 1.2.32plugin-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.
  • butter and fire & man and woman, SB 4.26.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.16

    Kindly let me know the whereabouts of that beautiful woman who always saves me when I am drowning in the ocean of danger. By giving me good intelligence at every step, she always saves me.
  • butter, fire, & lusty desire, SB 9.19.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.14

    As supplying butter to a fire does not diminish the fire but instead increases it more and more, the endeavor to stop lusty desires by continual enjoyment can never be successful. [In fact, one must voluntarily cease from material desires.]
  • buzzards & man-made gods, SB 5.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.29

    The personal weapon used by Lord Kṛṣṇa, the disc, is called hari-cakra, the disc of Hari. This cakra is the wheel of time. It expands from the beginning of the atoms up to the time of Brahmā's death, and it controls all activities. It is always revolving and spending the lives of the living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to an insignificant blade of grass. Thus one changes from infancy, to childhood, to youth and maturity, and thus one approaches the end of life. It is impossible to check this wheel of time. This wheel is very exacting because it is the personal weapon of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes the conditioned soul, fearing the approach of death, wants to worship someone who can save him from imminent danger. Yet he does not care for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose weapon is the indefatigable time factor. The conditioned soul instead takes shelter of a man-made god described in unauthorized scriptures. Such gods are like buzzards, vultures, herons and crows. Vedic scriptures do not refer to them. Imminent death is like the attack of a lion, and neither vultures, buzzards, crows nor herons can save one from such an attack. One who takes shelter of unauthorized man-made gods cannot be saved from the clutches of death.

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  • calf & devotee, SB 4.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.17

    My Lord, O Supreme Lord, You are the supreme personified form of all benediction. Therefore, for one who abides in Your devotional service with no other desire, worshiping Your lotus feet is better than becoming king and lording it over a kingdom. That is the benediction of worshiping Your lotus feet. To ignorant devotees like me, You are the causelessly merciful maintainer, just like a cow, who takes care of the newly born calf by supplying milk and giving it protection from attack.
  • calf & Gaya’s qualities, SB 5.15.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.10

    All the chaste and honest daughters of Mahārāja Dakṣa, such as Śraddhā, Maitrī and Dayā, whose blessings were always effective, bathed Mahārāja Gaya with sanctified water. Indeed, they were very satisfied with Mahārāja Gaya. The planet earth personified came as a cow, and, as though she saw her calf, she delivered milk profusely when she saw all the good qualities of Mahārāja Gaya. In other words, Mahārāja Gaya was able to derive all benefits from the earth and thus satisfy the desires of his citizens. However, he personally had no desire.
  • calves & pure devotees, SB 6.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.26

    O lotus-eyed Lord, as baby birds that have not yet developed their wings always look for their mother to return and feed them, as small calves tied with ropes await anxiously the time of milking, when they will be allowed to drink the milk of their mothers, or as a morose wife whose husband is away from home always longs for him to return and satisfy her in all respects, I always yearn for the opportunity to render direct service unto You.
  • camel & materialist, SB 1.2.3plugin-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.
  • camel eating thorns & sense enjoyer, SB 2.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.19

    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the deliverer from evils.
  • candle lighting candles & Kṛṣṇa’s expanding, SB 6.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.45

    O Lord, O supreme pure, You live within the core of everyone's heart and observe all the desires and activities of the conditioned souls. O Supreme Personality of Godhead known as Lord Kṛṣṇa, Your reputation is bright and illuminating. You have no beginning, for You are the beginning of everything. This is understood by pure devotees because You are easily accessible to the pure and truthful. When the conditioned souls are liberated and sheltered at Your lotus feet after roving throughout the material world for many millions of years, they attain the highest success of life. Therefore, O Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, we offer our respectful obeisances at Your lotus feet.
  • candles & Lord’s expansions, SB 3.21.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.32

    O great sage, I shall manifest My own plenary portion through your wife, Devahūti, along with your nine daughters, and I shall instruct her in the system of philosophy that deals with the ultimate principles or categories.
    , SB 3.24.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.10

    Maitreya continued: O killer of the enemy, the unborn Lord Brahmā, who is almost independent in acquiring knowledge, could understand that a portion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His quality of pure existence, had appeared in the womb of Devahūti just to explain the complete state of knowledge known as sāṅkhya-yoga.
  • capital city & heart, SB 4.25.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.15

    The floors of the houses in that city were made of sapphire, crystal, diamonds, pearls, emeralds and rubies. Because of the luster of the houses in the capital, the city was compared to the celestial town named Bhogavatī.
  • captain & spiritual master, SB 3.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.24

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear demigods, the human form of life is of such importance that we also desire to have such life, for in the human form one can attain perfect religious truth and knowledge. If one in this human form of life does not understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His abode, it is to be understood that he is very much affected by the influence of external nature.
    , SB 3.31.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.9

    The child thus remains just like a bird in a cage, without freedom of movement. At that time, if the child is fortunate, he can remember all the troubles of his past one hundred births, and he grieves wretchedly. What is the possibility of peace of mind in that condition?
  • car & body, SB 2.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.32

    O Nārada, best of the transcendentalists, the forms of the body cannot take place as long as these created parts, namely the elements, senses, mind and modes of nature, are not assembled.
    , SB 5.10.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.22

    King Rahūgaṇa continued: My dear sir, you have said that designations like bodily fatness and thinness are not characteristics of the soul. That is incorrect because designations like pain and pleasure are certainly felt by the soul. You may put a pot of milk and rice within fire, and the milk and rice are automatically heated one after the other. Similarly, due to bodily pains and pleasures, the senses, mind and soul are affected. The soul cannot be completely detached from this conditioning.
  • car & Lord’s universal form, SB 1.3.31plugin-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.
  • carpenter & Nṛsiṁhadeva, SB 1.3.18plugin-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.
  • car’s proprietor & soul, SB 5.10.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.22

    King Rahūgaṇa continued: My dear sir, you have said that designations like bodily fatness and thinness are not characteristics of the soul. That is incorrect because designations like pain and pleasure are certainly felt by the soul. You may put a pot of milk and rice within fire, and the milk and rice are automatically heated one after the other. Similarly, due to bodily pains and pleasures, the senses, mind and soul are affected. The soul cannot be completely detached from this conditioning.
  • cat & material world, SB 3.25.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.24

    O My mother, O virtuous lady, these are the qualities of great devotees who are free from all attachment. You must seek attachment to such holy men, for this counteracts the pernicious effects of material attachment.
  • caterpillar & transmigrating soul, SB 4.29.76-77plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.76-77

    The caterpillar transports itself from one leaf to another by capturing one leaf before giving up the other. Similarly, according to his previous work, the living entity must capture another body before giving up the one he has. This is because the mind is the reservoir of all kinds of desires.
  • cat’s kitten & Lord’s devotee, SB 4.12.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.30

    When Dhruva Mahārāja was attempting to get on the transcendental plane, he saw death personified approach him. Not caring for death, however, he took advantage of the opportunity to put his feet on the head of death, and thus he got up on the airplane, which was as big as a house.
    , SB 9.13.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.13.9

    Mahārāja Nimi continued: Māyāvādīs generally want freedom from accepting a material body because they fear having to give it up again. But devotees whose intelligence is always filled with the service of the Lord are unafraid. Indeed, they take advantage of the body to render transcendental loving service.
  • Caṇḍavega & time, SB 4.27.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.13

    O King! In Gandharvaloka there is a king named Caṇḍavega. Under him there are 360 very powerful Gandharva soldiers.
  • chariot & body, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot & mind, SB 4.29.66plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.66

    O King, all good fortune unto you! The mind is the cause of the living entity's attaining a certain type of body in accordance with his association with material nature. According to one's mental composition, one can understand what the living entity was in his past life as well as what kind of body he will have in the future. Thus the mind indicates the past and future bodies.
  • chariot coverings & elements, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot driver & intelligence, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot driver & Supersoul, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • chariot flags & modes of nature, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot horses & senses, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot passenger & living entity, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot rein & mind, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot seat & heart, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • chariot wheel & birth and death, SB 8.5.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.28

    In the cycle of material activities, the material body resembles the wheel of a mental chariot. The ten senses [five for working and five for gathering knowledge] and the five life airs within the body form the fifteen spokes of the chariot's wheel. The three modes of nature [goodness, passion and ignorance] are its center of activities, and the eight ingredients of nature [earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intelligence and false ego] comprise the rim of the wheel. The external, material energy moves this wheel like electrical energy. Thus the wheel revolves very quickly around its hub or central support, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the Supersoul and the ultimate truth. We offer our respectful obeisances unto Him.
  • chariot wheel & body, SB 8.5.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.28

    In the cycle of material activities, the material body resembles the wheel of a mental chariot. The ten senses [five for working and five for gathering knowledge] and the five life airs within the body form the fifteen spokes of the chariot's wheel. The three modes of nature [goodness, passion and ignorance] are its center of activities, and the eight ingredients of nature [earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intelligence and false ego] comprise the rim of the wheel. The external, material energy moves this wheel like electrical energy. Thus the wheel revolves very quickly around its hub or central support, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the Supersoul and the ultimate truth. We offer our respectful obeisances unto Him.
  • chariot wheels & pious and impious activities, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • charity & hearing Lord’s message, SB 2.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.17

    Both by rising and by setting, the sun decreases the duration of life of everyone, except one who utilizes the time by discussing topics of the all-good Personality of Godhead.
  • chewing chewed & sense gratification, SB 4.26.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.8

    Otherwise, a person who acts whimsically falls down due to false prestige. Thus he becomes involved in the laws of nature, which are composed of the three qualities [goodness, passion and ignorance]. In this way a living entity becomes devoid of his real intelligence and becomes perpetually lost in the cycle of birth and death. Thus he goes up and down from a microbe in stool to a high position in the Brahmaloka planet.
  • chewing the chewed & sense gratification, SB 3.32.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: The person who lives in the center of household life derives material benefits by performing religious rituals, and thereby he fulfills his desire for economic development and sense gratification. Again and again he acts the same way.
  • child & devotee, SB 4.12.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.37

    Persons who are peaceful, equipoised, cleansed and purified, and who know the art of pleasing all other living entities, keep friendship only with devotees of the Lord; they alone can very easily achieve the perfection of going back home, back to Godhead.
  • child & materialists, SB 6.9.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.49

    Those who think material assets to be everything or to be the ultimate goal of life are called misers [kṛpaṇas]. They do not know the ultimate necessity of the soul. Moreover, if one awards that which is desired by such fools, he must also be considered foolish.
  • child from father & living beings from Lord, SB 2.10.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.45

    There is no direct engineering by the Lord for the creation and destruction of the material world. What is described in the Vedas about His direct interference is simply to counteract the idea that material nature is the creator.
  • children & living entities, SB 2.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.32

    O Nārada, best of the transcendentalists, the forms of the body cannot take place as long as these created parts, namely the elements, senses, mind and modes of nature, are not assembled.
  • children & materialistic devotees, SB 5.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality's special mercy.
  • children “cooking” & living entities “enjoying,” SB 4.24.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.63

    My dear Lord, You are the only Supreme Person, the cause of all causes. Before the creation of this material world, Your material energy remains in a dormant condition. When Your material energy is agitated, the three qualities—namely goodness, passion and ignorance—act, and as a result the total material energy—egotism, ether, air, fire, water, earth and all the various demigods and saintly persons—becomes manifest. Thus the material world is created.
  • child’s mischief & sense gratification, SB 3.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • child’s play & material activities, SB 4.22.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • child’s strength & that of devotees, SB 2.8.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.20

    What are the opulences of the great mystics, and what is their ultimate realization? How does the perfect mystic become detached from the subtle astral body? What is the basic knowledge of the Vedic literatures, including the branches of history and the supplementary Purāṇas?
  • chirping birds & wife’s voice, SB 5.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.16

    Sometimes the living entity in the forest of material existence takes shelter of creepers and desires to hear the chirping of the birds in those creepers. Being afraid of roaring lions in the forest, he makes friends with cranes, herons and vultures.
  • citric acid & creation, SB 6.16.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.36

    You exist in the beginning, middle and end of everything, from the most minute particle of the cosmic manifestation—the atom—to the gigantic universes and total material energy. Nonetheless, You are eternal, having no beginning, end or middle. You are perceived to exist in these three phases, and thus You are permanent. When the cosmic manifestation does not exist, You exist as the original potency.
  • city & body, SB 4.25.14-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.14

    That city was surrounded by walls and parks, and within it were towers, canals, windows and outlets. The houses there were decorated with domes made of gold, silver and iron.
    , SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
    , SB 4.28.10-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.10

    The city of King Purañjana was overcome by the Gandharva and Yavana soldiers, and although the King had no desire to leave the city, he was circumstantially forced to do so, for it was smashed by Kālakanyā.
    , SB 4.28.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.24

    The serpent, who had already been arrested by the soldiers of Yavana-rāja and was out of the city, began to follow his master along with the others. As soon as they all left the city, it was immediately dismantled and smashed to dust.
    , SB 4.28.56-60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.56

    In that city [the material body] there are five gardens, nine gates, one protector, three apartments, six families, five stores, five material elements, and one woman who is lord of the house.
    , SB 4.29.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.7

    The eleventh attendant, who is the commander of the others, is known as the mind. He is the leader of the senses both in the acquisition of knowledge and in the performance of work. The Pañcāla kingdom is that atmosphere in which the five sense objects are enjoyed. Within that Pañcāla kingdom is the city of the body, which has nine gates.
  • city stores & sense organs, SB 4.28.56-58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.56

    In that city [the material body] there are five gardens, nine gates, one protector, three apartments, six families, five stores, five material elements, and one woman who is lord of the house.
  • city streets & life airs, SB 4.25.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.16

    In that city there were many assembly houses, street crossings, streets, restaurants, gambling houses, markets, resting places, flags, festoons and beautiful parks. All these surrounded the city.
  • city’s gates & body’s gates (sense organs), SB 4.25.46-53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.46

    My dear King, of the nine doors, five led toward the eastern side, one led toward the northern side, one led toward the southern side, and two led toward the western side. I shall try to give the names of these different doors.
    , SB 4.28.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.4

    When Kālakanyā, daughter of Time, attacked the body, the dangerous soldiers of the King of the Yavanas entered the city through different gates. They then began to give severe trouble to all the citizens.
    , SB 4.28.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.57

    My dear friend, the five gardens are the five objects of sense enjoyment, and the protector is the life air, which passes through the nine gates. The three apartments are the chief ingredients—fire, water and earth. The six families are the aggregate total of the mind and five senses.
    , SB 4.29.7-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.7

    The eleventh attendant, who is the commander of the others, is known as the mind. He is the leader of the senses both in the acquisition of knowledge and in the performance of work. The Pañcāla kingdom is that atmosphere in which the five sense objects are enjoyed. Within that Pañcāla kingdom is the city of the body, which has nine gates.
  • cloth & universe, SB 9.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.7

    Like a cloth woven of threads extending for its length and breadth, this entire universe, in all its latitude and longitude, is situated under different potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Śiva is the incarnation of the Lord, and thus he represents the Supersoul in the embodied soul. He can sustain your forceful waves on his head.
  • clothing & material elements, SB 3.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • cloud & māyā, SB 3.32.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.28

    Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.
  • cloud & creation, SB 2.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.21

    The Lord, who is the controller of all energies, thus creates, by His own potency, eternal time, the fate of all living entities, and their particular nature, for which they were created, and He again merges them independently.
  • cloud & illusory energy, SB 3.26.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.4

    As His pastime, that Supreme Personality of Godhead, the greatest of the great, accepted the subtle material energy, which is invested with three material modes of nature and which is related with Viṣṇu.
  • cloud & Kṛṣṇa, SB 2.4.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.3-4

    O great sages, the great soul Mahārāja Parīkṣit, constantly rapt in thought of Lord Kṛṣṇa, knowing well of his imminent death, renounced all sorts of fruitive activities, namely acts of religion, economic development and sense gratification, and thus fixed himself firmly in his natural love for Kṛṣṇa and asked all these questions, exactly as you are asking me.
  • cloud & Lord, SB 4.30.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.5

    The Personality of Godhead, appearing on the shoulder of Garuḍa, seemed like a cloud resting on the summit of the mountain known as Meru. The transcendental body of the Personality of Godhead was covered by attractive yellow garments, and His neck was decorated with the jewel known as Kaustubha-maṇi. The bodily effulgence of the Lord dissipated all the darkness of the universe.
  • clouds & creation, SB 2.10.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.43

    Thereafter, at the end of the millennium, the Lord Himself in the form of Rudra, the destroyer, will annihilate the complete creation as the wind displaces the clouds.
  • clouds & planets, SB 5.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.3

    When bulls are yoked together and tied to a central post to thresh rice, they tread around that pivot without deviating from their proper positions—one bull being closest to the post, another in the middle, and a third on the outside. Similarly, all the planets and all the hundreds and thousands of stars revolve around the polestar, the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, in their respective orbits, some higher and some lower. Fastened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the machine of material nature according to the results of their fruitive acts, they are driven around the polestar by the wind and will continue to be so until the end of creation. These planets float in the air within the vast sky, just as clouds with hundreds of tons of water float in the air or as the great śyena eagles, due to the results of past activities, fly high in the sky and have no chance of falling to the ground.
  • cloudy or dirty sky & virāṭ-rūpa, SB 1.3.30-31plugin-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.
  • cobra & Bhīma, SB 3.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.37

    [Please tell me] whether the unconquerable Bhīma, who is like a cobra, has released his long-cherished anger upon the sinners? The field of battle could not tolerate even the wonderful playing of his club when he stepped on the path.
  • cobra & demon, SB 3.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.13

    Śrī Maitreya said: The demon, being thus challenged by the Personality of Godhead, became angry and agitated, and he trembled in anger like a challenged cobra.
  • coconut drying & devotee serving, SB 4.12.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.18

    Because of his transcendental bliss, incessant tears flowed from his eyes, his heart melted, and there was shivering and standing of the hairs all over his body. Thus transformed, in a trance of devotional service, Dhruva Mahārāja completely forgot his bodily existence, and thus he immediately became liberated from material bondage.
  • cocoon & household affairs, SB 7.6.11-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.11-13

    How can a person who is most affectionate to his family, the core of his heart being always filled with their pictures, give up their association? Specifically, a wife is always very kind and sympathetic and always pleases her husband in a solitary place. Who could give up the association of such a dear and affectionate wife? Small children talk in broken language, very pleasing to hear, and their affectionate father always thinks of their sweet words. How could he give up their association? One's elderly parents and one's sons and daughters are also very dear. A daughter is especially dear to her father, and while living at her husband's house she is always in his mind. Who could give up that association? Aside from this, in household affairs there are many decorated items of household furniture, and there are also animals and servants. Who could give up such comforts? The attached householder is like a silkworm, which weaves a cocoon in which it becomes imprisoned, unable to get out. Simply for the satisfaction of two important senses—the genitals and the tongue—one is bound by material conditions. How can one escape?
    , SB 7.6.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.16

    O my friends, sons of demons! In this material world, even those who are apparently advanced in education have the propensity to consider, "This is mine, and that is for others." Thus they are always engaged in providing the necessities of life to their families in a limited conception of family life, just like uneducated cats and dogs. They are unable to take to spiritual knowledge; instead, they are bewildered and overcome by ignorance.
  • computer & living entity, SB 5.17.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.24

    The illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead binds all of us conditioned souls to this material world. Therefore, without being favored by Him, persons like us cannot understand how to get out of that illusory energy. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who is the cause of creation and annihilation.
  • conditioned soul & Pṛthu, SB 4.22.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.3

    Seeing the four Kumāras, Pṛthu Mahārāja was greatly anxious to receive them. Therefore the King, with all his officers, very hastily got up, as anxiously as a conditioned soul whose senses are immediately attracted by the modes of material nature.
  • confectioner & Lord, SB 2.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.6

    To exhibit His personal way of austerity and penance, He appeared in twin forms as Nārāyaṇa and Nara in the womb of Mūrti, the wife of Dharma and the daughter of Dakṣa. Celestial beauties, the companions of Cupid, went to try to break His vows, but they were unsuccessful, for they saw that many beauties like them were emanating from Him, the Personality of Godhead.
  • cooling waters & Jaḍa Bharata’s instructions, SB 5.12.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.2

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, my body is filled with dirty things, and my vision has been bitten by the serpent of pride. Due to my material conceptions, I am diseased. Your nectarean instructions are the proper medicine for one suffering from such a fever, and they are cooling waters for one scorched by the heat.
  • cotton swabs & planets, SB 9.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After constructing a bridge over the ocean by throwing into the water the peaks of mountains whose trees and other vegetation had been shaken by the hands of great monkeys, Lord Rāmacandra went to Laṅkā to release Sītādevī from the clutches of Rāvaṇa. With the direction and help of Vibhīṣaṇa, Rāvaṇa's brother, the Lord, along with the monkey soldiers, headed by Sugrīva, Nīla and Hanumān, entered Rāvaṇa's kingdom, Laṅkā, which had previously been burnt by Hanumān.
  • cow & Earth, SB 4.18.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.18.9-10

    O great hero, protector of living entities, if you desire to relieve the living entities by supplying them sufficient grain, and if you desire to nourish them by taking milk from me, you should make arrangements to bring a calf suitable for this purpose and a pot in which the milk can be kept, as well as a milkman to do the work. Since I will be very much affectionate towards my calf, your desire to take milk from me will be fulfilled.
    , SB 5.15.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.10

    All the chaste and honest daughters of Mahārāja Dakṣa, such as Śraddhā, Maitrī and Dayā, whose blessings were always effective, bathed Mahārāja Gaya with sanctified water. Indeed, they were very satisfied with Mahārāja Gaya. The planet earth personified came as a cow, and, as though she saw her calf, she delivered milk profusely when she saw all the good qualities of Mahārāja Gaya. In other words, Mahārāja Gaya was able to derive all benefits from the earth and thus satisfy the desires of his citizens. However, he personally had no desire.
  • cow & Lord, SB 4.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.17

    My Lord, O Supreme Lord, You are the supreme personified form of all benediction. Therefore, for one who abides in Your devotional service with no other desire, worshiping Your lotus feet is better than becoming king and lording it over a kingdom. That is the benediction of worshiping Your lotus feet. To ignorant devotees like me, You are the causelessly merciful maintainer, just like a cow, who takes care of the newly born calf by supplying milk and giving it protection from attack.
  • cowherd boy and Śiva, SB 4.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.14

    My dear great and powerful Lord Śiva, you were created first from the mouth of Lord Brahmā in order to protect the brāhmaṇas in pursuing education, austerities, vows and self-realization. As protector of the brāhmaṇas, you always protect the regulative principles they follow, just as a cowherd boy keeps a stick in his hand to give protection to the cows.
  • creation & birth, SB 3.26.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.51

    From these seven principles, roused into activity and united by the presence of the Lord, an unintelligent egg arose, from which appeared the celebrated Cosmic Being.
  • creeper & devotional service, SB 3.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.6

    The great devotee Uddhava soon came back from the abode of the Lord to the human plane, and wiping his eyes, he awakened his reminiscence of the past and spoke to Vidura in a pleasing mood.
    , SB 4.21.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.37

    The brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas are personally glorified by their characteristic powers of tolerance, penance, knowledge and education. By dint of all these spiritual assets, Vaiṣṇavas are more powerful than royalty. It is therefore advised that the princely order not exhibit its material prowess before these two communities and should avoid offending them.
    , SB 4.22.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • creeper & wife, SB 5.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.16

    Sometimes the living entity in the forest of material existence takes shelter of creepers and desires to hear the chirping of the birds in those creepers. Being afraid of roaring lions in the forest, he makes friends with cranes, herons and vultures.
  • creepers & arms, SB 5.14.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.28

    Sometimes the conditioned soul is attracted by illusion personified (his wife or girl friend) and becomes eager to be embraced by a woman. Thus he loses his intelligence as well as knowledge of life's goal. At that time, no longer attempting spiritual cultivation, he becomes overly attached to his wife or girl friend and tries to provide her with a suitable apartment. Again, he becomes very busy under the shelter of that home and is captivated by the talks, glances and activities of his wife and children. In this way he loses his Kṛṣṇa consciousness and throws himself in the dense darkness of material existence.
  • criminal department & material energy, SB 4.24.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.61

    My dear Lord, You have manifold energies, and these energies are manifested in manifold forms. With such energies You have also created this cosmic manifestation, and although You maintain it as if it were permanent, You ultimately annihilate it. Although You are never disturbed by such changes and alterations, the living entities are disturbed by them, and therefore they find the cosmic manifestation to be different or separated from You. My Lord, You are always independent, and I can clearly see this fact.
  • criminal department and ignorance mode, SB 4.6.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.43

    My dear lord, you create this cosmic manifestation, maintain it, and annihilate it by expansion of your personality, exactly as a spider creates, maintains and winds up its web.
  • crocodile & māyā, SB 8.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.2.30

    Thereafter, because of being pulled into the water and fighting for many long years, the elephant became diminished in his mental, physical and sensual strength. The crocodile, on the contrary, being an animal of the water, increased in enthusiasm, physical strength and sensual power.
  • crocodile & living entity, SB 5.18.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.13

    Just as aquatics always desire to remain in the vast mass of water, all conditioned living entities naturally desire to remain in the vast existence of the Supreme Lord. Therefore if someone very great by material calculations fails to take shelter of the Supreme Soul but instead becomes attached to material household life, his greatness is like that of a young, low-class couple. One who is too attached to material life loses all good spiritual qualities.
  • crocodile & material life, SB 8.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.17

    Since an animal such as me has surrendered unto You, who are supremely liberated, certainly You will release me from this dangerous position. Indeed, being extremely merciful, You incessantly try to deliver me. By your partial feature as Paramātmā, You are situated in the hearts of all embodied beings. You are celebrated as direct transcendental knowledge, and You are unlimited. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 8.4.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • crocodile & time, SB 8.2.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.2.33

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is certainly not known to everyone, but He is very powerful and influential. Therefore, although the serpent of eternal time, which is fearful in force, endlessly chases everyone, ready to swallow him, if one who fears this serpent seeks shelter of the Lord, the Lord gives him protection, for even death runs away in fear of the Lord. I therefore surrender unto Him, the great and powerful supreme authority who is the actual shelter of everyone.
  • crows & man-made gods, SB 5.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.29

    The personal weapon used by Lord Kṛṣṇa, the disc, is called hari-cakra, the disc of Hari. This cakra is the wheel of time. It expands from the beginning of the atoms up to the time of Brahmā's death, and it controls all activities. It is always revolving and spending the lives of the living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to an insignificant blade of grass. Thus one changes from infancy, to childhood, to youth and maturity, and thus one approaches the end of life. It is impossible to check this wheel of time. This wheel is very exacting because it is the personal weapon of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes the conditioned soul, fearing the approach of death, wants to worship someone who can save him from imminent danger. Yet he does not care for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose weapon is the indefatigable time factor. The conditioned soul instead takes shelter of a man-made god described in unauthorized scriptures. Such gods are like buzzards, vultures, herons and crows. Vedic scriptures do not refer to them. Imminent death is like the attack of a lion, and neither vultures, buzzards, crows nor herons can save one from such an attack. One who takes shelter of unauthorized man-made gods cannot be saved from the clutches of death.
  • crows & materialists, SB 3.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.1

    Lord Brahmā said: O my Lord, today, after many, many years of penance, I have come to know about You. Oh, how unfortunate the embodied living entities are that they are unable to know Your personality! My Lord, You are the only knowable object because there is nothing supreme beyond You. If there is anything supposedly superior to You, it is not the Absolute. You exist as the Supreme by exhibiting the creative energy of matter.
  • crows & ritual performers, SB 4.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.21

    My dear father, the opulence we possess is impossible for either you or your flatterers to imagine, for persons who engage in fruitive activities by performing great sacrifices are concerned with satisfying their bodily necessities by eating foodstuff offered as a sacrifice. We can exhibit our opulences simply by desiring to do so. This can be achieved only by great personalities who are renounced, self-realized souls.
  • cuckoo’s cooing & family turmoil, SB 4.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.19

    In such an atmosphere even the animals of the forest became nonviolent and nonenvious like great sages. Consequently, the animals did not attack anyone. Over and above everything was the cooing of the cuckoos. Any passenger passing along that path was invited by that atmosphere to take rest in that nice garden.
  • curd & devotion to Lord, SB 1.3.8plugin-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.
  • curd and Śiva, SB 4.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.16

    Do you think that greater, more respectable personalities than you, such as Lord Brahmā, do not know this inauspicious person who goes under the name Lord Śiva? He associates with the demons in the crematorium, his locks of hair are scattered all over his body, he is garlanded with human skulls and smeared with ashes from the crematorium, but in spite of all these inauspicious qualities, great personalities like Brahmā honor him by accepting the flowers offered to his lotus feet and placing them with great respect on their heads.
  • cure for disease & atonement, SB 6.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.8

    Therefore, before one's next death comes, as long as one's body is strong enough, one should quickly adopt the process of atonement according to śāstra; otherwise one's time will be lost, and the reactions of his sins will increase. As an expert physician diagnoses and treats a disease according to its gravity, one should undergo atonement according to the severity of one's sins.
    , SB 6.1.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.12

    My dear King, if a diseased person eats the pure, uncontaminated food prescribed by a physician, he is gradually cured, and the infection of disease can no longer touch him. Similarly, if one follows the regulative principles of knowledge, he gradually progresses toward liberation from material contamination.

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  • dancing dolls & living entities, SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
  • dark moon night & undeveloped senses, SB 4.29.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.72

    When one is a youth, all the ten senses and the mind are completely visible. However, in the mother's womb or in the boyhood state, the sense organs and the mind remain covered, just as the full moon is covered by the darkness of the dark-moon night.
  • dark well & family life, SB 5.14.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.18

    In household life one is ordered to execute many yajñas and fruitive activities, especially the vivāha-yajña [the marriage ceremony for sons and daughters] and the sacred thread ceremony. These are all the duties of a gṛhastha, and they are very extensive and troublesome to execute. They are compared to a big hill over which one must cross when one is attached to material activities. A person desiring to cross over these ritualistic ceremonies certainly feels pains like the piercing of thorns and pebbles endured by one attempting to climb a hill. Thus the conditioned soul suffers unlimitedly.
    , SB 5.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great sage, why did King Priyavrata, who was a great, self-realized devotee of the Lord, remain in household life, which is the root cause of the bondage of karma [fruitive activities] and which defeats the mission of human life?
    , SB 9.19.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.2

    My dearly beloved wife, daughter of Śukrācārya, in this world there was someone exactly like me. Please listen as I narrate the history of his life. By hearing about the life of such a householder, those who have retired from householder life always lament.
    , SB 9.19.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.12

    O my dear wife with beautiful eyebrows, I am exactly like that he-goat, for I am so poor in intelligence that I am captivated by your beauty and have forgotten the real task of self-realization.
  • dark well & fruitive activity, SB 5.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.15

    If one is serious about going back home, back to Godhead, he must consider the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead the summum bonum and chief aim of life. If he is a father instructing his sons, a spiritual master instructing his disciples, or a king instructing his citizens, he must instruct them as I have advised. Without being angry, he should continue giving instructions, even if his disciple, son or citizen is sometimes unable to follow his order. Ignorant people who engage in pious and impious activities should be engaged in devotional service by all means. They should always avoid fruitive activity. If one puts into the bondage of karmic activity his disciple, son or citizen who is bereft of transcendental vision, how will one profit? It is like leading a blind man to a dark well and causing him to fall in.
  • darkness & māyā, SB 4.11.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.2

    As soon as Dhruva Mahārāja joined the nārāyaṇāstra arrow to his bow, the illusion created by the Yakṣas was immediately vanquished, just as all material pains and pleasures are vanquished when one becomes fully cognizant of the self.
  • darkness & illusory energy, SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • darkness of night & material world, SB 4.31.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.5

    All the Pracetās began to address the great sage Nārada: O great sage, O brāhmaṇa, we hope you met with no disturbances while coming here. It is due to our great fortune that we are now able to see you. By the traveling of the sun, people are relieved from the fear of the darkness of night—a fear brought about by thieves and rogues. Similarly, your traveling is like the sun's, for you drive away all kinds of fear.
  • dead yogi’s disciples & foolish, SB 7.2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.35

    The time was appropriate for the body to be burned, but the queens, not allowing it to be taken away, continued lamenting for the dead body, which they kept on their laps. In the meantime, the sun completed its movements for setting in the west.
  • dead men & godless society, SB 2.7.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.38

    Thereafter, at the end of Kali-yuga, when there exist no topics on the subject of God, even at the residences of so-called saints and respectable gentlemen of the three higher castes, and when the power of government is transferred to the hands of ministers elected from the lowborn śūdra class or those less than them, and when nothing is known of the techniques of sacrifice, even by word, at that time the Lord will appear as the supreme chastiser.
    , SB 2.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.36

    A person who is searching after the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, must certainly search for it up to this, in all circumstances, in all space and time, and both directly and indirectly.
  • decorating face & serving Kṛṣṇa, SB 10.11.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.11

    While Kṛṣṇa was going to the fruit vendor very hastily, most of the grains He was holding fell. Nonetheless, the fruit vendor filled Kṛṣṇa's hands with fruits, and her fruit basket was immediately filled with jewels and gold.
  • deer & conditioned soul, SB 5.14.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.6

    Sometimes in this house in the sky [gandharva-pura] the conditioned soul drinks, eats and has sex. Being overly attached, he chases after the objects of the senses just as a deer chases a mirage in the desert.
  • deer & materialist, SB 4.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.12

    King Purañjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment; consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of insufficiency everywhere.
    , SB 4.29.53-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.53

    My dear King, please search out that deer who is engaged in eating grass in a very nice flower garden along with his wife. That deer is very much attached to his business, and he is enjoying the sweet singing of the bumblebees in his garden. Just try to understand his position. He is unaware that before him is a tiger, which is accustomed to living at the cost of another's flesh. Behind the deer is a hunter, who is threatening to pierce him with sharp arrows. Thus the deer's death is imminent.
  • deer & Prācīnabarhiṣat, SB 4.29.53-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.53

    My dear King, please search out that deer who is engaged in eating grass in a very nice flower garden along with his wife. That deer is very much attached to his business, and he is enjoying the sweet singing of the bumblebees in his garden. Just try to understand his position. He is unaware that before him is a tiger, which is accustomed to living at the cost of another's flesh. Behind the deer is a hunter, who is threatening to pierce him with sharp arrows. Thus the deer's death is imminent.
  • deer in desert & soul in material world, SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • demigods and transcendentalists, SB 4.4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.19

    It is better to execute one's own occupational duty than to criticize others'. Elevated transcendentalists may sometimes forgo the rules and regulations of the Vedas, since they do not need to follow them, just as the demigods travel in space whereas ordinary men travel on the surface of the earth.
  • demons & play dolls, SB 3.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.30

    The great wizards who were able to assume any form were engaged by the King of Bhoja, Kaṁsa, to kill Kṛṣṇa, but in the course of His pastimes the Lord killed them as easily as a child breaks dolls.
  • desert mirage & material world, SB 2.9.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.10

    In that personal abode of the Lord, the material modes of ignorance and passion do not prevail, nor is there any of their influence in goodness. There is no predominance of the influence of time, so what to speak of the illusory, external energy; it cannot enter that region. Without discrimination, both the demigods and the demons worship the Lord as devotees.
  • desire tree & devotee, SB 5.18.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.9

    May there be good fortune throughout the universe, and may all envious persons be pacified. May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other's welfare. Therefore let us all engage in the service of the supreme transcendence, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and always remain absorbed in thought of Him.
  • desire tree & Lord, SB 8.23.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.8

    O my Lord, Your pastimes are all wonderfully performed by Your inconceivable spiritual energy; and by her perverted reflection, the material energy, You have created all the universes. As the Supersoul of all living entities, You are aware of everything, and therefore You are certainly equal toward everyone. Nonetheless, You favor Your devotees. This is not partiality, however, for Your characteristic is just like that of a desire tree, which yields everything according to one's desire.
  • desire trees & Lord, SB 1.11.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.4-5

    The citizens arrived before the Lord with their respective presentations, offering them to the fully satisfied and self-sufficient one, who, by His own potency, incessantly supplies others. These presentations were like the offering of a lamp to the sun. Yet the citizens began to speak in ecstatic language to receive the Lord, just as wards welcome their guardian and father.
  • Dhruva & elephant, SB 4.8.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.79

    As Dhruva Mahārāja, the King's son, kept himself steadily standing on one leg, the pressure of his big toe pushed down half the earth, just as an elephant being carried on a boat rocks the boat left and right with his every step.
  • Dhruva & snake, SB 4.8.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.14

    The sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, as a snake, when struck by a stick, breathes very heavily, Dhruva Mahārāja, having been struck by the strong words of his stepmother, began to breathe very heavily because of great anger. When he saw that his father was silent and did not protest, he immediately left the palace and went to his mother.
  • dirty things & material desires, SB 5.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality's special mercy.
  • disciples & bumblebees surrounding Pūrvacitti, SB 5.2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.9

    Seeing the bumblebees following Pūrvacitti, Mahārāja Āgnīdhra said: My dear Lord, the bumblebees surrounding your body are like disciples surrounding your worshipable self. They are incessantly chanting the mantras of the Sāma Veda and the Upaniṣads, thus offering prayers to you. Just as great sages resort to the branches of Vedic literatures, the bumblebees are enjoying the showers of flowers falling from your hair.
  • disease & material life, SB 3.20.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.35

    Whosoever you may be, O beautiful girl, we are fortunate in being able to see you. While playing with a ball, you have agitated the minds of all onlookers.
  • diseased body parts and conditioned souls, SB 4.7.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.53

    A person with average intelligence does not think the head and other parts of the body to be separate. Similarly, My devotee does not differentiate Viṣṇu, the all-pervading Personality of Godhead, from any thing or any living entity.
  • diseased eyes & sense gratification, SB 2.9.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.39

    On the disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is the object of transcendental enjoyment for the senses of devotees, Brahmā, with folded hands, began to re-create the universe, full with living entities, as it was previously.
  • diseased man & conditioned soul, SB 3.28.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.44

    Thus the yogī can be in the self-realized position after conquering the insurmountable spell of māyā, who presents herself as both the cause and effect of this material manifestation and is therefore very difficult to understand.
  • doctor & pure devotee, SB 6.9.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.50

    A pure devotee who is fully accomplished in the science of devotional service will never instruct a foolish person to engage in fruitive activities for material enjoyment, not to speak of helping him in such activities. Such a devotee is like an experienced physician, who never encourages a patient to eat food injurious to his health, even if the patient desires it.
  • dog & living entity, SB 4.29.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.30-31

    The living entity is exactly like a dog, who, overcome with hunger, goes from door to door for some food. According to his destiny, he sometimes receives punishment and is driven out and at other times receives a little food to eat. Similarly, the living entity, being influenced by so many desires, wanders in different species of life according to destiny. Sometimes he is high, and sometimes he is low. Sometimes he goes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to hell, sometimes to the middle planets, and so on.
  • dog swimming & demigods, SB 6.9.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.22

    Free from all material conceptions of existence and never wonder-struck by anything, the Lord is always jubilant and fully satisfied by His own spiritual perfection. He has no material designations, and therefore He is steady and unattached. That Supreme Personality of Godhead is the only shelter of everyone. Anyone desiring to be protected by others is certainly a great fool who desires to cross the sea by holding the tail of a dog.
  • dogs, hogs & modern civilization, SB 2.3.14*
  • doll & woman, SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
  • dolls & living entities, SB 6.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.10

    O King Indra, as a wooden doll that looks like a woman or as an animal made of grass and leaves cannot move or dance independently, but depends fully on the person who handles it, all of us dance according to the desire of the supreme controller, the Personality of Godhead. No one is independent.
  • doll’s beauty & woman’s beauty, SB 3.20.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.31

    Adorned with dark tresses, she hid herself, as it were, out of shyness. Upon seeing that girl, the asuras were all infatuated with an appetite for sex.
  • drama & material world, SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • dramatic actor & Lord, SB 3.9.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.15

    Let me take shelter of the lotus feet of Him whose incarnations, qualities and activities are mysterious imitations of worldly affairs. One who invokes His transcendental names, even unconsciously, at the time he quits this life, is certainly washed immediately of the sins of many, many births and attains Him without fail.
  • dramatic player & Kṛṣṇa, SB 10.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.16

    Thereafter, when Kṛṣṇa was unable to find the calves, He returned to the bank of the river, but there He was also unable to see the cowherd boys. Thus He began to search for both the calves and the boys, as if He could not understand what had happened.
  • dream & material conception, SB 4.22.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • dream & material world, SB 4.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.33

    Dhruva Mahārāja lamented: I was under the influence of the illusory energy; being ignorant of the actual facts, I was sleeping on her lap. Under a vision of duality, I saw my brother as my enemy, and falsely I lamented within my heart, thinking, "They are my enemies."
    , SB 4.12.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.15

    Śrīla Dhruva Mahārāja realized that this cosmic manifestation bewilders living entities like a dream or phantasmagoria because it is a creation of the illusory, external energy of the Supreme Lord.
  • dream life & material life, SB 4.29.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.35

    Sometimes we suffer because we see a tiger in a dream or a snake in a vision, but actually there is neither a tiger nor a snake. Thus we create some situation in a subtle form and suffer the consequences. These sufferings cannot be mitigated unless we are awakened from our dream.
    , SB 4.29.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.61

    The living entity, while dreaming, gives up the actual living body. Through the activities of his mind and intelligence, he acts in another body, either as a god or a dog. After giving up this gross body, the living entity enters either an animal body or a demigod's body on this planet or on another planet. He thus enjoys the results of the actions of his past life.
    , SB 4.29.2b
  • dreamer & Lord, SB 2.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.39

    One should concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone distributes Himself in so many manifestations just as ordinary persons create thousands of manifestations in dreams. One must concentrate the mind on Him, the only all-blissful Absolute Truth. Otherwise one will be misled and will cause his own degradation.
    , SB 2.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.39

    One should concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone distributes Himself in so many manifestations just as ordinary persons create thousands of manifestations in dreams. One must concentrate the mind on Him, the only all-blissful Absolute Truth. Otherwise one will be misled and will cause his own degradation.
  • dreamer awakened & soul liberated, SB 4.22.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • dreaming & material life, SB 3.27.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.4

    Actually a living entity is transcendental to material existence, but because of his mentality of lording it over material nature, his material existential condition does not cease, and just as in a dream, he is affected by all sorts of disadvantages.
    , SB 3.27.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.25

    In the dreaming state one's consciousness is almost covered, and one sees many inauspicious things, but when he is awakened and fully conscious, such inauspicious things cannot bewilder him.
    , SB 3.28.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.38

    The body of such a liberated yogī, along with the senses, is taken charge of by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it functions until its destined activities are finished. The liberated devotee, being awake to his constitutional position and thus situated in samādhi, the highest perfectional stage of yoga, does not accept the by-products of the material body as his own. Thus he considers his bodily activities to be like the activities of a body in a dream.
  • dreaming & transmigration, SB 10.1.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.41

    Having experienced a situation by seeing or hearing about it, one contemplates and speculates about that situation, and thus one surrenders to it, not considering his present body. Similarly, by mental adjustments one dreams at night of living under different circumstances, in different bodies, and forgets his actual position. Under this same process, one gives up his present body and accepts another [tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ].
    , N100-101, SB 3.33.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.26

    Her mind became completely engaged in the Supreme Lord, and she automatically realized the knowledge of the impersonal Brahman. As a Brahman-realized soul, she was freed from the designations of the materialistic concept of life. Thus all material pangs disappeared, and she attained transcendental bliss.
  • dreams & creations, SB 2.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.39

    One should concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone distributes Himself in so many manifestations just as ordinary persons create thousands of manifestations in dreams. One must concentrate the mind on Him, the only all-blissful Absolute Truth. Otherwise one will be misled and will cause his own degradation.
    , SB 2.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.39

    One should concentrate his mind upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone distributes Himself in so many manifestations just as ordinary persons create thousands of manifestations in dreams. One must concentrate the mind on Him, the only all-blissful Absolute Truth. Otherwise one will be misled and will cause his own degradation.
  • dreams & material life, SB 6.15.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.5

    O King, both you and we—your advisers, wives and ministers—as well as everything moving and not moving throughout the entire cosmos at this time, are in a temporary situation. Before our birth this situation did not exist, and after our death it will exist no longer. Therefore our situation now is temporary, although it is not false.
    , SB 6.15.21-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.21-23

    My dear King, now you are actually experiencing the misery of a person who has sons and daughters. O King, owner of the state of Śūrasena, one's wife, his house, the opulence of his kingdom, and his various other opulences and objects of sense perception are all the same in that they are temporary. One's kingdom, military power, treasury, servants, ministers, friends and relatives are all causes of fear, illusion, lamentation and distress. They are like a gandharva-nagara, a nonexistent palace that one imagines to exist in the forest. Because they are impermanent, they are no better than illusions, dreams and mental concoctions.
    , SB 6.17.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.30

    As one mistakenly considers a flower garland to be a snake or experiences happiness and distress in a dream, so, in the material world, by a lack of careful consideration, we differentiate between happiness and distress, considering one good and the other bad.
  • dress & body, SB 10.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.39

    When the present body turns to dust and is again reduced to five elements—earth, water, fire, air and ether—the proprietor of the body, the living being, automatically receives another body of material elements according to his fruitive activities. When the next body is obtained, he gives up the present body.
    , SB 4.16.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.19

    This King is the master of the three worlds, and he is directly empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is without change, and he is an incarnation of the Supreme known as a śaktyāveśa-avatāra. Being a liberated soul and completely learned, he sees all material varieties as meaningless because their basic principle is nescience.
  • dress & material body, SB 3.31.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.31.41

    A living entity who, as a result of attachment to a woman in his previous life, has been endowed with the form of a woman, foolishly looks upon māyā in the form of a man, her husband, as the bestower of wealth, progeny, house and other material assets.
  • dried leaves & sin, SB 6.1.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.13-14

    To concentrate the mind, one must observe a life of celibacy and not fall down. One must undergo the austerity of voluntarily giving up sense enjoyment. One must then control the mind and senses, give charity, be truthful, clean and nonviolent, follow the regulative principles and regularly chant the holy name of the Lord. Thus a sober and faithful person who knows the religious principles is temporarily purified of all sins performed with his body, words and mind. These sins are like the dried leaves of creepers beneath a bamboo tree, which may be burned by fire although their roots remain to grow again at the first opportunity.
  • drop of water & universe, SB 5.25.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.9

    By His glance, the Supreme Personality of Godhead enables the modes of material nature to act as the causes of universal creation, maintenance and destruction. The Supreme Soul is unlimited and beginningless, and although He is one, He has manifested Himself in many forms. How can human society understand the ways of the Supreme?
  • drop of water in desert & happiness of family life, SB 5.14.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.19

    Sometimes, due to bodily hunger and thirst, the conditioned soul becomes so disturbed that he loses his patience and becomes angry with his own beloved sons, daughters and wife. Thus, being unkind to them, he suffers all the more.
  • drop of water in desert & material happiness, SB 5.13.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.7

    Sometimes, being defeated or plundered by a superior, powerful agent, a living entity loses all his possessions. He then becomes very morose, and lamenting their loss, he sometimes becomes unconscious. Sometimes he imagines a great palatial city in which he desires to live happily with his family members and riches. He thinks himself fully satisfied if this is possible, but such so-called happiness continues only for a moment.
  • drug & Lord’s narrations, SB 2.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.17

    Both by rising and by setting, the sun decreases the duration of life of everyone, except one who utilizes the time by discussing topics of the all-good Personality of Godhead.
  • drunkard & living being, SB 2.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.25

    Lord Brahmā said: O Personality of Godhead, You are situated in every living entity's heart as the supreme director, and therefore You are aware of all endeavors by Your superior intelligence, without any hindrance whatsoever.
  • dry coconut & pure devotee, SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
  • dust of whirlwind & beauty of woman, SB 5.14.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.9

    Sometimes, as if blinded by the dust of a whirlwind, the conditioned soul sees the beauty of the opposite sex, which is called pramadā. Being thus bewildered, he is raised upon the lap of a woman, and at that time his good senses are overcome by the force of passion. He thus becomes almost blind with lusty desire and disobeys the rules and regulations governing sex life. He does not know that his disobedience is witnessed by different demigods, and he enjoys illicit sex in the dead of night, not seeing the future punishment awaiting him.
    , SB 5.13.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.4

    My dear King, the merchant on the forest path of the material world, his intelligence victimized by home, wealth, relatives and so forth, runs from one place to another in search of success. Sometimes his eyes are covered by the dust of a whirlwind—that is to say, in his lust he is captivated by the beauty of his wife, especially during her menstrual period. Thus his eyes are blinded, and he cannot see where to go or what he is doing.

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  • eagles & planets, SB 5.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.3

    When bulls are yoked together and tied to a central post to thresh rice, they tread around that pivot without deviating from their proper positions—one bull being closest to the post, another in the middle, and a third on the outside. Similarly, all the planets and all the hundreds and thousands of stars revolve around the polestar, the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, in their respective orbits, some higher and some lower. Fastened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the machine of material nature according to the results of their fruitive acts, they are driven around the polestar by the wind and will continue to be so until the end of creation. These planets float in the air within the vast sky, just as clouds with hundreds of tons of water float in the air or as the great śyena eagles, due to the results of past activities, fly high in the sky and have no chance of falling to the ground.
  • Earth & Lord, SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
    , SB 8.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.10

    My dear Lord, who are always fully independent, this entire cosmic manifestation arises from You, rests upon You and ends in You. Your Lordship is the beginning, sustenance and end of everything, like the earth, which is the cause of an earthen pot, which supports the pot, and to which the pot, when broken, finally returns.
  • Earth & mother, SB 4.17.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.14

    When the earth saw that King Pṛthu was taking his bow and arrow to kill her, she became very much afraid and began to tremble. She then began to flee, exactly like a deer, which runs very swiftly when followed by a hunter. Being afraid of King Pṛthu, she took the shape of a cow and began to run.
  • earth element & living entity, SB 10.4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.19

    In this world, we can see that pots, dolls and other products of the earth appear, break and then disappear, mixing with the earth. Similarly, the bodies of all conditioned living entities are annihilated, but the living entities, like the earth itself, are unchanging and never annihilated [na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre].
  • Earth planet & body, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.11

    [The Haryaśvas understood the meaning of Nārada's words as follows.] The word "bhūḥ" ["the earth"] refers to the field of activities. The material body, which is a result of the living being's actions, is his field of activities, and it gives him false designations. Since time immemorial, he has received various types of material bodies, which are the roots of bondage to the material world. If one foolishly engages in temporary fruitive activities and does not look toward the cessation of this bondage, what will be the benefit of his actions?
  • earthen pot & energy, SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
    , SB 8.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.10

    My dear Lord, who are always fully independent, this entire cosmic manifestation arises from You, rests upon You and ends in You. Your Lordship is the beginning, sustenance and end of everything, like the earth, which is the cause of an earthen pot, which supports the pot, and to which the pot, when broken, finally returns.
  • earth’s aroma & soul’s intelligence, SB 3.27.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.18

    As there is no separate existence of the earth and its aroma or of water and its taste, there cannot be any separate existence of intelligence and consciousness.
  • eating & devotional service, SB 3.32.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.34-36

    By performing fruitive activities and sacrifices, by distributing charity, by performing austerities, by studying various literatures, by conducting philosophical research, by controlling the mind, by subduing the senses, by accepting the renounced order of life and by performing the prescribed duties of one's social order; by performing the different divisions of yoga practice, by performing devotional service and by exhibiting the process of devotional service containing the symptoms of both attachment and detachment; by understanding the science of self-realization and by developing a strong sense of detachment, one who is expert in understanding the different processes of self-realization realizes the Supreme Personality of Godhead as He is represented in the material world as well as in transcendence.
  • eating & hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, SB 2.4.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.5

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: O learned brāhmaṇa, you know everything because you are without material contamination. Therefore whatever you have spoken to me appears perfectly right. Your speeches are gradually destroying the darkness of my ignorance, for you are narrating the topics of the Lord.
  • eclipse of sun & Ajamila’s falldown, SB 6.1.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.63

    In the same way that the sun and moon are eclipsed by a low planet, the brāhmaṇa lost all his good sense. Taking advantage of this situation, he always thought of the prostitute, and within a short time he took her as a servant in his house and abandoned all the regulative principles of a brāhmaṇa.
  • electric fan & karma, SB 3.28.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.38

    The body of such a liberated yogī, along with the senses, is taken charge of by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it functions until its destined activities are finished. The liberated devotee, being awake to his constitutional position and thus situated in samādhi, the highest perfectional stage of yoga, does not accept the by-products of the material body as his own. Thus he considers his bodily activities to be like the activities of a body in a dream.
  • electric lamp & living being, SB 2.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.16

    As the followers of a king follow their lord, similarly when the total energy is in motion, all other living entities move, and when the total energy stops endeavoring, all other living entities stop sensual activities.
  • electrical powerhouse & Lord, SB 4.11.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by His inconceivable supreme energy, time, causes the interaction of the three modes of material nature, and thus varieties of energy become manifest. It appears that He is acting, but He is not the actor. He is killing, but He is not the killer. Thus it is understood that only by His inconceivable power is everything happening.
    , SB 4.17.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.33

    My dear Lord, by Your own potencies You are the original cause of the material elements, as well as the performing instruments (the senses), the workers of the senses (the controlling demigods), the intelligence and the ego, as well as everything else. By Your energy You manifest this entire cosmic creation, maintain it and dissolve it. Through Your energy alone everything is sometimes manifest and sometimes not manifest. You are therefore the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • electrician & Lord, SB 2.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.6

    I beg to know from you how the Personality of Godhead, by His personal energies, creates these phenomenal universes as they are, which are inconceivable even to the great demigods.
  • electricity & consciousness, SB 3.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.5

    The pure soul is pure consciousness and is never out of consciousness, either due to circumstances, time, situations, dreams or other causes. How then does he become engaged in nescience?
  • electricity & Lord, SB 3.2.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.15

    The Personality of Godhead, the all-compassionate controller of both the spiritual and material creations, is unborn, but when there is friction between His peaceful devotees and persons who are in the material modes of nature, He takes birth just like fire, accompanied by the mahat-tattva.
  • electricity & Lord’s energy, SB 1.3.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.34

    If the illusory energy subsides and the living entity becomes fully enriched with knowledge by the grace of the Lord, then he becomes at once enlightened with self-realization and thus becomes situated in his own glory.
    , SB 1.5.20plugin-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.
  • electricity & Lord’s potency, SB 10.1.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.25

    The potency of the Lord, known as viṣṇu-māyā, who is as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, will also appear with Lord Kṛṣṇa. This potency, acting in different capacities, captivates all the worlds, both material and spiritual. At the request of her master, she will appear with her different potencies in order to execute the work of the Lord.
  • electrified copper and devotional service, SB 4.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.23

    I am always engaged in offering obeisances to Lord Vāsudeva in pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is always pure consciousness, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Vāsudeva, is revealed without any covering.
  • elephant & boar incarnation of Lord, SB 5.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.39

    My Lord, as the original boar within this universe, You fought and killed the great demon Hiraṇyakṣa. Then You lifted me [the earth] from the Garbhodaka Ocean on the end of Your tusk, exactly as a sporting elephant plucks a lotus flower from the water. I bow down before You.
  • elephant & death, SB 5.14.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.33

    In this material world, when the conditioned soul forgets his relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead and does not care for Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he simply engages in different types of mischievous and sinful activities. He is then subjected to the threefold miseries, and, out of fear of the elephant of death, he falls into the darkness found in a mountain cave.
    , SB 5.13.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.18

    When the living entity becomes exactly like a monkey jumping from one branch to another, he remains in the tree of household life without any profit but sex. Thus he is kicked by his wife just like the he-ass. Unable to gain release, he remains helplessly in that position. Sometimes he falls victim to an incurable disease, which is like falling into a mountain cave. He becomes afraid of death, which is like the elephant in the back of that cave, and he remains stranded, grasping at the twigs and branches of a creeper.
  • elephant & Hiraṇyakaśipu, SB 7.8.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.23

    Hiraṇyakaśipu murmured to himself, "Lord Viṣṇu, who possesses great mystic power, has made this plan to kill me, but what is the use of such an attempt? Who can fight with me?" Thinking like this and taking up his club, Hiraṇyakaśipu attacked the Lord like an elephant.
    , SB 7.8.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.30

    Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva's mouth and mane were sprinkled with drops of blood, and His fierce eyes, full of anger, were impossible to look at. Licking the edge of His mouth with His tongue, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nṛsiṁhadeva, decorated with a garland of intestines taken from Hiraṇyakaśipu's abdomen, resembled a lion that has just killed an elephant.
  • elephant & materialist, SB 4.25.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.12

    King Purañjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment; consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of insufficiency everywhere.
  • elephant & mind, SB 5.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • elephant & offense, SB 3.15.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.39

    The Lord is the reservoir of all pleasure. His auspicious presence is meant for everyone's benediction, and His affectionate smiling and glancing touch the core of the heart. The Lord's beautiful bodily color is blackish, and His broad chest is the resting place of the goddess of fortune, who glorifies the entire spiritual world, the summit of all heavenly planets. Thus it appeared that the Lord was personally spreading the beauty and good fortune of the spiritual world.
  • elephant & offenses, SB 2.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.30

    The devotee, thus surpassing the gross and the subtle forms of coverings, enters the plane of egoism. And in that status he merges the material modes of nature [ignorance and passion] in this point of neutralization and thus reaches egoism in goodness. After this, all egoism is merged in the mahat-tattva, and he comes to the point of pure self-realization.
  • elephant & Ṛṣabhadeva, SB 5.5.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.30

    Ṛṣabhadeva began to tour through cities, villages, mines, countrysides, valleys, gardens, military camps, cow pens, the homes of cowherd men, transient hotels, hills, forests and hermitages. Wherever He traveled, all bad elements surrounded Him, just as flies surround the body of an elephant coming from a forest. He was always being threatened, beaten, urinated upon and spat upon. Sometimes people threw stones, stool and dust at Him, and sometimes people passed foul air before Him. Thus people called Him many bad names and gave Him a great deal of trouble, but He did not care about this, for He understood that the body is simply meant for such an end. He was situated on the spiritual platform, and, being in His spiritual glory, He did not care for all these material insults. In other words, He completely understood that matter and spirit are separate, and He had no bodily conception. Thus, without being angry at anyone, He walked through the whole world alone.
  • elephant (mad) & offense against devotee, SB 6.17.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.15

    O impudent one, my dear son, now take birth in a low, sinful family of demons so that you will not commit such an offense again toward exalted, saintly persons in this world.
  • elephant dust & sins, SB 3.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.5

    The sages came from the highest planets down to the lower region through the water of the Ganges, and therefore the hair on their heads was wet. They touched the lotus feet of the Lord, which are worshiped with various paraphernalia by the daughters of the serpent-king when they desire good husbands.
  • embryo & universal form, SB 3.26.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.55

    In the wake of the olfactory sense came the wind-god, who presides over that sense. Thereafter a pair of eyes appeared in the universal form, and in them the sense of sight. In the wake of this sense came the sun-god, who presides over it. Next there appeared in Him a pair of ears, and in them the auditory sense and in its wake the Dig-devatās, or the deities who preside over the directions.
  • empty paddy & devotionless yoga, SB 2.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.16

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances again and again unto the all-auspicious Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. The highly intellectual, simply by surrendering unto His lotus feet, are relieved of all attachments to present and future existences and without difficulty progress toward spiritual existence.
  • enemies & senses, SB 5.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.18

    One who is situated in household life and who systematically conquers his mind and five sense organs is like a king in his fortress who conquers his powerful enemies. After one has been trained in household life and his lusty desires have decreased, he can move anywhere without danger.
  • engineer & Lord, SB 2.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.6

    I beg to know from you how the Personality of Godhead, by His personal energies, creates these phenomenal universes as they are, which are inconceivable even to the great demigods.
    , SB 2.4.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.22

    May the Lord, who in the beginning of the creation amplified the potent knowledge of Brahmā from within his heart and inspired him with full knowledge of creation and of His own Self, and who appeared to be generated from the mouth of Brahmā, be pleased with me.
  • explosive weapons & false ego, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • eyelid & elder Pāṇḍavas, SB 3.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.39

    Are the twin brothers who are protected by their brothers doing well? Just as the eye is always protected by the eyelid, they are protected by the sons of Pṛthā, who snatched back their rightful kingdom from the hands of their enemy Duryodhana, just as Garuḍa snatched nectar from the mouth of Indra, the thunderbolt carrier.
  • eyes & sun & demigods, SB 2.10.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.9

    All three of the above-mentioned stages of different living entities are interdependent. In the absence of one, another is not understood. But the Supreme Being who sees every one of them as the shelter of the shelter is independent of all, and therefore He is the supreme shelter.
  • eyes, diseased, & sense gratification, SB 2.9.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.39

    On the disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is the object of transcendental enjoyment for the senses of devotees, Brahmā, with folded hands, began to re-create the universe, full with living entities, as it was previously.

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  • faithless friend & Bharata, SB 5.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.16

    Bharata Mahārāja would think: Alas, the deer is now helpless. I am now very unfortunate, and my mind is like a cunning hunter, for it is always filled with cheating propensities and cruelty. The deer has put its faith in me, just as a good man who has a natural interest in good behavior forgets the misbehavior of a cunning friend and puts his faith in him. Although I have proved faithless, will this deer return and place its faith in me?
  • falling from heaven & Rāvaṇa’s demise, SB 9.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • false ego & Bharata, SB 5.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.2

    Just as the false ego creates the subtle sense objects, Mahārāja Bharata created five sons in the womb of Pañcajanī, his wife. These sons were named Sumati, Rāṣṭrabhṛta, Sudarśana, Āvaraṇa and Dhūmraketu.
  • family and friends & bodily limbs, SB 4.28.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.12

    When the city was set ablaze, all the citizens and servants of the King, as well as all family members, sons, grandsons, wives and other relatives, were within the fire. King Purañjana thus became very unhappy.
  • fat, fire, & sense desire, SB 9.6.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.48

    In this way, Saubhari Muni enjoyed sense gratification in the material world, but he was not at all satisfied, just as a fire never ceases blazing if constantly supplied with drops of fat.
  • father & Lord, SB 3.2.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.16

    When I think of Lord Kṛṣṇa-how He was born in the prison house of Vasudeva although He is unborn, how He went away from His father's protection to Vraja and lived there incognito out of fear of the enemy, and how, although unlimitedly powerful, He fled from Mathurā in fear—all these bewildering incidents give me distress.
    , SB 4.22.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.42

    The King said: O brāhmaṇa, O powerful one, formerly Lord Viṣṇu showed me His causeless mercy, indicating that you would come to my house, and to confirm that blessing, you have all come.
  • father & Śiva, SB 4.7.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.15

    I did not know your full glories. For this reason, I threw arrows of sharp words at you in the open assembly, although you did not take them into account. I was going down to hell because of my disobedience to you, who are the most respectable personality, but you took compassion upon me and saved me by awarding punishment. I request that you be pleased by your own mercy, since I cannot satisfy you by my words.
  • father “fighting” child & Lord “fighting” Hiraṇyākṣa, SB 3.19.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.16

    Hit in this manner by the demon, O Vidura, the Lord, who had appeared as the first boar, did not feel the least quaking in any part of His body, any more than an elephant would when struck with a wreath of flowers.
  • father’s child & Lord’s devotee, SB 4.20.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.20

    The Lord was just about to leave, but because He was so greatly inclined toward the behavior of King Pṛthu, He did not depart. Seeing the behavior of Mahārāja Pṛthu with His lotus eyes, He was detained because He is always the well-wisher of His devotees.
    , SB 4.20.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 9.4.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.68

    The pure devotee is always within the core of My heart, and I am always in the heart of the pure devotee. My devotees do not know anything else but Me, and I do not know anyone else but them.
  • father’s cure & Nārada’s curse, SB 10.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.7

    Seeing the two sons of the demigods naked and intoxicated by opulence and false prestige, Devarṣi Nārada, in order to show them special mercy, desired to give them a special curse. Thus he spoke as follows.
  • father’s son & spiritual master’s disciple, SB 4.12.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.40

    After observing the glories of Dhruva Mahārāja, the great sage Nārada, playing his vīṇā, went to the sacrificial arena of the Pracetās and very happily chanted the following three verses.
  • father’s sons & Rāma’s citizens, SB 9.10.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.50

    Being pleased by the full surrender and submission of Lord Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra then accepted the throne of the state. He cared for the citizens exactly like a father, and the citizens, being fully engaged in their occupational duties of varṇa and āśrama, accepted Him as their father.
  • feeding stomach & devotional service, SB 4.31.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.14

    As pouring water on the root of a tree energizes the trunk, branches, twigs and everything else, and as supplying food to the stomach enlivens the senses and limbs of the body, simply worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead through devotional service automatically satisfies the demigods, who are parts of that Supreme Personality.
  • feeding stomach & satisfying Lord, SB 4.19.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.40

    After this, Pṛthu Mahārāja took his bath, which is customarily taken after the performance of a yajña, and received the benedictions and due blessings of the demigods, who were very pleased by his glorious activities.
  • feeding stomach & service to Lord, SB 3.29.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.35

    My dear mother, O daughter of Manu, a devotee who applies the science of devotional service and mystic yoga in this way can achieve the abode of the Supreme Person simply by that devotional service.
  • feeding stomach & worshiping God, SB 9.11.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thereafter, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Rāmacandra, accepted an ācārya and performed sacrifices [yajñas] with opulent paraphernalia. Thus He Himself worshiped Himself, for He is the Supreme Lord of all demigods.
  • field & gṛhastha-āśrama, SB 5.14.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.4

    Every year the plowman plows over his grain field, completely uprooting all weeds. Nonetheless, the seeds lie there and, not being completely burned, again come up with the plants sown in the field. Even after being plowed under, the weeds come up densely. Similarly, the gṛhastha-āśrama [family life] is a field of fruitive activity. Unless the desire to enjoy family life is completely burned out, it grows up again and again. Even though camphor may be removed from a pot, the pot nonetheless retains the aroma of camphor. As long as the seeds of desire are not destroyed, fruitive activities are not destroyed.
  • field & body, SB 4.28.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.40

    King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge by being able to distinguish the Supersoul from the individual soul. The individual soul is localized, whereas the Supersoul is all-pervasive. He became perfect in knowledge that the material body is not the soul but that the soul is the witness of the material body.
  • fiery rod & spiritualized body, N103
  • fire & chanting, SB 6.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.18

    As a fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all the reactions of one's sinful activities.
  • fire & desire, SB 7.11.33-34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.33-34

    My dear King, if an agricultural field is cultivated again and again, the power of its production decreases, and whatever seeds are sown there are lost. Just as drops of ghee on a fire never extinguish the fire but a flood of ghee will, similarly, overindulgence in lusty desires mitigates such desires entirely.
  • fire & devotional service, SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.48

    One who wants to be free of material entanglement should take to the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and give up the contamination of ignorance, involving pious and impious activities. Thus one regains his original identity, just as a block of gold or silver sheds all dirt and becomes purified when treated with fire. May that inexhaustible Supreme Personality of Godhead become our spiritual master, for He is the original spiritual master of all other spiritual masters.
  • fire & divine consciousness, SB 1.2.32plugin-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.
  • fire & Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, SB 6.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.18

    As a fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all the reactions of one's sinful activities.
  • fire & knowledge, SB 5.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.5

    As long as one does not inquire about the spiritual values of life, one is defeated and subjected to miseries arising from ignorance. Be it sinful or pious, karma has its resultant actions. If a person is engaged in any kind of karma, his mind is called karmātmaka, colored with fruitive activity. As long as the mind is impure, consciousness is unclear, and as long as one is absorbed in fruitive activity, he has to accept a material body.
  • fire & Kṛṣṇa, SB 10.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.7

    While searching for small children, Pūtanā, whose business was to kill them, entered the house of Nanda Mahārāja unobstructed, having been sent by the superior potency of the Lord. Without asking anyone's permission, she entered Nanda Mahārāja's room, where she saw the child sleeping in bed, His unlimited power covered like a powerful fire covered by ashes. She could understand that this child was not ordinary, but was meant to kill all demons.
    , SB 10.11.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.50

    Kṛṣṇa, who was the father of Lord Brahmā but who was acting as the son of a cowherd man, became like fire, burning the root of the demon's throat, and the demon Bakāsura immediately disgorged Him. When the demon saw that Kṛṣṇa, although having been swallowed, was unharmed, he immediately attacked Kṛṣṇa again with his sharp beak.
    , SB 10.11.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.56

    Although the causes of death, the daityas, were very fierce, they could not kill this boy Kṛṣṇa. Rather, because they came to kill innocent boys, as soon as they approached they themselves were killed, exactly like flies attacking a fire.
  • fire & living entities, SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
  • fire & Lord, SB 6.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.42

    O Lord, as the small sparks of a fire cannot possibly perform the actions of the whole fire, we sparks of Your Lordship cannot inform You of the necessities of our lives. You are the complete whole. Therefore, of what do we need to inform You? You know everything because You are the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, the maintainer and the annihilator of the entire universal creation. You always engage in Your pastimes with Your spiritual and material energies, for You are the controller of all these varied energies. You exist within all living entities, within the cosmic manifestation, and also beyond them. You exist internally as Parabrahman and externally as the ingredients of the material creation. Therefore, although manifested in various stages, at different times and places, and in various bodies, You, the Personality of Godhead, are the original cause of all causes. Indeed, You are the original element. You are the witness of all activities, but because You are as great as the sky, You are never touched by any of them. You are the witness of everything as Parabrahman and Paramātmā. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, nothing is unknown to You.
    , SB 8.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.15

    I [Lord Brahmā], Lord Śiva and all the demigods, accompanied by the prajāpatis like Dakṣa, are nothing but sparks illuminated by You, who are the original fire. Since we are particles of You, what can we understand about our welfare? O Supreme Lord, please give us the means of deliverance that is suitable for the brāhmaṇas and demigods.
    , SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 2.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.14

    The five elementary ingredients of creation, the interaction thereof set up by eternal time, and the intuition or nature of the individual living beings are all differentiated parts and parcels of the Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, and in truth there is no other value in them.
    , SB 2.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.21

    The Lord, who is the controller of all energies, thus creates, by His own potency, eternal time, the fate of all living entities, and their particular nature, for which they were created, and He again merges them independently.
    , SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
    , SB 2.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.36

    A person who is searching after the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, must certainly search for it up to this, in all circumstances, in all space and time, and both directly and indirectly.
    , SB 2.10.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.45

    There is no direct engineering by the Lord for the creation and destruction of the material world. What is described in the Vedas about His direct interference is simply to counteract the idea that material nature is the creator.
    , SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
    , SB 3.7.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.3

    Boys are enthusiastic to play with other boys or with various diversions because they are encouraged by desire. But there is no possibility of such desire for the Lord because He is self-satisfied and detached from everything at all times.
    , SB 3.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.9

    Śrī Maitreya said: Certain conditioned souls put forward the theory that the Supreme Brahman, or the Personality of Godhead, is overcome by illusion, or māyā, and at the same time they maintain that He is unconditioned. This is against all logic.
    , SB 4.7.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.45

    The brāhmaṇas said: Dear Lord, You are sacrifice personified. You are the offering of clarified butter, You are the fire, You are the chanting of Vedic hymns by which the sacrifice is conducted, You are the fuel, You are the flame, You are the kuśa grass, and You are the sacrificial pots. You are the priests who perform the yajña, You are the demigods headed by Indra, and You are the sacrificial animal. Everything that is sacrificed is You or Your energy.
    , SB 5.18.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.31

    My dear Lord, this visible cosmic manifestation is a demonstration of Your own creative energy. Since the countless varieties of forms within this cosmic manifestation are simply a display of Your external energy, this virāṭ-rūpa [universal body] is not Your real form. Except for a devotee in transcendental consciousness, no one can perceive Your actual form. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 5.18.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.36

    By manipulating a fire-generating stick, great saints and sages can bring forth the fire lying dormant within wood. In the same way, O Lord, those expert in understanding the Absolute Truth try to see You in everything—even in their own bodies. Yet you remain concealed. You are not to be understood by indirect processes involving mental or physical activities. Because You are self-manifested, only when You see that a person is wholeheartedly engaged in searching for You do You reveal Yourself. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 5.18.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.38

    O Lord, You do not desire the creation, maintenance or annihilation of this material world, but You perform these activities for the conditioned souls by Your creative energy. Exactly as a piece of iron moves under the influence of a lodestone, inert matter moves when You glance over the total material energy.
  • fire & material existence, SB 4.9.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.11

    Dhruva Mahārāja continued: O unlimited Lord, kindly bless me so that I may associate with great devotees who engage in Your transcendental loving service constantly, as the waves of a river constantly flow. Such transcendental devotees are completely situated in an uncontaminated state of life. By the process of devotional service I shall surely be able to cross the nescient ocean of material existence, which is filled with the waves of blazing, firelike dangers. It will be very easy for me, for I am becoming mad to hear about Your transcendental qualities and pastimes, which are eternally existent.
    , SB 3.21.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.17

    However, persons who have given up stereotyped worldly affairs and the beastly followers of these affairs, and who have taken shelter of the umbrella of Your lotus feet by drinking the intoxicating nectar of Your qualities and activities in discussions with one another, can be freed from the primary necessities of the material body.
    , SB 3.24.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.27

    Kardama Muni said: Oh, after a long time the demigods of this universe have become pleased with the suffering souls who are in material entanglement because of their own misdeeds.
  • fire & material life, SB 3.27.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.23

    The influence of material nature has covered the living entity, and thus it is as if the living entity were always in a blazing fire. But by the process of seriously discharging devotional service, this influence can be removed, just as wooden sticks which cause a fire are themselves consumed by it.
  • fire & Pṛthu, SB 4.16.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.11

    King Pṛthu was born of the dead body of King Vena as fire is produced from araṇi wood. Thus King Pṛthu will always remain just like fire, and his enemies will not be able to approach him. Indeed, he will be unbearable to his enemies, for although staying very near him, they will never be able to approach him but will have to remain as if far away. No one will be able to overcome the strength of King Pṛthu.
  • fire & spiritual energy, SB 5.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.8

    All of us on the surface of the globe are living entities in different forms. Some of us are moving and some not moving. All of us come into existence, remain for some time and are annihilated when the body is again mingled with the earth. We are all simply different transformations of the earth. Different bodies and capacities are simply transformations of the earth that exist in name only, for everything grows out of the earth and when everything is annihilated it again mingles with the earth. In other words, we are but dust, and we shall but be dust. Everyone can consider this point.
  • fire & Supreme Lord, SB 4.28.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.63

    As a person sees the reflection of his body in a mirror to be one with himself and not different, whereas others actually see two bodies, so in our material condition, in which the living being is affected and yet not affected, there is a difference between God and the living entity.
  • fire & Viṣṇu, SB 10.13.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.54

    The viṣṇu-mūrtis all had eternal, unlimited forms, full of knowledge and bliss and existing beyond the influence of time. Their great glory was not even to be touched by the jñānīs engaged in studying the Upaniṣads.
  • fire & women, SB 1.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.16

    Out of a loving desire to see the Lord, the royal ladies of the Kurus got up on top of the palace, and smiling with affection and shyness, they showered flowers upon the Lord.
  • fire (covered) & Devakī (imprisoned), SB 10.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.18

    Thereafter, accompanied by plenary expansions, the fully opulent Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is all-auspicious for the entire universe, was transferred from the mind of Vasudeva to the mind of Devakī. Devakī, having thus been initiated by Vasudeva, became beautiful by carrying Lord Kṛṣṇa, the original consciousness for everyone, the cause of all causes, within the core of her heart, just as the east becomes beautiful by carrying the rising moon.
    , SB 10.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.19

    Devakī then kept within herself the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, the foundation of the entire cosmos, but because she was under arrest in the house of Kaṁsa, she was like the flames of a fire covered by the walls of a pot, or like a person who has knowledge but cannot distribute it to the world for the benefit of human society.
  • fire burning & consciousness developing, SB 4.21.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.35

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is all-pervading, but He is also manifested in different types of bodies which arise from a combination of material nature, time, desires and occupational duties. Thus different types of consciousness develop, just as fire, which is always basically the same, blazes in different ways according to the shape and dimension of firewood.
  • fire covered by ashes & Jaḍa Bharata’s effulgence, SB 5.10.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.5

    King Rahūgaṇa could understand the speeches given by the carriers, who were afraid of being punished. He could also understand that simply due to the fault of one person, the palanquin was not being carried properly. Knowing this perfectly well and hearing their appeal, he became a little angry, although he was very advanced in political science and was very experienced. His anger arose due to his inborn nature as a king. Actually King Rahūgaṇa's mind was covered by the mode of passion, and he therefore spoke as follows to Jaḍa Bharata, whose Brahman effulgence was not clearly visible, being covered like a fire covered by ashes.
  • fire in wood & Lord in devotee’s semen, SB 3.24.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.6

    After many, many years, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Madhusūdana, the killer of the demon Madhu, having entered the semen of Kardama, appeared in Devahūti just as fire comes from wood in a sacrifice.
  • fire in wood & Lord’s energy in nature, SB 4.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.7

    My Lord, You are the supreme one, but by Your different energies You appear differently in the spiritual and material worlds. You create the total energy of the material world by Your external potency, and after creation You enter within the material world as the Supersoul. You are the Supreme Person, and through the temporary modes of material nature You create varieties of manifestation, just as fire, entering into wood of different shapes, burns brilliantly in different varieties.
  • fire in wood & Lord’s existence, SB 3.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.32

    You will see Me in all living entities as well as all over the universe, just as fire is situated in wood. Only in that state of transcendental vision will you be able to be free from all kinds of illusion.
  • fire in wood & Lord’s potency, SB 3.13.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.42

    O Lord, for the residential purposes of all inhabitants, both moving and nonmoving, this earth is Your wife, and You are the supreme father. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, along with mother earth, in whom You have invested Your own potency, just as an expert sacrificer puts fire in the araṇi wood.
  • fire leaping & soul transmigrating, SB 10.1.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.51

    When a fire, for some unseen reason, leaps over one piece of wood and sets fire to the next, the reason is destiny. Similarly, when a living being accepts one kind of body and leaves aside another, there is no other reason than unseen destiny.
    , N102
  • fire of digestion & devotional service, SB 4.23.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.11

    By regularly discharging devotional service, Pṛthu Mahārāja became transcendental in mind and could therefore constantly think of the lotus feet of the Lord. Because of this, he became completely detached and attained perfect knowledge by which he could transcend all doubt. Thus he was freed from the clutches of false ego and the material conception of life.
  • fire, flames, and smoke & Lord, living entities, and material energy, SB 3.28.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.41

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is known as Parambrahma, is the seer. He is different from the jīva soul, or individual living entity, who is combined with the senses, the five elements and consciousness.
  • firewood & kṛṣṇa-kathā, SB 3.5.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.10

    O my lord, I have repeatedly heard about these higher and lower statuses of human society from the mouth of Vyāsadeva, and I am quite satiated with all these lesser subject matters and their happiness. They have not satisfied me with the nectar of topics about Kṛṣṇa.
  • firewood & bodies, SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
  • fire’s energy & living entities, SB 4.28.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.63

    As a person sees the reflection of his body in a mirror to be one with himself and not different, whereas others actually see two bodies, so in our material condition, in which the living being is affected and yet not affected, there is a difference between God and the living entity.
  • fire’s heat & dharma, SB 3.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.11

    Devahūti continued: I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet because You are the only person of whom to take shelter. You are the ax which can cut the tree of material existence. I therefore offer my obeisances unto You, who are the greatest of all transcendentalists, and I inquire from You as to the relationship between man and woman and between spirit and matter.
  • fire’s sparks & demigods, SB 6.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.42

    O Lord, as the small sparks of a fire cannot possibly perform the actions of the whole fire, we sparks of Your Lordship cannot inform You of the necessities of our lives. You are the complete whole. Therefore, of what do we need to inform You? You know everything because You are the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, the maintainer and the annihilator of the entire universal creation. You always engage in Your pastimes with Your spiritual and material energies, for You are the controller of all these varied energies. You exist within all living entities, within the cosmic manifestation, and also beyond them. You exist internally as Parabrahman and externally as the ingredients of the material creation. Therefore, although manifested in various stages, at different times and places, and in various bodies, You, the Personality of Godhead, are the original cause of all causes. Indeed, You are the original element. You are the witness of all activities, but because You are as great as the sky, You are never touched by any of them. You are the witness of everything as Parabrahman and Paramātmā. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, nothing is unknown to You.
  • fire’s sparks & living entities, SB 3.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.9

    Śrī Maitreya said: Certain conditioned souls put forward the theory that the Supreme Brahman, or the Personality of Godhead, is overcome by illusion, or māyā, and at the same time they maintain that He is unconditioned. This is against all logic.
  • fish & foolish souls, SB 3.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.8

    This universe with all its planets is most unfortunate. And even more unfortunate are the members of the Yadu dynasty because they could not identify Lord Hari as the Personality of Godhead, any more than the fish could identify the moon.
    , SB 3.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.11

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who manifested His eternal form before the vision of all on the earth, performed His disappearance by removing His form from the sight of those who were unable to see Him [as He is] due to not executing required penance.
  • fish & impersonalist, SB 2.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.31

    Only the purified soul can attain the perfection of associating with the Personality of Godhead in complete bliss and satisfaction in his constitutional state. Whoever is able to renovate such devotional perfection is never again attracted by this material world, and he never returns.
  • fish & Pūrvacitti’s eyes, SB 5.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.13

    My dear friend, what do you eat to maintain your body? Because you are chewing betel, a pleasing scent is emanating from your mouth. This proves that you always eat the remnants of food offered to Viṣṇu. Indeed, you must also be an expansion of Lord Viṣṇu's body. Your face is as beautiful as a pleasing lake. Your jeweled earrings resemble two brilliant sharks with unblinking eyes like those of Viṣṇu, and your own eyes resemble two restless fish. Simultaneously, therefore, two sharks and two restless fish are swimming in the lake of your face. Besides them, the white rows of your teeth seem like rows of very beautiful swans in the water, and your scattered hair resembles swarms of bumblebees following the beauty of your face.
  • flags & modes, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • flags and festoons & palms and soles of feet, SB 4.25.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.16

    In that city there were many assembly houses, street crossings, streets, restaurants, gambling houses, markets, resting places, flags, festoons and beautiful parks. All these surrounded the city.
  • flames & Kṛṣṇa’s expansions, SB 3.9.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.4

    This present form, or any transcendental form expanded by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is equally auspicious for all the universes. Since You have manifested this eternal personal form upon whom Your devotees meditate, I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You. Those who are destined to be dispatched to the path of hell neglect Your personal form because of speculating on material topics.
  • flies & demons, SB 10.11.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.56

    Although the causes of death, the daityas, were very fierce, they could not kill this boy Kṛṣṇa. Rather, because they came to kill innocent boys, as soon as they approached they themselves were killed, exactly like flies attacking a fire.
  • flies & kings, SB 5.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.42

    Having summarized the teachings of Jaḍa Bharata, Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, the path indicated by Jaḍa Bharata is like the path followed by Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, and ordinary kings are just like flies. Flies cannot follow the path of Garuḍa, and to date none of the great kings and victorious leaders could follow this path of devotional service, not even mentally.
  • flower fructifying & Kṛṣṇa consciousness blossoming, SB 10.13.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.51

    All beings, both moving and nonmoving, from the four-headed Lord Brahmā down to the most insignificant living entity, had taken forms and were differently worshiping those viṣṇu-mūrtis, according to their respective capacities, with various means of worship, such as dancing and singing.
  • flower garland seen as snake & material illusion, SB 6.17.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.30

    As one mistakenly considers a flower garland to be a snake or experiences happiness and distress in a dream, so, in the material world, by a lack of careful consideration, we differentiate between happiness and distress, considering one good and the other bad.
  • flower-garden life & family life, SB 4.29.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.53

    My dear King, please search out that deer who is engaged in eating grass in a very nice flower garden along with his wife. That deer is very much attached to his business, and he is enjoying the sweet singing of the bumblebees in his garden. Just try to understand his position. He is unaware that before him is a tiger, which is accustomed to living at the cost of another's flesh. Behind the deer is a hunter, who is threatening to pierce him with sharp arrows. Thus the deer's death is imminent.
  • flowers & Ananta’s eyes, SB 5.25.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The demigods, the demons, the Uragas [serpentine demigods], the Siddhas, the Gandharvas, the Vidyādharas and many highly elevated sages constantly offer prayers to the Lord. Because He is intoxicated, the Lord looks bewildered, and His eyes, appearing like flowers in full bloom, move to and fro. He pleases His personal associates, the heads of the demigods, by the sweet vibrations emanating from His mouth. Dressed in bluish garments and wearing a single earring, He holds a plow on His back with His two beautiful and well-constructed hands. Appearing as white as the heavenly King Indra, He wears a golden belt around His waist and a vaijayantī garland of ever-fresh tulasī blossoms around His neck. Bees intoxicated by the honeylike fragrance of the tulasī flowers hum very sweetly around the garland, which thus becomes more and more beautiful. In this way, the Lord enjoys His very magnanimous pastimes.
  • flowers & Lord’s face, SB 3.15.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.44

    The Lord's beautiful face appeared to them like the inside of a blue lotus, and the Lord's smile appeared to be a blossoming jasmine flower. After seeing the face of the Lord, the sages were fully satisfied, and when they wanted to see Him further, they looked upon the nails of His lotus feet, which resembled rubies. Thus they viewed the Lord's transcendental body again and again, and so they finally achieved meditation on the Lord's personal feature.
  • flowers & wife, SB 4.29.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.54

    My dear King, woman, who is very attractive in the beginning but in the end very disturbing, is exactly like the flower, which is attractive in the beginning and detestable at the end. With woman, the living entity is entangled with lusty desires, and he enjoys sex, just as one enjoys the aroma of a flower. He thus enjoys a life of sense gratification—from his tongue to his genitals—and in this way the living entity considers himself very happy in family life. United with his wife, he always remains absorbed in such thoughts. He feels great pleasure in hearing the talks of his wife and children, which are like the sweet humming of bumblebees that collect honey from flower to flower. He forgets that before him is time, which is taking away his life-span with the passing of day and night. He does not see the gradual diminishing of his life, nor does he care about the superintendent of death, who is trying to kill him from behind. Just try to understand this. You are in a precarious position and are threatened from all sides.
  • food remnants & Pṛthu’s property, SB 4.22.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.43

    My dear brāhmaṇa, you have carried out the order thoroughly because you are also as compassionate as the Lord. It is my duty, therefore, to offer you something, but all I possess are but remnants of food taken by great saintly persons. What shall I give?
    , SB 4.22.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.44

    The King continued: Therefore, my dear brāhmaṇas, my life, wife, children, home, furniture and household paraphernalia, my kingdom, strength, land and especially my treasury are all offered unto you.
  • football & universe, SB 2.1.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.25

    The gigantic universal form of the Personality of Godhead, within the body of the universal shell, which is covered by sevenfold material elements, is the subject for the virāṭ conception.
  • forest & family, SB 5.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.16

    There is a famous verse about King Viraja. "Because of his high qualities and wide fame, King Viraja became the jewel of the dynasty of King Priyavrata, just as Lord Viṣṇu, by His transcendental potency, decorates and blesses the demigods."
  • forest & material world, SB 5.2.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.7

    The Prince mistakenly addressed the Apsarā: O best of saintly persons, who are you? Why are you on this hill, and what do you want to do? Are you one of the illusory potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? You seem to be carrying two bows without strings, What is the reason you carry these bows? Is it for some purpose of your own or for the sake of a friend? Perhaps you carry them to kill the mad animals in this forest.
    , SB 5.13.1-19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.1

    Jaḍa Bharata, who had fully realized Brahman, continued: My dear King Rahūgaṇa, the living entity wanders on the path of the material world, which is very difficult for him to traverse, and he accepts repeated birth and death. Being captivated by the material world under the influence of the three modes of material nature (sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa), the living entity can see only the three fruits of activities under the spell of material nature. These fruits are auspicious, inauspicious and mixed. He thus becomes attached to religion, economic development, sense gratification and the monistic theory of liberation (merging with the Supreme). He works very hard day and night exactly like a merchant who enters a forest to acquire some articles to sell later for profit. However, he cannot really achieve happiness within this material world.
    , SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.1

    When King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī about the direct meaning of the material forest, Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied as follows: My dear King, a man belonging to the mercantile community [vaṇik] is always interested in earning money. Sometimes he enters the forest to acquire some cheap commodities like wood and earth and sell them in the city at good prices. Similarly, the conditioned soul, being greedy, enters this material world for some material profit. Gradually he enters the deepest part of the forest, not really knowing how to get out. Having entered the material world, the pure soul becomes conditioned by the material atmosphere, which is created by the external energy under the control of Lord Viṣṇu. Thus the living entity comes under the control of the external energy, daivī māyā. Living independently and bewildered in the forest, he does not attain the association of devotees who are always engaged in the service of the Lord. Once in the bodily conception, he gets different types of bodies one after the other under the influence of material energy and impelled by the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]. In this way the conditioned soul goes sometimes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to the earthly planets and sometimes to the lower planets and lower species. Thus he suffers continuously due to different types of bodies. These sufferings and pains are sometimes mixed. Sometimes they are very severe, and sometimes they are not. These bodily conditions are acquired due to the conditioned soul's mental speculation. He uses his mind and five senses to acquire knowledge, and these bring about the different bodies and different conditions. Using the senses under the control of the external energy, māyā, the living entity suffers the miserable conditions of material existence. He is actually searching for relief, but he is generally baffled, although sometimes he is relieved after great difficulty. Struggling for existence in this way, he cannot get the shelter of pure devotees, who are like bumblebees engaged in loving service at the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu.
  • forest & sense objects, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • forest animal & nondevotee Bhārata-varṣa resident, SB 5.19.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.25

    Bhārata-varṣa offers the proper land and circumstances in which to execute devotional service, which can free one from the results of jñāna and karma. If one obtains a human body in the land of Bhārata-varṣa, with clear sensory organs with which to execute the saṅkīrtana-yajña, but in spite of this opportunity he does not take to devotional service, he is certainly like liberated forest animals and birds that are careless and are therefore again bound by a hunter.
  • forest animals & family members, SB 5.14.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.3

    My dear King, family members in this material world go under the names of wife and children, but actually they behave like tigers and jackals. A herdsman tries to protect his sheep to the best of his ability, but the tigers and foxes take them away by force. Similarly, although a miserly man wants to guard his money very carefully, his family members take away all his assets forcibly, even though he is very vigilant.
  • forest animals & material world’s inhabitants, SB 5.2.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.7

    The Prince mistakenly addressed the Apsarā: O best of saintly persons, who are you? Why are you on this hill, and what do you want to do? Are you one of the illusory potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? You seem to be carrying two bows without strings, What is the reason you carry these bows? Is it for some purpose of your own or for the sake of a friend? Perhaps you carry them to kill the mad animals in this forest.
  • forest atmosphere & peaceful family life, SB 4.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.19

    In such an atmosphere even the animals of the forest became nonviolent and nonenvious like great sages. Consequently, the animals did not attack anyone. Over and above everything was the cooing of the cuckoos. Any passenger passing along that path was invited by that atmosphere to take rest in that nice garden.
  • forest birds & bogus sādhus, SB 5.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.16

    Sometimes the living entity in the forest of material existence takes shelter of creepers and desires to hear the chirping of the birds in those creepers. Being afraid of roaring lions in the forest, he makes friends with cranes, herons and vultures.
  • forest fire & death, SB 4.28.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.14

    As a serpent living within the cavity of a tree wishes to leave when there is a forest fire, so the city's police superintendent, the snake, wished to leave the city due to the fire's severe heat.
  • forest fire & family life, SB 5.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.6

    Sometimes the conditioned soul jumps into a shallow river, or being short of food grains, he goes to beg food from people who are not at all charitable. Sometimes he suffers from the burning heat of household life, which is like a forest fire, and sometimes he becomes sad to have his wealth, which is as dear as life, plundered by kings in the name of heavy income taxes.
    , SB 5.14.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.15

    In this world, family life is exactly like a blazing fire in the forest. There is not the least happiness, and gradually one becomes more and more implicated in unhappiness. In household life, there is nothing favorable for perpetual happiness. Being implicated in home life, the conditioned soul is burned by the fire of lamentation. Sometimes he condemns himself as being very unfortunate, and sometimes he claims that he suffers because he performed no pious activities in his previous life.
  • forest fire & material world, SB 5.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.6

    Sometimes the conditioned soul jumps into a shallow river, or being short of food grains, he goes to beg food from people who are not at all charitable. Sometimes he suffers from the burning heat of household life, which is like a forest fire, and sometimes he becomes sad to have his wealth, which is as dear as life, plundered by kings in the name of heavy income taxes.
    , SB 5.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.13

    Sometimes, to mitigate distresses in this forest of the material world, the conditioned soul receives cheap blessings from atheists. He then loses all intelligence in their association. This is exactly like jumping in a shallow river. As a result one simply breaks his head. He is not able to mitigate his sufferings from the heat, and in both ways he suffers. The misguided conditioned soul also approaches so-called sādhus and svāmīs who preach against the principles of the Vedas. He does not receive benefit from them, either in the present or in the future.
    , SB 5.14.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.15

    In this world, family life is exactly like a blazing fire in the forest. There is not the least happiness, and gradually one becomes more and more implicated in unhappiness. In household life, there is nothing favorable for perpetual happiness. Being implicated in home life, the conditioned soul is burned by the fire of lamentation. Sometimes he condemns himself as being very unfortunate, and sometimes he claims that he suffers because he performed no pious activities in his previous life.
  • forest fire & world, SB 1.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.2

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the maintainer of the world, became pleased after reestablishing Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira in his own kingdom and after restoring the Kuru dynasty, which had been exhausted by the bamboo fire of anger.
  • forest plunderers & wife and children, SB 5.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.2

    O King Rahūgaṇa, in this forest of material existence there are six very powerful plunderers. When the conditioned soul enters the forest to acquire some material gain, the six plunderers misguide him. Thus the conditioned merchant does not know how to spend his money, and it is taken away by these plunderers. Like tigers, jackals and other ferocious animals in a forest that are ready to take away a lamb from the custody of its protector, the wife and children enter the heart of the merchant and plunder him in so many ways.
  • fort & universe, SB 5.23.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.23.3

    When bulls are yoked together and tied to a central post to thresh rice, they tread around that pivot without deviating from their proper positions—one bull being closest to the post, another in the middle, and a third on the outside. Similarly, all the planets and all the hundreds and thousands of stars revolve around the polestar, the planet of Mahārāja Dhruva, in their respective orbits, some higher and some lower. Fastened by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the machine of material nature according to the results of their fruitive acts, they are driven around the polestar by the wind and will continue to be so until the end of creation. These planets float in the air within the vast sky, just as clouds with hundreds of tons of water float in the air or as the great śyena eagles, due to the results of past activities, fly high in the sky and have no chance of falling to the ground.
  • fortress & body, SB 3.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.20

    As a fort commander very easily conquers invading plunderers, by taking shelter of a wife one can conquer the senses, which are unconquerable in the other social orders.
  • foxes & women, SB 9.14.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.36

    Urvaśī said: My dear King, you are a man, a hero. Don't be impatient and give up your life. Be sober and don't allow the senses to overcome you like foxes. Don't let the foxes eat you. In other words, you should not be controlled by your senses. Rather, you should know that the heart of a woman is like that of a fox. There is no use making friendship with women.
  • fragrant flower & famous man, SB 5.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.16

    There is a famous verse about King Viraja. "Because of his high qualities and wide fame, King Viraja became the jewel of the dynasty of King Priyavrata, just as Lord Viṣṇu, by His transcendental potency, decorates and blesses the demigods."
  • frog & fool, SB 2.10.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.42

    He, the Personality of Godhead, as the maintainer of all in the universe, appears in different incarnations after establishing the creation, and thus He reclaims all kinds of conditioned souls amongst the humans, the nonhumans and the demigods.
  • frog & scientists, SB 2.5.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.10

    Whatever you have spoken about me is not false because unless and until one is aware of the Personality of Godhead, who is the ultimate truth beyond me, one is sure to be illusioned by observing my powerful activities.
  • frog & speculation, SB 3.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.10

    The Supreme Lord is the Supersoul of all the demigods entrusted with the task of constructing the cosmic manifestation. Being thus prayed to [by the demigods], He thought to Himself and thus manifested the gigantic form for their understanding.
    , SB 3.6.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.35

    O Vidura, who can estimate or measure the transcendental time, work and potency of the gigantic form manifested by the internal potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead?
    , SB 3.6.38-40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.38

    O my son, the original poet, Brahmā, after mature meditation for one thousand celestial years, could know only that the glories of the Supreme Soul are inconceivable.
  • frog croaking & mundane talk, SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.20

    One who has not listened to the messages about the prowess and marvelous acts of the Personality of Godhead and has not sung or chanted loudly the worthy songs about the Lord is to be considered to possess earholes like the holes of snakes and a tongue like the tongue of a frog.
  • frog’s umbrella & Govardhana Hill, SB 2.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.32

    When the cowherd men of Vṛndāvana, under instruction of Kṛṣṇa, stopped offering sacrifice to the heavenly King, Indra, the whole tract of land known as Vraja was threatened with being washed away by constant heavy rains for seven days. Lord Kṛṣṇa, out of His causeless mercy upon the inhabitants of Vraja, held up the hill known as Govardhana with one hand only, although He was only seven years old. He did this to protect the animals from the onslaught of water.
  • fruit, ripened, & spiritual knowledge, SB 2.7.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.51

    O Nārada, this science of God, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, was spoken to me in summary by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it was spoken as the accumulation of His diverse potencies. Please expand this science yourself.
  • fruits of poisonous tree & wealth used for sense gratification, SB 5.14.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.12

    Due to his pious activities in previous lives, the conditioned soul attains material facilities in this life, but when they are finished, he takes shelter of wealth and riches, which cannot help him in this life or the next. Because of this, he approaches the living dead who possess these things. Such people are compared to impure trees, creepers and poisonous wells.

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  • gambling match & Vṛtrāsura-Indra battle, SB 6.12.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.17

    O my enemy, consider this battle a gambling match in which our lives are the stakes, the arrows are the dice, and the animals acting as carriers are the game board. No one can understand who will be defeated and who will be victorious. It all depends on providence.
  • Ganges & kṛṣṇa-kathā, SB 2.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, your question is glorious because it is very beneficial to all kinds of people. The answer to this question is the prime subject matter for hearing, and it is approved by all transcendentalists.
  • Ganges & devotees, SB 1.10.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.30

    All these women auspiciously glorified their lives despite their being without individuality and without purity. Their husband, the lotus-eyed Personality of Godhead, never left them alone at home. He always pleased their hearts by making valuable presentations.
  • Ganges & Lord, SB 3.5.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.38

    The controlling deities of all the above-mentioned physical elements are empowered expansions of Lord Viṣṇu. They are embodied by eternal time under the external energy, and they are His parts and parcels. Because they were entrusted with different functions of universal duties and were unable to perform them, they offered fascinating prayers to the Lord as follows.
  • Ganges & topics of Lord’s activities, SB 5.19.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.24

    An intelligent person does not take interest in a place, even in the topmost planetary system, if the pure Ganges of topics concerning the Supreme Lord's activities does not flow there, if there are not devotees engaged in service on the banks of such a river of piety, or if there are no festivals of saṅkīrtana-yajña to satisfy the Lord [especially since saṅkīrtana-yajña is recommended in this age].
  • Ganges bath & hearing Lord’s pastimes, SB 3.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.5

    Śaunaka inquired about the conversation between Vidura and Maitreya: There must have been many narrations of the spotless pastimes of the Lord. The hearing of such narrations is exactly like bathing in the water of the Ganges, for it can free one from all sinful reactions.
  • Ganges River & Bhagavad-gītā, SB 3.32.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.28

    Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.
  • Ganges River & spiritual master, SB 10.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.20

    One who does not understand the constitutional position of the body and the soul [ātmā] becomes too attached to the bodily concept of life. Consequently, because of attachment to the body and its by-products, he feels affected by union with and separation from his family, society and nation. As long as this continues, one continues his material life. [Otherwise, one is liberated.]
  • Ganges water & Kṛṣṇa consciousness, SB 4.21.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.31

    By the inclination to serve the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, suffering humanity can immediately cleanse the dirt which has accumulated in their minds during innumerable births. Like the Ganges water, which emanates from the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord, such a process immediately cleanses the mind, and thus spiritual or Kṛṣṇa consciousness gradually increases.
  • Ganges water & Lord, SB 8.20.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.21

    The unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had assumed the form of Vāmana, then began increasing in size, acting in terms of the material energy, until everything in the universe was within His body, including the earth, the planetary systems, the sky, the directions, the various holes in the universe, the seas, the oceans, the birds, beasts, human beings, the demigods and the great saintly persons.
  • garden & devotional service, SB 5.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.5

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: What you have said is correct. The glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is praised in eloquent, transcendental verses by such exalted personalities as Brahmā, are very pleasing to great devotees and liberated persons. One who is attached to the nectarean honey of the Lord's lotus feet, and whose mind is always absorbed in His glories, may sometimes be checked by some impediment, but he still never gives up the exalted position he has acquired.
  • gardener & Brahmā, SB 2.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.11

    I create after the Lord's creation by His personal effulgence [known as the //brahmajyoti//], just as when the sun manifests its fire, the moon, the firmament, the influential planets and the twinkling stars also manifest their brightness.
  • garments & bodies, SB 2.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.15

    At the last stage of one's life, one should be bold enough not to be afraid of death. But one must cut off all attachment to the material body and everything pertaining to it and all desires thereof.
  • garments, soul, & body, SB 9.1.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.33

    Since that time, no male had entered that forest. But now King Sudyumna, having been transformed into a female, began to walk with his associates from one forest to another.
  • Garuḍa’s nectar & Kṛṣṇa’s Rukmiṇī, SB 3.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.3.3

    Attracted by the beauty and fortune of Rukmiṇī, the daughter of King Bhīṣmaka, many great princes and kings assembled to marry her. But Lord Kṛṣṇa, stepping over the other hopeful candidates, carried her away as His own share, as Garuḍa carried away nectar.
  • gates of city & gates of body (sense organs), SB 4.25.46-53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.46

    My dear King, of the nine doors, five led toward the eastern side, one led toward the northern side, one led toward the southern side, and two led toward the western side. I shall try to give the names of these different doors.
    , SB 4.28.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.4

    When Kālakanyā, daughter of Time, attacked the body, the dangerous soldiers of the King of the Yavanas entered the city through different gates. They then began to give severe trouble to all the citizens.
    , SB 4.28.56-57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.56

    In that city [the material body] there are five gardens, nine gates, one protector, three apartments, six families, five stores, five material elements, and one woman who is lord of the house.
    , SB 4.29.7-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.7

    The eleventh attendant, who is the commander of the others, is known as the mind. He is the leader of the senses both in the acquisition of knowledge and in the performance of work. The Pañcāla kingdom is that atmosphere in which the five sense objects are enjoyed. Within that Pañcāla kingdom is the city of the body, which has nine gates.
  • gem & Jaḍa Bharata, SB 5.9.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.9-10

    Degraded men are actually no better than animals. The only difference is that animals have four legs and such men have only two. These two-legged, animalistic men used to call Jaḍa Bharata mad, dull, deaf and dumb. They mistreated him, and Jaḍa Bharata behaved for them like a madman who was deaf, blind or dull. He did not protest or try to convince them that he was not so. If others wanted him to do something, he acted according to their desires. Whatever food he could acquire by begging or by wages, and whatever came of its own accord—be it a small quantity, palatable, stale or tasteless—he would accept and eat. He never ate anything for sense gratification because he was already liberated from the bodily conception, which induces one to accept palatable or unpalatable food. He was full in the transcendental consciousness of devotional service, and therefore he was unaffected by the dualities arising from the bodily conception. Actually his body was as strong as a bull's, and his limbs were very muscular. He didn't care for winter or summer, wind or rain, and he never covered his body at any time. He lay on the ground, and never smeared oil on his body or took a bath. Because his body was dirty, his spiritual effulgence and knowledge were covered, just as the splendor of a valuable gem is covered by dirt. He only wore a dirty loincloth and his sacred thread, which was blackish. Understanding that he was born in a brāhmaṇa family, people would call him a brahma-bandhu and other names. Being thus insulted and neglected by materialistic people, he wandered here and there.
  • gem (unpolished) & Kardama, SB 3.21.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.45-47

    Entering that most sacred spot with his daughter and going near the sage, the first monarch, Svāyambhuva Manu, saw the sage sitting in his hermitage, having just propitiated the sacred fire by pouring oblations into it. His body shone most brilliantly; though he had engaged in austere penance for a long time, he was not emaciated, for the Lord had cast His affectionate sidelong glance upon him and he had also heard the nectar flowing from the moonlike words of the Lord. The sage was tall, his eyes were large, like the petals of a lotus, and he had matted locks on his head. He was clad in rags. Svāyambhuva Manu approached and saw him to be somewhat soiled, like an unpolished gem.
  • gems & Lord’s toenails, SB 5.25.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.4

    The pink, transparent toenails on the Lord's lotus feet are exactly like valuable gems polished to a mirror finish. When the unalloyed devotees and the leaders of the snakes offer their obeisances to Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa with great devotion, they become very joyful upon seeing their own beautiful faces reflected in His toenails. Their cheeks are decorated with glittering earrings, and the beauty of their faces is extremely pleasing to see.
  • geologist & transcendentalist, SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.21

    An expert geologist can understand where there is gold and by various processes can extract it from the gold ore. Similarly, a spiritually advanced person can understand how the spiritual particle exists within the body, and thus by cultivating spiritual knowledge he can attain perfection in spiritual life. However, as one who is not expert cannot understand where there is gold, a foolish person who has not cultivated spiritual knowledge cannot understand how the spirit exists within the body.
    , SB 7.7.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.23

    There are two kinds of bodies for every individual soul—a gross body made of five gross elements and a subtle body made of three subtle elements. Within these bodies, however, is the spirit soul. One must find the soul by analysis, saying, "This is not it. This is not it." Thus one must separate spirit from matter.
  • ghee & sin, SB 7.11.33-34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.33-34

    My dear King, if an agricultural field is cultivated again and again, the power of its production decreases, and whatever seeds are sown there are lost. Just as drops of ghee on a fire never extinguish the fire but a flood of ghee will, similarly, overindulgence in lusty desires mitigates such desires entirely.
  • ghost & conditioned soul, SB 4.29.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.29

    Covered by the mode of ignorance in material nature, the living entity is sometimes a male, sometimes a female, sometimes a eunuch, sometimes a human being, sometimes a demigod, sometimes a bird, an animal, and so on. In this way he is wandering within the material world. His acceptance of different types of bodies is brought about by his activities under the influence of the modes of nature.
  • ghost & lust, SB 9.19.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.5-6

    When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
  • ghosts & gold, SB 5.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.3

    In this forest there are dense bowers composed of thickets of bushes, grass and creepers. In these bowers the conditioned soul is always disturbed by cruelly biting mosquitoes [envious people]. Sometimes he sees an imaginary palace in the forest, and sometimes he is bewildered by seeing a fleeting fiend or ghost, which appears like a meteor in the sky.
  • girl friends (of Purañjanī) & sense gratification, SB 4.25.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.27

    My dear lotus-eyed, who are those eleven strong bodyguards with you, and who are those ten specific servants? Who are those women following the ten servants, and who is the snake that is preceding you?
    , SB 4.25.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.35

    My dear gentleman, all these men and women with me are known as my friends, and the snake, who always remains awake, protects this city even during my sleeping hours. So much I know. I do not know anything beyond this.
    , SB 4.29.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.6

    The five working senses and the five senses that acquire knowledge are all male friends of Purañjanī. The living entity is assisted by these senses in acquiring knowledge and engaging in activity. The engagements of the senses are known as girl friends, and the serpent, which was described as having five heads, is the life air acting within the five circulatory processes.
  • glowworm & Citraketu, SB 6.14.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.46

    When the maidservant approached the child, who was lying down, she saw that his eyes were turned upward. There were no signs of life, all his senses having stopped, and she could understand that the child was dead. Seeing this, she immediately cried, "Now I am doomed," and fell to the ground.
  • glowworm’s light & inferior’s power, SB 10.13.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.45

    As the darkness of snow on a dark night and the light of a glowworm in the light of day have no value, the mystic power of an inferior person who tries to use it against a person of great power is unable to accomplish anything; instead, the power of that inferior person is diminished.
  • goats & materialists, SB 9.19.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.5-6

    When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
    , SB 9.19.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.10

    The she-goat went to the residence of a brāhmaṇa who was the maintainer of another she-goat, and that brāhmaṇa angrily cut off the he-goat's dangling testicles. But at the he-goat's request, the brāhmaṇa later rejoined them by the power of mystic yoga.
  • goat’s neck nipples & material nature, SB 3.26.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.17

    My dear mother, O daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, the time factor, as I have explained, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, from whom the creation begins as a result of the agitation of the neutral, unmanifested nature.
  • goat’s neck-bags & creation, SB 1.3.2plugin-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.
  • goat’s nipples & material energy, SB 2.10.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.45

    There is no direct engineering by the Lord for the creation and destruction of the material world. What is described in the Vedas about His direct interference is simply to counteract the idea that material nature is the creator.
  • gold & brāhmaṇa, SB 5.24.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.17

    The next planet below Atala is Vitala, wherein Lord Śiva, who is known as the master of gold mines, lives with his personal associates, the ghosts and similar living entities. Lord Śiva, as the progenitor, engages in sex with Bhavānī, the progenitress, to produce living entities, and from the mixture of their vital fluid the river named Hāṭakī is generated. When fire, being made to blaze by the wind, drinks of this river and then sizzles and spits it out, it produces gold called Hāṭaka. The demons who live on that planet with their wives decorate themselves with various ornaments made from that gold, and thus they live there very happily.
  • gold & identity, SB 3.14.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.46

    In order to follow in his footsteps, saintly persons will try to emulate his character by practicing freedom from animosity, just as the purifying processes rectify gold of inferior quality.
  • gold and silver & living entities, SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.48

    One who wants to be free of material entanglement should take to the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and give up the contamination of ignorance, involving pious and impious activities. Thus one regains his original identity, just as a block of gold or silver sheds all dirt and becomes purified when treated with fire. May that inexhaustible Supreme Personality of Godhead become our spiritual master, for He is the original spiritual master of all other spiritual masters.
  • gold mine & Lord, SB 1.1.1plugin-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.
    , SB 8.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.8

    My dear Lord, Your Lordship alone is the cause and the effect. Therefore, although You appear to be two, You are the absolute one. As there is no difference between the gold of a golden ornament and the gold in a mine, there is no difference between cause and effect; both of them are the same. Only because of ignorance do people concoct differences and dualities. You are free from material contamination, and since the entire cosmos is caused by You and cannot exist without You, it is an effect of Your transcendental qualities. Thus the conception that Brahman is true and the world false cannot be maintained.
  • gold mountain dream & material desire, SB 2.9.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.2

    The illusioned living entity appears in so many forms offered by the external energy of the Lord. While enjoying in the modes of material nature, the encaged living entity misconceives, thinking in terms of "I" and "mine."
  • gold ornaments & Creation, SB 8.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.8

    My dear Lord, Your Lordship alone is the cause and the effect. Therefore, although You appear to be two, You are the absolute one. As there is no difference between the gold of a golden ornament and the gold in a mine, there is no difference between cause and effect; both of them are the same. Only because of ignorance do people concoct differences and dualities. You are free from material contamination, and since the entire cosmos is caused by You and cannot exist without You, it is an effect of Your transcendental qualities. Thus the conception that Brahman is true and the world false cannot be maintained.
  • gold reserve & Lord, SB 2.6.13-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.13-16

    Beginning from me [Brahmā] down to you and Bhava [Śiva], all the great sages who were born before you, the demigods, the demons, the Nāgas, the human beings, the birds, the beasts, as well as the reptiles, etc., and all phenomenal manifestations of the universes, namely the planets, stars, asteroids, luminaries, lightning, thunder, and the inhabitants of the different planetary systems, namely the Gandharvas, Apsarās, Yakṣas, Rakṣas, Bhūtagaṇas, Uragas, Paśus, Pitās, Siddhas, Vidyādharas, Cāraṇas, and all other different varieties of living entities, including the birds, beasts, trees and everything that be, are all covered by the universal form of the Lord at all times, namely past, present and future, although He is transcendental to all of them, eternally existing in a form not exceeding nine inches.
  • gold transaction & transmigration of soul, SB 6.16.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.6

    Just as gold and other commodities are continually transferred from one place to another in due course of purchase and sale, so the living entity, as a result of his fruitive activities, wanders throughout the entire universe, being injected into various bodies in different species of life by one kind of father after another.
  • golden oyster shell & Lord and His form, SB 3.32.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.28

    Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.
  • golden stick & Brahmā bowing down, SB 10.13.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.62

    After seeing this, Lord Brahmā hastily got down from his swan carrier, fell down like a golden rod and touched the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa with the tips of the four crowns on his heads. Offering his obeisances, he bathed the feet of Kṛṣṇa with the water of his tears of joy.
  • good man & deer, SB 5.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.16

    Bharata Mahārāja would think: Alas, the deer is now helpless. I am now very unfortunate, and my mind is like a cunning hunter, for it is always filled with cheating propensities and cruelty. The deer has put its faith in me, just as a good man who has a natural interest in good behavior forgets the misbehavior of a cunning friend and puts his faith in him. Although I have proved faithless, will this deer return and place its faith in me?
  • government & Lord, SB 2.7.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.50

    My dear son, I have now explained in brief the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is creator of the manifested worlds. Without Him, Hari, the Lord, there are no other causes of the phenomenal and noumenal existences.
    , SB 2.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.16

    Also, please describe the inner and outer space of the universe by specific divisions, as well as the character and activities of the great souls, and also the characteristics of the different classifications of the castes and orders of social life.
    , SB 2.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.33

    Brahmā, it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.
  • government & Lord, SB 4.24.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.61

    My dear Lord, You have manifold energies, and these energies are manifested in manifold forms. With such energies You have also created this cosmic manifestation, and although You maintain it as if it were permanent, You ultimately annihilate it. Although You are never disturbed by such changes and alterations, the living entities are disturbed by them, and therefore they find the cosmic manifestation to be different or separated from You. My Lord, You are always independent, and I can clearly see this fact.
  • government & Supersoul, SB 6.4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.24

    As the sense objects [form, taste, touch, smell and sound] cannot understand how the senses perceive them, so the conditioned soul, although residing in his body along with the Supersoul, cannot understand how the supreme spiritual person, the master of the material creation, directs his senses. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that Supreme Person, who is the supreme controller.
  • government licenses & Vedic injunctions, SB 4.26.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.7

    Nārada Muni continued to speak to King Prācīnabarhiṣat: My dear King, any person who works according to the directions of the Vedic scriptures does not become involved in fruitive activities.
  • government rule & Kṛṣṇa’s equal disposition, SB 6.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.23

    Although the Supreme Lord is unattached to our happiness and distress according to karma, and although no one is His enemy or favorite, He creates pious and impious activities through the agency of His material potency. Thus for the continuation of the materialistic way of life He creates happiness and distress, good fortune and bad, bondage and liberation, birth and death.
  • government’s power & Kṛṣṇa’s power, SB 10.13.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.44

    Thus because Lord Brahmā wanted to mystify the all-pervading Lord Kṛṣṇa, who can never be mystified, but who, on the contrary, mystifies the entire universe, he himself was put into bewilderment by his own mystic power.
  • grainless husks & devotionless yoga, SB 2.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.9

    The Personality of Godhead, being thus very much satisfied with the penance of Lord Brahmā, was pleased to manifest His personal abode, Vaikuṇṭha, the supreme planet above all others. This transcendental abode of the Lord is adored by all self-realized persons freed from all kinds of miseries and fear of illusory existence.
  • green bird and tree & merging, SB 3.27.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.14

    Although a devotee appears to be merged in the five material elements, the objects of material enjoyment, the material senses and material mind and intelligence, he is understood to be awake and to be freed from the false ego.
  • gṛhastha & soul, SB 7.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.42

    Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.

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  • headless vision & illusory consciousness, SB 3.7.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.10

    The living entity is in distress regarding his self-identity. He has no factual background, like a man who dreams that he sees his head cut off.
  • heart disease & lust, SB 9.19.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.13

    A person who is lusty cannot satisfy his mind even if he has enough of everything in this world, including rice, barley and other food grains, gold, animals and women. Nothing can satisfy him.
  • heat & viṣṇu-māyā, SB 10.13.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.54

    The viṣṇu-mūrtis all had eternal, unlimited forms, full of knowledge and bliss and existing beyond the influence of time. Their great glory was not even to be touched by the jñānīs engaged in studying the Upaniṣads.
  • heat & earthen pot, SB 4.8.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.36

    My dear lord, I am very impudent for not accepting your instructions, but this is not my fault. It is due to my having been born in a kṣatriya family. My stepmother, Suruci, has pierced my heart with her harsh words. Therefore your valuable instruction does not stand in my heart.
  • heat & living beings, SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • heat and light & Lord’s energy, SB 5.18.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.31

    My dear Lord, this visible cosmic manifestation is a demonstration of Your own creative energy. Since the countless varieties of forms within this cosmic manifestation are simply a display of Your external energy, this virāṭ-rūpa [universal body] is not Your real form. Except for a devotee in transcendental consciousness, no one can perceive Your actual form. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • heated iron and devotional service, SB 4.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.23

    I am always engaged in offering obeisances to Lord Vāsudeva in pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is always pure consciousness, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Vāsudeva, is revealed without any covering.
  • hell & impersonal liberation, SB 4.30.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.34

    Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman effulgence in complete liberation. For living entities who are destined to give up the body and die, association with pure devotees is the highest benediction.
  • herons & man-made gods, SB 5.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.29

    The personal weapon used by Lord Kṛṣṇa, the disc, is called hari-cakra, the disc of Hari. This cakra is the wheel of time. It expands from the beginning of the atoms up to the time of Brahmā's death, and it controls all activities. It is always revolving and spending the lives of the living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to an insignificant blade of grass. Thus one changes from infancy, to childhood, to youth and maturity, and thus one approaches the end of life. It is impossible to check this wheel of time. This wheel is very exacting because it is the personal weapon of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes the conditioned soul, fearing the approach of death, wants to worship someone who can save him from imminent danger. Yet he does not care for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose weapon is the indefatigable time factor. The conditioned soul instead takes shelter of a man-made god described in unauthorized scriptures. Such gods are like buzzards, vultures, herons and crows. Vedic scriptures do not refer to them. Imminent death is like the attack of a lion, and neither vultures, buzzards, crows nor herons can save one from such an attack. One who takes shelter of unauthorized man-made gods cannot be saved from the clutches of death.
  • high mountains & family, SB 5.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.8

    Sometimes the merchant in the forest wants to climb the hills and mountains, but due to insufficient footwear, his feet are pricked by small stone fragments and by thorns on the mountain. Being pricked by them, he becomes very aggrieved. Sometimes a person who is very attached to his family becomes overwhelmed with hunger, and due to his miserable condition he becomes furious with his family members.
  • hill & gṛhastha’s duties, SB 5.14.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.18

    In household life one is ordered to execute many yajñas and fruitive activities, especially the vivāha-yajña [the marriage ceremony for sons and daughters] and the sacred thread ceremony. These are all the duties of a gṛhastha, and they are very extensive and troublesome to execute. They are compared to a big hill over which one must cross when one is attached to material activities. A person desiring to cross over these ritualistic ceremonies certainly feels pains like the piercing of thorns and pebbles endured by one attempting to climb a hill. Thus the conditioned soul suffers unlimitedly.
  • Himalaya mountains & Parīkṣit, SB 1.12.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.22

    This child will be as strong as a lion, and as worthy a shelter as the Himalaya Mountains. He will be forbearing like the earth, and as tolerant as his parents.
  • hippy & Purañjana, SB 4.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.11

    King Purañjana began to search for a suitable place to live, and thus he traveled all over the world. Even after a great deal of traveling, he could not find a place just to his liking. Finally he became morose and disappointed.
  • hog & fool, SB 3.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.17

    Both the lowest of fools and he who is transcendental to all intelligence enjoy happiness, whereas persons between them suffer the material pangs.
  • hog & materialist, SB 3.32.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.19

    Such persons are condemned by the supreme order of the Lord. Because they are averse to the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they are compared to stool-eating hogs. They give up hearing the transcendental activities of the Lord and indulge in hearing of the abominable activities of materialistic persons.
  • hog in stool & materialist, SB 4.28.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.10

    The city of King Purañjana was overcome by the Gandharva and Yavana soldiers, and although the King had no desire to leave the city, he was circumstantially forced to do so, for it was smashed by Kālakanyā.
  • home & Lord’s feet, SB 2.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.6

    A pure devotee of the Lord whose heart has once been cleansed by the process of devotional service never relinquishes the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa, for they fully satisfy him, as a traveler is satisfied at home after a troubled journey.
    , SB 2.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.6

    A pure devotee of the Lord whose heart has once been cleansed by the process of devotional service never relinquishes the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa, for they fully satisfy him, as a traveler is satisfied at home after a troubled journey.
  • honey & Kṛṣṇa’s glories, SB 3.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.15

    O Maitreya, O friend of the distressed, the glories of the Supreme Lord can alone do good for people all over the world. Therefore, just as bees collect honey from flowers, kindly describe the essence of all topics—the topics of the Lord.
  • honey & sex enjoyment, SB 5.13.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.10

    Sometimes, in order to have a little insignificant sex enjoyment, one searches after debauched women. In this attempt, one is insulted and chastised by the women's kinsmen. This is like going to take honey from a beehive and being attacked by the bees. Sometimes, after spending lots of money, one may acquire another woman for some extra sense enjoyment. Unfortunately, the object of sense enjoyment, the woman, is taken away or kidnapped by another debauchee.
  • horns & Pūrvacitti’s breasts, SB 5.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.11

    Āgnīdhra then praised Pūrvacitti's raised breasts. He said: My dear brāhmaṇa your waist is very thin, yet with great difficulty you are carefully carrying two horns, to which my eyes have become attracted. What is filling those two beautiful horns? You seem to have spread fragrant red powder upon them, powder that is like the rising morning sun. O most fortunate one, I beg to inquire where you have gotten this fragrant powder that is perfuming my āśrama, my place of residence.
  • horses & sense organs, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • house & body, SB 7.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.42

    Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.
  • house & Lord, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.17

    [Nārada Muni had said that there is a house made of twenty-five elements. The Haryaśvas understood this analogy.] The Supreme Lord is the reservoir of the twenty-five elements, and as the Supreme Being, the conductor of cause and effect, He causes their manifestation. If one engages in temporary fruitive activities, not knowing that Supreme Person, what benefit will he derive?
  • house in sky & material world, SB 5.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.5

    Sometimes the conditioned soul in household life, being attached to material wealth and possessions, is disturbed by gadflies and mosquitoes, and sometimes locusts, birds of prey and rats give him trouble. Nonetheless, he still wanders down the path of material existence. Due to ignorance he becomes lusty and engages in fruitive activity. Because his mind is absorbed in these activities, he sees the material world as permanent, although it is temporary like a phantasmagoria, a house in the sky.
  • householder & soul, SB 7.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.42

    Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.
  • human body & universal form, SB 3.6.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.5

    As the Lord, in His plenary portion, entered into the elements of the universal creation, they transformed into the gigantic form in which all the planetary systems and all movable and immovable creations rest.
  • hunger & sex desire, SB 2.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.12

    The Lord's magnanimous pastimes and the glowing glancing of His smiling face are all indications of His extensive benedictions. One must therefore concentrate on this transcendental form of the Lord, as long as the mind can be fixed on Him by meditation.
  • hunter & sex pleasure, SB 5.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.42

    Having summarized the teachings of Jaḍa Bharata, Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, the path indicated by Jaḍa Bharata is like the path followed by Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, and ordinary kings are just like flies. Flies cannot follow the path of Garuḍa, and to date none of the great kings and victorious leaders could follow this path of devotional service, not even mentally.
  • hunter & spiritualist, SB 5.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.2

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, you have spoken correctly. However, after capturing animals, a cunning hunter does not put faith in them, for they might run away. Similarly, those who are advanced in spiritual life do not put faith in the mind. Indeed, they always remain vigilant and watch the mind's action.
  • hunter & superintendent of death, SB 4.29.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.53

    My dear King, please search out that deer who is engaged in eating grass in a very nice flower garden along with his wife. That deer is very much attached to his business, and he is enjoying the sweet singing of the bumblebees in his garden. Just try to understand his position. He is unaware that before him is a tiger, which is accustomed to living at the cost of another's flesh. Behind the deer is a hunter, who is threatening to pierce him with sharp arrows. Thus the deer's death is imminent.
  • hunting & sense gratification, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • husband & Lord, SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
  • husking paddy & speculation, SB 3.27.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.20

    Even if the great fear of bondage is avoided by mental speculation and inquiry into the fundamental principles, it may still appear again, since its cause has not ceased.
    , SB 3.29.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.1-2

    Devahūti inquired: My dear Lord, You have already very scientifically described the symptoms of the total material nature and the characteristics of the spirit according to the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy. Now I shall request You to explain the path of devotional service, which is the ultimate end of all philosophical systems.

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  • imaginary city & material world, SB 9.9.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.47

    Therefore I should now give up my attachment for things created by the external energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I should engage in thought of the Lord and should thus surrender unto Him. This material creation, having been created by the external energy of the Lord, is like an imaginary town visualized on a hill or in a forest. Every conditioned soul has a natural attraction and attachment for material things, but one must simply give up this attachment and surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • impersonalist & lone spaceman, SB 3.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.24

    I consider the demons, who are inimical toward the Lord, to be more than the devotees because while fighting with the Lord, absorbed in thoughts of enmity, they are able to see the Lord carried on the shoulder of Garuḍa, the son of Tārkṣya [Kaśyapa], and carrying the wheel weapon in His hand.
  • impregnation & creation’s cause, SB 3.26.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.17

    My dear mother, O daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, the time factor, as I have explained, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, from whom the creation begins as a result of the agitation of the neutral, unmanifested nature.
    , SB 3.26.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.19

    After the Supreme Personality of Godhead impregnates material nature with His internal potency, material nature delivers the sum total of the cosmic intelligence, which is known as Hiraṇmaya. This takes place in material nature when she is agitated by the destinations of the conditioned souls.
  • impure trees and creepers & living dead, SB 5.14.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.12

    Due to his pious activities in previous lives, the conditioned soul attains material facilities in this life, but when they are finished, he takes shelter of wealth and riches, which cannot help him in this life or the next. Because of this, he approaches the living dead who possess these things. Such people are compared to impure trees, creepers and poisonous wells.
  • insects & materialists, SB 4.29.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.10

    The two gates named Khadyotā and Āvirmukhī, which have been spoken of, are the two eyes side by side in one place. The town named Vibhrājita should be understood as form. In this way the two eyes are always engaged in seeing different kinds of forms.
  • intelligence & Purañjanī, SB 4.25.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.21

    The woman was protected on all sides by a five-hooded snake. She was very beautiful and young, and she appeared very anxious to find a suitable husband.
    , SB 4.25.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.22

    The woman's nose, teeth and forehead were all very beautiful. Her ears were equally very beautiful and were bedecked with dazzling earrings.
    , SB 4.25.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.36

    O killer of the enemy, you have somehow or other come here. This is certainly great fortune for me. I wish all auspicious things for you. You have a great desire to satisfy your senses, and all my friends and I shall try our best in all respects to fulfill your desires.
    , SB 4.27.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.2

    The Queen took her bath and dressed herself nicely with all auspicious garments and ornaments. After taking food and becoming completely satisfied, she returned to the King. Upon seeing her beautifully decorated attractive face, the King welcomed her with all devotion.
  • intelligence & woman, SB 4.26.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.25

    My dear wife, until this day I have never seen your face without tilaka decorations, nor have I seen you so morose and without luster or affection. Nor have I seen your two nice breasts wet with tears from your eyes. Nor have I ever before seen your lips, which are ordinarily as red as the bimba fruit, without their reddish hue.
  • intoxication & material aspirations, SB 2.3.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.2-7

    One who desires to be absorbed in the impersonal brahmajyoti effulgence should worship the master of the Vedas [Lord Brahmā or Bṛhaspati, the learned priest], one who desires powerful sex should worship the heavenly King, Indra, and one who desires good progeny should worship the great progenitors called the Prajāpatis. One who desires good fortune should worship Durgādevī, the superintendent of the material world. One desiring to be very powerful should worship fire, and one who aspires only after money should worship the Vasus. One should worship the Rudra incarnations of Lord Śiva if he wants to be a great hero. One who wants a large stock of grains should worship Aditi. One who desires to attain the heavenly planets should worship the sons of Aditi. One who desires a worldly kingdom should worship Viśvadeva, and one who wants to be popular with the general mass of population should worship the Sādhya demigod. One who desires a long span of life should worship the demigods known as the Aśvinī-kumāras, and a person desiring a strongly built body should worship the earth. One who desires stability in his post should worship the horizon and the earth combined. One who desires to be beautiful should worship the beautiful residents of the Gandharva planet, and one who desires a good wife should worship the Apsarās and the Urvaśī society girls of the heavenly kingdom. One who desires domination over others should worship Lord Brahmā, the head of the universe. One who desires tangible fame should worship the Personality of Godhead, and one who desires a good bank balance should worship the demigod Varuṇa. If one desires to be a greatly learned man he should worship Lord Śiva, and if one desires a good marital relation he should worship the chaste goddess Umā, the wife of Lord Śiva.
  • iron & material energy, SB 2.10.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.45

    There is no direct engineering by the Lord for the creation and destruction of the material world. What is described in the Vedas about His direct interference is simply to counteract the idea that material nature is the creator.
  • iron & matter, SB 5.18.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.38

    O Lord, You do not desire the creation, maintenance or annihilation of this material world, but You perform these activities for the conditioned souls by Your creative energy. Exactly as a piece of iron moves under the influence of a lodestone, inert matter moves when You glance over the total material energy.
  • iron rod & material energy, SB 5.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.8

    All of us on the surface of the globe are living entities in different forms. Some of us are moving and some not moving. All of us come into existence, remain for some time and are annihilated when the body is again mingled with the earth. We are all simply different transformations of the earth. Different bodies and capacities are simply transformations of the earth that exist in name only, for everything grows out of the earth and when everything is annihilated it again mingles with the earth. In other words, we are but dust, and we shall but be dust. Everyone can consider this point.
  • iron with power to burn & body with consciousness, SB 6.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.24

    As iron has the power to burn when made red-hot in the association of fire, so the body, senses, living force, mind and intelligence, although merely lumps of matter, can function in their activities when infused with a particle of consciousness by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As iron cannot burn unless heated by fire, the bodily senses cannot act unless favored by the Supreme Brahman.
  • islands & planets, SB 3.23.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.43

    After showing his wife the globe of the universe and its different arrangements, full of many wonders, the great yogī Kardama Muni returned to his own hermitage.

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  • jackals & inhospitable hosts, SB 8.16.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.7

    Homes from which guests go away without having been received even with an offering of a little water are like those holes in the field which are the homes of jackals.
  • Jarā & old age, SB 4.29.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.22

    What was described as Kālakanyā should be understood as old age. No one wants to accept old age, but Yavaneśvara [Yavana-rāja], who is death, accepts Jarā [old age] as his sister.
  • jaundice patients & nondevotees, SB 10.2.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.36

    O Lord, Your transcendental name and form are not ascertained by those who merely speculate on the path of imagination. Your name, form and attributes can be ascertained only through devotional service.
  • jaundice victims & nondevotees, SB 3.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.9

    Lord Kṛṣṇa was sent by Arjuna into the assembly as the spiritual master of the whole world, and although His words were heard by some [like Bhīṣma] as pure nectar, it was not so for the others, who were completely bereft of the last farthing of past pious works. The King [Dhṛtarāṣṭra or Duryodhana] did not take the words of Lord Kṛṣṇa very seriously.
  • jewel-hooded serpent & learned materialist, SB 9.4.70plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.70

    For a brāhmaṇa, austerity and learning are certainly auspicious, but when acquired by a person who is not gentle, such austerity and learning are most dangerous.
  • jewels & material plans, SB 4.25.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.15

    The floors of the houses in that city were made of sapphire, crystal, diamonds, pearls, emeralds and rubies. Because of the luster of the houses in the capital, the city was compared to the celestial town named Bhogavatī.
  • judge & Brahmā, SB 2.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.11

    I create after the Lord's creation by His personal effulgence [known as the //brahmajyoti//], just as when the sun manifests its fire, the moon, the firmament, the influential planets and the twinkling stars also manifest their brightness.
  • judge (impartial) & Kṛṣṇa, SB 6.16.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.11

    The Supreme Lord [ātmā], the creator of cause and effect, does not accept the happiness and distress that result from fruitive actions. He is completely independent of having to accept a material body, and because He has no material body, He is always neutral. The living entities, being part and parcel of the Lord, possess His qualities in a minute quantity. Therefore one should not be affected by lamentation.
    , SB 6.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.23

    Although the Supreme Lord is unattached to our happiness and distress according to karma, and although no one is His enemy or favorite, He creates pious and impious activities through the agency of His material potency. Thus for the continuation of the materialistic way of life He creates happiness and distress, good fortune and bad, bondage and liberation, birth and death.
  • judge’s chair & heavenly planets, SB 2.8.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.14

    Then again, kindly describe how the proportionate accumulation of the reactions resulting from the different modes of material nature act upon the desiring living being, promoting or degrading him among the different species of life, beginning from the demigods down to the most insignificant creatures.
  • judge’s son & brahma-bandhus, SB 1.7.35plugin-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.
  • jumping in shallow river & blessings from atheists, SB 5.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.13

    Sometimes, to mitigate distresses in this forest of the material world, the conditioned soul receives cheap blessings from atheists. He then loses all intelligence in their association. This is exactly like jumping in a shallow river. As a result one simply breaks his head. He is not able to mitigate his sufferings from the heat, and in both ways he suffers. The misguided conditioned soul also approaches so-called sādhus and svāmīs who preach against the principles of the Vedas. He does not receive benefit from them, either in the present or in the future.

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  • king & sannyāsīs, SB 4.30.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.45

    My dear King, at the time of devastation, Lord Śiva emits fire and air from his mouth out of anger. To make the surface of the earth completely treeless, the Pracetās also emitted fire and air from their mouths.
  • king & devotees, SB 4.30.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.45

    My dear King, at the time of devastation, Lord Śiva emits fire and air from his mouth out of anger. To make the surface of the earth completely treeless, the Pracetās also emitted fire and air from their mouths.
  • king & Lord, SB 2.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.15

    The Vedic literatures are made by and are meant for the Supreme Lord, the demigods are also meant for serving the Lord as parts of His body, the different planets are also meant for the sake of the Lord, and different sacrifices are performed just to please Him.
    , SB 2.9.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.15

    Lord Brahmā saw in the Vaikuṇṭha planets the Personality of Godhead, who is the Lord of the entire devotee community, the Lord of the goddess of fortune, the Lord of all sacrifices, and the Lord of the universe, and who is served by the foremost servitors like Nanda, Sunanda, Prabala and Arhaṇa, His immediate associates.
    , SB 2.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.33

    Brahmā, it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 2.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.16

    As the followers of a king follow their lord, similarly when the total energy is in motion, all other living entities move, and when the total energy stops endeavoring, all other living entities stop sensual activities.
    , SB 3.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.38

    The Lord continued: My dear mother, devotees who receive such transcendental opulences are never bereft of them; neither weapons nor the change of time can destroy such opulences. Because the devotees accept Me as their friend, their relative, their son, preceptor, benefactor and Supreme Deity, they cannot be deprived of their possessions at any time.
    , SB 4.30.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.6

    The Lord's face was very beautiful, and His head was decorated with a shining helmet and golden ornaments. The helmet was dazzling and was very beautifully situated on His head. The Lord had eight arms, which each held a particular weapon. The Lord was surrounded by demigods, great sages and other associates. These were all engaged in His service. Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, glorified the Lord with Vedic hymns by flapping his wings. Garuḍa appeared to be an inhabitant of the planet known as Kinnaraloka.
    , SB 4.31.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.16

    Just as the sunshine is nondifferent from the sun, the cosmic manifestation is also nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme Personality is therefore all-pervasive within this material creation. When the senses are active, they appear to be part and parcel of the body, but when the body is asleep, their activities are unmanifest. Similarly, the whole cosmic creation appears different and yet nondifferent from the Supreme Person.
    , SB 4.31.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.20

    Being completely cleansed of all material desires, the devotees are freed from all mental contamination. Thus they can always think of the Lord constantly and address Him very feelingly. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, knowing Himself to be controlled by His devotees, does not leave them for a second, just as the sky overhead never becomes invisible.
  • king & sense controller, SB 5.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.18

    One who is situated in household life and who systematically conquers his mind and five sense organs is like a king in his fortress who conquers his powerful enemies. After one has been trained in household life and his lusty desires have decreased, he can move anywhere without danger.
  • king’s commander & mind, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • king’s commanders & senses, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • king’s government & Lord’s creation, SB 10.3.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.15-17

    The mahat-tattva, the total material energy, is undivided, but because of the material modes of nature, it appears to separate into earth, water, fire, air and ether. Because of the living energy [jīva-bhūta], these separated energies combine to make the cosmic manifestation visible, but in fact, before the creation of the cosmos, the total energy is already present. Therefore, the total material energy never actually enters the creation. Similarly, although You are perceived by our senses because of Your presence, You cannot be perceived by the senses, nor experienced by the mind or words [avāṅ-mānasa-gocara]. With our senses we can perceive some things, but not everything; for example, we can use our eyes to see, but not to taste. Consequently, You are beyond perception by the senses. Although in touch with the modes of material nature, You are unaffected by them. You are the prime factor in everything, the all-pervading, undivided Supersoul. For You, therefore, there is no external or internal. You never entered the womb of Devakī; rather, You existed there already.
  • king’s soldiers & Lord’s abode, SB 3.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.23

    The Personality of Godhead, the master of all living entities, existed prior to the creation as one without a second. It is by His will only that creation is made possible and again everything merges in Him. This Supreme Self is symptomized by different names.
  • king’s son, orphans, devotees & karmīs, SB 1.5.19plugin-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.
  • knot within heart & sex attraction, SB 4.29.85plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.85

    The allegory of King Purañjana, described herein according to authority, was heard by me from my spiritual master, and it is full of spiritual knowledge. If one can understand the purpose of this allegory, he will certainly be relieved from the bodily conception and will clearly understand life after death. Although one may not understand what transmigration of the soul actually is, one can fully understand it by studying this narration.
  • knowledge (misused) & Devakī (imprisoned), SB 10.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.18

    Thereafter, accompanied by plenary expansions, the fully opulent Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is all-auspicious for the entire universe, was transferred from the mind of Vasudeva to the mind of Devakī. Devakī, having thus been initiated by Vasudeva, became beautiful by carrying Lord Kṛṣṇa, the original consciousness for everyone, the cause of all causes, within the core of her heart, just as the east becomes beautiful by carrying the rising moon.
    , SB 10.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.19

    Devakī then kept within herself the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, the foundation of the entire cosmos, but because she was under arrest in the house of Kaṁsa, she was like the flames of a fire covered by the walls of a pot, or like a person who has knowledge but cannot distribute it to the world for the benefit of human society.
  • Kālakanyā & old age, SB 4.27.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.27

    After hearing the statement of Kālakanyā, daughter of Time, the King of the Yavanas began to smile and devise a means for executing his confidential duty on behalf of providence. He then addressed Kālakanyā as follows.
    , SB 4.29.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.22

    What was described as Kālakanyā should be understood as old age. No one wants to accept old age, but Yavaneśvara [Yavana-rāja], who is death, accepts Jarā [old age] as his sister.
  • Kṛṣṇa & covered flame, SB 3.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.26

    Thereafter, His father, being afraid of Kaṁsa, brought Him to the cow pastures of Mahārāja Nanda, and there He lived for eleven years like a covered flame with His elder brother, Baladeva.
  • Kṛṣṇa’s advent & awakening Kṛṣṇa consciousness, SB 10.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.8

    Within the womb of Devakī is My partial plenary expansion known as Saṅkarṣaṇa or Śeṣa. Without difficulty, transfer Him into the womb of Rohiṇī.

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  • lake & Bharata’s heart, SB 5.7.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.12

    That most exalted devotee, Mahārāja Bharata, in this way engaged constantly in the devotional service of the Lord. Naturally his love for Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, increased more and more and melted his heart. Consequently he gradually lost all attachment for regulative duties. The hairs of his body stood on end, and all the ecstatic bodily symptoms were manifest. Tears flowed from his eyes, so much so that he could not see anything. Thus he constantly meditated on the reddish lotus feet of the Lord. At that time, his heart, which was like a lake, was filled with the water of ecstatic love. When his mind was immersed in that lake, he even forgot the regulative service to the Lord.
  • lake & Pūrvacitti’s face, SB 5.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.13

    My dear friend, what do you eat to maintain your body? Because you are chewing betel, a pleasing scent is emanating from your mouth. This proves that you always eat the remnants of food offered to Viṣṇu. Indeed, you must also be an expansion of Lord Viṣṇu's body. Your face is as beautiful as a pleasing lake. Your jeweled earrings resemble two brilliant sharks with unblinking eyes like those of Viṣṇu, and your own eyes resemble two restless fish. Simultaneously, therefore, two sharks and two restless fish are swimming in the lake of your face. Besides them, the white rows of your teeth seem like rows of very beautiful swans in the water, and your scattered hair resembles swarms of bumblebees following the beauty of your face.
  • lake drying up & Kṛṣṇa consciousness disappearing, SB 4.22.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.30

    When one's mind and senses are attracted to sense objects for enjoyment, the mind becomes agitated. As a result of continually thinking of sense objects, one's real consciousness almost becomes lost, like the water in a lake that is gradually sucked up by the big grass straws on its bank.
  • lambs & money, SB 5.14.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.3

    My dear King, family members in this material world go under the names of wife and children, but actually they behave like tigers and jackals. A herdsman tries to protect his sheep to the best of his ability, but the tigers and foxes take them away by force. Similarly, although a miserly man wants to guard his money very carefully, his family members take away all his assets forcibly, even though he is very vigilant.
  • lame man & India, SB 4.25.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.13

    Once, while wandering in this way, he saw on the southern side of the Himalayas, in a place named Bhārata-varṣa [India], a city that had nine gates all about and was characterized by all auspicious facilities.
  • lamp & mind, SB 5.11.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.11.8

    When the living entity's mind becomes absorbed in the sense gratification of the material world, it brings about his conditioned life and suffering within the material situation. However, when the mind becomes unattached to material enjoyment, it becomes the cause of liberation. When the flame in a lamp burns the wick improperly, the lamp is blackened, but when the lamp is filled with ghee and is burning properly, there is bright illumination. Similarly, when the mind is absorbed in material sense gratification, it causes suffering, and when detached from material sense gratification, it brings about the original brightness of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
  • lamp flame & mind, SB 3.28.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.35

    When the mind is thus completely freed from all material contamination and detached from material objectives, it is just like the flame of a lamp. At that time the mind is actually dovetailed with that of the Supreme Lord and is experienced as one with Him because it is freed from the interactive flow of the material qualities.
  • lamps & Kṛṣṇa’s expansions, SB 2.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.10

    Kindly clear up all these doubtful inquiries, because you are not only vastly learned in the Vedic literatures and self-realized in transcendence, but are also a great devotee of the Lord and are therefore as good as the Personality of Godhead.
  • land “moving” & soul’s transmigration, SB 7.2.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.23

    Because of the movements of the water, the trees on the bank of a river, when reflected on the water, seem to move. Similarly, when the eyes move because of some mental derangement, the land appears to move also.
  • lawyer & brāhmaṇa, SB 2.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.27

    In that planet of Satyaloka, there is neither bereavement, nor old age nor death. There is no pain of any kind, and therefore there are no anxieties, save that sometimes, due to consciousness, there is a feeling of compassion for those unaware of the process of devotional service, who are subjected to unsurpassable miseries in the material world.
  • lawyers & authorities, SB 2.10.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.51

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī explained: I shall now explain to you the very subjects explained by the great sage in answer to King Parīkṣit's inquiries. Please hear them attentively.
  • leprosy & offense, SB 3.16.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.5

    A wrong act committed by a servant leads people in general to blame his master, just as a spot of white leprosy on any part of the body pollutes all of the skin.
  • liberated soul & Rāma, SB 9.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.8

    Carrying out the order of His father, who was bound by a promise to his wife, Lord Rāmacandra left behind His kingdom, opulence, friends, well-wishers, residence and everything else, just as a liberated soul gives up his life, and went to the forest with Sītā.
  • licenses from government & Vedic injunctions, SB 4.26.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.7

    Nārada Muni continued to speak to King Prācīnabarhiṣat: My dear King, any person who works according to the directions of the Vedic scriptures does not become involved in fruitive activities.
  • light & Lord, SB 2.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.47

    What is realized as the Absolute Brahman is full of unlimited bliss without grief. That is certainly the ultimate phase of the supreme enjoyer, the Personality of Godhead. He is eternally void of all disturbances and fearless. He is complete consciousness as opposed to matter. Uncontaminated and without distinctions, He is the principle primeval cause of all causes and effects, in whom there is no sacrifice for fruitive activities and in whom the illusory energy does not stand.
    , SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • light bulbs & incarnations of God, SB 1.3.28plugin-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.
  • light to darkness & Lord to māyā, SB 2.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.45

    In succession, O King, the great sage Nārada instructed Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam unto the unlimitedly powerful Vyāsadeva, who meditated in devotional service upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, on the bank of the River Sarasvatī.
  • limbs & living beings, SB 2.3.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.10

    A person who has broader intelligence, whether he be full of all material desire, without any material desire, or desiring liberation, must by all means worship the supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead.
  • lion & death, SB 5.13.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.16

    Sometimes the living entity in the forest of material existence takes shelter of creepers and desires to hear the chirping of the birds in those creepers. Being afraid of roaring lions in the forest, he makes friends with cranes, herons and vultures.
    , SB 5.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.29

    The personal weapon used by Lord Kṛṣṇa, the disc, is called hari-cakra, the disc of Hari. This cakra is the wheel of time. It expands from the beginning of the atoms up to the time of Brahmā's death, and it controls all activities. It is always revolving and spending the lives of the living entities, from Lord Brahmā down to an insignificant blade of grass. Thus one changes from infancy, to childhood, to youth and maturity, and thus one approaches the end of life. It is impossible to check this wheel of time. This wheel is very exacting because it is the personal weapon of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes the conditioned soul, fearing the approach of death, wants to worship someone who can save him from imminent danger. Yet he does not care for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose weapon is the indefatigable time factor. The conditioned soul instead takes shelter of a man-made god described in unauthorized scriptures. Such gods are like buzzards, vultures, herons and crows. Vedic scriptures do not refer to them. Imminent death is like the attack of a lion, and neither vultures, buzzards, crows nor herons can save one from such an attack. One who takes shelter of unauthorized man-made gods cannot be saved from the clutches of death.
  • lion & Lord, SB 4.24.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.49

    The Lord has shoulders just like a lion's. Upon these shoulders are garlands, necklaces and epaulets, and all of these are always glittering. Besides these, there is the beauty of the Kaustubha-maṇi pearl, and on the dark chest of the Lord there are streaks named Śrīvatsa, which are signs of the goddess of fortune. The glittering of these streaks excels the beauty of the golden streaks on a gold-testing stone. Indeed, such beauty defeats a gold-testing stone.
  • lion & Nṛsiṁhadeva, SB 7.8.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.23

    Hiraṇyakaśipu murmured to himself, "Lord Viṣṇu, who possesses great mystic power, has made this plan to kill me, but what is the use of such an attempt? Who can fight with me?" Thinking like this and taking up his club, Hiraṇyakaśipu attacked the Lord like an elephant.
    , SB 7.8.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.30

    Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva's mouth and mane were sprinkled with drops of blood, and His fierce eyes, full of anger, were impossible to look at. Licking the edge of His mouth with His tongue, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nṛsiṁhadeva, decorated with a garland of intestines taken from Hiraṇyakaśipu's abdomen, resembled a lion that has just killed an elephant.
  • lion & Parīkṣit, SB 1.12.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.22

    This child will be as strong as a lion, and as worthy a shelter as the Himalaya Mountains. He will be forbearing like the earth, and as tolerant as his parents.
  • living entity & Purañjana, SB 4.25.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.36

    O killer of the enemy, you have somehow or other come here. This is certainly great fortune for me. I wish all auspicious things for you. You have a great desire to satisfy your senses, and all my friends and I shall try our best in all respects to fulfill your desires.
  • lodestone & Lord, SB 5.18.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.38

    O Lord, You do not desire the creation, maintenance or annihilation of this material world, but You perform these activities for the conditioned souls by Your creative energy. Exactly as a piece of iron moves under the influence of a lodestone, inert matter moves when You glance over the total material energy.
  • Lord’s wife and living entities’ mother & material nature, SB 3.26.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.9

    Devahūti said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, kindly explain the characteristics of the Supreme Person and His energies, for both of these are the causes of this manifest and unmanifest creation.
  • losing wealth & hellish punishment, SB 3.30.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.32

    Thus, by the arrangement of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the maintainer of kinsmen is put into a hellish condition to suffer for his sinful activities, like a man who has lost his wealth.
  • lotus & Lord, SB 1.11.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.2

    The white and fat-boweled conchshell, being gripped by the hand of Lord Kṛṣṇa and sounded by Him, appeared to be reddened by the touch of His transcendental lips. It seemed that a white swan was playing in the stems of red lotus flowers.
  • lotus & transcendentalist, SB 3.27.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.21

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One can get liberation by seriously discharging devotional service unto Me and thereby hearing for a long time about Me or from Me. By thus executing one's prescribed duties, there will be no reaction, and one will be freed from the contamination of matter.
  • lotus flower & devotional service, SB 2.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.9

    The Personality of Godhead, being thus very much satisfied with the penance of Lord Brahmā, was pleased to manifest His personal abode, Vaikuṇṭha, the supreme planet above all others. This transcendental abode of the Lord is adored by all self-realized persons freed from all kinds of miseries and fear of illusory existence.
  • lotus flower & Earth planet, SB 5.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.39

    My Lord, as the original boar within this universe, You fought and killed the great demon Hiraṇyakṣa. Then You lifted me [the earth] from the Garbhodaka Ocean on the end of Your tusk, exactly as a sporting elephant plucks a lotus flower from the water. I bow down before You.
  • lotus flower & Lord, SB 5.1.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.19

    Lord Brahmā continued: My dear Priyavrata, seek shelter inside the opening in the lotus of the feet of the Lord, whose navel is also like a lotus. Thus conquer the six sense organs [the mind and knowledge-acquiring senses]. Accept material enjoyment because the Lord, extraordinarily, has ordered you to do this. You will thus always be liberated from material association and be able to carry out the Lord's orders in your constitutional position.
  • lotus flower & Lord’s feet, SB 4.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.52

    My dear Lord, Your two lotus feet are so beautiful that they appear like two blossoming petals of the lotus flower which grows during the autumn season. Indeed, the nails of Your lotus feet emanate such a great effulgence that they immediately dissipate all the darkness in the heart of a conditioned soul. My dear Lord, kindly show me that form of Yours which always dissipates all kinds of darkness in the heart of a devotee. My dear Lord, You are the supreme spiritual master of everyone; therefore all conditioned souls covered with the darkness of ignorance can be enlightened by You as the spiritual master.
  • lotus flower & woman’s face, SB 6.18.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.41

    A woman's face is as attractive and beautiful as a blossoming lotus flower during autumn. Her words are very sweet, and they give pleasure to the ear, but if we study a woman's heart, we can understand it to be extremely sharp, like the blade of a razor. In these circumstances, who could understand the dealings of a woman?
  • lotus flower & Ṛṣabhadeva’s eyes, SB 5.5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.31

    Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's hands, feet and chest were very long. His shoulders, face and limbs were all very delicate and symmetrically proportioned. His mouth was beautifully decorated with His natural smile, and He appeared all the more lovely with His reddish eyes spread wide like the petals of a newly grown lotus flower covered with dew in the early morning. The irises of His eyes were so pleasing that they removed all the troubles of everyone who saw Him. His forehead, ears, neck, nose and all His other features were very beautiful. His gentle smile always made His face beautiful, so much so that He even attracted the hearts of married women. It was as though they had been pierced by arrows of Cupid. About His head was an abundance of curly, matted brown hair. His hair was disheveled because His body was dirty and not taken care of. He appeared as if He were haunted by a ghost.
  • lotus stems & Lord’s feet, SB 2.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.21

    It is the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa who gives liberation. By thinking of His lotus feet at every second, following in the footsteps of authorities, the devotee in trance can see the Absolute Truth. The learned mental speculators, however, think of Him according to their whims. May the Lord be pleased with me.
  • luminary’s reflection & soul’s covering, SB 10.1.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.43

    When the luminaries in the sky, such as the moon, the sun and the stars, are reflected in liquids like oil or water, they appear to be of different shapes—sometimes round, sometimes long, and so on—because of the movements of the wind. Similarly, when the living entity, the soul, is absorbed in materialistic thoughts, he accepts various manifestations as his own identity because of ignorance. In other words, one is bewildered by mental concoctions because of agitation from the material modes of nature.

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  • machine & body, SB 4.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.11

    King Purañjana began to search for a suitable place to live, and thus he traveled all over the world. Even after a great deal of traveling, he could not find a place just to his liking. Finally he became morose and disappointed.
  • machine & body, SB 5.17.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.24

    The illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead binds all of us conditioned souls to this material world. Therefore, without being favored by Him, persons like us cannot understand how to get out of that illusory energy. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who is the cause of creation and annihilation.
  • machine parts & living entities, SB 3.15.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.33

    In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
  • “mad elephant” offense, SB 4.26.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.24

    O hero's wife, kindly tell me if someone has offended you. I am prepared to give such a person punishment as long as he does not belong to the brāhmaṇa caste. But for the servant of Muraripu [Kṛṣṇa], I excuse no one within or beyond these three worlds. No one can freely move after offending you, for I am prepared to punish him.
  • mad elephant & offense to devotee, SB 5.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.5

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: What you have said is correct. The glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is praised in eloquent, transcendental verses by such exalted personalities as Brahmā, are very pleasing to great devotees and liberated persons. One who is attached to the nectarean honey of the Lord's lotus feet, and whose mind is always absorbed in His glories, may sometimes be checked by some impediment, but he still never gives up the exalted position he has acquired.
    , SB 5.10.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.17

    My dear sir, I am not at all afraid of the thunderbolt of King Indra, nor am I afraid of the serpentine, piercing trident of Lord Śiva. I do not care about the punishment of Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, nor am I afraid of fire, scorching sun, moon, wind, nor the weapons of Kuvera. Yet I am afraid of offending a brāhmaṇa. I am very much afraid of this.
  • mad elephant & offenses, SB 9.4.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.68

    The pure devotee is always within the core of My heart, and I am always in the heart of the pure devotee. My devotees do not know anything else but Me, and I do not know anyone else but them.
  • mad elephant & sex desire, SB 3.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.10

    In that place the beautiful Diti expressed her desire: O learned one, Cupid is taking his arrows and distressing me forcibly, as a mad elephant troubles a banana tree.
  • magician & Lord, SB 3.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.2

    Śrī Vidura said: O great brāhmaṇa, since the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the complete spiritual whole and is unchangeable, how is He connected with the material modes of nature and their activities? If this is His pastime, how do the activities of the unchangeable take place and exhibit qualities without the modes of nature?
  • magistrate & Mahā-Viṣṇu, SB 2.6.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.42

    Kāraṇārṇavaśāyī Viṣṇu is the first incarnation of the Supreme Lord, and He is the master of eternal time, space, cause and effects, mind, the elements, the material ego, the modes of nature, the senses, the universal form of the Lord, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, and the sum total of all living beings, both moving and nonmoving.
  • magnate’s son & devotee, SB 2.6.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.6

    The Lord's arms are the productive fields for the great demigods and other leaders of the living entities who protect the general mass.
  • maidservant & liberation, SB 3.25.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.33

    Bhakti, devotional service, dissolves the subtle body of the living entity without separate effort, just as fire in the stomach digests all that we eat.
    , SB 4.28.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.51

    My dear King, one brāhmaṇa, who was an old friend of King Purañjana, came to that place and began to pacify the Queen with sweet words.
  • Malayadhvaja & spiritual master, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.47

    Being now alone and a widow in that forest, the daughter of Vidarbha began to lament, incessantly shedding tears, which soaked her breasts, and crying very loudly.
  • Malayadhvaja’s daughter & bhakti-latā, SB 4.28.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.32

    The great sage named Agastya married the first-born daughter of Malayadhvaja, the avowed devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. From her one son was born, whose name was Dṛḍhacyuta, and from him another son was born, whose name was Idhmavāha.
  • Malayadhvaja’s sons & devotional processes, SB 4.28.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.30

    King Malayadhvaja fathered one daughter, who had very black eyes. He also had seven sons, who later became rulers of that tract of land known as Draviḍa. Thus there were seven kings in that land.
  • manager & mind, SB 4.29.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.7

    The eleventh attendant, who is the commander of the others, is known as the mind. He is the leader of the senses both in the acquisition of knowledge and in the performance of work. The Pañcāla kingdom is that atmosphere in which the five sense objects are enjoyed. Within that Pañcāla kingdom is the city of the body, which has nine gates.
  • manufacturer & Brahmā, SB 2.5.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.3

    My dear father, all this is known to you scientifically because whatever was created in the past, whatever will be created in the future, or whatever is being created at present, as well as everything within the universe, is within your grip, just like a walnut.
  • married man & devotee, SB 3.5.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.47

    Others, who are pacified by means of transcendental self-realization and have conquered over the modes of nature by dint of strong power and knowledge, also enter into You, but for them there is much pain, whereas the devotee simply discharges devotional service and thus feels no such pain.
  • material body & universal body, SB 3.26.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-effulgent luster the entire creation is maintained.
  • materialists & dead bodies, SB 2.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.4

    Persons devoid of ātma-tattva do not inquire into the problems of life, being too attached to the fallible soldiers like the body, children and wife. Although sufficiently experienced, they still do not see their inevitable destruction.
  • medical student & transcendentalist, SB 2.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.8

    At the end of the Dvāpara-yuga, I studied this great supplement of Vedic literature named Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is equal to all the Vedas, from my father, Śrīla Dvaipāyana Vyāsadeva.
  • medicine & chanting, SB 6.2.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.19

    If a person unaware of the effective potency of a certain medicine takes that medicine or is forced to take it, it will act even without his knowledge because its potency does not depend on the patient's understanding. Similarly, even though one does not know the value of chanting the holy name of the Lord, if one chants knowingly or unknowingly, the chanting will be very effective.
  • medicine & Jaḍa Bharata’s instructions, SB 5.12.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.12.2

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, my body is filled with dirty things, and my vision has been bitten by the serpent of pride. Due to my material conceptions, I am diseased. Your nectarean instructions are the proper medicine for one suffering from such a fever, and they are cooling waters for one scorched by the heat.
  • mental speculation & poison, SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
  • mercantile man & Ambarīṣa, SB 9.5.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.27

    Anyone who chants this narration or even thinks of this narration about the activities of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa certainly becomes a pure devotee of the Lord.
  • merchant & conditioned soul, SB 5.13.1-19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.1

    Jaḍa Bharata, who had fully realized Brahman, continued: My dear King Rahūgaṇa, the living entity wanders on the path of the material world, which is very difficult for him to traverse, and he accepts repeated birth and death. Being captivated by the material world under the influence of the three modes of material nature (sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa), the living entity can see only the three fruits of activities under the spell of material nature. These fruits are auspicious, inauspicious and mixed. He thus becomes attached to religion, economic development, sense gratification and the monistic theory of liberation (merging with the Supreme). He works very hard day and night exactly like a merchant who enters a forest to acquire some articles to sell later for profit. However, he cannot really achieve happiness within this material world.
    , SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.1

    When King Parīkṣit asked Śukadeva Gosvāmī about the direct meaning of the material forest, Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied as follows: My dear King, a man belonging to the mercantile community [vaṇik] is always interested in earning money. Sometimes he enters the forest to acquire some cheap commodities like wood and earth and sell them in the city at good prices. Similarly, the conditioned soul, being greedy, enters this material world for some material profit. Gradually he enters the deepest part of the forest, not really knowing how to get out. Having entered the material world, the pure soul becomes conditioned by the material atmosphere, which is created by the external energy under the control of Lord Viṣṇu. Thus the living entity comes under the control of the external energy, daivī māyā. Living independently and bewildered in the forest, he does not attain the association of devotees who are always engaged in the service of the Lord. Once in the bodily conception, he gets different types of bodies one after the other under the influence of material energy and impelled by the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]. In this way the conditioned soul goes sometimes to the heavenly planets, sometimes to the earthly planets and sometimes to the lower planets and lower species. Thus he suffers continuously due to different types of bodies. These sufferings and pains are sometimes mixed. Sometimes they are very severe, and sometimes they are not. These bodily conditions are acquired due to the conditioned soul's mental speculation. He uses his mind and five senses to acquire knowledge, and these bring about the different bodies and different conditions. Using the senses under the control of the external energy, māyā, the living entity suffers the miserable conditions of material existence. He is actually searching for relief, but he is generally baffled, although sometimes he is relieved after great difficulty. Struggling for existence in this way, he cannot get the shelter of pure devotees, who are like bumblebees engaged in loving service at the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu.
  • merry-go-round & material world, SB 2.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.2

    The way of presentation of the Vedic sounds is so bewildering that it directs the intelligence of the people to meaningless things like the heavenly kingdoms. The conditioned souls hover in dreams of such heavenly illusory pleasures, but actually they do not relish any tangible happiness in such places.
  • metals & modes of nature, SB 4.25.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.14

    That city was surrounded by walls and parks, and within it were towers, canals, windows and outlets. The houses there were decorated with domes made of gold, silver and iron.
  • meteor & ghost, SB 5.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.3

    In this forest there are dense bowers composed of thickets of bushes, grass and creepers. In these bowers the conditioned soul is always disturbed by cruelly biting mosquitoes [envious people]. Sometimes he sees an imaginary palace in the forest, and sometimes he is bewildered by seeing a fleeting fiend or ghost, which appears like a meteor in the sky.
  • milk & Lord Viṣṇu, SB 4.30.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.24

    Dear Lord, we offer our respectful obeisances unto You because Your existence is completely independent of all material influences. Your Lordship always takes away the devotee's miserable conditions, for Your brain plans how to do so. You live everywhere as Paramātmā; therefore You are known as Vāsudeva. You also accept Vasudeva as Your father, and You are celebrated by the name Kṛṣṇa. You are so kind that You always increase the influence of all kinds of devotees.
  • milk for serpent & instructions for foolish, SB 4.26.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.22

    My dear slender maiden, when a master chastises his servant, the servant should accept this as great mercy. One who becomes angry must be very foolish not to know that such is the duty of his friend.
  • milk preparations & material and spiritual activities, SB 4.30.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.19

    Those who are engaged in auspicious activities in devotional service certainly understand that the ultimate enjoyer or beneficiary of all activities is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus when one acts, he offers the results to the Supreme Personality of Godhead and passes life always engaged in the topics of the Lord. Even though such a person may be participating in family life, he is not affected by the results of his actions.
  • milk touched by serpent’s lips & hearing from nondevotees, SB 6.17.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.40

    Citraketu was a great devotee [mahātmā]. If one hears this history of Citraketu from a pure devotee, the listener also is freed from the conditional life of material existence.
  • millionaire & devotee, SB 6.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.3

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: O great sage, what was the reason for Indra's unhappiness? I wish to hear about this. When he killed Vṛtrāsura, all the demigods were extremely happy. Why, then, was Indra himself unhappy?
  • millionaire & devotee, SB 9.5.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.27

    Anyone who chants this narration or even thinks of this narration about the activities of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa certainly becomes a pure devotee of the Lord.
  • mirage & material enjoyment, SB 5.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.10

    The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.
  • mirage & material world, SB 2.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.6

    Thus being fixed, one must render service unto the Supersoul situated in one's own heart by His omnipotency. Because He is the Almighty Personality of Godhead, eternal and unlimited, He is the ultimate goal of life, and by worshiping Him one can end the cause of the conditioned state of existence.
    , SB 5.14.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.6

    Sometimes in this house in the sky [gandharva-pura] the conditioned soul drinks, eats and has sex. Being overly attached, he chases after the objects of the senses just as a deer chases a mirage in the desert.
  • mirage & objects of senses, SB 5.14.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.6

    Sometimes in this house in the sky [gandharva-pura] the conditioned soul drinks, eats and has sex. Being overly attached, he chases after the objects of the senses just as a deer chases a mirage in the desert.
  • mirage & sinful person, SB 5.13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.5

    Wandering in the forest of the material world, the conditioned soul sometimes hears an invisible cricket making harsh sounds, and his ears become very much aggrieved. Sometimes his heart is pained by the sounds of owls, which are just like the harsh words of his enemies. Sometimes he takes shelter of a tree that has no fruits or flowers. He approaches such a tree due to his strong appetite, and thus he suffers. He would like to acquire water, but he is simply illusioned by a mirage, and he runs after it.
  • miser & Bharata, SB 5.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.15

    If Bharata Mahārāja sometimes could not see the deer, his mind would be very agitated. He would become like a miser, who, having obtained some riches, had lost them and had then become very unhappy. When the deer was gone, he would be filled with anxiety and would lament due to separation. Thus he would become illusioned and speak as follows.
  • miser & loveless soul, SB 3.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.42

    I am the Supersoul of every individual. I am the supreme director and the dearest. People are wrongly attached to the gross and subtle bodies, but they should be attached to Me only.
  • miser & materialist, SB 5.14.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.22

    The conditioned soul is sometimes attracted to the little happiness derived from sense gratification. Thus he has illicit sex or steals another's property. At such a time he may be arrested by the government or chastised by the woman's husband or protector. Thus simply for a little material satisfaction, he falls into a hellish condition and is put into jail for rape, kidnapping, theft and so forth.
  • monkey & conditioned soul, SB 5.14.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.32

    Just as a monkey jumps from one tree to another, the conditioned soul jumps from one body to another. As the monkey is ultimately captured by the hunter and is unable to get out of captivity, the conditioned soul, being captivated by momentary sex pleasure, becomes attached to different types of bodies and is encaged in family life. Family life affords the conditioned soul a festival of momentary sex pleasure, and thus he is completely unable to get out of the material clutches.
  • monkeys & sense gratifiers, SB 5.13.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.17

    Being cheated by them, the living entity in the forest of the material world tries to give up the association of these so-called yogīs, svāmīs and incarnations and come to the association of real devotees, but due to misfortune he cannot follow the instructions of the spiritual master or advanced devotees; therefore he gives up their company and again returns to the association of monkeys who are simply interested in sense gratification and women. He derives satisfaction by associating with sense gratifiers and enjoying sex and intoxication. In this way he spoils his life simply by indulging in sex and intoxication. Looking into the faces of other sense gratifiers, he becomes forgetful and thus approaches death.
  • moon & Bali, SB 8.10.16-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.16-18

    For that battle the most celebrated commander in chief, Mahārāja Bali, son of Virocana, was seated on a wonderful airplane named Vaihāyasa. O King, this beautifully decorated airplane had been manufactured by the demon Maya and was equipped with weapons for all types of combat. It was inconceivable and indescribable. Indeed, it was sometimes visible and sometimes not. Seated in this airplane under a beautiful protective umbrella and being fanned by the best of cāmaras, Mahārāja Bali, surrounded by his captains and commanders, appeared just like the moon rising in the evening, illuminating all directions.
    , SB 8.15.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.35

    When Bali Mahārāja performed these sacrifices, he gained a great reputation in all directions, throughout the three worlds. Thus he shone in his position, like the brilliant moon in the sky.
  • moon & Brahmā, SB 5.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.8

    As Lord Brahmā descended on his carrier, the great swan, all the residents of the planets named Siddhaloka, Gandharvaloka, Sādhyaloka and Cāraṇaloka, as well as great sages and demigods flying in their different airplanes, assembled within the canopy of the sky to receive Lord Brahmā and worship him. As he received respect and adoration from the residents of the various planets, Lord Brahmā appeared just like the full moon surrounded by illuminating stars. Lord Brahmā's great swan then arrived at the border of Gandhamādana Hill and approached Prince Priyavrata, who was sitting there.
  • moon & Kardama, SB 3.23.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.38

    Though seemingly attached to his beloved consort while served by the Gandharva girls, the sage did not lose his glory, which was mastery over his self. In the aerial mansion Kardama Muni with his consort shone as charmingly as the moon in the midst of the stars in the sky, which causes rows of lilies to open in ponds at night.
  • moon & Lord, SB 3.2.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.8

    This universe with all its planets is most unfortunate. And even more unfortunate are the members of the Yadu dynasty because they could not identify Lord Hari as the Personality of Godhead, any more than the fish could identify the moon.
    , SB 3.7.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.11

    As the moon reflected on water appears to the seer to tremble due to being associated with the quality of the water, so the self associated with matter appears to be qualified as matter.
  • moon & Prahlāda, SB 8.19.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.4

    O King Bali, never in your dynasty has the low-minded King been born who upon being requested has refused charity to brāhmaṇas in holy places or a fight to kṣatriyas on a battlefield. And your dynasty is even more glorious due to the presence of Prahlāda Mahārāja, who is like the beautiful moon in the sky.
    , SB 8.22.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.12

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of the Kurus, while Bali Mahārāja was describing his fortunate position in this way, the most dear devotee of the Lord, Prahlāda Mahārāja, appeared there, like the moon rising in the nighttime.
  • moon in mirror & material happiness, SB 2.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, unless one is influenced by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no meaning to the relationship of the pure soul in pure consciousness with the material body. That relationship is just like a dreamer's seeing his own body working.
  • moon on water & soul in matter, SB 3.7.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.11

    As the moon reflected on water appears to the seer to tremble due to being associated with the quality of the water, so the self associated with matter appears to be qualified as matter.
  • moon-king & Pṛthu, SB 4.22.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.56

    Mahārāja Pṛthu became as celebrated a king as Soma-rāja, the king of the moon. He was also powerful and exacting, just like the sun-god, who distributes heat and light and at the same time exacts all the planetary waters.
  • moonlight & Viṣṇus’ smiles, SB 10.13.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.50

    Those Viṣṇu forms, by Their pure smiling, which resembled the increasing light of the moon, and by the sidelong glances of Their reddish eyes, created and protected the desires of Their own devotees, as if by the modes of passion and goodness.
  • moonrise & Lord’s advent, SB 10.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.18

    Thereafter, accompanied by plenary expansions, the fully opulent Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is all-auspicious for the entire universe, was transferred from the mind of Vasudeva to the mind of Devakī. Devakī, having thus been initiated by Vasudeva, became beautiful by carrying Lord Kṛṣṇa, the original consciousness for everyone, the cause of all causes, within the core of her heart, just as the east becomes beautiful by carrying the rising moon.
    , SB 10.3.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.7-8

    The demigods and great saintly persons showered flowers in a joyous mood, and clouds gathered in the sky and very mildly thundered, making sounds like those of the ocean's waves. Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devakī in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devakī was of the same category as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 10.3.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.7-8

    The demigods and great saintly persons showered flowers in a joyous mood, and clouds gathered in the sky and very mildly thundered, making sounds like those of the ocean's waves. Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devakī in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devakī was of the same category as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
  • moon’s waxing & Parīkṣit’s growing, SB 1.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.31

    As the moon, in its waxing fortnight, develops day after day, so the royal prince [Parīkṣit] very soon developed luxuriantly under the care and full facilities of his guardian grandfathers.
  • mosquitoes & envious people, 13-3
  • moth & living being, SB 2.2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.17

    In that transcendental state of labdhopaśānti, there is no supremacy of devastating time, which controls even the celestial demigods who are empowered to rule over mundane creatures. (And what to speak of the demigods themselves?) Nor is there the mode of material goodness, nor passion, nor ignorance, nor even the false ego, nor the material Causal Ocean, nor the material nature.
  • mother & Vedas, SB 2.6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.37

    Since neither Lord Śiva nor you nor I could ascertain the limits of spiritual happiness, how can other demigods know it? And because all of us are bewildered by the illusory external energy of the Supreme Lord, we can see only this manifested cosmos according to our individual ability.
  • mother & Lord, SB 2.2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.6

    Thus being fixed, one must render service unto the Supersoul situated in one's own heart by His omnipotency. Because He is the Almighty Personality of Godhead, eternal and unlimited, He is the ultimate goal of life, and by worshiping Him one can end the cause of the conditioned state of existence.
  • Mount Meru & Lord, SB 4.30.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.5

    The Personality of Godhead, appearing on the shoulder of Garuḍa, seemed like a cloud resting on the summit of the mountain known as Meru. The transcendental body of the Personality of Godhead was covered by attractive yellow garments, and His neck was decorated with the jewel known as Kaustubha-maṇi. The bodily effulgence of the Lord dissipated all the darkness of the universe.
  • mountain cave & disease, SB 5.13.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.18

    When the living entity becomes exactly like a monkey jumping from one branch to another, he remains in the tree of household life without any profit but sex. Thus he is kicked by his wife just like the he-ass. Unable to gain release, he remains helplessly in that position. Sometimes he falls victim to an incurable disease, which is like falling into a mountain cave. He becomes afraid of death, which is like the elephant in the back of that cave, and he remains stranded, grasping at the twigs and branches of a creeper.
  • mountain cave & fear, SB 5.14.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.33

    In this material world, when the conditioned soul forgets his relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead and does not care for Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he simply engages in different types of mischievous and sinful activities. He is then subjected to the threefold miseries, and, out of fear of the elephant of death, he falls into the darkness found in a mountain cave.
  • mustard seed & universe, SB 2.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the controller of immortality and fearlessness, and He is transcendental to death and the fruitive actions of the material world. O Nārada, O brāhmaṇa, it is therefore difficult to measure the glories of the Supreme Person.
    , SB 5.17.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.21

    Lord Śiva continued: All the great sages accept the Lord as the source of creation, maintenance and destruction, although He actually has nothing to do with these activities. Therefore the Lord is called unlimited. Although the Lord in His incarnation as Śeṣa holds all the universes on His hoods, each universe feels no heavier than a mustard seed to Him. Therefore, what person desiring perfection will not worship the Lord?
    , SB 5.25.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: This great universe, situated on one of Lord Anantadeva's thousands of hoods, appears just like a white mustard seed. It is infinitesimal compared to the hood of Lord Ananta.

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  • nature & Lord’s smile, SB 1.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.26

    The Lord's chest is the abode of the goddess of fortune. His moonlike face is the drinking vessel for eyes which hanker after all that is beautiful. His arms are the resting places for the administrative demigods. And His lotus feet are the refuge of pure devotees who never talk or sing of any subject except His Lordship.
  • navigator & spiritual master, SB 4.23.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • nectar & devotional service, SB 5.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality's special mercy.
  • nectar & hearing of Kṛṣṇa, SB 2.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.37

    Those who drink through aural reception, fully filled with the nectarean message of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the beloved of the devotees, purify the polluted aim of life known as material enjoyment and thus go back to Godhead, to the lotus feet of Him [the Personality of Godhead].
  • nimba tree & envious soul, SB 3.5.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.38

    The controlling deities of all the above-mentioned physical elements are empowered expansions of Lord Viṣṇu. They are embodied by eternal time under the external energy, and they are His parts and parcels. Because they were entrusted with different functions of universal duties and were unable to perform them, they offered fascinating prayers to the Lord as follows.
  • nipples on goat’s neck & material nature, SB 5.18.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.38

    O Lord, You do not desire the creation, maintenance or annihilation of this material world, but You perform these activities for the conditioned souls by Your creative energy. Exactly as a piece of iron moves under the influence of a lodestone, inert matter moves when You glance over the total material energy.
  • nobility & demigod’s favor, SB 6.16.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.38

    O Lord, O Supreme, unintelligent persons who thirst for sense enjoyment and who worship various demigods are no better than animals in the human form of life. Because of their animalistic propensities, they fail to worship Your Lordship, and instead they worship the insignificant demigods, who are but small sparks of Your glory. With the destruction of the entire universe, including the demigods, the benedictions received from the demigods also vanish, just like the nobility when a king is no longer in power.
  • nonpoisonous snake & devotee’s wealth, SB 3.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.6

    O my Lord, the people of the world are embarrassed by all material anxieties—they are always afraid. They always try to protect wealth, body and friends, they are filled with lamentation and unlawful desires and paraphernalia, and they avariciously base their undertakings on the perishable conceptions of "my" and "mine." As long as they do not take shelter of Your safe lotus feet, they are full of such anxieties.

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  • obstacles to chariot & life airs, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • ocean & māyā, SB 6.1.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.53

    Not a single living entity can remain unengaged even for a moment. One must act by his natural tendency according to the three modes of material nature because this natural tendency forcibly makes him work in a particular way.
  • ocean & Jaḍa Bharata’s heart, SB 5.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.24

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, O son of mother Uttarā, there were some waves of dissatisfaction in the mind of Jaḍa Bharata due to his being insulted by King Rahūgaṇa, who made him carry his palanquin, but Jaḍa Bharata neglected this, and his heart again became calm and quiet like an ocean. Although King Rahūgaṇa had insulted him, he was a great paramahaṁsa. Being a Vaiṣṇava, he was naturally very kindhearted, and he therefore told the King about the constitutional position of the soul. He then forgot the insult because King Rahūgaṇa pitifully begged pardon at his lotus feet. After this, he began to wander all over the earth, just as before.
  • ocean & Lord’s devotee, SB 3.24.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.44

    Thus he gradually became unaffected by the false ego of material identity and became free from material affection. Undisturbed, equal to everyone and without duality, he could indeed see himself also. His mind was turned inward and was perfectly calm, like an ocean unagitated by waves.
  • ocean & Lord’s knowledge, SB 10.13.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.61

    Then Lord Brahmā saw the Absolute Truth—who is one without a second, who possesses full knowledge and who is unlimited—assuming the role of a child in a family of cowherd men and standing all alone, just as before, with a morsel of food in His hand, searching everywhere for the calves and His cowherd friends.
  • ocean & material existence, SB 4.22.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.40

    The ocean of nescience is very difficult to cross because it is infested with many dangerous sharks. Although those who are nondevotees undergo severe austerities and penances to cross that ocean, we recommend that you simply take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord, which are like boats for crossing the ocean. Although the ocean is difficult to cross, by taking shelter of His lotus feet you will overcome all dangers.
    , SB 4.23.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.39

    Whoever, with great reverence and adoration, regularly reads, chants and describes the history of Mahārāja Pṛthu's activities will certainly increase unflinching faith and attraction for the lotus feet of the Lord. The Lord's lotus feet are the boat by which one can cross the ocean of nescience.
    , SB 4.24.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.20

    While traveling, the Pracetās happened to see a great reservoir of water which seemed almost as big as the ocean. The water of this lake was so calm and quiet that it seemed like the mind of a great soul, and its inhabitants, the aquatics, appeared very peaceful and happy to be under the protection of such a watery reservoir.
    , SB 4.24.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.75

    In this material world there are different types of achievement, but of all of them the achievement of knowledge is considered to be the highest because one can cross the ocean of nescience only on the boat of knowledge. Otherwise the ocean is impassable.
  • ocean & material world, SB 10.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.30

    O lotus-eyed Lord, by concentrating one's meditation on Your lotus feet, which are the reservoir of all existence, and by accepting those lotus feet as the boat by which to cross the ocean of nescience, one follows in the footsteps of mahājanas [great saints, sages and devotees]. By this simple process, one can cross the ocean of nescience as easily as one steps over the hoofprint of a calf.
    , SB 4.28.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.60

    Actually, you are not the daughter of Vidarbha, nor is this man, Malayadhvaja, your well-wishing husband. Nor were you the actual husband of Purañjanī. You were simply captivated in this body of nine gates.
  • ocean & Pṛthu, SB 4.22.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58

    Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.
  • ocean of nectar & Śukadeva’s speeches, SB 2.8.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.26

    O learned brāhmaṇa, because of my drinking the nectar of the message of the infallible Personality of Godhead, which is flowing down from the ocean of your speeches, I do not feel any sort of exhaustion due to my fasting.
  • oil-pressing machine & Sūrya’s chariot wheel, SB 5.21.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.21.13

    The chariot of the sun-god has only one wheel, which is known as Saṁvatsara. The twelve months are calculated to be its twelve spokes, the six seasons are the sections of its rim, and the three cātur-māsya periods are its three-sectioned hub. One side of the axle carrying the wheel rests upon the summit of Mount Sumeru, and the other rests upon Mānasottara Mountain. Affixed to the outer end of the axle, the wheel continuously rotates on Mānasottara Mountain like the wheel of an oil-pressing machine.
  • original lamp & Kṛṣṇa, SB 10.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.26

    The demigods prayed: O Lord, You never deviate from Your vow, which is always perfect because whatever You decide is perfectly correct and cannot be stopped by anyone. Being present in the three phases of cosmic manifestation-creation, maintenance and annihilation—You are the Supreme Truth. Indeed, unless one is completely truthful, one cannot achieve Your favor, which therefore cannot be achieved by hypocrites. You are the active principle, the real truth, in all the ingredients of creation, and therefore you are known as antaryāmī, the inner force. You are equal to everyone, and Your instructions apply for everyone, for all time. You are the beginning of all truth. Therefore, offering our obeisances, we surrender unto You. Kindly give us protection.
  • owls & enemies, SB 5.13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.5

    Wandering in the forest of the material world, the conditioned soul sometimes hears an invisible cricket making harsh sounds, and his ears become very much aggrieved. Sometimes his heart is pained by the sounds of owls, which are just like the harsh words of his enemies. Sometimes he takes shelter of a tree that has no fruits or flowers. He approaches such a tree due to his strong appetite, and thus he suffers. He would like to acquire water, but he is simply illusioned by a mirage, and he runs after it.
  • ox & father, SB 3.30.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.13

    Seeing him unable to support them, his wife and others do not treat him with the same respect as before, even as miserly farmers do not accord the same treatment to their old and worn-out oxen.

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  • paddy tillers & speculators, SB 3.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.10

    The Supreme Lord is the Supersoul of all the demigods entrusted with the task of constructing the cosmic manifestation. Being thus prayed to [by the demigods], He thought to Himself and thus manifested the gigantic form for their understanding.
  • palace & conscience, SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.11

    After this, the King, very much fatigued, hungry and thirsty, returned to his royal palace. After returning, he took a bath and had an appropriate dinner. Then he took rest and thus became freed from all restlessness.
  • pārijāta trees & Lord’s lotus feet, SB 4.30.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.32

    Dear Lord, when the bee approaches the celestial tree called the pārijāta, it certainly does not leave the tree, because there is no need for such action. Similarly, when we have approached Your lotus feet and taken shelter of them, what further benediction may we ask of You?
  • peacock plumes & eyes, SB 2.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.22

    The eyes which do not look at the symbolic representations of the Personality of Godhead Viṣṇu [His forms, name, quality, etc.] are like those printed on the plumes of the peacock, and the legs which do not move to the holy places [where the Lord is remembered] are considered to be like tree trunks.
  • pet animal & King Purañjana, SB 4.25.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.62

    In this way, King Purañjana was captivated by his nice wife and was thus cheated. Indeed, he became cheated in his whole existence in the material world. Even against that poor foolish King's desire, he remained under the control of his wife, just like a pet animal that dances according to the order of its master.
  • physician & Lord, SB 4.30.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.38

    Dear Lord, by virtue of a moment's association with Lord Śiva, who is very dear to You and who is Your most intimate friend, we were fortunate to attain You. You are the most expert physician, capable of treating the incurable disease of material existence. On account of our great fortune, we have been able to take shelter at Your lotus feet.
  • physician & pure devotee, SB 6.9.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.50

    A pure devotee who is fully accomplished in the science of devotional service will never instruct a foolish person to engage in fruitive activities for material enjoyment, not to speak of helping him in such activities. Such a devotee is like an experienced physician, who never encourages a patient to eat food injurious to his health, even if the patient desires it.
  • plunderers & senses, SB 5.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.2

    In the forest of material existence, the uncontrolled senses are like plunderers. The conditioned soul may earn some money for the advancement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, but unfortunately the uncontrolled senses plunder his money through sense gratification. The senses are plunderers because they make one spend his money unnecessarily for seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, hearing, desiring and willing. In this way the conditioned soul is obliged to gratify his senses, and thus all his money is spent. This money is actually acquired for the execution of religious principles, but it is taken away by the plundering senses.
  • poison & karma-kāṇḍa and jñāna-kāṇḍa, SB 4.25.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.11

    King Purañjana began to search for a suitable place to live, and thus he traveled all over the world. Even after a great deal of traveling, he could not find a place just to his liking. Finally he became morose and disappointed.
  • poison & fruitive activity, SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
    , SB 4.29.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.55

    My dear King, just try to understand the allegorical position of the deer. Be fully conscious of yourself, and give up the pleasure of hearing about promotion to heavenly planets by fruitive activity. Give up household life, which is full of sex, as well as stories about such things, and take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead through the mercy of the liberated souls. In this way, please give up your attraction for material existence.
  • poison & material affairs, SB 5.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.22

    Svāyambhuva Manu, with the assistance of Lord Brahmā, thus fulfilled his desires. With the permission of the great sage Nārada, he delivered to his son the governmental responsibility for maintaining and protecting all the planets of the universe. He thus achieved relief from the most dangerous, poisonous ocean of material desires.
  • poison & material desire, SB 5.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality's special mercy.
  • poison & material life, SB 4.26.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.18

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhi, as soon as King Purañjana saw his Queen lying on the ground, appearing like a mendicant, he immediately became bewildered.
  • poison & mental speculation, SB 4.29.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.55

    My dear King, just try to understand the allegorical position of the deer. Be fully conscious of yourself, and give up the pleasure of hearing about promotion to heavenly planets by fruitive activity. Give up household life, which is full of sex, as well as stories about such things, and take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead through the mercy of the liberated souls. In this way, please give up your attraction for material existence.
  • poisonous wells & living dead, SB 5.14.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.12

    Due to his pious activities in previous lives, the conditioned soul attains material facilities in this life, but when they are finished, he takes shelter of wealth and riches, which cannot help him in this life or the next. Because of this, he approaches the living dead who possess these things. Such people are compared to impure trees, creepers and poisonous wells.
  • police department & material world, SB 3.26.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.5

    Divided into varieties by her threefold modes, material nature creates the forms of the living entities, and the living entities, seeing this, are illusioned by the knowledge—covering feature of the illusory energy.
  • police superintendent & subtle body, SB 4.28.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.13

    The city's superintendent of police, the serpent, saw that the citizens were being attacked by Kālakanyā, and he became very aggrieved to see his own residence set ablaze after being attacked by the Yavanas.
  • politics (worldly) & stone boat, SB 6.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.14

    Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.
  • postbox & Deity, SB 3.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.18

    He began to travel alone, thinking only of Kṛṣṇa, through various holy places like Ayodhyā, Dvārakā and Mathurā. He traveled where the air, hill, orchard, river and lake are all pure and sinless and where the forms of the Unlimited decorate the temples. Thus he performed the pilgrim's progress.
  • pot breaking & soul merging, SB 6.10.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.11

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Dadhīci Muni, the son of Atharvā, thus resolved to give his body to the service of the demigods. He placed himself, the spirit soul, at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in this way gave up his gross material body made of five elements.
  • pot made of earth & universe’s relation with Brahman, SB 6.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.22

    As pots made completely of earth are situated on earth after being created and are transformed into earth again when broken, this cosmic manifestation is caused by the Supreme Brahman, situated in the Supreme Brahman, and annihilated in the same Supreme Brahman. Therefore, since the Supreme Lord is the cause of Brahman, let us offer Him our respectful obeisances.
  • potter & Lord, SB 4.31.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.17

    My dear Kings, sometimes in the sky there are clouds, sometimes there is darkness, and sometimes there is illumination. The appearance of all these takes place consecutively. Similarly, in the Supreme Absolute, the modes of passion, darkness and goodness appear as consecutive energies. Sometimes they appear, and sometimes they disappear.
  • potter’s wheel & cosmos, SB 10.3.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.26

    O inaugurator of the material energy, this wonderful creation works under the control of powerful time, which is divided into seconds, minutes, hours and years. This element of time, which extends for many millions of years, is but another form of Lord Viṣṇu. For Your pastimes, You act as the controller of time, but You are the reservoir of all good fortune. Let me offer my full surrender unto Your Lordship.
  • potter’s wheel & zodiac, SB 5.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.2

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī clearly answered: When a potter's wheel is moving and small ants located on that big wheel are moving with it, one can see that their motion is different from that of the wheel because they appear sometimes on one part of the wheel and sometimes on another. Similarly, the signs and constellations, with Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on their right, move with the wheel of time, and the antlike sun and other planets move with them. The sun and planets, however, are seen in different signs and constellations at different times. This indicates that their motion is different from that of the zodiac and the wheel of time itself.
  • powerhouse & Lord, SB 2.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.16

    As the followers of a king follow their lord, similarly when the total energy is in motion, all other living entities move, and when the total energy stops endeavoring, all other living entities stop sensual activities.
  • prison & material world, SB 1.2.23plugin-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.
    , SB 3.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.2

    Śrī Vidura said: O great brāhmaṇa, since the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the complete spiritual whole and is unchangeable, how is He connected with the material modes of nature and their activities? If this is His pastime, how do the activities of the unchangeable take place and exhibit qualities without the modes of nature?
    , SB 3.15.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.33

    In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
  • prison house & material world, SB 2.7.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.50

    My dear son, I have now explained in brief the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is creator of the manifested worlds. Without Him, Hari, the Lord, there are no other causes of the phenomenal and noumenal existences.
    , SB 2.10.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.37-40

    O King, know from me that all living entities are created by the Supreme Lord according to their past deeds. This includes Brahmā and his sons like Dakṣa, the periodical heads like Vaivasvata Manu, the demigods like Indra, Candra and Varuṇa, the great sages like Bhṛgu, Vyāsa and Vasiṣṭha, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka and Siddhaloka, the Cāraṇas, Gandharvas, Vidyādharas, Asuras, Yakṣas, Kinnaras and angels, the serpentines, the monkey-shaped Kimpuruṣas, the human beings, the inhabitants of Mātṛloka, the demons, Piśācas, ghosts, spirits, lunatics and evil spirits, the good and evil stars, the goblins, the animals in the forest, the birds, the household animals, the reptiles, the mountains, the moving and standing living entities, the living entities born from embryos, from eggs, from perspiration and from seeds, and all others, whether they be in the water, land or sky, in happiness, in distress or in mixed happiness and distress. All of them, according to their past deeds, are created by the Supreme Lord.
  • prison life & family life, SB 3.30.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.8

    He gives heart and senses to a woman, who falsely charms him with māyā. He enjoys solitary embraces and talking with her, and he is enchanted by the sweet words of the small children.
  • prison shackles & gravity, SB 1.11.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.35

    That Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa, out of His causeless mercy, appeared on this planet by His internal potency and enjoyed Himself amongst competent women as if He were engaging in mundane affairs.
  • prison trustees & demigods, SB 3.5.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.51

    O Supreme Self, please give us, who are created in the beginning from the mahat-tattva, the total cosmic energy, Your kind directions on how we shall act. Kindly award us Your perfect knowledge and potency so that we can render You service in the different departments of subsequent creation.
  • prostitute & intelligence, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.14

    [Nārada Muni had described a woman who is a professional prostitute. The Haryaśvas understood the identity of this woman.] Mixed with the mode of passion, the unsteady intelligence of every living entity is like a prostitute who changes dresses just to attract one's attention. If one fully engages in temporary fruitive activities, not understanding how this is taking place, what does he actually gain?
  • Prācīnabarhiṣat story made of, SB 4.29.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.1

    King Prācīnabarhi replied: My dear lord, we could not appreciate completely the purport of your allegorical story of King Purañjana. Actually, those who are perfect in spiritual knowledge can understand, but for us, who are overly attached to fruitive activities, to realize the purpose of your story is very difficult.
  • puppeteer & Lord, SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
  • Purañjana & living entity, SB 4.29.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.2

    The great sage Nārada Muni continued: You must understand that Purañjana, the living entity, transmigrates according to his own work into different types of bodies, which may be one-legged, two-legged, three-legged, four-legged, many-legged or simply legless. Transmigrating into these various types of bodies, the living entity, as the so-called enjoyer, is known as Purañjana.
  • Purañjana & Prācīnabarhiṣat, SB 4.25.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.9

    In this connection I wish to narrate an old history connected with the character of a king called Purañjana. Please try to hear me with great attention.
    -29.85plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.85

    The allegory of King Purañjana, described herein according to authority, was heard by me from my spiritual master, and it is full of spiritual knowledge. If one can understand the purpose of this allegory, he will certainly be relieved from the bodily conception and will clearly understand life after death. Although one may not understand what transmigration of the soul actually is, one can fully understand it by studying this narration.
  • Purañjana & Prācīnabarhiṣat, benedictions for hearing, SB 4.29.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.71

    When the living entity is in deep sleep, when he faints, when there is some great shock on account of severe loss, at the time of death, or when the body temperature is very high, the movement of the life air is arrested. At that time the living entity loses knowledge of identifying the body with the self.
    -85plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.85

    The allegory of King Purañjana, described herein according to authority, was heard by me from my spiritual master, and it is full of spiritual knowledge. If one can understand the purpose of this allegory, he will certainly be relieved from the bodily conception and will clearly understand life after death. Although one may not understand what transmigration of the soul actually is, one can fully understand it by studying this narration.
  • Purañjana story as, SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.65

    My dear King Prācīnabarhi, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, is celebrated to be known indirectly. Thus I have described the story of Purañjana to you. Actually it is an instruction for self-realization.
  • Purañjanī & intelligence, SB 4.29.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.17

    Formerly it was explained that the Queen is one's intelligence. While one is awake or asleep, that intelligence creates different situations. Being influenced by contaminated intelligence, the living entity envisions something and simply imitates the actions and reactions of his intelligence.
  • purifying gold & purifying mind, SB 3.28.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.10

    The yogīs who practice such breathing exercises are very soon freed from all mental disturbances, just as gold, when put into fire and fanned with air, becomes free from all impurities.
  • python & sleep, SB 5.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.20

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued speaking to Mahārāja Parīkṣit: My dear King, sleep is exactly like a python. Those who wander in the forest of material life are always devoured by the python of sleep. Being bitten by this python, they always remain in the darkness of ignorance. They are like dead bodies thrown in a distant forest. Thus the conditioned souls cannot understand what is going on in life.

Q

  • queen & devotional service, SB 4.23.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.11

    By regularly discharging devotional service, Pṛthu Mahārāja became transcendental in mind and could therefore constantly think of the lotus feet of the Lord. Because of this, he became completely detached and attained perfect knowledge by which he could transcend all doubt. Thus he was freed from the clutches of false ego and the material conception of life.

R

  • railway trains & living entities, SB 2.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.32

    O Nārada, best of the transcendentalists, the forms of the body cannot take place as long as these created parts, namely the elements, senses, mind and modes of nature, are not assembled.
  • rain & Pṛthu, SB 4.22.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.57

    Mahārāja Pṛthu was so strong and powerful that no one could disobey his orders any more than one could conquer fire itself. He was so strong that he was compared to Indra, the King of heaven, whose power is insuperable. On the other hand, Mahārāja Pṛthu was also as tolerant as the earth, and in fulfilling various desires of human society, he was like heaven itself.
    , SB 4.22.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.58

    Just as rainfall satisfies everyone's desires, Mahārāja Pṛthu used to satisfy everyone. He was like the sea in that no one could understand his depths, and he was like Meru, the king of hills, in the fixity of his purpose.
  • rain cloud & spiritual master’s mercy, SB 3.21.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.17

    However, persons who have given up stereotyped worldly affairs and the beastly followers of these affairs, and who have taken shelter of the umbrella of Your lotus feet by drinking the intoxicating nectar of Your qualities and activities in discussions with one another, can be freed from the primary necessities of the material body.
  • rainfall & Lord’s beauty, SB 4.24.45-46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.45-46

    The Lord's beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind-attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.
    , SB 4.24.45-46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.45-46

    The Lord's beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind-attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.
  • rainy season & creation, SB 2.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.21

    The Lord, who is the controller of all energies, thus creates, by His own potency, eternal time, the fate of all living entities, and their particular nature, for which they were created, and He again merges them independently.
  • razor blade & woman’s heart, SB 6.18.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.41

    A woman's face is as attractive and beautiful as a blossoming lotus flower during autumn. Her words are very sweet, and they give pleasure to the ear, but if we study a woman's heart, we can understand it to be extremely sharp, like the blade of a razor. In these circumstances, who could understand the dealings of a woman?
  • razors and thunderbolts & time, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.19

    [Nārada Muni had spoken of a physical object made of sharp blades and thunderbolts. The Haryaśvas understood this allegory as follows.] Eternal time moves very sharply, as if made of razors and thunderbolts. Uninterrupted and fully independent, it drives the activities of the entire world. If one does not try to study the eternal element of time, what benefit can he derive from performing temporary material activities?
  • razor’s edge & devotional service, SB 3.26.23-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.23-24

    The material ego springs up from the mahat-tattva, which evolved from the Lord's own energy. The material ego is endowed predominantly with active power of three kinds—good, passionate and ignorant. It is from these three types of material ego that the mind, the senses of perception, the organs of action, and the gross elements evolve.
  • razor’s edge & spiritual path, SB 3.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.24

    The Lord's potencies are innumerable. As He lies down in the water of devastation, I am born as the total universal energy from the navel lake in which the lotus sprouts. I am now engaged in manifesting His diverse energies in the form of the cosmic manifestation. I therefore pray that in the course of my material activities I may not be deviated from the vibration of the Vedic hymns.
  • reflection & material world, SB 2.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, unless one is influenced by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no meaning to the relationship of the pure soul in pure consciousness with the material body. That relationship is just like a dreamer's seeing his own body working.
  • reflection on water & living entity in body, SB 4.22.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.29

    Only because of different causes does a person see a difference between himself and others, just as one sees the reflection of a body appearing differently manifested on water, on oil or in a mirror.
  • reflections & living beings, SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • reflections & living entities, SB 4.28.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.63

    As a person sees the reflection of his body in a mirror to be one with himself and not different, whereas others actually see two bodies, so in our material condition, in which the living being is affected and yet not affected, there is a difference between God and the living entity.
  • rein & mind, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
  • reservoir of water & great soul’s mind, SB 4.24.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.20

    While traveling, the Pracetās happened to see a great reservoir of water which seemed almost as big as the ocean. The water of this lake was so calm and quiet that it seemed like the mind of a great soul, and its inhabitants, the aquatics, appeared very peaceful and happy to be under the protection of such a watery reservoir.
  • rich and poor man & Lord and living entity, SB 3.29.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.35

    My dear mother, O daughter of Manu, a devotee who applies the science of devotional service and mystic yoga in this way can achieve the abode of the Supreme Person simply by that devotional service.
  • rich man & devotees, SB 1.6.27plugin-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.
  • rich man & Lord, SB 2.6.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.31

    All the material manifestations of the universes are therefore situated in His powerful material energies, which He accepts self-sufficiently, although He is eternally without affinity for the material modes.
  • rich man’s son & Lord’s devotee, SB 9.4.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.64

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, without saintly persons for whom I am the only destination, I do not desire to enjoy My transcendental bliss and My supreme opulences.
  • river & māyā, SB 6.5.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.16

    [Nārada Muni had said that there is a river flowing in both directions. The Haryaśvas understood the purport of this statement.] Material nature functions in two ways—by creation and dissolution. Thus the river of material nature flows both ways. A living entity who unknowingly falls in this river is submerged in its waves, and since the current is swifter near the banks of the river, he is unable to get out. What will be the benefit of performing fruitive activities in that river of māyā?
  • river & devotional service, SB 3.32.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.37

    My dear mother, I have explained to you the process of devotional service and its identity in four different social divisions. I have explained to you as well how eternal time is chasing the living entities, although it is imperceptible to them.
  • river & material nature, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.16

    [Nārada Muni had said that there is a river flowing in both directions. The Haryaśvas understood the purport of this statement.] Material nature functions in two ways—by creation and dissolution. Thus the river of material nature flows both ways. A living entity who unknowingly falls in this river is submerged in its waves, and since the current is swifter near the banks of the river, he is unable to get out. What will be the benefit of performing fruitive activities in that river of māyā?
  • river & material world, SB 6.17.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.20

    This material world resembles the waves of a constantly flowing river. Therefore, what is a curse and what is a favor? What are the heavenly planets, and what are the hellish planets? What is actually happiness, and what is actually distress? Because the waves flow constantly, none of them has an eternal effect.
  • river and sea & oneness, SB 6.8.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.12

    The Supreme Lord, who sits on the back of the bird Garuḍa, touching him with His lotus feet, holds eight weapons—the conchshell, disc, shield, sword, club, arrows, bow and ropes. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead protect me at all times with His eight arms. He is all-powerful because He fully possesses the eight mystic powers [aṇimā, laghimā, etc.].
  • river’s waves & material desires, SB 4.22.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.39

    The devotees, who are always engaged in the service of the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord, can very easily overcome hard-knotted desires for fruitive activities. Because this is very difficult, the nondevotees—the jñānīs and yogīs—although trying to stop the waves of sense gratification, cannot do so. Therefore you are advised to engage in the devotional service of Kṛṣṇa, the son of Vasudeva.
  • root of tree & Lord, SB 5.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 5.15.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.13

    When the Supreme Lord is pleased by a person's actions, automatically all the demigods, human beings, animals, birds, bees, creepers, trees, grass and all other living entities, beginning with Lord Brahmā, are pleased. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersoul of everyone, and He is by nature fully pleased. Nonetheless, He came to the arena of Mahārāja Gaya and said, "I am fully pleased."
  • rope & snake, SB 2.9.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.10

    In that personal abode of the Lord, the material modes of ignorance and passion do not prevail, nor is there any of their influence in goodness. There is no predominance of the influence of time, so what to speak of the illusory, external energy; it cannot enter that region. Without discrimination, both the demigods and the demons worship the Lord as devotees.
    , SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
  • rope mistaken for snake & ignorance, SB 6.9.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.37

    A rope causes fear for a bewildered person who considers it a snake, but not for a person with proper intelligence who knows it to be only a rope. Similarly, You, as the Supersoul in everyone's heart, inspire fear or fearlessness according to one's intelligence, but in You there is no duality.
  • rose in painting & garden rose, SB 2.10.49-50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.49-50

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi said: Let us know, please, what topics were discussed between Vidura and Maitreya, who talked on transcendental subjects, and what was inquired by Vidura and replied by Maitreya. Also please let us know the reason for Vidura's giving up the connection of his family members, and why he again came home. Please also let us know the activities of Vidura while he was in the places of pilgrimage.
  • Rākṣasas & government leaders, SB 5.14.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.16

    Government men are always like carnivorous demons called Rākṣasas [man-eaters]. Sometimes these government men turn against the conditioned soul and take away all his accumulated wealth. Being bereft of his life's reserved wealth, the conditioned soul loses all enthusiasm. Indeed, it is as though he loses his life.

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  • saintly person’s son & deer, SB 5.8.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.22

    When I placed all the sacrificial ingredients on the kuśa grass, the deer, when playing, would touch the grass with its teeth and thus pollute it. When I chastised the deer by pushing it away, it would immediately become fearful and sit down motionless, exactly like the son of a saintly person. Thus it would stop its play.
  • salt & sense gratification, SB 3.15.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.8

    All the living entities within the universe are conducted by the Vedic directions, as a bull is directed by the rope attached to its nose. No one can violate the rules laid down in the Vedic literatures. To the chief person, who has contributed the Vedas, we offer our respect!
  • salt mine & material world, SB 6.17.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.20

    This material world resembles the waves of a constantly flowing river. Therefore, what is a curse and what is a favor? What are the heavenly planets, and what are the hellish planets? What is actually happiness, and what is actually distress? Because the waves flow constantly, none of them has an eternal effect.
  • sand & living entities, SB 6.15.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.3

    O King, as small particles of sand sometimes come together and are sometimes separated due to the force of the waves, the living entities who have accepted material bodies sometimes come together and are sometimes separated by the force of time.
  • sandalwood & Kṛṣṇa, SB 1.8.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.32

    Some say that the Unborn is born for the glorification of pious kings, and others say that He is born to please King Yadu, one of Your dearest devotees. You appear in his family as sandalwood appears in the Malaya hills.
  • sandalwood tree & Lord’s body, SB 3.8.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.29

    As a sandalwood tree is decorated with fragrant flowers and branches, the Lord's body was decorated with valuable jewels and pearls. He was the self-situated tree, the Lord of all others in the universe. And as a sandalwood tree is covered with many snakes, so the Lord's body was also covered by the hoods of Ananta.
  • sandeśa & devotional service, SB 5.19.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead fulfills the material desires of a devotee who approaches Him with such motives, but He does not bestow benedictions upon the devotee that will cause him to demand more benedictions again. However, the Lord willingly gives the devotee shelter at His own lotus feet, even though such a person does not aspire for it, and that shelter satisfies all his desires. That is the Supreme Personality's special mercy.
  • sea foam & altruism, SB 2.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.12

    The Lord's magnanimous pastimes and the glowing glancing of His smiling face are all indications of His extensive benedictions. One must therefore concentrate on this transcendental form of the Lord, as long as the mind can be fixed on Him by meditation.
  • seasons & creation, SB 4.31.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.15

    During the rainy season, water is generated from the sun, and in due course of time, during the summer season, the very same water is again absorbed by the sun. Similarly, all living entities, moving and inert, are generated from the earth, and again, after some time, they all return to the earth as dust. Similarly, everything emanates from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and in due course of time everything enters into Him again.
  • seasons & happiness and distress, SB 4.29.23-25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.23-25

    The followers of Yavaneśvara [Yamarāja] are called the soldiers of death, and they are known as the various types of disturbances that pertain to the body and mind. Prajvāra represents the two types of fever: extreme heat and extreme cold—typhoid and pneumonia. The living entity lying down within the body is disturbed by many tribulations pertaining to providence, to other living entities and to his own body and mind. Despite all kinds of tribulations, the living entity, subjected to the necessities of the body, mind and senses and suffering from various types of disease, is carried away by many plans due to his lust to enjoy the world. Although transcendental to this material existence, the living entity, out of ignorance, accepts all these material miseries under the pretext of false egoism ("I" and "mine"). In this way he lives for a hundred years within this body.
  • sea’s waves & devotional service, SB 4.22.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.39

    The devotees, who are always engaged in the service of the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord, can very easily overcome hard-knotted desires for fruitive activities. Because this is very difficult, the nondevotees—the jñānīs and yogīs—although trying to stop the waves of sense gratification, cannot do so. Therefore you are advised to engage in the devotional service of Kṛṣṇa, the son of Vasudeva.
  • seed planting & procreation attempt, SB 6.15.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.4

    When seeds are sown in the ground, they sometimes grow into plants and sometimes do not. Sometimes the ground is not fertile, and the sowing of seeds is unproductive. Similarly, sometimes a prospective father, being impelled by the potency of the Supreme Lord, can beget a child, but sometimes conception does not take place. Therefore one should not lament over the artificial relationship of parenthood, which is ultimately controlled by the Supreme Lord.
    , SB 6.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.7

    As from one seed another seed is generated, O King, so from one body [the body of the father], through another body [the body of the mother], a third body is generated [the body of a son]. As the elements of the material body are eternal, the living entity who appears through these material elements is also eternal.
  • senses & material world, SB 4.31.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.16

    Just as the sunshine is nondifferent from the sun, the cosmic manifestation is also nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme Personality is therefore all-pervasive within this material creation. When the senses are active, they appear to be part and parcel of the body, but when the body is asleep, their activities are unmanifest. Similarly, the whole cosmic creation appears different and yet nondifferent from the Supreme Person.
  • sensing an aroma & knowing Kṛṣṇa, SB 3.29.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.20

    As the chariot of air carries an aroma from its source and immediately catches the sense of smell, similarly, one who constantly engages in devotional service, in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, can catch the Supreme Soul, who is equally present everywhere.
  • serpent & fool, SB 4.26.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.22

    My dear slender maiden, when a master chastises his servant, the servant should accept this as great mercy. One who becomes angry must be very foolish not to know that such is the duty of his friend.
  • serpent & Hiraṇyākṣa, SB 3.18.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.24

    Lord Brahmā continued: My dear Lord, there is no need to play with this serpentine demon, who is always very skilled in conjuring tricks and is arrogant, self-sufficient and most wicked.
  • serpent & life air, SB 4.25.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.21

    The woman was protected on all sides by a five-hooded snake. She was very beautiful and young, and she appeared very anxious to find a suitable husband.
    , SB 4.27.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.15

    When King Gandharva-rāja [Caṇḍavega] and his followers began to plunder the city of Purañjana, a snake with five hoods began to defend the city.
    , SB 4.28.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.2

    Once the dangerous soldiers attacked the city of Purañjana with great force. Although the city was full of paraphernalia for sense gratification, it was being protected by the old serpent.
    , SB 4.28.13-15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.13

    The city's superintendent of police, the serpent, saw that the citizens were being attacked by Kālakanyā, and he became very aggrieved to see his own residence set ablaze after being attacked by the Yavanas.
    , SB 4.29.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.6

    The five working senses and the five senses that acquire knowledge are all male friends of Purañjanī. The living entity is assisted by these senses in acquiring knowledge and engaging in activity. The engagements of the senses are known as girl friends, and the serpent, which was described as having five heads, is the life air acting within the five circulatory processes.
  • serpents & arms, SB 4.25.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.42

    O mighty-armed, who in this world will not be attracted by your arms, which are just like the bodies of serpents? Actually you relieve the distress of husbandless women like us by your attractive smile and your aggressive mercy. We think that you are traveling on the surface of the earth just to benefit us only.
  • serpents & enemies, SB 5.14.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.21

    In the forest of the material world, the conditioned soul is sometimes bitten by envious enemies, which are compared to serpents and other creatures. Through the tricks of the enemy, the conditioned soul falls from his prestigious position. Being anxious, he cannot even sleep properly. He thus becomes more and more unhappy, and he gradually loses his intelligence and consciousness. In that state he becomes almost perpetually like a blind man who has fallen into a dark well of ignorance.
  • serpents & negligent persons, SB 3.16.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.10

    The brāhmaṇas, the cows and the defenseless creatures are My own body. Those whose faculty of judgment has been impaired by their own sin look upon these as distinct from Me. They are just like furious serpents, and they are angrily torn apart by the bills of the vulturelike messengers of Yamarāja, the superintendent of sinful persons.
  • serpents & nondevotees, SB 3.19.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.33

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī continued: My dear brāhmaṇa, Kṣattā [Vidura] the great devotee of the Lord achieved transcendental bliss by hearing the narration of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead from the authoritative source of the sage Kauṣārava [Maitreya], and he was very pleased.
    , SB 6.17.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.40

    Citraketu was a great devotee [mahātmā]. If one hears this history of Citraketu from a pure devotee, the listener also is freed from the conditional life of material existence.
  • serpents & senses, SB 5.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.17

    Even if he goes from forest to forest, one who is not self-controlled must always fear material bondage because he is living with six co-wives—the mind and knowledge-acquiring senses. Even householder life, however, cannot harm a self-satisfied, learned man who has conquered his senses.
    , SB 5.2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.5

    As Pūrvacitti passed by on the road in a very beautiful style and mood of her own, the pleasing ornaments on her ankles tinkled with her every step. Although Prince Āgnīdhra was controlling his senses, practicing yoga with half-open eyes, he could see her with his lotuslike eyes, and when he heard the sweet tinkling of her bangles, he opened his eyes slightly more and could see that she was just nearby.
    , SB 5.17.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.3

    The seven great sages [Marīci, Vasiṣṭha, Atri and so on] reside on planets beneath Dhruvaloka. Well aware of the influence of the water of the Ganges, to this day they keep Ganges water on the tufts of hair on their heads. They have concluded that this is the ultimate wealth, the perfection of all austerities, and the best means of prosecuting transcendental life. Having obtained uninterrupted devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they neglect all other beneficial processes like religion, economic development, sense gratification and even merging into the Supreme. Just as jñānīs think that merging into the existence of the Lord is the highest truth, these seven exalted personalities accept devotional service as the perfection of life.
  • servant & mind, SB 4.25.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.27

    My dear lotus-eyed, who are those eleven strong bodyguards with you, and who are those ten specific servants? Who are those women following the ten servants, and who is the snake that is preceding you?
    , SB 4.25.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.35

    My dear gentleman, all these men and women with me are known as my friends, and the snake, who always remains awake, protects this city even during my sleeping hours. So much I know. I do not know anything beyond this.
    , SB 4.29.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.7

    The eleventh attendant, who is the commander of the others, is known as the mind. He is the leader of the senses both in the acquisition of knowledge and in the performance of work. The Pañcāla kingdom is that atmosphere in which the five sense objects are enjoyed. Within that Pañcāla kingdom is the city of the body, which has nine gates.
  • servants & senses, SB 4.25.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.27

    My dear lotus-eyed, who are those eleven strong bodyguards with you, and who are those ten specific servants? Who are those women following the ten servants, and who is the snake that is preceding you?
    , SB 4.25.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.35

    My dear gentleman, all these men and women with me are known as my friends, and the snake, who always remains awake, protects this city even during my sleeping hours. So much I know. I do not know anything beyond this.
    , SB 4.29.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.6

    The five working senses and the five senses that acquire knowledge are all male friends of Purañjanī. The living entity is assisted by these senses in acquiring knowledge and engaging in activity. The engagements of the senses are known as girl friends, and the serpent, which was described as having five heads, is the life air acting within the five circulatory processes.
  • shadow & living entity, SB 5.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.5

    [This is the mantra by which the inhabitants of Plakṣadvīpa worship the Supreme Lord.] Let us take shelter of the sun-god, who is a reflection of Lord Viṣṇu, the all-expanding Supreme Personality of Godhead, the oldest of all persons. Viṣṇu is the only worshipable Lord. He is the Vedas, He is religion, and He is the origin of all auspicious and inauspicious results.
  • shadow of tree & Lord’s lotus feet, SB 6.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.43

    Dear Lord, You are omniscient, and therefore You know very well why we have taken shelter at Your lotus feet, which provide shade that gives relief from all material disturbances. Since You are the supreme spiritual master and You know everything, we have sought shelter of Your lotus feet for instruction. Please give us relief by counteracting our present distress. Your lotus feet are the only shelter for a fully surrendered devotee and are the only means for subduing all the tribulations of this material world.
  • shallow river & friends, SB 5.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.6

    Sometimes the conditioned soul jumps into a shallow river, or being short of food grains, he goes to beg food from people who are not at all charitable. Sometimes he suffers from the burning heat of household life, which is like a forest fire, and sometimes he becomes sad to have his wealth, which is as dear as life, plundered by kings in the name of heavy income taxes.
  • sharks & Pūrvacitti’s earrings, SB 5.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.13

    My dear friend, what do you eat to maintain your body? Because you are chewing betel, a pleasing scent is emanating from your mouth. This proves that you always eat the remnants of food offered to Viṣṇu. Indeed, you must also be an expansion of Lord Viṣṇu's body. Your face is as beautiful as a pleasing lake. Your jeweled earrings resemble two brilliant sharks with unblinking eyes like those of Viṣṇu, and your own eyes resemble two restless fish. Simultaneously, therefore, two sharks and two restless fish are swimming in the lake of your face. Besides them, the white rows of your teeth seem like rows of very beautiful swans in the water, and your scattered hair resembles swarms of bumblebees following the beauty of your face.
  • silkworm & living entity, SB 6.1.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.52

    The foolish embodied living entity, inept at controlling his senses and mind, is forced to act according to the influence of the modes of material nature, against his desires. He is like a silkworm that uses its own saliva to create a cocoon and then becomes trapped in it, with no possibility of getting out. The living entity traps himself in a network of his own fruitive activities and then can find no way to release himself. Thus he is always bewildered, and repeatedly he dies.
  • silkworm & materialist, SB 7.6.11-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.11-13

    How can a person who is most affectionate to his family, the core of his heart being always filled with their pictures, give up their association? Specifically, a wife is always very kind and sympathetic and always pleases her husband in a solitary place. Who could give up the association of such a dear and affectionate wife? Small children talk in broken language, very pleasing to hear, and their affectionate father always thinks of their sweet words. How could he give up their association? One's elderly parents and one's sons and daughters are also very dear. A daughter is especially dear to her father, and while living at her husband's house she is always in his mind. Who could give up that association? Aside from this, in household affairs there are many decorated items of household furniture, and there are also animals and servants. Who could give up such comforts? The attached householder is like a silkworm, which weaves a cocoon in which it becomes imprisoned, unable to get out. Simply for the satisfaction of two important senses—the genitals and the tongue—one is bound by material conditions. How can one escape?
    , SB 7.6.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.16

    O my friends, sons of demons! In this material world, even those who are apparently advanced in education have the propensity to consider, "This is mine, and that is for others." Thus they are always engaged in providing the necessities of life to their families in a limited conception of family life, just like uneducated cats and dogs. They are unable to take to spiritual knowledge; instead, they are bewildered and overcome by ignorance.
  • sinful life & Purañjana’s hunting, SB 4.26.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.21

    King Purañjana said: My dear beautiful wife, when a master accepts a servant as his own man, but does not punish him for his offenses, the servant must be considered unfortunate.
    , SB 4.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, after bewildering her husband in different ways and bringing him under her control, the wife of King Purañjana gave him all satisfaction and enjoyed sex life with him.
  • sky & Absolute Truth, SB 2.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.33

    Brahmā, it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.
  • sky & ear holes, SB 3.15.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.49

    O Lord, we pray that You let us be born in any hellish condition of life, just as long as our hearts and minds are always engaged in the service of Your lotus feet, our words are made beautiful [by speaking of Your activities] just as tulasī leaves are beautified when offered unto Your lotus feet, and as long as our ears are always filled with the chanting of Your transcendental qualities.
  • sky & Kapila’s body, SB 9.8.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.12

    It is sometimes argued that the sons of King Sagara were burned to ashes by the fire emanating from the eyes of Kapila Muni. This statement, however, is not approved by great learned persons, for Kapila Muni's body is completely in the mode of goodness and therefore cannot manifest the mode of ignorance in the form of anger, just as the pure sky cannot be polluted by the dust of the earth.
  • sky & living entity, SB 6.4.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.34

    As the air carries various characteristics of the physical elements, like the aroma of a flower or colors resulting from a mixture of dust in the air, the Lord appears through lower systems of worship according to one's desires, although He appears as the demigods and not in His original form. What is the use of these other forms? May the original Supreme Personality of Godhead please fulfill my desires.
  • sky & Lord, SB 4.31.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.20

    Being completely cleansed of all material desires, the devotees are freed from all mental contamination. Thus they can always think of the Lord constantly and address Him very feelingly. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, knowing Himself to be controlled by His devotees, does not leave them for a second, just as the sky overhead never becomes invisible.
    , SB 2.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.21

    The Lord, who is the controller of all energies, thus creates, by His own potency, eternal time, the fate of all living entities, and their particular nature, for which they were created, and He again merges them independently.
    , SB 2.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.36

    Therefore it is best for me to surrender unto His feet, which alone can deliver one from the miseries of repeated birth and death. Such surrender is all-auspicious and allows one to perceive all happiness. Even the sky cannot estimate the limits of its own expansion. So what can others do when the Lord Himself is unable to estimate His own limits?
    , SB 3.5.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.45

    O great Supreme Lord, offensive persons whose internal vision has been too affected by external materialistic activities cannot see Your lotus feet, but they are seen by Your pure devotees, whose one and only aim is to transcendentally enjoy Your activities.
  • sky & spiritual happiness, SB 2.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.36

    Therefore it is best for me to surrender unto His feet, which alone can deliver one from the miseries of repeated birth and death. Such surrender is all-auspicious and allows one to perceive all happiness. Even the sky cannot estimate the limits of its own expansion. So what can others do when the Lord Himself is unable to estimate His own limits?
  • sky and sound & seer and seen, SB 2.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.25

    From the darkness of false ego, the first of the five elements, namely the sky, is generated. Its subtle form is the quality of sound, exactly as the seer is in relationship with the seen.
    , SB 2.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.25

    From the darkness of false ego, the first of the five elements, namely the sky, is generated. Its subtle form is the quality of sound, exactly as the seer is in relationship with the seen.
  • sleep & cosmic dissolution, SB 3.6.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.3

    Thus when the Personality of Godhead entered into the elements by His energy, all the living entities were enlivened into different activities, just as one is engaged in his work after awakening from sleep.
  • sleep & death, SB 10.13.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 2.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.15

    At the last stage of one's life, one should be bold enough not to be afraid of death. But one must cut off all attachment to the material body and everything pertaining to it and all desires thereof.
  • sleeping & forgetting Lord, SB 4.20.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.25

    My dear Lord, You are glorified by the selected verses uttered by great personalities. Such glorification of Your lotus feet is just like saffron particles. When the transcendental vibration from the mouths of great devotees carries the aroma of the saffron dust of Your lotus feet, the forgetful living entity gradually remembers his eternal relationship with You. Devotees thus gradually come to the right conclusion about the value of life. My dear Lord, I therefore do not need any other benediction but the opportunity to hear from the mouth of Your pure devotee.
  • snake & death, SB 5.8.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.26

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, in this way Bharata Mahārāja was overwhelmed by an uncontrollable desire which was manifest in the form of the deer. Due to the fruitive results of his past deeds, he fell down from mystic yoga, austerity and worship of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If it were not due to his past fruitive activity, how could he have been attracted to the deer after giving up the association of his own son and family, considering them stumbling blocks on the path of spiritual life? How could he show such uncontrollable affection for a deer? This was definitely due to his past karma. The King was so engrossed in petting and maintaining the deer that he fell down from his spiritual activities. In due course of time, insurmountable death, which is compared to a venomous snake that enters the hole created by a mouse, situated itself before him.
  • snake & fool, SB 3.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.14

    While speaking thus, Vidura, whose personal character was esteemed by respectable persons, was insulted by Duryodhana, who was swollen with anger and whose lips were trembling. Duryodhana was in company with Karṇa, his younger brothers and his maternal uncle Śakuni.
  • snake & Kṛṣṇa, SB 10.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.8

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the all-pervading Supersoul, lying on the bed, understood that Pūtanā, a witch who was expert in killing small children, had come to kill Him. Therefore, as if afraid of her, Kṛṣṇa closed His eyes. Thus Pūtanā took upon her lap Him who was to be her own annihilation, just as an unintelligent person places a sleeping snake on his lap, thinking the snake to be a rope.
  • snake & vital force, SB 4.25.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.27

    My dear lotus-eyed, who are those eleven strong bodyguards with you, and who are those ten specific servants? Who are those women following the ten servants, and who is the snake that is preceding you?
    , SB 4.25.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.35

    My dear gentleman, all these men and women with me are known as my friends, and the snake, who always remains awake, protects this city even during my sleeping hours. So much I know. I do not know anything beyond this.
  • snake with broken fangs & devotees’ senses, SB 5.17.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.3

    The seven great sages [Marīci, Vasiṣṭha, Atri and so on] reside on planets beneath Dhruvaloka. Well aware of the influence of the water of the Ganges, to this day they keep Ganges water on the tufts of hair on their heads. They have concluded that this is the ultimate wealth, the perfection of all austerities, and the best means of prosecuting transcendental life. Having obtained uninterrupted devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they neglect all other beneficial processes like religion, economic development, sense gratification and even merging into the Supreme. Just as jñānīs think that merging into the existence of the Lord is the highest truth, these seven exalted personalities accept devotional service as the perfection of life.
  • snakes & envious householders, SB 4.22.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.11

    On the contrary, even though full of all opulence and material prosperity, any householder's house where the devotees of the Lord are never allowed to come in, and where there is no water for washing their feet, is to be considered a tree in which all venomous serpents live.
  • snake’s holes & mundane ears, SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.20

    One who has not listened to the messages about the prowess and marvelous acts of the Personality of Godhead and has not sung or chanted loudly the worthy songs about the Lord is to be considered to possess earholes like the holes of snakes and a tongue like the tongue of a frog.
  • snow’s darkness & inferior’s power, SB 10.13.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.45

    As the darkness of snow on a dark night and the light of a glowworm in the light of day have no value, the mystic power of an inferior person who tries to use it against a person of great power is unable to accomplish anything; instead, the power of that inferior person is diminished.
  • social body & Lord, SB 2.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.36

    A person who is searching after the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, must certainly search for it up to this, in all circumstances, in all space and time, and both directly and indirectly.
  • soldier/commander & mind, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • soldiers & devotees, SB 2.8.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.21

    Please explain unto me how the living beings are generated, how they are maintained, and how they are annihilated. Tell me also of the advantages and disadvantages of discharging devotional service unto the Lord. What are the Vedic rituals and injunctions of the supplementary Vedic rites, and what are the procedures of religion, economic development and sense satisfaction?
  • soldiers & disease, SB 4.28.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, afterward, the King of the Yavanas, whose name is fear itself, as well as Prajvāra, Kālakanyā, and his soldiers, began to travel all over the world.
    , SB 4.28.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.4

    When Kālakanyā, daughter of Time, attacked the body, the dangerous soldiers of the King of the Yavanas entered the city through different gates. They then began to give severe trouble to all the citizens.
  • soldiers/commanders & senses, SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.26.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.1-3

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, once upon a time King Purañjana took up his great bow, and equipped with golden armor and a quiver of unlimited arrows and accompanied by eleven commanders, he sat on his chariot driven by five swift horses and went to the forest named Pañca-prastha. He took with him in that chariot two explosive arrows. The chariot itself was situated on two wheels and one revolving axle. On the chariot were three flags, one rein, one chariot driver, one sitting place, two poles to which the harness was fixed, five weapons and seven coverings. The chariot moved in five different styles, and five obstacles lay before it. All the decorations of the chariot were made of gold.
    , SB 4.29.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.18-20

    Nārada Muni continued: What I referred to as the chariot was in actuality the body. The senses are the horses that pull that chariot. As time passes, year after year, these horses run without obstruction, but in fact they make no progress. Pious and impious activities are the two wheels of the chariot. The three modes of material nature are the chariot's flags. The five types of life air constitute the living entity's bondage, and the mind is considered to be the rope. Intelligence is the chariot driver. The heart is the sitting place in the chariot, and the dualities of life, such as pleasure and pain, are the knotting place. The seven elements are the coverings of the chariot, and the working senses are the five external processes. The eleven senses are the soldiers. Being engrossed in sense enjoyment, the living entity, seated on the chariot, hankers after fulfillment of his false desires and runs after sense enjoyment life after life.
  • sons & fallen souls, SB 4.22.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.42

    The King said: O brāhmaṇa, O powerful one, formerly Lord Viṣṇu showed me His causeless mercy, indicating that you would come to my house, and to confirm that blessing, you have all come.
  • sons (useless) & urine, SB 6.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.4

    O demigods, these demoniac soldiers have taken birth uselessly. Indeed, they have come from the bodies of their mothers exactly like stool. What is the benefit of killing such enemies from behind while they are running in fear? One who considers himself a hero should not kill an enemy who is afraid of losing his life. Such killing is never glorious, nor can it promote one to the heavenly planets.
  • soul & Supersoul, SB 4.24.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.40

    My dear Lord, by expanding Your transcendental vibrations, You reveal the actual meaning of everything. You are the all-pervading sky within and without, and You are the ultimate goal of pious activities executed both within this material world and beyond it. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances again and again unto You.
  • soul in body & fire in wood, SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.26

    Upon becoming fixed in his attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead by the grace of the spiritual master and by awakening knowledge and detachment, the living entity, situated within the heart of the body and covered by the five elements, burns up his material surroundings exactly as fire, arising from wood, burns the wood itself.
  • soul in body & Lord in nature, SB 3.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.25

    The Lord is the seer, and the external energy, which is seen, works as both cause and effect in the cosmic manifestation. O greatly fortunate Vidura, this external energy is known as māyā or illusion, and through her agency only is the entire material manifestation made possible.
  • sounds of owls and crickets & chastisement of enemies and government servants, SB 5.14.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.11

    Sometimes the conditioned soul is very aggrieved by the chastisement of his enemies and government servants, who use harsh words against him directly or indirectly. At that time his heart and ears become very saddened. Such chastisement may be compared to the sounds of owls and crickets.
  • spaceman & impersonalist, SB 4.21.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.7

    King Pṛthu was greater than the greatest soul and was therefore worshipable by everyone. He performed many glorious activities in ruling over the surface of the world and was always magnanimous. After achieving such great success and a reputation which spread throughout the universe, he at last obtained the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • spark & soul, SB 3.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.43

    As fire is exhibited in different forms of wood, so, under different conditions of the modes of material nature, the pure spirit soul manifests itself in different bodies.
  • sparks & demigods, SB 6.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.42

    O Lord, as the small sparks of a fire cannot possibly perform the actions of the whole fire, we sparks of Your Lordship cannot inform You of the necessities of our lives. You are the complete whole. Therefore, of what do we need to inform You? You know everything because You are the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, the maintainer and the annihilator of the entire universal creation. You always engage in Your pastimes with Your spiritual and material energies, for You are the controller of all these varied energies. You exist within all living entities, within the cosmic manifestation, and also beyond them. You exist internally as Parabrahman and externally as the ingredients of the material creation. Therefore, although manifested in various stages, at different times and places, and in various bodies, You, the Personality of Godhead, are the original cause of all causes. Indeed, You are the original element. You are the witness of all activities, but because You are as great as the sky, You are never touched by any of them. You are the witness of everything as Parabrahman and Paramātmā. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, nothing is unknown to You.
  • sparks from fire & living entities, SB 8.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.15

    I [Lord Brahmā], Lord Śiva and all the demigods, accompanied by the prajāpatis like Dakṣa, are nothing but sparks illuminated by You, who are the original fire. Since we are particles of You, what can we understand about our welfare? O Supreme Lord, please give us the means of deliverance that is suitable for the brāhmaṇas and demigods.
  • sparks of fire & living entities, SB 4.28.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.63

    As a person sees the reflection of his body in a mirror to be one with himself and not different, whereas others actually see two bodies, so in our material condition, in which the living being is affected and yet not affected, there is a difference between God and the living entity.
  • speculators & exchange customers, SB 2.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.21

    It is the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa who gives liberation. By thinking of His lotus feet at every second, following in the footsteps of authorities, the devotee in trance can see the Absolute Truth. The learned mental speculators, however, think of Him according to their whims. May the Lord be pleased with me.
  • spider & creator, SB 2.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.5

    As the spider very easily creates the network of its cobweb and manifests its power of creation without being defeated by others, so also you yourself, by employment of your self-sufficient energy, create without any other's help.
  • spider & Lord, SB 2.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.28

    O master of all energies, please tell me philosophically all about them. You play like a spider that covers itself by its own energy, and Your determination is infallible.
  • spider’s web & Lord’s Creation, SB 3.21.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.19

    My dear Lord, You alone create the universes. O Personality of Godhead, desiring to create these universes, You create them, maintain them and again wind them up by Your own energies, which are under the control of Your second energy, called yogamāyā, just as a spider creates a cobweb by its own energy and again winds it up.
  • stage play & Lord’s fighting pastime, SB 3.16.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.26

    The Lord replied: O brāhmaṇas, know that the punishment you inflicted on them was originally ordained by Me, and therefore they will fall to a birth in a demoniac family. But they will be firmly united with Me in thought through mental concentration intensified by anger, and they will return to My presence shortly.
  • staircase & yoga system, SB 4.21.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.35

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is all-pervading, but He is also manifested in different types of bodies which arise from a combination of material nature, time, desires and occupational duties. Thus different types of consciousness develop, just as fire, which is always basically the same, blazes in different ways according to the shape and dimension of firewood.
  • stars & denizens of higher planets, SB 5.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.8

    As Lord Brahmā descended on his carrier, the great swan, all the residents of the planets named Siddhaloka, Gandharvaloka, Sādhyaloka and Cāraṇaloka, as well as great sages and demigods flying in their different airplanes, assembled within the canopy of the sky to receive Lord Brahmā and worship him. As he received respect and adoration from the residents of the various planets, Lord Brahmā appeared just like the full moon surrounded by illuminating stars. Lord Brahmā's great swan then arrived at the border of Gandhamādana Hill and approached Prince Priyavrata, who was sitting there.
  • stars & Gandharva girls, SB 3.23.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.38

    Though seemingly attached to his beloved consort while served by the Gandharva girls, the sage did not lose his glory, which was mastery over his self. In the aerial mansion Kardama Muni with his consort shone as charmingly as the moon in the midst of the stars in the sky, which causes rows of lilies to open in ponds at night.
  • stomach & Lord, SB 1.5.14plugin-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.
    , SB 3.15.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.33

    In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
    , SB 3.18.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.5

    The demon continued: When You fall dead with Your skull smashed by the mace hurled by my arms, the demigods and sages who offer You oblations and sacrifice in devotional service will also automatically cease to exist, like trees without roots.
  • stomach’s fire & devotional service, SB 3.25.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.33

    Bhakti, devotional service, dissolves the subtle body of the living entity without separate effort, just as fire in the stomach digests all that we eat.
  • stone boat & ignorant leadership, SB 6.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.14

    Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.
  • stool & Bharata’s material assets, SB 5.14.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.43

    While in the prime of life, the great Mahārāja Bharata gave up everything because he was fond of serving the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Uttamaśloka. He gave up his beautiful wife, nice children, great friends and an enormous empire. Although these things were very difficult to give up, Mahārāja Bharata was so exalted that he gave them up just as one gives up stool after evacuating. Such was the greatness of His Majesty.
  • stool & material literatures, SB 3.32.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.19

    Such persons are condemned by the supreme order of the Lord. Because they are averse to the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they are compared to stool-eating hogs. They give up hearing the transcendental activities of the Lord and indulge in hearing of the abominable activities of materialistic persons.
  • straws & living entities, SB 4.28.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.60

    Actually, you are not the daughter of Vidarbha, nor is this man, Malayadhvaja, your well-wishing husband. Nor were you the actual husband of Purañjanī. You were simply captivated in this body of nine gates.
    , SB 5.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.12

    My dear King, if you still think that you are the King and that I am your servant, you should order me, and I should follow your order. I can then say that this differentiation is temporary, and it expands only from usage or convention. I do not see any other cause. In that case, who is the master, and who is the servant? Everyone is being forced by the laws of material nature; therefore no one is master, and no one is servant. Nonetheless, if you think that you are the master and that I am the servant, I shall accept this. Please order me. What can I do for you?
  • straws in stream & family relationships, SB 5.14.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.17

    Sometimes the conditioned soul imagines that his father or grandfather has again come in the form of his son or grandson. In this way he feels the happiness one sometimes feels in a dream, and the conditioned soul sometimes takes pleasure in such mental concoctions.
  • straws’ grouping & family relationships, SB 4.28.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.60

    Actually, you are not the daughter of Vidarbha, nor is this man, Malayadhvaja, your well-wishing husband. Nor were you the actual husband of Purañjanī. You were simply captivated in this body of nine gates.
  • streets & life airs, SB 4.25.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.25.16

    In that city there were many assembly houses, street crossings, streets, restaurants, gambling houses, markets, resting places, flags, festoons and beautiful parks. All these surrounded the city.
  • subtle sense objects & Bharata’s sons, SB 5.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.2

    Just as the false ego creates the subtle sense objects, Mahārāja Bharata created five sons in the womb of Pañcajanī, his wife. These sons were named Sumati, Rāṣṭrabhṛta, Sudarśana, Āvaraṇa and Dhūmraketu.
  • sugar candy & Bhāgavatam, SB 1.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.11

    On the other hand, that literature which is full of descriptions of the transcendental glories of the name, fame, forms, pastimes, etc., of the unlimited Supreme Lord is a different creation, full of transcendental words directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world's misdirected civilization. Such transcendental literatures, even though imperfectly composed, are heard, sung and accepted by purified men who are thoroughly honest.
  • sugar candy & Lord’s speeches, SB 3.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.9

    Lord Kṛṣṇa was sent by Arjuna into the assembly as the spiritual master of the whole world, and although His words were heard by some [like Bhīṣma] as pure nectar, it was not so for the others, who were completely bereft of the last farthing of past pious works. The King [Dhṛtarāṣṭra or Duryodhana] did not take the words of Lord Kṛṣṇa very seriously.
  • summary of, in ‘‘Forest of Material Enjoyment,’’, SB 5.14.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.46

    Devotees interested in hearing and chanting [śravaṇaṁ kīrtanam] regularly discuss the pure characteristics of Bharata Mahārāja and praise his activities. If one submissively hears and chants about the all-auspicious Mahārāja Bharata, one's life span and material opulences certainly increase. One can become very famous and easily attain promotion to the heavenly planets, or attain liberation by merging into the existence of the Lord. Whatever one desires can be attained simply by hearing, chanting and glorifying the activities of Mahārāja Bharata. In this way, one can fulfill all his material and spiritual desires. One does not have to ask anyone else for these things, for simply by studying the life of Mahārāja Bharata, one can attain all desirable things.
  • summer and winter & pleasure and pain, SB 5.5.10-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.10-13

    O My sons, you should accept a highly elevated paramahaṁsa, a spiritually advanced spiritual master. In this way, you should place your faith and love in Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You should detest sense gratification and tolerate the duality of pleasure and pain, which are like the seasonal changes of summer and winter. Try to realize the miserable condition of living entities, who are miserable even in the higher planetary systems. Philosophically inquire about the truth. Then undergo all kinds of austerities and penances for the sake of devotional service. Give up the endeavor for sense enjoyment and engage in the service of the Lord. Listen to discussions about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and always associate with devotees. Chant about and glorify the Supreme Lord, and look upon everyone equally on the spiritual platform. Give up enmity and subdue anger and lamentation. Abandon identifying the self with the body and the home, and practice reading the revealed scriptures. Live in a secluded place and practice the process by which you can completely control your life air, mind and senses. Have full faith in the revealed scriptures, the Vedic literatures, and always observe celibacy. Perform your prescribed duties and avoid unnecessary talks. Always thinking of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, acquire knowledge from the right source. Thus practicing bhakti-yoga, you will patiently and enthusiastically be elevated in knowledge and will be able to give up the false ego.
  • sun & advent of Lord, SB 8.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, being thus worshiped with prayers by the demigods and Lord Brahmā, appeared before them. His bodily effulgence resembled the simultaneous rising of thousands of suns.
  • sun & demigods, SB 2.10.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.8

    The individual person possessing different instruments of senses is called the adhyātmic person, and the individual controlling deity of the senses is called adhidaivic. The embodiment seen on the eyeballs is called the adhibhautic person.
  • sun & devotional service, SB 6.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.15

    Only a rare person who has adopted complete, unalloyed devotional service to Kṛṣṇa can uproot the weeds of sinful actions with no possibility that they will revive. He can do this simply by discharging devotional service, just as the sun can immediately dissipate fog by its rays.
  • sun & Goloka Vṛndāvana, SB 2.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.14

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who is the associate of the members of the Yadu dynasty and who is always a problem for the nondevotees. He is the supreme enjoyer of both the material and spiritual worlds, yet He enjoys His own abode in the spiritual sky. There is no one equal to Him because His transcendental opulence is immeasurable.
  • sun & Indra, SB 8.10.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.25

    Sitting on Airāvata, an elephant who can go anywhere and who holds water and wine in reserve for showering, Lord Indra looked just like the sun rising from Udayagiri, where there are reservoirs of water.
    , SB 8.11.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.26

    Thereafter, Indra released himself from the cage of the network of arrows. Appearing with his chariot, flag, horses and chariot driver and thus pleasing the sky, the earth and all directions, he shone effulgently like the sun at the end of night. Indra was bright and beautiful in the vision of everyone.
  • sun & Kṛṣṇa, SB 1.7.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.23

    You are the original Personality of Godhead who expands Himself all over the creations and is transcendental to material energy. You have cast away the effects of the material energy by dint of Your spiritual potency. You are always situated in eternal bliss and transcendental knowledge.
    , SB 1.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.6

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa caused three well-performed Aśvamedha-yajñas [horse sacrifices] to be conducted by Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira and thus caused his virtuous fame to be glorified in all directions, like that of Indra, who had performed one hundred such sacrifices.
    , SB 1.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.15

    O Śaunaka, although the supreme brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā was irresistible and without check or counteraction, it was neutralized and foiled when confronted by the strength of Viṣṇu [Lord Kṛṣṇa].
    , SB 1.8.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.29

    O Lord, no one can understand Your transcendental pastimes, which appear to be human and are so misleading. You have no specific object of favor, nor do You have any object of envy. People only imagine that You are partial.
    , SB 1.8.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.32

    Some say that the Unborn is born for the glorification of pious kings, and others say that He is born to please King Yadu, one of Your dearest devotees. You appear in his family as sandalwood appears in the Malaya hills.
    , SB 1.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.21

    Being the Absolute Personality of Godhead, He is present in everyone's heart. He is equally kind to everyone, and He is free from the false ego of differentiation. Therefore whatever He does is free from material inebriety. He is equibalanced.
    , SB 1.9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.31

    By pure meditation, looking at Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he at once was freed from all material inauspiciousness and was relieved of all bodily pains caused by the arrow wounds. Thus all the external activities of his senses at once stopped, and he prayed transcendentally to the controller of all living beings while quitting his material body.
    , SB 1.10.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.26

    Oh, how supremely glorified is the dynasty of King Yadu, and how virtuous is the land of Mathurā, where the supreme leader of all living beings, the husband of the goddess of fortune, has taken His birth and wandered in His childhood.
    , SB 1.11.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.9

    O lotus-eyed Lord, whenever You go away to Mathurā, Vṛndāvana or Hastināpura to meet Your friends and relatives, every moment of Your absence seems like a million years. O infallible one, at that time our eyes become useless, as if bereft of sun.
    , SB 1.11.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.10

    O master, if You live abroad all the time, then we cannot look at Your attractive face, whose smiles vanquish all our sufferings. How can we exist without Your presence?Upon hearing their speeches, the Lord, who is very kind to the citizens and the devotees, entered the city of Dvārakā and acknowledged all their greetings by casting His transcendental glance over them.
  • sun & Lord, SB 10.3.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.7-8

    The demigods and great saintly persons showered flowers in a joyous mood, and clouds gathered in the sky and very mildly thundered, making sounds like those of the ocean's waves. Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devakī in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devakī was of the same category as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 2.8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.3

    O greatly fortunate Śukadeva Gosvāmī, please continue narrating Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam so that I can place my mind upon the Supreme Soul, Lord Kṛṣṇa, and, being completely freed from material qualities, thus relinquish this body.
    , SB 2.9.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.3

    As soon as the living entity becomes situated in his constitutional glory and begins to enjoy the transcendence beyond time and material energy, he at once gives up the two misconceptions of life [I and mine] and thus becomes fully manifested as the pure self.
    , SB 2.9.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.27

    And [please inform me] how You, by Your own Self, manifest different energies for annihilation, generation, acceptance and maintenance by combination and permutation.
    , SB 2.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.34

    O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.
    , SB 2.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.36

    A person who is searching after the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, must certainly search for it up to this, in all circumstances, in all space and time, and both directly and indirectly.
    , SB 2.10.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.33

    Thus by all this, the external feature of the Personality of Godhead is covered by gross forms such as those of planets, which were explained to you by me.
    , SB 3.1.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.44

    The appearance of the Lord is manifested for the annihilation of the upstarts. His activities are transcendental and are enacted for the understanding of all persons. Otherwise, since the Lord is transcendental to all material modes, what purpose could He serve by coming to earth?
    , SB 3.2.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.7

    Śrī Uddhava said: My dear Vidura, the sun of the world, Lord Kṛṣṇa, has set, and our house has now been swallowed by the great snake of time. What can I say to you about our welfare?
    , SB 3.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.12

    The Lord appeared in the mortal world by His internal potency, yoga-māyā. He came in His eternal form, which is just suitable for His pastimes. These pastimes were wonderful for everyone, even for those proud of their own opulence, including the Lord Himself in His form as the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha. Thus His [Śrī Kṛṣṇa's] transcendental body is the ornament of all ornaments.
    , SB 3.2.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.15

    The Personality of Godhead, the all-compassionate controller of both the spiritual and material creations, is unborn, but when there is friction between His peaceful devotees and persons who are in the material modes of nature, He takes birth just like fire, accompanied by the mahat-tattva.
    , SB 3.4.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.12

    O honest one, your present life is the last and the supermost because in this term of life you have been awarded My ultimate favor. Now you can go to My transcendental abode, Vaikuṇṭha, by leaving this universe of conditioned living entities. Your visit to Me in this lonely place because of your pure and unflinching devotional service is a great boon for you.
    , SB 3.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.9

    Śrī Maitreya said: Certain conditioned souls put forward the theory that the Supreme Brahman, or the Personality of Godhead, is overcome by illusion, or māyā, and at the same time they maintain that He is unconditioned. This is against all logic.
    , SB 3.12.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.33

    The father of all Prajāpatis, Brahmā, thus seeing all his Prajāpati sons speaking in that way, became very much ashamed and at once gave up the body he had accepted. Later that body appeared in all directions as the dangerous fog in darkness.
    , SB 3.21.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.31

    Showing compassion to all living entities, you will attain self-realization. Giving assurance of safety to all, you will perceive your own self as well as all the universes in Me, and Myself in you.
    , SB 3.24.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.39

    In your own heart, through your intellect, you will always see Me, the supreme self-effulgent soul dwelling within the hearts of all living entities. Thus you will achieve the state of eternal life, free from all lamentation and fear.
    , SB 3.25.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.9

    You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the origin and Supreme Lord of all living entities. You have arisen to disseminate the rays of the sun in order to dissipate the darkness of the ignorance of the universe.
    , SB 3.26.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.4

    As His pastime, that Supreme Personality of Godhead, the greatest of the great, accepted the subtle material energy, which is invested with three material modes of nature and which is related with Viṣṇu.
    , SB 3.29.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.29.5

    My dear Lord, You are just like the sun, for You illuminate the darkness of the conditional life of the living entities. Because their eyes of knowledge are not open, they are sleeping eternally in that darkness without Your shelter, and therefore they are falsely engaged by the actions and reactions of their material activities, and they appear to be very fatigued.
    , SB 4.24.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.60

    My dear Lord, the impersonal Brahman spreads everywhere, like the sunshine or the sky. And that impersonal Brahman, which spreads throughout the universe and in which the entire universe is manifested, is You.
    , SB 4.29.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.29

    Covered by the mode of ignorance in material nature, the living entity is sometimes a male, sometimes a female, sometimes a eunuch, sometimes a human being, sometimes a demigod, sometimes a bird, an animal, and so on. In this way he is wandering within the material world. His acceptance of different types of bodies is brought about by his activities under the influence of the modes of nature.
    , SB 4.29.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.79

    You should always know that this cosmic manifestation is created, maintained and annihilated by the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently, everything within this cosmic manifestation is under the control of the Lord. To be enlightened by this perfect knowledge, one should always engage himself in the devotional service of the Lord.
    , SB 4.30.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.5

    The Personality of Godhead, appearing on the shoulder of Garuḍa, seemed like a cloud resting on the summit of the mountain known as Meru. The transcendental body of the Personality of Godhead was covered by attractive yellow garments, and His neck was decorated with the jewel known as Kaustubha-maṇi. The bodily effulgence of the Lord dissipated all the darkness of the universe.
    , SB 4.30.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.21

    The great sage Maitreya said: After the Personality of Godhead spoke thus, the Pracetās began to offer Him prayers. The Lord is the bestower of all success in life and is the supreme benefactor. He is also the supreme friend who takes away all miserable conditions experienced by a devotee. In a faltering voice, due to ecstasy, the Pracetās began to offer prayers. They were purified by the presence of the Lord, who was before them face to face.
    , SB 4.31.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.15

    During the rainy season, water is generated from the sun, and in due course of time, during the summer season, the very same water is again absorbed by the sun. Similarly, all living entities, moving and inert, are generated from the earth, and again, after some time, they all return to the earth as dust. Similarly, everything emanates from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and in due course of time everything enters into Him again.
    , SB 5.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.11

    Lord Brahmā, the supreme person within this universe, said: My dear Priyavrata, kindly hear attentively what I shall say to you. Do not be jealous of the Supreme Lord, who is beyond our experimental measurements. All of us, including Lord Śiva, your father and the great sage Mahārṣi Nārada, must carry out the order of the Supreme. We cannot deviate from His order.
    , SB 6.16.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.57

    When a living entity, thinking himself different from Me, forgets his spiritual identity of qualitative oneness with Me in eternity, knowledge and bliss, his material, conditional life begins. In other words, instead of identifying his interest with Mine, he becomes interested in his bodily expansions like his wife, children and material possessions. In this way, by the influence of his actions, one body comes from another, and after one death, another death takes place.
    , SB 8.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.11

    Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead constantly watches the activities of the world, no one sees Him. However, one should not think that because no one sees Him, He does not see, for His power to see is never diminished. Therefore, everyone should worship the Supersoul, who always stays with the individual soul as a friend.
    , SB 8.3.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.5

    In due course of time, when all the causative and effective manifestations of the universe, including the planets and their directors and maintainers, are annihilated, there is a situation of dense darkness. Above this darkness, however, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I take shelter of His lotus feet.
    , SB 8.3.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.10

    I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the self-effulgent Supersoul, who is the witness in everyone's heart, who enlightens the individual soul and who cannot be reached by exercises of the mind, words or consciousness.
    , SB 8.3.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.15

    My Lord, You are the cause of all causes, but You Yourself have no cause. Therefore You are the wonderful cause of everything. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, who are the shelter of the Vedic knowledge contained in the śāstras like the Pañcarātras and Vedānta-sūtra, which are Your representations, and who are the source of the paramparā system. Because it is You who can give liberation, You are the only shelter for all transcendentalists. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 8.3.22-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.22-24

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead creates His minor parts and parcels, the jīva-tattva, beginning with Lord Brahmā, the demigods and the expansions of Vedic knowledge [Sāma, Ṛg, Yajur and Atharva] and including all other living entities, moving and nonmoving, with their different names and characteristics. As the sparks of a fire or the shining rays of the sun emanate from their source and merge into it again and again, the mind, the intelligence, the senses, the gross and subtle material bodies, and the continuous transformations of the different modes of nature all emanate from the Lord and again merge into Him. He is neither demigod nor demon, neither human nor bird or beast. He is not woman, man, or neuter, nor is He an animal. He is not a material quality, a fruitive activity, a manifestation or nonmanifestation. He is the last word in the discrimination of "not this, not this," and He is unlimited. All glories to the Supreme Personality of Godhead!
    , SB 8.17.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.9

    My Lord, You are the all-pervading universal form, the fully independent creator, maintainer and destroyer of this universe. Although You engage Your energy in matter, You are always situated in Your original form and never fall from that position, for Your knowledge is infallible and always suitable to any situation. You are never bewildered by illusion. O my Lord, let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
  • sun & Nārada Muni, SB 4.31.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.5

    All the Pracetās began to address the great sage Nārada: O great sage, O brāhmaṇa, we hope you met with no disturbances while coming here. It is due to our great fortune that we are now able to see you. By the traveling of the sun, people are relieved from the fear of the darkness of night—a fear brought about by thieves and rogues. Similarly, your traveling is like the sun's, for you drive away all kinds of fear.
  • sun & powerful beings, SB 3.12.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.31

    Even though you are the most powerful being, this act does not suit you because your character is followed for spiritual improvement by people in general.
  • sun & Pṛthu, SB 4.22.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 4.22.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.56

    Mahārāja Pṛthu became as celebrated a king as Soma-rāja, the king of the moon. He was also powerful and exacting, just like the sun-god, who distributes heat and light and at the same time exacts all the planetary waters.
  • sun & Supersoul, SB 3.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.45

    This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection.
    , SB 3.22.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.4

    That is why the brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas protect each other, as well as themselves; and the Lord Himself, who is both the cause and effect and is yet immutable, protects them through each other.
    , SB 5.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.5

    [This is the mantra by which the inhabitants of Plakṣadvīpa worship the Supreme Lord.] Let us take shelter of the sun-god, who is a reflection of Lord Viṣṇu, the all-expanding Supreme Personality of Godhead, the oldest of all persons. Viṣṇu is the only worshipable Lord. He is the Vedas, He is religion, and He is the origin of all auspicious and inauspicious results.
  • sun & varṇāśrama system, SB 3.21.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.52-54

    If you did not mount your victorious jeweled chariot, whose mere presence threatens culprits, if you did not produce fierce sounds by the twanging of your bow, and if you did not roam about the world like the brilliant sun, leading a huge army whose trampling feet cause the globe of the earth to tremble, then all the moral laws governing the varṇas and āśramas created by the Lord Himself would be broken by the rogues and rascals.
  • sun and reflection & detachment, SB 3.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.1

    The Personality of Godhead Kapila continued: When the living entity is thus unaffected by the modes of material nature, because he is unchanging and does not claim proprietorship, he remains apart from the reactions of the modes, although abiding in a material body, just as the sun remains aloof from its reflection on water.
  • sun rays & living entities, SB 3.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.9

    Śrī Maitreya said: Certain conditioned souls put forward the theory that the Supreme Brahman, or the Personality of Godhead, is overcome by illusion, or māyā, and at the same time they maintain that He is unconditioned. This is against all logic.
  • sunlight & brahmajyoti, SB 3.26.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-effulgent luster the entire creation is maintained.
  • sunlight & Lord’s consciousness, SB 3.26.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Soul, and He has no beginning. He is transcendental to the material modes of nature and beyond the existence of this material world. He is perceivable everywhere because He is self-effulgent, and by His self-effulgent luster the entire creation is maintained.
  • sunrise & God realization, SB 4.29.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.79

    You should always know that this cosmic manifestation is created, maintained and annihilated by the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently, everything within this cosmic manifestation is under the control of the Lord. To be enlightened by this perfect knowledge, one should always engage himself in the devotional service of the Lord.
  • sunrise & Kṛṣṇa’s advent, SB 1.8.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.32

    Some say that the Unborn is born for the glorification of pious kings, and others say that He is born to please King Yadu, one of Your dearest devotees. You appear in his family as sandalwood appears in the Malaya hills.
    , SB 1.10.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.26

    Oh, how supremely glorified is the dynasty of King Yadu, and how virtuous is the land of Mathurā, where the supreme leader of all living beings, the husband of the goddess of fortune, has taken His birth and wandered in His childhood.
  • sunshine & brahmajyoti, SB 9.11.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.19

    After completing the sacrifice, Lord Rāmacandra, whose lotus feet were sometimes pierced by thorns when He lived in Daṇḍakāraṇya, placed those lotus feet in the hearts of those who always think of Him. Then He entered His own abode, the Vaikuṇṭha planet beyond the brahmajyoti.
  • sunshine & kṛṣṇa-avatāra, SB 10.8.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.8.13

    Your son Kṛṣṇa appears as an incarnation in every millennium. In the past, He assumed three different colors—white, red and yellow—and now He has appeared in a blackish color. [In another Dvāpara-yuga, He appeared (as Lord Rāmacandra) in the color of śuka, a parrot.] All such incarnations have now assembled in Kṛṣṇa.]
  • sunshine & living entities, SB 4.29.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.29

    Covered by the mode of ignorance in material nature, the living entity is sometimes a male, sometimes a female, sometimes a eunuch, sometimes a human being, sometimes a demigod, sometimes a bird, an animal, and so on. In this way he is wandering within the material world. His acceptance of different types of bodies is brought about by his activities under the influence of the modes of nature.
  • sunshine & living entity, SB 6.16.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.57

    When a living entity, thinking himself different from Me, forgets his spiritual identity of qualitative oneness with Me in eternity, knowledge and bliss, his material, conditional life begins. In other words, instead of identifying his interest with Mine, he becomes interested in his bodily expansions like his wife, children and material possessions. In this way, by the influence of his actions, one body comes from another, and after one death, another death takes place.
  • sunshine & Lord’s effulgence, SB 4.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.52

    My dear Lord, Your two lotus feet are so beautiful that they appear like two blossoming petals of the lotus flower which grows during the autumn season. Indeed, the nails of Your lotus feet emanate such a great effulgence that they immediately dissipate all the darkness in the heart of a conditioned soul. My dear Lord, kindly show me that form of Yours which always dissipates all kinds of darkness in the heart of a devotee. My dear Lord, You are the supreme spiritual master of everyone; therefore all conditioned souls covered with the darkness of ignorance can be enlightened by You as the spiritual master.
  • sunshine & Lord’s energy, SB 10.3.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.15-17

    The mahat-tattva, the total material energy, is undivided, but because of the material modes of nature, it appears to separate into earth, water, fire, air and ether. Because of the living energy [jīva-bhūta], these separated energies combine to make the cosmic manifestation visible, but in fact, before the creation of the cosmos, the total energy is already present. Therefore, the total material energy never actually enters the creation. Similarly, although You are perceived by our senses because of Your presence, You cannot be perceived by the senses, nor experienced by the mind or words [avāṅ-mānasa-gocara]. With our senses we can perceive some things, but not everything; for example, we can use our eyes to see, but not to taste. Consequently, You are beyond perception by the senses. Although in touch with the modes of material nature, You are unaffected by them. You are the prime factor in everything, the all-pervading, undivided Supersoul. For You, therefore, there is no external or internal. You never entered the womb of Devakī; rather, You existed there already.
  • sunshine & power of Lord’s name, SB 5.24.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.20

    If one who is embarrassed by hunger or who falls down or stumbles chants the holy name of the Lord even once, willingly or unwillingly, he is immediately freed from the reactions of his past deeds. Karmīs entangled in material activities face many difficulties in the practice of mystic yoga and other endeavors to achieve that same freedom.
  • sun’s clouds & Lord’s creation, SB 2.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.18

    The Supreme Lord is pure spiritual form, transcendental to all material qualities, yet for the sake of the creation of the material world and its maintenance and annihilation, He accepts through His external energy the material modes of nature called goodness, passion and ignorance.
  • sun’s eclipse & Ajāmila’s falldown, SB 6.1.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.63

    In the same way that the sun and moon are eclipsed by a low planet, the brāhmaṇa lost all his good sense. Taking advantage of this situation, he always thought of the prostitute, and within a short time he took her as a servant in his house and abandoned all the regulative principles of a brāhmaṇa.
  • sun’s effect on lilies and bees & Kṛṣṇa’s equal disposition, SB 6.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.23

    Although the Supreme Lord is unattached to our happiness and distress according to karma, and although no one is His enemy or favorite, He creates pious and impious activities through the agency of His material potency. Thus for the continuation of the materialistic way of life He creates happiness and distress, good fortune and bad, bondage and liberation, birth and death.
  • sun’s illumination & spiritual planets, SB 2.6.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the controller of immortality and fearlessness, and He is transcendental to death and the fruitive actions of the material world. O Nārada, O brāhmaṇa, it is therefore difficult to measure the glories of the Supreme Person.
  • sun’s purity & Lord, SB 9.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.5

    O King, I do not wish to go down to the planet earth, for there the people in general will bathe in my water to cleanse themselves of the reactions of their sinful deeds. When all these sinful reactions accumulate in me, how shall I become free from them? You must consider this very carefully.
  • sun’s purity & Lord’s purity, SB 2.6.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.40-41

    The Personality of Godhead is pure, being free from all contaminations of material tinges. He is the Absolute Truth and the embodiment of full and perfect knowledge. He is all-pervading, without beginning or end, and without rival. O Nārada, O great sage, the great thinkers can know Him when completely freed from all material hankerings and when sheltered under undisturbed conditions of the senses. Otherwise, by untenable arguments, all is distorted, and the Lord disappears from our sight.
  • sun’s rays & brahmajyoti, SB 2.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.14

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who is the associate of the members of the Yadu dynasty and who is always a problem for the nondevotees. He is the supreme enjoyer of both the material and spiritual worlds, yet He enjoys His own abode in the spiritual sky. There is no one equal to Him because His transcendental opulence is immeasurable.
  • sun’s rays & living entities, SB 1.11.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.10

    O master, if You live abroad all the time, then we cannot look at Your attractive face, whose smiles vanquish all our sufferings. How can we exist without Your presence?Upon hearing their speeches, the Lord, who is very kind to the citizens and the devotees, entered the city of Dvārakā and acknowledged all their greetings by casting His transcendental glance over them.
    , SB 3.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.17

    At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.
    , SB 2.1.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.24

    This gigantic manifestation of the phenomenal material world as a whole is the personal body of the Absolute Truth, wherein the universal resultant past, present and future of material time is experienced.
    , SB 2.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.18

    The transcendentalists desire to avoid everything godless, for they know that supreme situation in which everything is related with the Supreme Lord Viṣṇu. Therefore a pure devotee who is in absolute harmony with the Lord does not create perplexities, but worships the lotus feet of the Lord at every moment, taking them into his heart.
    , SB 2.6.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.17

    The sun illuminates both internally and externally by expanding its radiation; similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by expanding His universal form, maintains everything in the creation both internally and externally.
    , SB 2.6.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.22

    From that Personality of Godhead, all the universal globes and the universal form with all material elements, qualities and senses are generated. Yet He is aloof from such material manifestations, like the sun, which is separate from its rays and heat.
  • sun’s rays & Lord’s energy, SB 1.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.21

    Being the Absolute Personality of Godhead, He is present in everyone's heart. He is equally kind to everyone, and He is free from the false ego of differentiation. Therefore whatever He does is free from material inebriety. He is equibalanced.
  • sun’s rays & Lord’s mercy, SB 1.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.6

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa caused three well-performed Aśvamedha-yajñas [horse sacrifices] to be conducted by Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira and thus caused his virtuous fame to be glorified in all directions, like that of Indra, who had performed one hundred such sacrifices.
    , SB 1.8.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.29

    O Lord, no one can understand Your transcendental pastimes, which appear to be human and are so misleading. You have no specific object of favor, nor do You have any object of envy. People only imagine that You are partial.
    , SB 3.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.42

    I am the Supersoul of every individual. I am the supreme director and the dearest. People are wrongly attached to the gross and subtle bodies, but they should be attached to Me only.
  • swan & paramahaṁsa, SB 1.11.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.2

    The white and fat-boweled conchshell, being gripped by the hand of Lord Kṛṣṇa and sounded by Him, appeared to be reddened by the touch of His transcendental lips. It seemed that a white swan was playing in the stems of red lotus flowers.
    , SB 10.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.2

    Paramahaṁsas, devotees who have accepted the essence of life, are attached to Kṛṣṇa in the core of their hearts, and He is the aim of their lives. It is their nature to talk only of Kṛṣṇa at every moment, as if such topics were newer and newer. They are attached to such topics, just as materialists are attached to topics of women and sex.
  • swan & mind, SB 4.28.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.15

    The limbs of the serpent's body were slackened by the Gandharvas and Yavana soldiers, who had thoroughly defeated his bodily strength. When he attempted to leave the body, he was checked by his enemies. Being thus baffled in his attempt, he began to cry loudly.
  • swan & transcendentalist, SB 6.5.6-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.6-8

    The great sage Nārada said: My dear Haryaśvas, you have not seen the extremities of the earth. There is a kingdom where only one man lives and where there is a hole from which, having entered, no one emerges. A woman there who is extremely unchaste adorns herself with various attractive dresses, and the man who lives there is her husband. In that kingdom, there is a river flowing in both directions, a wonderful home made of twenty-five materials, a swan that vibrates various sounds, and an automatically revolving object made of sharp razors and thunderbolts. You have not seen all this, and therefore you are inexperienced boys without advanced knowledge. How, then, will you create progeny?
    , SB 6.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.18

    [Nārada Muni had spoken of a swan. That swan is explained in this verse.] The Vedic literatures [śāstras] vividly describe how to understand the Supreme Lord, the source of all material and spiritual energy. Indeed, they elaborately explain these two energies. The swan [haṁsa] is one who discriminates between matter and spirit, who accepts the essence of everything, and who explains the means of bondage and the means of liberation. The words of scriptures consist of variegated vibrations. If a foolish rascal leaves aside the study of these śāstras to engage in temporary activities, what will be the result?
  • swans & Pūrvacitti’s teeth, SB 5.2.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.2.13

    My dear friend, what do you eat to maintain your body? Because you are chewing betel, a pleasing scent is emanating from your mouth. This proves that you always eat the remnants of food offered to Viṣṇu. Indeed, you must also be an expansion of Lord Viṣṇu's body. Your face is as beautiful as a pleasing lake. Your jeweled earrings resemble two brilliant sharks with unblinking eyes like those of Viṣṇu, and your own eyes resemble two restless fish. Simultaneously, therefore, two sharks and two restless fish are swimming in the lake of your face. Besides them, the white rows of your teeth seem like rows of very beautiful swans in the water, and your scattered hair resembles swarms of bumblebees following the beauty of your face.
  • swans & soul and Supersoul, SB 4.28.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.64

    In this way both swans live together in the heart. When the one swan is instructed by the other, he is situated in his constitutional position. This means he regains his original Kṛṣṇa consciousness, which was lost because of his material attraction.
  • sweetmeats & women, SB 2.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.6

    To exhibit His personal way of austerity and penance, He appeared in twin forms as Nārāyaṇa and Nara in the womb of Mūrti, the wife of Dharma and the daughter of Dakṣa. Celestial beauties, the companions of Cupid, went to try to break His vows, but they were unsuccessful, for they saw that many beauties like them were emanating from Him, the Personality of Godhead.

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  • tape recording & time, SB 3.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.12

    This cosmic manifestation is separated from the Supreme Lord as material energy by means of kāla, which is the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Lord. It is situated as the objective manifestation of the Lord under the influence of the same material energy of Viṣṇu.
  • tasting milk & appreciating Lord, SB 3.32.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.33

    A single object is appreciated differently by different senses due to its having different qualities. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is one, but according to different scriptural injunctions He appears to be different.
  • tax collector(s) & demigods, SB 4.21.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 5.20.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.17

    [This is the mantra by which the inhabitants of Kuśadvīpa worship the fire-god.] O fire-god, you are a part of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, and you carry to Him all the offerings of sacrifices. Therefore we request you to offer to the Supreme Personality of Godhead the yajñic ingredients we are offering the demigods, for the Lord is the real enjoyer.
  • thunderbolts & Nṛsiṁhadeva’s nails and teeth, SB 5.18.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.8

    I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demonlike desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world.
  • tiger & time, SB 4.29.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.53

    My dear King, please search out that deer who is engaged in eating grass in a very nice flower garden along with his wife. That deer is very much attached to his business, and he is enjoying the sweet singing of the bumblebees in his garden. Just try to understand his position. He is unaware that before him is a tiger, which is accustomed to living at the cost of another's flesh. Behind the deer is a hunter, who is threatening to pierce him with sharp arrows. Thus the deer's death is imminent.
  • tigress & wife, SB 5.14.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.3

    My dear King, family members in this material world go under the names of wife and children, but actually they behave like tigers and jackals. A herdsman tries to protect his sheep to the best of his ability, but the tigers and foxes take them away by force. Similarly, although a miserly man wants to guard his money very carefully, his family members take away all his assets forcibly, even though he is very vigilant.
  • Time’s daughter & old age, SB 4.27.19-30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.19

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, at this time the daughter of formidable Time was seeking her husband throughout the three worlds. Although no one agreed to accept her, she came.
  • tongue & prostitute, SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.20

    One who has not listened to the messages about the prowess and marvelous acts of the Personality of Godhead and has not sung or chanted loudly the worthy songs about the Lord is to be considered to possess earholes like the holes of snakes and a tongue like the tongue of a frog.
  • touchstone & devotional service to Lord, SB 1.6.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.28

    Having been awarded a transcendental body befitting an associate of the Personality of Godhead, I quit the body made of five material elements, and thus all acquired fruitive results of work [karma] stopped.
  • touchstone & Lord, SB 5.19.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.3

    Let me please Your Lordship by chanting the bīja-mantra oṁkāra. I wish to offer my respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, who is the best among the most highly elevated personalities. Your Lordship is the reservoir of all the good qualities of Āryans, people who are advanced. Your character and behavior are always consistent, and You always control Your senses and mind. Acting just like an ordinary human being, You exhibit exemplary character to teach others how to behave. There is a touchstone that can be used to examine the quality of gold, but You are like