Spiritual master(s)

SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
, SB 4.28.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.41

In this way King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge because in his pure state he was directly instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By means of such enlightening transcendental knowledge, he could understand everything from all angles of vision.
, SB 10.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.3

O King, kindly hear me with great attention. Although the activities of the Supreme Lord are very confidential, no ordinary man being able to understand them, I shall speak about them to you, for spiritual masters explain to a submissive disciple even subject matters that are very confidential and difficult to understand.

  • Absolute Truth present in, SB 7.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, is the master of all other living entities and of the material nature. His lotus feet are sought and worshiped by great saintly persons like Vyāsa. Nonetheless, there are fools who consider Lord Kṛṣṇa an ordinary human being.
  • Absolute Truth seen by, SB 8.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.6.9

    O best of persons, O supreme director, those who actually aspire for supreme good fortune worship this form of Your Lordship according to the Vedic Tantras. My Lord, we can see all the three worlds in You.
  • Absolute Truth via, SB 9.10.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.10.3

    O King Parīkṣit, the transcendental activities of Lord Rāmacandra have been described by great saintly persons who have seen the truth. Because you have heard again and again about Lord Rāmacandra, the husband of mother Sītā, I shall describe these activities only in brief. Please listen.
  • accept Kṛṣṇa & Gītā, SB 4.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.2.31

    The Vedas give the eternal regulative principles for auspicious advancement in human civilization which have been rigidly followed in the past. The strong evidence of this principle is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is called Janārdana, the well-wisher of all living entities.
  • accept Kṛṣṇa’s deeds, SB 4.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.7.32

    King Indra said: My dear Lord, Your transcendental form with eight hands and weapons in each of them appears for the welfare of the entire universe, and it is very pleasing to the mind and eyes. In such a form, Your Lordship is always prepared to punish the demons, who are envious of Your devotees.
  • accepted as good as Lord, SB 4.31.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.8

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, being thus petitioned by the Pracetās, the supreme devotee Nārada, who is always absorbed in thoughts of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, began to reply.
  • accepted even by Lord, SB 1.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.21

    Your Goodness has perfect vision. You yourself can know the Supersoul Personality of Godhead because you are present as the plenary portion of the Lord. Although you are birthless, you have appeared on this earth for the well-being of all people. Please, therefore, describe the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa more vividly.
  • accepting, necessity for, SB 1.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.13

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, we are eager to learn about the Personality of Godhead and His incarnations. Please explain to us those teachings imparted by previous masters [ācāryas], for one is uplifted both by speaking them and by hearing them.
    , SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
    , SB 1.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 1.4.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4.28-29

    I have, under strict disciplinary vows, unpretentiously worshiped the Vedas, the spiritual master and the altar of sacrifice. I have also abided by the rulings and have shown the import of disciplic succession through the explanation of the Mahābhārata, by which even women, śūdras and others [friends of the twice-born] can see the path of religion.
    , SB 1.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.21

    Your Goodness has perfect vision. You yourself can know the Supersoul Personality of Godhead because you are present as the plenary portion of the Lord. Although you are birthless, you have appeared on this earth for the well-being of all people. Please, therefore, describe the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa more vividly.
    , SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
    , SB 1.6.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.23

    By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world after giving up the present deplorable material worlds.
  • all people should accept, SB 4.8.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.54

    Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. This is the twelve-syllable mantra for worshiping Lord Kṛṣṇa. One should install the physical forms of the Lord, and with the chanting of the mantra one should offer flowers and fruits and other varieties of foodstuffs exactly according to the rules and regulations prescribed by authorities. But this should be done in consideration of place, time, and attendant conveniences and inconveniences.
  • all should become, SB 4.7.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.7.44

    The Vidyādharas said: Dear Lord, this human form of body is meant for attaining the highest perfectional objective, but, impelled by Your external energy, the living entity misidentifies himself with his body and with the material energy, and therefore, influenced by māyā, he wants to become happy by material enjoyment. He is misled and always attracted by temporary, illusory happiness. But Your transcendental activities are so powerful that if one engages in the hearing and chanting of such topics, he can be delivered from illusion.
  • approached via penance, SB 2.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.6

    While thus engaged in thinking, in the water, Brahmājī heard twice from nearby two syllables joined together. One of the syllables was taken from the sixteenth and the other from the twenty-first of the sparśa alphabets, and both joined to become the wealth of the renounced order of life.
    , SB 2.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.24

    I create this cosmos by such penance, I maintain it by the same energy, and I withdraw it all by the same energy. Therefore the potential power is penance only.
  • Arjuna as, SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
  • as aṣṭottara-śata, SB 4.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • as prabhupāda, SB 4.8.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.69

    My dear King, your son is very competent. He will perform activities which would he impossible even for great kings and sages. Very soon he will complete his task and come back home. You should know that he will also spread your reputation all over the world.
  • as essential, SB 2.3.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, as you have inquired from me as to the duty of the intelligent man who is on the threshold of death, so I have answered you.
    , SB 2.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.1

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the son of Uttarā, after hearing the speeches of Śukadeva Gosvāmī, which were all about the truth of the self, applied his concentration faithfully upon Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 2.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • as eternal father, SB 3.5.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.7

    You may narrate also about the auspicious characteristics of the Lord in His different incarnations for the welfare of the twice-born, the cows and the demigods. Our minds are never satisfied completely, although we continuously hear of His transcendental activities.
  • as father, SB 3.24.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.13

    Sons ought to render service to their father exactly to this extent. One should obey the command of his father or spiritual master with due deference, saying, "Yes, sir."
    , SB 3.24.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.15

    Therefore, today please give away your daughters to the foremost of the sages, with due regard for the girls' temperaments and likings, and thereby spread your fame all over the universe.
  • as free from vices, SB 1.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.6

    The sages said: Respected Sūta Gosvāmī, you are completely free from all vice. You are well versed in all the scriptures famous for religious life, and in the Purāṇas and the histories as well, for you have gone through them under proper guidance and have also explained them.
  • as good as Kṛṣṇa, SB 7.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.41

    My dear King, of all persons a qualified brāhmaṇa must be accepted as the best within this material world because such a brāhmaṇa, by practicing austerity, Vedic studies and satisfaction, becomes the counterpart body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 7.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.26

    The spiritual master should be considered to be directly the Supreme Lord because he gives transcendental knowledge for enlightenment. Consequently, for one who maintains the material conception that the spiritual master is an ordinary human being, everything is frustrated. His enlightenment and his Vedic studies and knowledge are like the bathing of an elephant.
  • as Kṛṣṇa’s representative, SB 7.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.40

    It is learned from Vedic literature that by performing great sacrifices one may elevate himself to the heavenly planets. However, although life on the heavenly planets is hundreds and thousands of times more comfortable than life on earth, the heavenly planets are not pure [nirmalam], or free from the taint of material existence. The heavenly planets are also temporary, and therefore they are not the goal of life. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, however, has never been seen or heard to possess inebriety. Consequently, for your own benefit and self-realization, you must worship the Lord with great devotion, as described in the revealed scriptures.
  • as learned in Vedic literature, SB 1.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.6

    The sages said: Respected Sūta Gosvāmī, you are completely free from all vice. You are well versed in all the scriptures famous for religious life, and in the Purāṇas and the histories as well, for you have gone through them under proper guidance and have also explained them.
  • as liberated, SB 3.33.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.33.10

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, the path of self-realization which I have already instructed to you is very easy. You can execute this system without difficulty, and by following it you shall very soon be liberated, even within your present body.
  • as Lord in heart, SB 4.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.44

    After sitting on your seat, practice the three kinds of breathing exercises, and thus gradually control the life air, the mind and the senses. Completely free yourself from all material contamination, and with great patience begin to meditate on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • as Lord’s representative, SB 1.19.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.36

    Otherwise [without being inspired by Lord Kṛṣṇa] how is it that you have voluntarily appeared here, though you are moving incognito to the common man and are not visible to us who are on the verge of death?
    , SB 3.29.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.8

    Devotional service executed by a person who is envious, proud, violent and angry, and who is a separatist, is considered to be in the mode of darkness.
    , SB 4.8.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.69

    My dear King, your son is very competent. He will perform activities which would he impossible even for great kings and sages. Very soon he will complete his task and come back home. You should know that he will also spread your reputation all over the world.
    , SB 5.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.11

    Among the nine varṣas, the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa is understood to be the field of fruitive activities. Learned scholars and saintly persons declare the other eight varṣas to be meant for very highly elevated pious persons. After returning from the heavenly planets, they enjoy the remaining results of their pious activities in these eight earthly varṣas.
    , SB 5.17.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.14

    To show mercy to His devotees in each of these nine tracts of land, the Supreme Personality of Godhead known as Nārāyaṇa expands Himself in His quadruple principles of Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. In this way He remains near His devotees to accept their service.
    , SB 5.20.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 8.11.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.11.48

    Bali Mahārāja was very experienced in universal affairs. When he regained his senses and memory by the grace of Śukrācārya, he could understand everything that had happened. Therefore, although he had been defeated, he did not lament.
    , SB 8.16.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.23

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, kindly instruct me in the perfect method of worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead in devotional service, by which the Lord may very soon be pleased with me and save me, along with my sons, from this most dangerous condition.
    , SB 8.24.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.46

    The King said: By the grace of the Lord, those who have lost their self-knowledge since time immemorial, and who because of this ignorance are involved in a material, conditional life full of miseries, obtain the chance to meet the Lord's devotee. I accept that Supreme Personality of Godhead as the supreme spiritual master.
    , SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 8.24.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.50

    As a blind man, being unable to see, accepts another blind man as his leader, people who do not know the goal of life accept someone as a guru who is a rascal and a fool. But we are interested in self-realization. Therefore we accept You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as our spiritual master, for You are able to see in all directions and are omniscient like the sun.
  • as medium for realizing Lord, SB 1.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.13

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, we are eager to learn about the Personality of Godhead and His incarnations. Please explain to us those teachings imparted by previous masters [ācāryas], for one is uplifted both by speaking them and by hearing them.
    , SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
    , SB 1.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 1.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.21

    Your Goodness has perfect vision. You yourself can know the Supersoul Personality of Godhead because you are present as the plenary portion of the Lord. Although you are birthless, you have appeared on this earth for the well-being of all people. Please, therefore, describe the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa more vividly.
    , SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
    , SB 1.6.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.23

    By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world after giving up the present deplorable material worlds.
    , SB 1.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
  • as mercy representative of Lord, SB 1.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
  • as misunderstood, SB 7.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.17

    Prahlāda Mahārāja continued: My dear friends, if you can place your faith in my words, simply by that faith you can also understand transcendental knowledge, just like me, although you are small children. Similarly, a woman can also understand transcendental knowledge and know what is spirit and what is matter.
  • as necessary, SB 1.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.2

    After asking various questions and becoming established in the transcendental loving service of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Vidura retired from putting questions to Maitreya Muni.
    , SB 1.16.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16.3

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit, after having selected Kṛpācārya for guidance as his spiritual master, performed three horse sacrifices on the banks of the Ganges. These were executed with sufficient rewards for the attendants. And at these sacrifices, even the common man could see demigods.
    , SB 1.19.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.31

    The sage Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī sat perfectly pacified, intelligent and ready to answer any question without hesitation. The great devotee, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, approached him, offered his respects by bowing before him, and politely inquired with sweet words and folded hands.
    , SB 3.6.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.34

    All these different social divisions are born, with their occupational duties and living conditions, from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus for unconditional life and self-realization one has to worship the Supreme Lord under the direction of the spiritual master.
    , SB 3.7.38-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.38

    What are the truths regarding the living entities and the Supreme Personality of Godhead? What are their identities ? What are the specific values in the knowledge in the Vedas, and what are the necessities for the spiritual master and his disciples?
    , SB 7.1.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.1.21

    This matter is undoubtedly very wonderful. Indeed, my intelligence has become disturbed, just as the flame of a candle is disturbed by a blowing wind. O Nārada Muni, you know everything. Kindly let me know the cause of this wonderful event.
    , SB 7.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.45

    As long as one has to accept a material body, with its different parts and paraphernalia, which are not fully under one's control, one must have the lotus feet of his superiors, namely his spiritual master and the spiritual master's predecessors. By their mercy, one can sharpen the sword of knowledge, and with the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's mercy one must then conquer the enemies mentioned above. In this way, the devotee should be able to merge into his own transcendental bliss, and then he may give up his body and resume his spiritual identity.
    , SB 7.15.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.56

    Even though situated in a material body, one who is fully aware of the paths known as pitṛ-yāna and deva-yāna, and who thus opens his eyes in terms of Vedic knowledge, is never bewildered in this material world.
    , SB 8.1.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.1.14

    Therefore, to enable people to reach the stage of activities that are not tinged by fruitive results, great saints first engage people in fruitive activities, for unless one begins by performing activities as recommended in the śāstras, one cannot reach the stage of liberation, or activities that produce no reactions.
    , SB 8.16.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.23

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, kindly instruct me in the perfect method of worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead in devotional service, by which the Lord may very soon be pleased with me and save me, along with my sons, from this most dangerous condition.
    , SB 8.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.24

    Śrī Kaśyapa Muni said: When I desired offspring, I placed inquiries before Lord Brahmā, who is born from a lotus flower. Now I shall explain to you the same process Lord Brahmā instructed me, by which Keśava, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is satisfied.
    , SB 8.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after Aditi was thus advised by her husband, Kaśyapa Muni, she strictly followed his instructions without laziness and in this way performed the payo-vrata ritualistic ceremony.
    , SB 10.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1.16

    The Ganges, emanating from the toe of Lord Viṣṇu, purifies the three worlds, the upper, middle and lower planetary systems. Similarly, when one asks questions about the pastimes and characteristics of Lord Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, three varieties of men are purified: the speaker or preacher, he who inquires, and the people in general who listen.
    , SB 10.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.8.6

    My lord, you are the best of the brāhmaṇas, especially because you are fully aware of the jyotiḥ-śāstra, the astrological science. Therefore you are naturally the spiritual master of every human being. This being so, since you have kindly come to my house, kindly execute the reformatory activities for my two sons.
    , SB 10.10.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10.10

    While living one may be proud of one's body, thinking oneself a very big man, minister, president or even demigod, but whatever one may be, after death this body will turn either into worms, into stool or into ashes. If one kills poor animals to satisfy the temporary whims of this body, one does not know that he will suffer in his next birth, for such a sinful miscreant must go to hell and suffer the results of his actions.
  • as one with Lord, SB 4.29.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.51

    One who is engaged in devotional service has not the least fear in material existence. This is because the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersoul and friend of everyone. One who knows this secret is actually educated, and one thus educated can become the spiritual master of the world. One who is an actually bona fide spiritual master, representative of Kṛṣṇa, is not different from Kṛṣṇa.
  • as preacher, SB 8.14.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.14.5

    Thereafter, O King, the Manus, being fully engaged according to the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, directly reestablish the principles of occupational duty in its full four parts.
  • as preachers for time & place, SB 1.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9.9

    Bhīṣmadeva, who was the best amongst the eight Vasus, received and welcomed all the great and powerful ṛṣis who were assembled there, for he knew perfectly all the religious principles according to time and place.
  • as saints, scriptures & initiator, SB 1.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.5

    Due to this external energy, the living entity, although transcendental to the three modes of material nature, thinks of himself as a material product and thus undergoes the reactions of material miseries.
  • as transcendental, SB 7.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.14

    My mother, being pregnant, desired the safety of her embryo and desired to give birth after her husband's arrival. Thus she stayed at Nārada Muni's āśrama, where she rendered service unto Nārada Muni with great devotion.
    , SB 8.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.2

    The King of the elephants, Gajendra, said: I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Person, Vāsudeva [oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]. Because of Him this material body acts due to the presence of spirit, and He is therefore the root cause of everyone. He is worshipable for such exalted persons as Brahmā and Śiva, and He has entered the heart of every living being. Let me meditate upon Him.
  • as transparent medium to Kṛṣṇa, SB 3.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • as well-wisher to all, SB 1.1.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.9

    Please, therefore, being blessed with many years, explain to us, in an easily understandable way, what you have ascertained to be the absolute and ultimate good for the people in general.
  • as within & without, SB 3.9.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.9.26

    The sage Maitreya said: O Vidura, after observing the source of his appearance, namely the Personality of Godhead, Brahmā prayed for His mercy as far as his mind and words would permit him. Thus having prayed, he became silent, as if tired from his activities of penance, knowledge and mental concentration.
  • as “captain of ship,” SB 7.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.45

    As long as one has to accept a material body, with its different parts and paraphernalia, which are not fully under one's control, one must have the lotus feet of his superiors, namely his spiritual master and the spiritual master's predecessors. By their mercy, one can sharpen the sword of knowledge, and with the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's mercy one must then conquer the enemies mentioned above. In this way, the devotee should be able to merge into his own transcendental bliss, and then he may give up his body and resume his spiritual identity.
  • as “equal” with Lord, SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
  • as “Prabhupāda,” SB 4.23.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.18

    Pṛthu Mahārāja then offered the total designation of the living entity unto the supreme controller of illusory energy. Being released from all the designations by which the living entity became entrapped, he became free by knowledge and renunciation and by the spiritual force of his devotional service. In this way, being situated in his original constitutional position of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he gave up this body as a prabhu, or controller of the senses.
  • assistant priests of, SB 8.16.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.53

    One should satisfy the spiritual master [ācārya], who is very learned in Vedic literature, and should satisfy his assistant priests [known as hotā, udgātā, adhvaryu and brahma]. One should please them by offering them clothing, ornaments and cows. This is the ceremony called viṣṇu-ārādhana, or worship of Lord Viṣṇu.
  • association with, SB 3.25.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.8

    Your Lordship is my only means of getting out of this darkest region of ignorance because You are my transcendental eye, which, by Your mercy only, I have attained after many, many births.
  • atheists misunderstand, SB 8.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.2

    The King of the elephants, Gajendra, said: I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Person, Vāsudeva [oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]. Because of Him this material body acts due to the presence of spirit, and He is therefore the root cause of everyone. He is worshipable for such exalted persons as Brahmā and Śiva, and He has entered the heart of every living being. Let me meditate upon Him.
  • attained via Lord’s mercy, SB 2.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Balarāma as, SB 1.14.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14.28-29

    Are Ugrasena, whose son was the mischievous Kaṁsa, and his younger brother still living? Are Hṛdīka and his son Kṛtavarmā happy? Are Akrūra, Jayanta, Gada, Sāraṇa and Śatrujit all happy? How is Balarāma, the Personality of Godhead and the protector of devotees?
  • Bali disobeyed, SB 2.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.17

    The Lord, although transcendental to all material modes, still surpassed all the qualities of the sons of Aditi, known as the Ādityas. The Lord appeared as the youngest son of Aditi. And because He surpassed all the planets of the universe, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. On the pretense of asking for a measurement of three footsteps of land, He took away all the lands of Bali Mahārāja. He asked simply because without begging, no authority can take one's rightful possession.
  • bee as, SB 7.13.35-37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.35

    The bee and the python are two excellent spiritual masters who give us exemplary instructions regarding how to be satisfied by collecting only a little and how to stay in one place and not move.
  • beyond dollars & cents, SB 2.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni asked Brahmājī: O chief amongst the demigods, O firstborn living entity, I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto you. Please tell me that transcendental knowledge which specifically directs one to the truth of the individual soul and the Supersoul.
  • beyond magical tricks, SB 2.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.10

    That very Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam I shall recite before you because you are the most sincere devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. One who gives full attention and respect to hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam achieves unflinching faith in the Supreme Lord, the giver of salvation.
  • birth status unimportant for, SB 4.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.2.26

    These brāhmaṇas take to education, austerity and vows only for the purpose of maintaining the body. They shall be devoid of discrimination between what to eat and what not to eat. They will acquire money, begging from door to door, simply for the satisfaction of the body.
  • Bhagavad-gītā approved by seven, SB 2.9.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.22

    The highest perfectional ingenuity is the personal perception of My abodes, and this has been possible because of your submissive attitude in the performance of severe penance according to My order.
  • Bhagavad-gītā via, SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
  • bhakti-yoga via, SB 8.6.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.6.12

    As one can derive fire from wood, milk from the milk bag of the cow, food grains and water from the land, and prosperity in one's livelihood from industrial enterprises, so, by the practice of bhakti-yoga, even within this material world, one can achieve Your favor or intelligently approach You. Those who are pious all affirm this.
  • body of, SB 8.19.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.40

    When a tree is uprooted it immediately falls down and begins to dry up. Similarly, if one doesn't take care of the body, which is supposed to be untruth—in other words, if the untruth is uprooted—the body undoubtedly becomes dry.
  • body of, spiritual, SB 10.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.]
  • bogus, SB 7.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.18

    Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka, the teachers of Prahlāda Mahārāja, chastised and threatened their disciple in various ways and began teaching him about the paths of religion, economic development and sense gratification. This is the way they educated him.
  • bogus, compared with bona fide, SB 10.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.37

    Even while engaged in various activities, devotees whose minds are completely absorbed at Your lotus feet, and who constantly hear, chant, contemplate and cause others to remember Your transcendental names and forms, are always on the transcendental platform, and thus they can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 3.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.7

    I have fortunately been instructed by you, and thus great favor has been bestowed upon me. I thank God that I have listened with open ears to your pure words.
    , SB 4.17.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.17.5

    The great saintly King, Mahārāja Pṛthu, received knowledge from Sanat-kumāra, who was the greatest Vedic scholar. After receiving knowledge to be applied practically in his life, how did the saintly King attain his desired destination?
    , SB 8.16.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.20

    My dear Aditi, engage in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of everything, who can subdue everyone's enemies, and who sits within everyone's heart. Only that Supreme Person—Kṛṣṇa, or Vāsudeva—can bestow all auspicious benedictions upon everyone, for He is the spiritual master of the universe.
    , SB 8.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.24

    Śrī Kaśyapa Muni said: When I desired offspring, I placed inquiries before Lord Brahmā, who is born from a lotus flower. Now I shall explain to you the same process Lord Brahmā instructed me, by which Keśava, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is satisfied.
    , SB 8.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.20.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, when Bali Mahārāja was thus advised by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, his family priest, he remained silent for some time, and then, after full deliberation, he replied to his spiritual master as follows.
    , SB 8.24.50-51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.50

    As a blind man, being unable to see, accepts another blind man as his leader, people who do not know the goal of life accept someone as a guru who is a rascal and a fool. But we are interested in self-realization. Therefore we accept You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as our spiritual master, for You are able to see in all directions and are omniscient like the sun.
    , SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
    , SB 1.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12.3

    We all respectfully want to hear about him [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] to whom Śukadeva Gosvāmī imparted transcendental knowledge. Please speak on this matter.
    , SB 1.13.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.48

    Therefore, O King, you should look to the Supreme Lord only, who is one without a second and who manifests Himself by different energies and is both within and without.
  • bogus, doomed, SB 1.19.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.37

    You are the spiritual master of great saints and devotees. I am therefore begging you to show the way of perfection for all persons, and especially for one who is about to die.
  • bona fide, qualifications for, SB 2.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: How did Nārada Muni, whose hearers are as fortunate as those instructed by Lord Brahmā, explain the transcendental qualities of the Lord, who is without material qualities, and before whom did he speak?
    , SB 2.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.7

    O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental spirit soul is different from the material body. Does he acquire the body accidentally or by some cause? Will you kindly explain this, for it is known to you.
    , SB 2.9.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.37

    O Brahmā, just follow this conclusion by fixed concentration of mind, and no pride will disturb you, neither in the partial nor in the final devastation.
    , SB 2.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.43

    The great sage Nārada also inquired in detail from his father, Brahmā, the great-grandfather of all the universe, after seeing him well satisfied.
  • bowing down to, SB 4.22.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.4

    When the great sages accepted their reception, according to the instructions of the śāstras, and finally took their seats offered by the King, the King, influenced by the glories of the sages, immediately bowed down. Thus he worshiped the four Kumāras.
  • boys as trained under, SB 1.5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.24

    Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedānta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.
  • boys trained by, SB 4.8.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Brahmā as, of universe, SB 5.20.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.20.39

    On the top of Lokāloka Mountain are the four gaja-patis, the best of elephants, which were established in the four directions by Lord Brahmā, the supreme spiritual master of the entire universe. The names of those elephants are Ṛṣabha, Puṣkaracūḍa, Vāmana and Aparājita. They are responsible for maintaining the planetary systems of the universe.
  • brahmacārī’s relationship to, SB 7.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.9

    What person too attached to household life due to being unable to control his senses can liberate himself? An attached householder is bound very strongly by ropes of affection for his family [wife, children and other relatives].
    , SB 7.12.1-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.1

    Nārada Muni said: A student should practice completely controlling his senses. He should be submissive and should have an attitude of firm friendship for the spiritual master. With a great vow, the brahmacārī should live at the guru-kula, only for the benefit of the guru.
    , SB 7.12.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.13-14

    According to the rules and regulations mentioned above, one who is twice-born, namely a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya or vaiśya, should reside in the guru-kula under the care of the spiritual master. There he should study and learn all the Vedic literatures along with their supplements and the Upaniṣads, according to his ability and power to study. If possible, the student or disciple should reward the spiritual master with the remuneration the spiritual master requests, and then, following the master's order, the disciple should leave and accept one of the other āśramas, namely the gṛhastha-āśrama, vānaprastha-āśrama or sannyāsa-āśrama, as he desires.
  • brāhmaṇas as, SB 9.1.38-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1.38-39

    O King Parīkṣit, Lord Śiva was pleased with Vasiṣṭha. Therefore, to satisfy him and to keep his own word to Pārvatī, Lord Śiva said to that saintly person, "Your disciple Sudyumna may remain a male for one month and a female for the next. In this way he may rule the world as he likes."
  • bṛhad-vrata brahmacārī stays with, SB 9.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Nabhaga named Nābhāga lived for a long time at the place of his spiritual master. Therefore, his brothers thought that he was not going to become a gṛhastha and would not return. Consequently, without providing a share for him, they divided the property of their father among themselves. When Nābhāga returned from the place of his spiritual master, they gave him their father as his share.
  • caitya-guru, SB 4.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.44

    After sitting on your seat, practice the three kinds of breathing exercises, and thus gradually control the life air, the mind and the senses. Completely free yourself from all material contamination, and with great patience begin to meditate on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.28.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.41

    In this way King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge because in his pure state he was directly instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By means of such enlightening transcendental knowledge, he could understand everything from all angles of vision.
    , SB 4.28.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.52

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don't you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me.
    , SB 4.29.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.50

    Śrī Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the Supersoul and guide of all living entities who have accepted material bodies within this world. He is the supreme controller of all material activities in material nature. He is also our best friend, and everyone should take shelter at His lotus feet. In doing so, one's life will be auspicious.
  • changes disciple’s life, SB 1.6.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.5

    Śrī Nārada said: The great sages, who had imparted scientific knowledge of transcendence to me, departed for other places, and I had to pass my life in this way.
  • chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa at disciple’s initiation, SB 4.24.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.32

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Out of his causeless mercy, the exalted personality Lord Śiva, a great devotee of Lord Nārāyaṇa, continued to speak to the King's sons, who were standing with folded hands.
  • compared to captain, SB 3.31.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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?
  • compared to Ganges, SB 10.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.]
  • compared to King Malayadhvaja, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • compared to navigator, SB 4.23.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.28

    Any person who engages himself within this material world in performing activities that necessitate great struggle, and who, after obtaining a human form of life—which is a chance to attain liberation from miseries—undertakes the difficult tasks of fruitive activities, must be considered to be cheated and envious of his own self.
  • compared to ship’s captain, SB 3.15.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • conditioned souls helped by, SB 8.24.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.46

    The King said: By the grace of the Lord, those who have lost their self-knowledge since time immemorial, and who because of this ignorance are involved in a material, conditional life full of miseries, obtain the chance to meet the Lord's devotee. I accept that Supreme Personality of Godhead as the supreme spiritual master.
  • confidence in, SB 3.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.10.2

    O greatly learned one, kindly eradicate all my doubts, and let me know of all that I have inquired from you from the beginning to the end.
  • consulted for sacrifices, SB 2.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.37

    The virāṭ-puruṣa's face is the brāhmaṇas, His arms are the kṣatriyas, His thighs are the vaiśyas, and the śūdras are under the protection of His feet. All the worshipable demigods are also overtaken by Him, and it is the duty of everyone to perform sacrifices with feasible goods to appease the Lord.
  • defeats other philosophies, SB 1.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.7

    Being the eldest learned Vedāntist, O Sūta Gosvāmī, you are acquainted with the knowledge of Vyāsadeva, who is the incarnation of Godhead, and you also know other sages who are fully versed in all kinds of physical and metaphysical knowledge.
  • defined, SB 1.7.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.43

    She could not tolerate Aśvatthāmā's being bound by ropes, and being a devoted lady, she said: Release him, for he is a brāhmaṇa, our spiritual master.
    , SB 2.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.21.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.28-29

    This is confirmed not only by the evidence of the Vedas but also by the personal behavior of great personalities like Manu, Uttānapāda, Dhruva, Priyavrata and my grandfather Aṅga, as well as by many other great personalities and ordinary living entities, exemplified by Mahārāja Prahlāda and Bali, all of whom are theists, believing in the existence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who carries a club.
  • Deity worship authorized by, SB 1.11.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11.24

    When Lord Kṛṣṇa passed over the public roads, all the ladies from the respectable families of Dvārakā went up to the roofs of their palaces just to have a look at the Lord. They considered this to be the greatest festival.
  • Deity worship requires, SB 7.5.23-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.23-24

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Viṣṇu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one's best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words)—these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Kṛṣṇa through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge.
  • Deity worship taught by, SB 2.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 3.25.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.35

    O My mother, My devotees always see the smiling face of My form, with eyes like the rising morning sun. They like to see My various transcendental forms, which are all benevolent, and they also talk favorably with Me.
  • despondency cured by, SB 1.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.5

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: All you have said about me is perfectly correct. Despite all this, I am not pacified. I therefore question you about the root cause of my dissatisfaction, for you are a man of unlimited knowledge due to your being the offspring of one [Brahmā] who is self-born [without mundane father and mother].
  • devotee &, SB 2.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • devotee accepts order of, SB 5.1.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.1.20

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: After thus being fully instructed by Lord Brahmā, who is the spiritual master of the three worlds, Priyavrata, his own position being inferior, offered obeisances, accepted the order and carried it out with great respect.
  • devotee of Kṛṣṇa as, SB 4.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.2.26

    These brāhmaṇas take to education, austerity and vows only for the purpose of maintaining the body. They shall be devoid of discrimination between what to eat and what not to eat. They will acquire money, begging from door to door, simply for the satisfaction of the body.
    , SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
  • devotees serve, SB 7.7.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.30-31

    One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and faith. Whatever one has in one's possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of the śāstra and guru.
    , SB 7.7.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.30-31

    One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and faith. Whatever one has in one's possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of the śāstra and guru.
    , SB 7.7.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.33

    By these activities [as mentioned above] one is able to cut down the influence of the enemies, namely lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and jealousy, and when thus situated, one can render service to the Lord. In this way one surely attains the platform of loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • devotee’s service chosen by, SB 3.25.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.28

    On hearing this statement of the Lord, Devahūti inquired: What kind of devotional service is worth developing and practicing to help me easily and immediately attain the service of Your lotus feet?
  • devotional service guided by, SB 9.4.18-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.18-20

    Mahārāja Ambarīṣa always engaged his mind in meditating upon the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, his words in describing the glories of the Lord, his hands in cleansing the Lord's temple, and his ears in hearing the words spoken by Kṛṣṇa or about Kṛṣṇa. He engaged his eyes in seeing the Deity of Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa's temples and Kṛṣṇa's places like Mathurā and Vṛndāvana, he engaged his sense of touch in touching the bodies of the Lord's devotees, he engaged his sense of smell in smelling the fragrance of tulasī offered to the Lord, and he engaged his tongue in tasting the Lord's prasāda. He engaged his legs in walking to the holy places and temples of the Lord, his head in bowing down before the Lord, and all his desires in serving the Lord, twenty-four hours a day. Indeed, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa never desired anything for his own sense gratification. He engaged all his senses in devotional service, in various engagements related to the Lord. This is the way to increase attachment for the Lord and be completely free from all material desires.
  • devotional service requires, SB 4.12.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.42

    The great sage Nārada continued: Just see how Dhruva Mahārāja, aggrieved at the harsh words of his stepmother, went to the forest at the age of only five years and under my direction underwent austerity. Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead is unconquerable, Dhruva Mahārāja defeated Him with the specific qualifications possessed by the Lord's devotees.
    , SB 4.22.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.22

    Attachment for the Supreme can be increased by practicing devotional service, inquiring about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, applying bhakti-yoga in life, worshiping the Yogeśvara, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and by hearing and chanting about the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. These actions are pious in themselves.
    , SB 4.24.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.15

    When all the sons of Prācīnabarhi left home to execute austerities, they met Lord Śiva, who, out of great mercy, instructed them about the Absolute Truth. All the sons of Prācīnabarhi meditated upon the instructions, chanting and worshiping them with great care and attention.
  • devotional service via mercy of Kṛṣṇa &, SB 5.5.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.6

    When the living entity is covered by the mode of ignorance, he does not understand the individual living being and the supreme living being, and his mind is subjugated to fruitive activity. Therefore, until one has love for Lord Vāsudeva, who is none other than Myself, he is certainly not delivered from having to accept a material body again and again.
    , SB 5.14.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.14.39

    Saintly persons, who are friends to all living entities, have a peaceful consciousness. They have controlled their senses and minds, and they easily attain the path of liberation, the path back to Godhead. Being unfortunate and attached to the miserable material conditions, a materialistic person cannot associate with them.
    , SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.11

    Among the nine varṣas, the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa is understood to be the field of fruitive activities. Learned scholars and saintly persons declare the other eight varṣas to be meant for very highly elevated pious persons. After returning from the heavenly planets, they enjoy the remaining results of their pious activities in these eight earthly varṣas.
  • devotional service via, SB 10.10.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10.5

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, by some auspicious opportunity for the two boys, the great saint Devarṣi Nārada once appeared there by chance. Seeing them intoxicated, with rolling eyes, he could understand their situation.
    , SB 3.5.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 7.7.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.30-31

    One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and faith. Whatever one has in one's possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of the śāstra and guru.
    , SB 7.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.21

    O Lord, O supreme eternal, by expanding Your plenary portion You have created the subtle bodies of the living entities through the agency of Your external energy, which is agitated by time. Thus the mind entraps the living entity in unlimited varieties of desires to be fulfilled by the Vedic directions of karma-kāṇḍa [fruitive activity] and the sixteen elements. Who can get free from this entanglement unless he takes shelter at Your lotus feet?
    , SB 7.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.28

    My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But Your servant Nārada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I leave his service?
    , SB 7.15.43-44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.43-44

    In the conditioned stage, one's conceptions of life are sometimes polluted by passion and ignorance, which are exhibited by attachment, hostility, greed, lamentation, illusion, fear, madness, false prestige, insults, fault-finding, deception, envy, intolerance, passion, bewilderment, hunger and sleep. All of these are enemies. Sometimes one's conceptions are also polluted by goodness.
    , SB 8.6.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.6.14

    My Lord, we, the various demigods, the directors of this universe, have come to Your lotus feet. Please fulfill the purpose for which we have come. You are the witness of everything, from within and without. Nothing is unknown to You, and therefore it is unnecessary to inform You again of anything.
  • dīkṣā & śikṣā, SB 4.12.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.32

    Dhruva was seated in the transcendental airplane, which was just about to start, when he remembered his poor mother, Sunīti. He thought to himself, "How shall I go alone to the Vaikuṇṭha planet and leave behind my poor mother?"
    , SB 4.12.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.33

    The great associates of Vaikuṇṭhaloka, Nanda and Sunanda, could understand the mind of Dhruva Mahārāja, and thus they showed him that his mother, Sunīti, was going forward in another plane.
  • disappearance of, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.28.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.49

    That most obedient wife thus fell down at the feet of her dead husband and began to cry pitifully in that solitary forest. Thus the tears rolled down from her eyes.
    , SB 4.28.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.50

    She then prepared a blazing fire with firewood and placed the dead body of her husband upon it. When this was finished, she lamented severely and prepared herself to perish in the fire with her husband.
    , SB 4.28.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.52

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don't you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me.
  • disciple &, SB 4.12.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.32

    Dhruva was seated in the transcendental airplane, which was just about to start, when he remembered his poor mother, Sunīti. He thought to himself, "How shall I go alone to the Vaikuṇṭha planet and leave behind my poor mother?"
    , SB 4.12.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.12.33

    The great associates of Vaikuṇṭhaloka, Nanda and Sunanda, could understand the mind of Dhruva Mahārāja, and thus they showed him that his mother, Sunīti, was going forward in another plane.
    , SB 4.12.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.13.24

    Vidura requested Maitreya: My dear brāhmaṇa, you are well conversant with all subjects, both past and future. Therefore I wish to hear from you all the activities of King Vena. I am your faithful devotee, so please explain this.
  • disciple asking favor from, SB 3.22.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.8

    O great sage, graciously be pleased to listen to the prayer of my humble self, for my mind is troubled by affection for my daughter.
  • disciple compared with, SB 7.4.31-32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.31-32

    [The qualities of Mahārāja Prahlāda, the son of Hiraṇyakaśipu, are described herewith.] He was completely cultured as a qualified brāhmaṇa, having very good character and being determined to understand the Absolute Truth. He had full control of his senses and mind. Like the Supersoul, he was kind to every living entity and was the best friend of everyone. To respectable persons he acted exactly like a menial servant, to the poor he was like a father, to his equals he was attached like a sympathetic brother, and he considered his teachers, spiritual masters and older Godbrothers to be as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was completely free from unnatural pride that might have arisen from his good education, riches, beauty, aristocracy and so on.
    , SB 7.4.31-32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.31-32

    [The qualities of Mahārāja Prahlāda, the son of Hiraṇyakaśipu, are described herewith.] He was completely cultured as a qualified brāhmaṇa, having very good character and being determined to understand the Absolute Truth. He had full control of his senses and mind. Like the Supersoul, he was kind to every living entity and was the best friend of everyone. To respectable persons he acted exactly like a menial servant, to the poor he was like a father, to his equals he was attached like a sympathetic brother, and he considered his teachers, spiritual masters and older Godbrothers to be as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was completely free from unnatural pride that might have arisen from his good education, riches, beauty, aristocracy and so on.
    , SB 7.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.21

    Nārada Muni continued: My dear King Yudhiṣṭhira, Hiraṇyakaśipu seated Prahlāda Mahārāja on his lap and began smelling his head. With affectionate tears gliding down from his eyes and moistening the child's smiling face, he spoke to his son as follows.
  • disciple directed by, SB 8.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.22

    Śrīmatī Aditi said: O brāhmaṇa, tell me the regulative principles by which I may worship the supreme master of the world so that the Lord will be pleased with me and fulfill all my desires.
    , SB 8.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.24

    Śrī Kaśyapa Muni said: When I desired offspring, I placed inquiries before Lord Brahmā, who is born from a lotus flower. Now I shall explain to you the same process Lord Brahmā instructed me, by which Keśava, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is satisfied.
  • disciple remunerates, SB 7.12.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.13-14

    According to the rules and regulations mentioned above, one who is twice-born, namely a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya or vaiśya, should reside in the guru-kula under the care of the spiritual master. There he should study and learn all the Vedic literatures along with their supplements and the Upaniṣads, according to his ability and power to study. If possible, the student or disciple should reward the spiritual master with the remuneration the spiritual master requests, and then, following the master's order, the disciple should leave and accept one of the other āśramas, namely the gṛhastha-āśrama, vānaprastha-āśrama or sannyāsa-āśrama, as he desires.
  • disciple serving, SB 3.23.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.7

    Kardama Muni continued: I have achieved the blessings of the Lord in discharging my own religious life of austerity, meditation and Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Although you have not yet experienced these achievements, which are free from fear and lamentation, I shall offer them all to you because you are engaged in my service. Now just look at them. I am giving you the transcendental vision to see how nice they are.
  • disciples of
    • bliss felt by, SB 2.3.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.12

      Transcendental knowledge in relation with the Supreme Lord Hari is knowledge resulting in the complete suspension of the waves and whirlpools of the material modes. Such knowledge is self-satisfying due to its being free from material attachment, and being transcendental it is approved by authorities. Who could fail to be attracted?
    • as brāhmaṇas, SB 2.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • duty of, SB 2.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.8

      Lord Brahmā underwent penances for one thousand years by the calculations of the demigods. He heard this transcendental vibration from the sky, and he accepted it as divine. Thus he controlled his mind and senses, and the penances he executed were a great lesson for the living entities. Thus he is known as the greatest of all ascetics.
      , SB 3.13.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.13.4

      Persons who hear from a spiritual master with great labor and for a long time must hear from the mouths of pure devotees about the character and activities of pure devotees. Pure devotees always think within their hearts of the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead, who awards His devotees liberation.
    • faith required for, SB 2.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.32

      All of Me, namely My actual eternal form and My transcendental existence, color, qualities and activities—let all be awakened within you by factual realization, out of My causeless mercy.
    • inquisitiveness necessary for, SB 2.8.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.22

      Please also explain how, merged in the body of the Lord, living beings are created, and how the infidels appear in the world. Also please explain how the unconditioned living entities exist.
      , SB 2.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.24

      O great sage, representative of the Lord, kindly satisfy my inquisitiveness in all that I have inquired from you and all that I may not have inquired from you from the very beginning of my questionings. Since I am a soul surrendered unto you, please impart full knowledge in this connection.
    • penance mandatory for, SB 2.9.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.6

      While thus engaged in thinking, in the water, Brahmājī heard twice from nearby two syllables joined together. One of the syllables was taken from the sixteenth and the other from the twenty-first of the sparśa alphabets, and both joined to become the wealth of the renounced order of life.
      , SB 2.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.24

      I create this cosmos by such penance, I maintain it by the same energy, and I withdraw it all by the same energy. Therefore the potential power is penance only.
    • qualifications of, SB 2.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.10

      That very Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam I shall recite before you because you are the most sincere devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. One who gives full attention and respect to hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam achieves unflinching faith in the Supreme Lord, the giver of salvation.
      , SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 2.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • questions by, SB 2.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.7

      O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental spirit soul is different from the material body. Does he acquire the body accidentally or by some cause? Will you kindly explain this, for it is known to you.
      , SB 2.8.21-22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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?
      , SB 2.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.24

      O great sage, representative of the Lord, kindly satisfy my inquisitiveness in all that I have inquired from you and all that I may not have inquired from you from the very beginning of my questionings. Since I am a soul surrendered unto you, please impart full knowledge in this connection.
    • second birth of, SB 2.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.6

      While thus engaged in thinking, in the water, Brahmājī heard twice from nearby two syllables joined together. One of the syllables was taken from the sixteenth and the other from the twenty-first of the sparśa alphabets, and both joined to become the wealth of the renounced order of life.
    • self-control for, SB 2.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.43

      The great sage Nārada also inquired in detail from his father, Brahmā, the great-grandfather of all the universe, after seeing him well satisfied.
    • spiritual master delivers, SB 2.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.7

      O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental spirit soul is different from the material body. Does he acquire the body accidentally or by some cause? Will you kindly explain this, for it is known to you.
      , SB 2.9.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.37

      O Brahmā, just follow this conclusion by fixed concentration of mind, and no pride will disturb you, neither in the partial nor in the final devastation.
    • spiritual master empowers, SB 2.8.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • surrender, SB 2.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.46

      Surrendered souls, even from groups leading sinful lives, such as women, the laborer class, the mountaineers and the Siberians, or even the birds and beasts, can also know about the science of Godhead and become liberated from the clutches of the illusory energy by surrendering unto the pure devotees of the Lord and by following in their footsteps in devotional service.
    • training of, SB 2.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • disciple’s duty to, SB 3.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.7

    I have fortunately been instructed by you, and thus great favor has been bestowed upon me. I thank God that I have listened with open ears to your pure words.
    , SB 4.24.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.15

    When all the sons of Prācīnabarhi left home to execute austerities, they met Lord Śiva, who, out of great mercy, instructed them about the Absolute Truth. All the sons of Prācīnabarhi meditated upon the instructions, chanting and worshiping them with great care and attention.
    , SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • disciple’s service to, SB 1.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.8

    And because you are submissive, your spiritual masters have endowed you with all the favors bestowed upon a gentle disciple. Therefore you can tell us all that you have scientifically learned from them.
    , SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
    , SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
    , SB 1.5.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.29

    I was very much attached to those sages. I was gentle in behavior, and all my sins were eradicated in their service. In my heart I had strong faith in them. I had subjugated the senses, and I was strictly following them with body and mind.
  • disciple’s sins accepted by, SB 4.20.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.14

    To give protection to the general mass of people who are citizens of the state is the prescribed occupational duty for a king. By acting in that way, the king in his next life shares one sixth of the result of the pious activities of the citizens. But a king or executive head of state who simply collects taxes from the citizens but does not give them proper protection as human beings has the results of his own pious activities taken away by the citizens, and in exchange for his not giving protection he becomes liable to punishment for the impious activities of his subjects.
    , SB 4.21.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • disciple’s sins suffered by, SB 9.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • disciple’s sins trouble, SB 8.4.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.4.15

    Therefore, after getting up from bed in the morning, those who desire their own welfare—especially the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and in particular the brāhmaṇa Vaiṣṇavas—should chant this narration as it is, without deviation, to counteract the troubles of bad dreams.
  • disciplic line followed by, SB Intro 29-30, SB 1.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
    , SB 1.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.13

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, we are eager to learn about the Personality of Godhead and His incarnations. Please explain to us those teachings imparted by previous masters [ācāryas], for one is uplifted both by speaking them and by hearing them.
    , SB 1.4.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4.28-29

    I have, under strict disciplinary vows, unpretentiously worshiped the Vedas, the spiritual master and the altar of sacrifice. I have also abided by the rulings and have shown the import of disciplic succession through the explanation of the Mahābhārata, by which even women, śūdras and others [friends of the twice-born] can see the path of religion.
  • disciplic line necessary for, SB 4.8.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.54

    Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. This is the twelve-syllable mantra for worshiping Lord Kṛṣṇa. One should install the physical forms of the Lord, and with the chanting of the mantra one should offer flowers and fruits and other varieties of foodstuffs exactly according to the rules and regulations prescribed by authorities. But this should be done in consideration of place, time, and attendant conveniences and inconveniences.
  • disqualification for, SB 1.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.2

    After asking various questions and becoming established in the transcendental loving service of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Vidura retired from putting questions to Maitreya Muni.
    , SB 1.19.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.36

    Otherwise [without being inspired by Lord Kṛṣṇa] how is it that you have voluntarily appeared here, though you are moving incognito to the common man and are not visible to us who are on the verge of death?
    , SB 7.10.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.5

    A servant who desires material profits from his master is certainly not a qualified servant or pure devotee. Similarly, a master who bestows benedictions upon his servant because of a desire to maintain a prestigious position as master is also not a pure master.
    , SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • duty of, SB 10.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 10.12.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.12.43

    O my lord, my spiritual master, although we are the lowest of kṣatriyas, we are glorified and benefited because we have the opportunity of always hearing from you the nectar of the pious activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.24.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.19

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, because of their pious nature, all the sons of Prācīnabarhi very seriously accepted the words of their father with heart and soul, and with these words on their heads, they went toward the west to execute their father's order.
    , SB 4.29.36-37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.36-37

    The real interest of the living entity is to get out of the nescience that causes him to endure repeated birth and death. The only remedy is to surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead through His representative. Unless one renders devotional service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, one cannot possibly become completely detached from this material world, nor can he possibly manifest real knowledge.
    , SB 4.29.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.52

    The great saint Nārada continued: O great personality, I have replied properly about all that you have asked me. Now hear another narration that is accepted by saintly persons and is very confidential.
    , SB 8.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.20.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, when Bali Mahārāja was thus advised by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, his family priest, he remained silent for some time, and then, after full deliberation, he replied to his spiritual master as follows.
    , SB 9.2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.2.9

    Although Pṛṣadhra had committed the sin unknowingly, his family priest, Vasiṣṭha, cursed him, saying, "In your next life you shall not be able to become a kṣatriya. Instead, you shall take birth as a śūdra because of killing the cow."
  • duty of, to engage disciple, SB 4.8.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.40

    The great sage Nārada told Dhruva Mahārāja: The instruction given by your mother, Sunīti, to follow the path of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is just suitable for you. You should therefore completely absorb yourself in the devotional service of the Lord.
  • elevates fallen, SB 2.9.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • elevation by, SB 1.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.24

    Firewood is a transformation of earth, but smoke is better than the raw wood. And fire is still better, for by fire we can derive the benefits of superior knowledge [through Vedic sacrifices]. Similarly, passion [rajas] is better than ignorance [tamas], but goodness [sattva] is best because by goodness one can come to realize the Absolute Truth.
  • entrusts devotees with service to Lord, SB 1.5.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.39

    O brāhmaṇa, thus by the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa I was endowed first with the transcendental knowledge of the Lord as inculcated in the confidential parts of the Vedas, then with the spiritual opulences, and then with His intimate loving service.
  • faith in, SB 2.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.32

    All of Me, namely My actual eternal form and My transcendental existence, color, qualities and activities—let all be awakened within you by factual realization, out of My causeless mercy.
    , SB 3.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.5

    Śrī Maitreya said: Devahūti was fully faithful and respectful toward the direction of her husband, Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, or generators of human beings in the universe. O great sage, she thus began to worship the master of the universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in everyone's heart.
    , SB 3.24.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.13

    Sons ought to render service to their father exactly to this extent. One should obey the command of his father or spiritual master with due deference, saying, "Yes, sir."
    , SB 3.33.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.33.10

    The Personality of Godhead said: My dear mother, the path of self-realization which I have already instructed to you is very easy. You can execute this system without difficulty, and by following it you shall very soon be liberated, even within your present body.
    , SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 7.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.17

    Prahlāda Mahārāja continued: My dear friends, if you can place your faith in my words, simply by that faith you can also understand transcendental knowledge, just like me, although you are small children. Similarly, a woman can also understand transcendental knowledge and know what is spirit and what is matter.
    , SB 7.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.29

    Of the different processes recommended for disentanglement from material life, the one personally explained and accepted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead should be considered all-perfect. That process is the performance of duties by which love for the Supreme Lord develops.
  • faith in, necessity for, SB 1.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4.1

    On hearing Sūta Gosvāmī speak thus, Śaunaka Muni, who was the elderly, learned leader of all the ṛṣis engaged in that prolonged sacrificial ceremony, congratulated Sūta Gosvāmī by addressing him as follows.
    , SB 1.5.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.39

    O brāhmaṇa, thus by the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa I was endowed first with the transcendental knowledge of the Lord as inculcated in the confidential parts of the Vedas, then with the spiritual opulences, and then with His intimate loving service.
  • falldown via desire to overtake, SB 5.12.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.12.14

    In a previous birth I was known as Mahārāja Bharata. I attained perfection by becoming completely detached from material activities through direct experience, and through indirect experience I received understanding from the Vedas. I was fully engaged in the service of the Lord, but due to my misfortune, I became very affectionate to a small deer, so much so that I neglected my spiritual duties. Due to my deep affection for the deer, in my next life I had to accept the body of a deer.
  • false, SB 8.16.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.20

    My dear Aditi, engage in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of everything, who can subdue everyone's enemies, and who sits within everyone's heart. Only that Supreme Person—Kṛṣṇa, or Vāsudeva—can bestow all auspicious benedictions upon everyone, for He is the spiritual master of the universe.
    , SB 8.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.24

    Śrī Kaśyapa Muni said: When I desired offspring, I placed inquiries before Lord Brahmā, who is born from a lotus flower. Now I shall explain to you the same process Lord Brahmā instructed me, by which Keśava, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is satisfied.
    , SB 8.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.20.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King Parīkṣit, when Bali Mahārāja was thus advised by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, his family priest, he remained silent for some time, and then, after full deliberation, he replied to his spiritual master as follows.
    , SB 8.24.49-51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.49

    Neither all the demigods, nor the so-called gurus nor all other people, either independently or together, can offer mercy that equals even one ten-thousandth of Yours. Therefore I wish to take shelter of Your lotus feet.
    , SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
    • in Kali-yuga, SB 8.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.12.10

      O my Lord, I, who am considered to be the best of the demigods, and Lord Brahmā and the great ṛṣis, headed by Marīci, are born of the mode of goodness. Nonetheless, we are bewildered by Your illusory energy and cannot understand what this creation is. Aside from us, what is to be said of others, like the demons and human beings, who are in the base modes of material nature [rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]? How will they know You?
  • fear relieved by, SB 4.31.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • following instructions of, SB 4.20.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.15

    Lord Viṣṇu continued: My dear King Pṛthu, if you continue to protect the citizens according to the instructions of the learned brāhmaṇa authorities, as they are received by the disciplic succession—by hearing—from master to disciple, and if you follow the religious principles laid down by them, without attachment to ideas manufactured by mental concoction, then every one of your citizens will be happy and will love you, and very soon you will be able to see such already liberated personalities as the four Kumāras [Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumāra].
    , SB 4.22.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.24

    A candidate for spiritual advancement must be nonviolent, must follow in the footsteps of great ācāryas, must always remember the nectar of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, must follow the regulative principles without material desire and, while following the regulative principles, should not blaspheme others. A devotee should lead a very simple life and not be disturbed by the duality of opposing elements. He should learn to tolerate them.
  • for brahmacārī, SB 2.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • for spiritual seekers, SB 3.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.1.4

    Saint Vidura was a great and pure devotee of the Lord, and therefore his questions to His Grace Ṛṣi Maitreya must have been very purposeful, on the highest level, and approved by learned circles.
  • gives mantra, SB 4.8.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.53

    O son of the King, now I shall speak unto you the mantra which is to be chanted with this process of meditation. One who carefully chants this mantra for seven nights can see the perfect human beings flying in the sky.
    , SB 4.8.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.54

    Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. This is the twelve-syllable mantra for worshiping Lord Kṛṣṇa. One should install the physical forms of the Lord, and with the chanting of the mantra one should offer flowers and fruits and other varieties of foodstuffs exactly according to the rules and regulations prescribed by authorities. But this should be done in consideration of place, time, and attendant conveniences and inconveniences.
  • God & demigods explained by, SB 10.1.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1.56

    Each year thereafter, in due course of time, Devakī, the mother of God and all the demigods, gave birth to a child. Thus she bore eight sons, one after another, and a daughter named Subhadrā.
  • gṛhastha governed by, SB 7.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.1

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired from Nārada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.
  • guides preaching work, SB 1.5.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.36

    While performing duties according to the order of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one constantly remembers Him, His names and His qualities.
  • hearing from, SB 10.2.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.37

    Even while engaged in various activities, devotees whose minds are completely absorbed at Your lotus feet, and who constantly hear, chant, contemplate and cause others to remember Your transcendental names and forms, are always on the transcendental platform, and thus they can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 3.19.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.19.32

    Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, I have explained to you the Personality of Godhead's coming down as the first boar incarnation and killing in a great fight a demon of unprecedented prowess as if he were just a plaything. This has been narrated by me as I heard it from my predecessor spiritual master.
    , SB 3.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.7

    I have fortunately been instructed by you, and thus great favor has been bestowed upon me. I thank God that I have listened with open ears to your pure words.
    , SB 3.5.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.42

    Simply by hearing about Your lotus feet with eagerness and devotion and by meditating upon them within the heart, one at once becomes enlightened with knowledge, and on the strength of detachment one becomes pacified. We must therefore take shelter of the sanctuary of Your lotus feet.
    , SB 3.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.36

    In spite of my inability, whatever I have been able to hear [from the spiritual master] and whatever I could assimilate I am now describing in glorification of the Lord by pure speech, for otherwise my power of speaking would remain unchaste.
    , SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB Intro 29-30, SB 1.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
    , SB 1.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.13

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, we are eager to learn about the Personality of Godhead and His incarnations. Please explain to us those teachings imparted by previous masters [ācāryas], for one is uplifted both by speaking them and by hearing them.
    , SB 1.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 1.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
  • householders guided by, SB 1.9.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9.6-7

    All the sages like Parvata Muni, Nārada, Dhaumya, Vyāsa the incarnation of God, Bṛhadaśva, Bharadvāja and Paraśurāma and disciples, Vasiṣṭha, Indrapramada, Trita, Gṛtsamada, Asita, Kakṣīvān, Gautama, Atri, Kauśika and Sudarśana were present.
  • householders saved by, SB 7.6.11-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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?
  • humility before, SB 4.26.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.20

    Because the King was very expert in flattery, he began to pacify his Queen very slowly. First he touched her two feet, then embraced her nicely, seating her on his lap, and began to speak as follows.
  • husband as, SB 3.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.5

    Śrī Maitreya said: Devahūti was fully faithful and respectful toward the direction of her husband, Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, or generators of human beings in the universe. O great sage, she thus began to worship the master of the universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in everyone's heart.
  • ignorance dispelled by, SB 8.3.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.25

    I do not wish to live anymore after I am released from the attack of the crocodile. What is the use of an elephant's body covered externally and internally by ignorance? I simply desire eternal liberation from the covering of ignorance. That covering is not destroyed by the influence of time.
  • in paramparā, SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
  • in payo-vrata honored, SB 8.16.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.53

    One should satisfy the spiritual master [ācārya], who is very learned in Vedic literature, and should satisfy his assistant priests [known as hotā, udgātā, adhvaryu and brahma]. One should please them by offering them clothing, ornaments and cows. This is the ceremony called viṣṇu-ārādhana, or worship of Lord Viṣṇu.
    , SB 8.16.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.55

    One should satisfy the spiritual master and assistant priests by giving them cloth, ornaments, cows and also some monetary contribution. And by distributing prasāda one should satisfy everyone assembled, including even the lowest of men, the caṇḍālas [eaters of dog flesh].
  • in varṇāśrama system, SB 1.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.2

    Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by the higher castes, his father, Vyāsadeva, fearing separation from him, cried out, "O my son!" Indeed, only the trees, which were absorbed in the same feelings of separation, echoed in response to the begrieved father.
    , SB 1.5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.24

    Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedānta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.
  • in śuddha-sattva state, SB 4.3.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • in Brahmā’s succession, SB 3.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.13.8

    O worshipful one, please give us your direction for the execution of duty within our working capacity so that we can follow it for fame in this life and progress in the next.
  • in Brahmā’s succession, seven listed, SB 2.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.6

    While thus engaged in thinking, in the water, Brahmājī heard twice from nearby two syllables joined together. One of the syllables was taken from the sixteenth and the other from the twenty-first of the sparśa alphabets, and both joined to become the wealth of the renounced order of life.
  • in disciplic succession, SB 3.29.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.17

    The pure devotee should execute devotional service by giving the greatest respect to the spiritual master and the ācāryas. He should be compassionate to the poor and make friendship with persons who are his equals, but all his activities should be executed under regulation and with control of the senses.
    , SB 7.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.17

    Prahlāda Mahārāja continued: My dear friends, if you can place your faith in my words, simply by that faith you can also understand transcendental knowledge, just like me, although you are small children. Similarly, a woman can also understand transcendental knowledge and know what is spirit and what is matter.
  • initiates one & all, SB 2.4.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.18

    Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, members of the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.
  • initiation by, SB 3.32.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.42

    This instruction should be imparted by the spiritual master to persons who have taken the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be more dear than anything, who are not envious of anyone, who are perfectly cleansed and who have developed detachment for that which is outside the purview of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 3.33.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.33.6

    To say nothing of the spiritual advancement of persons who see the Supreme Person face to face, even a person born in a family of dog-eaters immediately becomes eligible to perform Vedic sacrifices if he once utters the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or chants about Him, hears about His pastimes, offers Him obeisances or even remembers Him.
    , SB 4.25.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.51

    On the northern side was the gate named Devahū. Through that gate, King Purañjana used to go with his friend Śrutadhara to the place known as Uttara-pañcāla.
    , SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.31.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.10

    A civilized human being has three kinds of births. The first birth is by a pure father and mother, and this birth is called birth by semen. The next birth takes place when one is initiated by the spiritual master, and this birth is called sāvitra. The third birth, called yājñika, takes place when one is given the opportunity to worship Lord Viṣṇu. Despite the opportunities for attaining such births, even if one gets the life-span of a demigod, if one does not actually engage in the service of the Lord, everything is useless. Similarly, one's activities may be mundane or spiritual, but they are useless if they are not meant for satisfying the Lord.
    , SB Intro 13-14, SB 1.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.2

    Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by the higher castes, his father, Vyāsadeva, fearing separation from him, cried out, "O my son!" Indeed, only the trees, which were absorbed in the same feelings of separation, echoed in response to the begrieved father.
  • initiation via, SB 10.2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • inquiring from, SB 1.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.2

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: What did you [Nārada] do after the departure of the great sages who had instructed you in scientific transcendental knowledge before the beginning of your present birth?
  • inquiry from, process of, SB 2.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 2.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni asked Brahmājī: O chief amongst the demigods, O firstborn living entity, I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto you. Please tell me that transcendental knowledge which specifically directs one to the truth of the individual soul and the Supersoul.
  • instruction from, SB 4.16.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.16.25

    This King Pṛthu will meet Sanat-kumāra, one of the four Kumāras, in the garden of his palace compound. The King will worship him with devotion and will be fortunate to receive instructions by which one can enjoy transcendental bliss.
  • instructions of, SB 1.15.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.50

    Draupadī also saw that her husbands, without caring for her, were leaving home. She knew well about Lord Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead. Both she and Subhadrā became absorbed in thoughts of Kṛṣṇa and attained the same results as their husbands.
    , SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.28.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 4.29.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.68

    The mind of the living entity continues to exist in various gross bodies, and according to one's desires for sense gratification, the mind records different thoughts. In the mind these appear together in different combinations; therefore these images sometimes appear as things never seen or never heard before.
  • instructions of, execution of, SB 3.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.7

    I have fortunately been instructed by you, and thus great favor has been bestowed upon me. I thank God that I have listened with open ears to your pure words.
    , SB 3.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.5

    Śrī Maitreya said: Devahūti was fully faithful and respectful toward the direction of her husband, Kardama, who was one of the Prajāpatis, or generators of human beings in the universe. O great sage, she thus began to worship the master of the universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in everyone's heart.
    , SB 3.24.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.12

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son Kardama, since you have completely accepted my instructions without duplicity, showing them proper respect, you have worshiped me properly. Whatever instructions you took from me you have carried out, and thereby you have honored me.
    , SB 3.24.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.13

    Sons ought to render service to their father exactly to this extent. One should obey the command of his father or spiritual master with due deference, saying, "Yes, sir."
  • Jaḍa Bharata instructed in service to, SB 5.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.9.6

    The brāhmaṇa father of Jaḍa Bharata considered his son his heart and soul, and therefore he was very much attached to him. He thought it wise to educate his son properly, and being absorbed in this unsuccessful endeavor, he tried to teach his son the rules and regulations of brahmacarya—including the execution of the Vedic vows, cleanliness, study of the Vedas, the regulative methods, service to the spiritual master and the method of offering a fire sacrifice. He tried his best to teach his son in this way, but all his endeavors failed. In his heart he hoped that his son would be a learned scholar, but all his attempts were unsuccessful. Like everyone, this brāhmaṇa was attached to his home, and he had forgotten that someday he would die. Death, however, was not forgetful. At the proper time, death appeared and took him away.
  • Kaśyapa as, SB 8.16.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.20

    My dear Aditi, engage in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of everything, who can subdue everyone's enemies, and who sits within everyone's heart. Only that Supreme Person—Kṛṣṇa, or Vāsudeva—can bestow all auspicious benedictions upon everyone, for He is the spiritual master of the universe.
  • kind to disciples, SB 3.7.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.36

    O best among the brāhmaṇas, those who are spiritual masters are very kind to the needy. They are always kind to their followers, disciples and sons, and without being asked by them, the spiritual master describes all that is knowledge.
  • kindles spiritual fire, SB 1.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • knowledge from, SB 3.24.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.12

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son Kardama, since you have completely accepted my instructions without duplicity, showing them proper respect, you have worshiped me properly. Whatever instructions you took from me you have carried out, and thereby you have honored me.
    , SB 3.25.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.8

    Your Lordship is my only means of getting out of this darkest region of ignorance because You are my transcendental eye, which, by Your mercy only, I have attained after many, many births.
    , SB 3.26.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.33

    Persons who are learned and who have true knowledge define sound as that which conveys the idea of an object, indicates the presence of a speaker screened from our view and constitutes the subtle form of ether.
    , SB 3.28.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.2

    One should execute his prescribed duties to the best of his ability and avoid performing duties not allotted to him. One should be satisfied with as much gain as he achieves by the grace of the Lord, and one should worship the lotus feet of a spiritual master.
    , SB 3.28.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.4

    One should practice nonviolence and truthfulness, should avoid thieving and be satisfied with possessing as much as he needs for his maintenance. He should abstain from sex life, perform austerity, be clean, study the Vedas and worship the supreme form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.20.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.4

    If a personality like you, who are so much advanced because of executing the instructions of the previous ācāryas, is carried away by the influence of My material energy, then all your advancement may be considered simply a waste of time.
    , SB 4.25.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.5

    The King replied: O great soul, Nārada, my intelligence is entangled in fruitive activities; therefore I do not know the ultimate goal of life. Kindly instruct me in pure knowledge so that I can get out of the entanglement of fruitive activities.
    , SB 4.28.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • knowledge imparted by, SB 2.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.24

    O great sage, representative of the Lord, kindly satisfy my inquisitiveness in all that I have inquired from you and all that I may not have inquired from you from the very beginning of my questionings. Since I am a soul surrendered unto you, please impart full knowledge in this connection.
    , SB 2.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.8

    Lord Brahmā underwent penances for one thousand years by the calculations of the demigods. He heard this transcendental vibration from the sky, and he accepted it as divine. Thus he controlled his mind and senses, and the penances he executed were a great lesson for the living entities. Thus he is known as the greatest of all ascetics.
    , SB 2.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.43

    The great sage Nārada also inquired in detail from his father, Brahmā, the great-grandfather of all the universe, after seeing him well satisfied.
  • knowledge must be received from, SB 5.25.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.25.8

    If persons who are very serious about being liberated from material life hear the glories of Anantadeva from the mouth of a spiritual master in the chain of disciplic succession, and if they always meditate upon Saṅkarṣaṇa, the Lord enters the cores of their hearts, vanquishes all the dirty contamination of the material modes of nature, and cuts to pieces the hard knot within the heart, which has been tied tightly since time immemorial by the desire to dominate material nature through fruitive activities. Nārada Muni, the son of Lord Brahmā, always glorifies Anantadeva in his father's assembly. There he sings blissful verses of his own composition, accompanied by his stringed instrument [or a celestial singer] known as Tumburu.
  • knowledge of, source of, SB 2.7.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 2.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.1

    King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: How did Nārada Muni, whose hearers are as fortunate as those instructed by Lord Brahmā, explain the transcendental qualities of the Lord, who is without material qualities, and before whom did he speak?
    , SB 2.8.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.25

    O great sage, you are as good as Brahmā, the original living being. Others follow custom only, as followed by the previous philosophical speculators.
    , SB 2.9.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.37

    O Brahmā, just follow this conclusion by fixed concentration of mind, and no pride will disturb you, neither in the partial nor in the final devastation.
  • knowledge qualification of, SB 5.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.16

    King Rahūgaṇa said: O brāhmaṇa, you appear to be moving in this world very much covered and unknown to others. Who are you? Are you a learned brāhmaṇa and saintly person? I see that you are wearing a sacred thread. Are you one of those exalted, liberated saints such as Dattātreya and other highly advanced, learned scholars? May I ask whose disciple you are? Where do you live? Why have you come to this place? Is your mission in coming here to do good for us? Please let me know who you are.
  • knowledge received from, SB 7.2.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.45

    In the body the most important substance is the life air, but that also is neither the listener nor the speaker. Beyond even the life air, the soul also can do nothing, for the Supersoul is actually the director, in cooperation with the individual soul. The Supersoul conducting the activities of the body is different from the body and living force.
    , SB 7.2.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.2.46

    The five material elements, the ten senses and the mind all combine to form the various parts of the gross and subtle bodies. The living entity comes in contact with his material bodies, whether high or low, and later gives them up by his personal prowess. This strength can be perceived in a living entity's personal power to possess different types of bodies.
  • knowledge via faith in, SB 5.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.1.6

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, Prince Priyavrata was a great devotee because he sought the lotus feet of Nārada, his spiritual master, and thus achieved the highest perfection in transcendental knowledge. With advanced knowledge, he always engaged in discussing spiritual subjects and did not divert his attention to anything else. The Prince's father then asked him to take charge of ruling the world. He tried to convince Priyavrata that this was his duty as indicated in the revealed scriptures. Prince Priyavrata, however, was continuously practicing bhakti-yoga by constantly remembering the Supreme Personality of Godhead, thus engaging all his senses in the service of the Lord. Therefore, although the order of his father could not be rejected, the Prince did not welcome it. Thus he very conscientiously raised the question of whether he might be diverted from devotional service by accepting the responsibility of ruling over the world.
  • knowledge via mercy of, SB 3.25.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.30

    My dear son, Kapila, after all, I am a woman. It is very difficult for me to understand the Absolute Truth because my intelligence is not very great. But if You will kindly explain it to me, even though I am not very intelligent, I can understand it and thereby feel transcendental happiness.
  • knowledge via, SB 7.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.28

    Ritualistic ceremonies, regulative principles, austerities and the practice of yoga are all meant to control the senses and mind, but even after one is able to control the senses and mind, if he does not come to the point of meditation upon the Supreme Lord, all such activities are simply labor in frustration.
    , SB 7.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.45

    As long as one has to accept a material body, with its different parts and paraphernalia, which are not fully under one's control, one must have the lotus feet of his superiors, namely his spiritual master and the spiritual master's predecessors. By their mercy, one can sharpen the sword of knowledge, and with the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's mercy one must then conquer the enemies mentioned above. In this way, the devotee should be able to merge into his own transcendental bliss, and then he may give up his body and resume his spiritual identity.
    , SB 7.15.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.56

    Even though situated in a material body, one who is fully aware of the paths known as pitṛ-yāna and deva-yāna, and who thus opens his eyes in terms of Vedic knowledge, is never bewildered in this material world.
    , SB 8.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Kṛṣṇa accepted by, SB 2.1.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Kṛṣṇa accepted, SB 3.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.3.2

    The Lord learned all the Vedas with their different branches simply by hearing them once from His teacher, Sāndīpani Muni, whom He rewarded by bringing back his dead son from the region of Yamaloka.
  • Kṛṣṇa as Parīkṣit’s, SB 5.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.18

    "One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worshipable demigod.
  • Kṛṣṇa consciousness via, SB 7.7.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.27

    Through polluted intelligence one is subjected to the modes of nature, and thus one is conditioned by material existence. Like a dreaming state in which one falsely suffers, material existence, which is due to ignorance, must be considered unwanted and temporary.
    , SB 7.10.43-44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.43-44

    This narration describes the characteristics of the great and exalted devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja, his staunch devotional service, his perfect knowledge, and his perfect detachment from material contamination. It also describes the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the cause of creation, maintenance and annihilation. Prahlāda Mahārāja, in his prayers, has described the transcendental qualities of the Lord and has also described how the various abodes of the demigods and demons, regardless of how materially opulent, are destroyed by the mere direction of the Lord.
  • Kṛṣṇa known via, SB 10.13.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.19

    By His Vāsudeva feature, Kṛṣṇa simultaneously expanded Himself into the exact number of missing cowherd boys and calves, with their exact bodily features, their particular types of hands, legs and other limbs, their sticks, bugles and flutes, their lunch bags, their particular types of dress and ornaments placed in various ways, their names, ages and forms, and their special activities and characteristics. By expanding Himself in this way, beautiful Kṛṣṇa proved the statement samagra-jagad viṣṇumayam: "Lord Viṣṇu is all-pervading."
  • Kṛṣṇa understood through, SB 5.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.12.11

    What, then, is the ultimate truth? The answer is that nondual knowledge is the ultimate truth. It is devoid of the contamination of material qualities. It gives us liberation. It is the one without a second, all-pervading and beyond imagination. The first realization of that knowledge is Brahman. Then Paramātmā, the Supersoul, is realized by the yogīs who try to see Him without grievance. This is the second stage of realization. Finally, full realization of the same supreme knowledge is realized in the Supreme Person. All learned scholars describe the Supreme Person as Vāsudeva, the cause of Brahman, Paramātmā and others.
  • Kṛṣṇa understood via, SB 7.5.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.11

    Prahlāda Mahārāja replied: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose external energy has created the distinctions of "my friend" and "my enemy" by deluding the intelligence of men. Indeed, I am now actually experiencing this, although I have previously heard of it from authoritative sources.
    , SB 7.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.5.32

    Unless they smear upon their bodies the dust of the lotus feet of a Vaiṣṇava completely freed from material contamination, persons very much inclined toward materialistic life cannot be attached to the lotus feet of the Lord, who is glorified for His uncommon activities. Only by becoming Kṛṣṇa conscious and taking shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord in this way can one be freed from material contamination.
  • Kṛṣṇa via, SB 9.4.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.63

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said to the brāhmaṇa: I am completely under the control of My devotees. Indeed, I am not at all independent. Because My devotees are completely devoid of material desires, I sit only within the cores of their hearts. What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me.
  • Kṛṣṇa’s mercy achieved through, SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • kṛṣṇa-kathā spoken by, SB 10.1.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.1.4

    Glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is performed in the paramparā system; that is, it is conveyed from spiritual master to disciple. Such glorification is relished by those no longer interested in the false, temporary glorification of this cosmic manifestation. Descriptions of the Lord are the right medicine for the conditioned soul undergoing repeated birth and death. Therefore, who will cease hearing such glorification of the Lord except a butcher or one who is killing his own self?
  • liberation via, SB 4.22.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 7.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.47

    The living entity, who has received his present body because of his past fruitive activity, may end the results of his actions in this life, but this does not mean that he is liberated from bondage to material bodies. The living entity receives one type of body, and by performing actions with that body he creates another. Thus he transmigrates from one body to another, through repeated birth and death, because of his gross ignorance.
  • life’s goal via, SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
  • Lord
    • accepted, SB 1.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.21

      Your Goodness has perfect vision. You yourself can know the Supersoul Personality of Godhead because you are present as the plenary portion of the Lord. Although you are birthless, you have appeared on this earth for the well-being of all people. Please, therefore, describe the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa more vividly.
    • as, SB 1.13.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.48

      Therefore, O King, you should look to the Supreme Lord only, who is one without a second and who manifests Himself by different energies and is both within and without.
      , SB 3.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 3.26.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.33

      Persons who are learned and who have true knowledge define sound as that which conveys the idea of an object, indicates the presence of a speaker screened from our view and constitutes the subtle form of ether.
      , SB 7.4.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.29

      The great saint Nārada Muni continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of everyone, thus reassured all the demigods living in the heavenly planets, they offered their respectful obeisances unto Him and returned, confident that the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu was now practically dead.
      , SB 7.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.2

      The human form of life affords one a chance to return home, back to Godhead. Therefore every living entity, especially in the human form of life, must engage in devotional service to the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu. This devotional service is natural because Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the most beloved, the master of the soul, and the well-wisher of all other living beings.
      , SB 7.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.42

      O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, original spiritual master of the entire world, what is the difficulty for You, who manage the affairs of the universe, in delivering the fallen souls engaged in Your devotional service? You are the friend of all suffering humanity, and for great personalities it is necessary to show mercy to the foolish. Therefore I think that You will show Your causeless mercy to persons like us, who engage in Your service.
      , SB 7.10.15-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.15-17

      Prahlāda Mahārāja said: O Supreme Lord, because You are so merciful to the fallen souls, I ask You for only one benediction. I know that my father, at the time of his death, had already been purified by Your glance upon him, but because of his ignorance of Your beautiful power and supremacy, he was unnecessarily angry at You, falsely thinking that You were the killer of his brother. Thus he directly blasphemed Your Lordship, the spiritual master of all living beings, and committed heavily sinful activities directed against me, Your devotee. I wish that he be excused for these sinful activities.
      , SB 7.10.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.49

      The impersonal Brahman is Kṛṣṇa Himself because Kṛṣṇa is the source of the impersonal Brahman. He is the origin of the transcendental bliss sought by great saintly persons, yet He, the Supreme Person, is your most dear friend and constant well-wisher and is intimately related to you as the son of your maternal uncle. Indeed, He is always like your body and soul. He is worshipable, yet He acts as your servant and sometimes as your spiritual master.
      , SB 8.16.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.16.20

      My dear Aditi, engage in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of everything, who can subdue everyone's enemies, and who sits within everyone's heart. Only that Supreme Person—Kṛṣṇa, or Vāsudeva—can bestow all auspicious benedictions upon everyone, for He is the spiritual master of the universe.
      , SB 8.24.46-48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.46

      The King said: By the grace of the Lord, those who have lost their self-knowledge since time immemorial, and who because of this ignorance are involved in a material, conditional life full of miseries, obtain the chance to meet the Lord's devotee. I accept that Supreme Personality of Godhead as the supreme spiritual master.
      , SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

      O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
    • known via, SB 3.23.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.7

      Kardama Muni continued: I have achieved the blessings of the Lord in discharging my own religious life of austerity, meditation and Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Although you have not yet experienced these achievements, which are free from fear and lamentation, I shall offer them all to you because you are engaged in my service. Now just look at them. I am giving you the transcendental vision to see how nice they are.
      , SB 1.18.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18.3

      Furthermore, after leaving all his associates, the King surrendered himself as a disciple to the son of Vyāsa [Śukadeva Gosvāmī], and thus he was able to understand the actual position of the Personality of Godhead.
    • protects, SB 1.12.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12.16

      The brāhmaṇas said: This spotless son has been restored by the all-powerful and all-pervasive Lord Viṣṇu, the Personality of Godhead, in order to oblige you. He was saved when he was doomed to be destroyed by an irresistible supernatural weapon.
    • approached via, SB 2.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.7

      When he heard the sound, he tried to find the speaker, searching on all sides. But when he was unable to find anyone besides himself, he thought it wise to sit down on his lotus seat firmly and give his attention to the execution of penance, as he was instructed.
      , SB 4.30.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.30.41

      Dear Lord, even great yogīs and mystics who are very much advanced by virtue of austerities and knowledge and who have completely situated themselves in pure existence, as well as great personalities like Manu, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, cannot fully understand Your glories and potencies. Nonetheless they have offered their prayers according to their own capacities. In the same way, we, although much lower than these personalities, also offer our prayers according to our own capability.
    • as, SB 4.21.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.36

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the master and enjoyer of the results of all sacrifices, and He is the supreme spiritual master as well. All of you citizens on the surface of the globe who have a relationship with me and are worshiping Him by dint of your occupational duties are bestowing your mercy upon me. Therefore, O my citizens, I thank you.
      , SB 4.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 4.28.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.41

      In this way King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge because in his pure state he was directly instructed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By means of such enlightening transcendental knowledge, he could understand everything from all angles of vision.
    • reached via, SB 10.2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • represented by, SB 4.20.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.13

      My dear heroic King, please keep yourself always equipoised and treat people equally, whether they are greater than you, in the intermediate stage or lower than you. Do not be disturbed by temporary distress or happiness. Fully control your mind and senses. In this transcendental position, try to execute your duty as king in whatever condition of life you may be posted by My arrangement, for your only duty here is to give protection to the citizens of your kingdom.
      , SB 4.21.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.27

      My dear respectable ladies and gentlemen, according to the authoritative statements of śāstra, there must be a supreme authority who is able to award the respective benefits of our present activities. Otherwise, why should there be persons who are unusually beautiful and powerful both in this life and in the life after death?
      , SB 4.21.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 4.22.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.4

      When the great sages accepted their reception, according to the instructions of the śāstras, and finally took their seats offered by the King, the King, influenced by the glories of the sages, immediately bowed down. Thus he worshiped the four Kumāras.
      , SB 4.22.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.16

      The Supreme Personality of Godhead is always anxious to elevate the living entities, who are His parts and parcels, and for their special benefit, the Lord travels all over the world in the form of self-realized persons like you.
      , SB 4.23.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.18

      Pṛthu Mahārāja then offered the total designation of the living entity unto the supreme controller of illusory energy. Being released from all the designations by which the living entity became entrapped, he became free by knowledge and renunciation and by the spiritual force of his devotional service. In this way, being situated in his original constitutional position of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he gave up this body as a prabhu, or controller of the senses.
      , SB 4.23.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.31

      Any person who describes the great characteristics of King Pṛthu with faith and determination—whether he reads or hears of them himself or helps others to hear of them—is certain to attain the very planet which Mahārāja Pṛthu attained. In other words, such a person also returns home to the Vaikuṇṭha planets, back to Godhead.
      , SB 4.24.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.19

      The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, because of their pious nature, all the sons of Prācīnabarhi very seriously accepted the words of their father with heart and soul, and with these words on their heads, they went toward the west to execute their father's order.
      , SB 4.24.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 4.29.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.51

      One who is engaged in devotional service has not the least fear in material existence. This is because the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersoul and friend of everyone. One who knows this secret is actually educated, and one thus educated can become the spiritual master of the world. One who is an actually bona fide spiritual master, representative of Kṛṣṇa, is not different from Kṛṣṇa.
    • sends, SB 4.8.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.25

      The great sage Nārada overheard this news, and understanding all the activities of Dhruva Mahārāja, he was struck with wonder. He approached Dhruva, and touching the boy's head with his all-virtuous hand, he spoke as follows.
      , SB 4.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.44

      After sitting on your seat, practice the three kinds of breathing exercises, and thus gradually control the life air, the mind and the senses. Completely free yourself from all material contamination, and with great patience begin to meditate on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    • sends, SB 4.28.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.55

      My dear friend, you are now My very same friend. Since you left Me, you have become more and more materialistic, and not seeing Me, you have been traveling in different forms throughout this material world, which was created by some woman.
    • within & without, SB 7.12.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.15

      One should realize that in the fire, in the spiritual master, in one's self and in all living entities—in all circumstances and conditions—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, has simultaneously entered and not entered. He is situated externally and internally as the full controller of everything.
    • within as, SB 3.5.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.4

      Therefore, O great sage, please give me instruction on the transcendental devotional service of the Lord, so that He who is situated in the heart of everyone can be pleased to impart, from within, knowledge of the Absolute Truth in terms of the ancient Vedic principles delivered only to those who are purified by the process of devotional service.
  • Lord’s mercy via, SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
    , SB 7.15.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.25

    One must conquer the modes of passion and ignorance by developing the mode of goodness, and then one must become detached from the mode of goodness by promoting oneself to the platform of śuddha-sattva. All this can be automatically done if one engages in the service of the spiritual master with faith and devotion. In this way one can conquer the influence of the modes of nature.
    , SB 7.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.26

    The spiritual master should be considered to be directly the Supreme Lord because he gives transcendental knowledge for enlightenment. Consequently, for one who maintains the material conception that the spiritual master is an ordinary human being, everything is frustrated. His enlightenment and his Vedic studies and knowledge are like the bathing of an elephant.
    , SB 7.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.45

    As long as one has to accept a material body, with its different parts and paraphernalia, which are not fully under one's control, one must have the lotus feet of his superiors, namely his spiritual master and the spiritual master's predecessors. By their mercy, one can sharpen the sword of knowledge, and with the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's mercy one must then conquer the enemies mentioned above. In this way, the devotee should be able to merge into his own transcendental bliss, and then he may give up his body and resume his spiritual identity.
  • lotus feet of, SB 4.31.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.28

    My dear King, in this way, after hearing the transcendental messages of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees from the great sage Maitreya, Vidura was overwhelmed with ecstasy. With tears in his eyes, he immediately fell down at the lotus feet of his guru, his spiritual master. He then fixed the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the core of his heart.
  • mantras received from, SB 1.5.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.38

    Thus he is the actual seer who worships, in the form of transcendental sound representation, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who has no material form.
  • marriage &, SB 2.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • material conception of, as doom, SB 7.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.26

    The spiritual master should be considered to be directly the Supreme Lord because he gives transcendental knowledge for enlightenment. Consequently, for one who maintains the material conception that the spiritual master is an ordinary human being, everything is frustrated. His enlightenment and his Vedic studies and knowledge are like the bathing of an elephant.
    , SB 7.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, is the master of all other living entities and of the material nature. His lotus feet are sought and worshiped by great saintly persons like Vyāsa. Nonetheless, there are fools who consider Lord Kṛṣṇa an ordinary human being.
  • material qualities don’t affect, SB 1.12.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.12.16

    The brāhmaṇas said: This spotless son has been restored by the all-powerful and all-pervasive Lord Viṣṇu, the Personality of Godhead, in order to oblige you. He was saved when he was doomed to be destroyed by an irresistible supernatural weapon.
  • meditation under, SB 1.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.15

    After that, under the shadow of a banyan tree in an uninhabited forest I began to meditate upon the Supersoul situated within, using my intelligence, as I had learned from liberated souls.
  • mercy of, SB 2.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.10

    That very Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam I shall recite before you because you are the most sincere devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. One who gives full attention and respect to hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam achieves unflinching faith in the Supreme Lord, the giver of salvation.
    , SB 3.21.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 3.25.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.30

    My dear son, Kapila, after all, I am a woman. It is very difficult for me to understand the Absolute Truth because my intelligence is not very great. But if You will kindly explain it to me, even though I am not very intelligent, I can understand it and thereby feel transcendental happiness.
    , SB 3.32.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.38

    There are varieties of material existence for the living entity according to the work he performs in ignorance or forgetfulness of his real identity. My dear mother, if anyone enters into that forgetfulness, he is unable to understand where his movements will end.
    , SB 4.28.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.55

    My dear friend, you are now My very same friend. Since you left Me, you have become more and more materialistic, and not seeing Me, you have been traveling in different forms throughout this material world, which was created by some woman.
    , SB 4.30.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.30.41

    Dear Lord, even great yogīs and mystics who are very much advanced by virtue of austerities and knowledge and who have completely situated themselves in pure existence, as well as great personalities like Manu, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, cannot fully understand Your glories and potencies. Nonetheless they have offered their prayers according to their own capacities. In the same way, we, although much lower than these personalities, also offer our prayers according to our own capability.
    , SB 8.4.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.4.15

    Therefore, after getting up from bed in the morning, those who desire their own welfare—especially the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and in particular the brāhmaṇa Vaiṣṇavas—should chant this narration as it is, without deviation, to counteract the troubles of bad dreams.
    , SB 8.20.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.20.3

    I am the grandson of Mahārāja Prahlāda. How can I withdraw my promise because of greed for money when I have already said that I shall give this land? How can I behave like an ordinary cheater, especially toward a brāhmaṇa?
  • mind conquered via service to, SB 5.11.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.11.7

    The mind makes the living entity within this material world wander through different species of life, and thus the living entity experiences mundane affairs in different forms as a human being, demigod, fat person, skinny person and so forth. Learned scholars say that bodily appearance, bondage and liberation are caused by the mind.
  • mission of, SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • mission of, disciples loyal to, SB 4.28.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.48

    O best of kings, please get up! Get up! Just see this world surrounded by water and infested with rogues and so-called kings. This world is very much afraid, and it is your duty to protect her.
    , SB 4.28.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.50

    She then prepared a blazing fire with firewood and placed the dead body of her husband upon it. When this was finished, she lamented severely and prepared herself to perish in the fire with her husband.
  • Māyāvādīs & karmīs cannot become, SB 5.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.11

    Among the nine varṣas, the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa is understood to be the field of fruitive activities. Learned scholars and saintly persons declare the other eight varṣas to be meant for very highly elevated pious persons. After returning from the heavenly planets, they enjoy the remaining results of their pious activities in these eight earthly varṣas.
  • necessity of approaching, SB 5.5.10-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.16

    King Rahūgaṇa said: O brāhmaṇa, you appear to be moving in this world very much covered and unknown to others. Who are you? Are you a learned brāhmaṇa and saintly person? I see that you are wearing a sacred thread. Are you one of those exalted, liberated saints such as Dattātreya and other highly advanced, learned scholars? May I ask whose disciple you are? Where do you live? Why have you come to this place? Is your mission in coming here to do good for us? Please let me know who you are.
    , SB 5.10.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.19

    I consider your good self the most exalted master of mystic power. You know the spiritual science perfectly well. You are the most exalted of all learned sages, and you have descended for the benefit of all human society. You have come to give spiritual knowledge, and you are a direct representative of Kapiladeva, the incarnation of God and the plenary portion of knowledge. I am therefore asking you, O spiritual master, what is the most secure shelter in this world?
    , SB 5.10.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.20

    Is it not a fact that your good self is the direct representative of Kapiladeva, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? To examine people and see who is actually a human being and who is not, you have presented yourself to be a deaf and dumb person. Are you not moving this way upon the surface of the world? I am very attached to family life and worldly activities, and I am blind to spiritual knowledge. Nonetheless, I am now present before you and am seeking enlightenment from you. How can I advance in spiritual life?
    , SB 5.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.12.3

    Whatever doubts I have about a particular subject matter I shall ask you about later. For the time being, these mysterious yoga instructions you have given me for self-realization appear very difficult to understand. Please repeat them in a simple way so that I can understand them. My mind is very inquisitive, and I want to understand this clearly.
    , SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.11

    Among the nine varṣas, the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa is understood to be the field of fruitive activities. Learned scholars and saintly persons declare the other eight varṣas to be meant for very highly elevated pious persons. After returning from the heavenly planets, they enjoy the remaining results of their pious activities in these eight earthly varṣas.
  • necessity of, SB 1.10.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10.36

    On His journey through these provinces He was welcomed, worshiped and given various presentations. In the evening, in all places, the Lord suspended His journey to perform evening rites. This was regularly observed after sunset.
    , SB 3.25.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.25.8

    Your Lordship is my only means of getting out of this darkest region of ignorance because You are my transcendental eye, which, by Your mercy only, I have attained after many, many births.
    , SB 4.21.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.22.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.24

    A candidate for spiritual advancement must be nonviolent, must follow in the footsteps of great ācāryas, must always remember the nectar of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, must follow the regulative principles without material desire and, while following the regulative principles, should not blaspheme others. A devotee should lead a very simple life and not be disturbed by the duality of opposing elements. He should learn to tolerate them.
    , SB 4.26.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.20

    Because the King was very expert in flattery, he began to pacify his Queen very slowly. First he touched her two feet, then embraced her nicely, seating her on his lap, and began to speak as follows.
    , SB 4.29.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • need for, SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 7.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.47

    The living entity, who has received his present body because of his past fruitive activity, may end the results of his actions in this life, but this does not mean that he is liberated from bondage to material bodies. The living entity receives one type of body, and by performing actions with that body he creates another. Thus he transmigrates from one body to another, through repeated birth and death, because of his gross ignorance.
  • need for, by neophyte, SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
    , SB 1.6.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.6.23

    By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world after giving up the present deplorable material worlds.
  • needed for knowing Vedas, SB 1.4.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.4.28-29

    I have, under strict disciplinary vows, unpretentiously worshiped the Vedas, the spiritual master and the altar of sacrifice. I have also abided by the rulings and have shown the import of disciplic succession through the explanation of the Mahābhārata, by which even women, śūdras and others [friends of the twice-born] can see the path of religion.
  • nightmares &, SB 8.4.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.4.15

    Therefore, after getting up from bed in the morning, those who desire their own welfare—especially the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and in particular the brāhmaṇa Vaiṣṇavas—should chant this narration as it is, without deviation, to counteract the troubles of bad dreams.
  • nirjana-bhajana for, SB 4.28.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.33

    After this, the great saintly King Malayadhvaja divided his entire kingdom among his sons. Then, in order to worship Lord Kṛṣṇa with full attention, he went to a solitary place known as Kulācala.
    , SB 4.28.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.34

    Just as the moonshine follows the moon at night, immediately after King Malayadhvaja departed for Kulācala, his devoted wife, whose eyes were very enchanting, followed him, giving up all homely happiness, despite family and children.
  • not ordinary man, SB 4.21.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.11

    The great saintly sage Maitreya told Vidura: My dear Vidura, King Pṛthu lived in the tract of land between the two great rivers Ganges and Yamunā. Because he was very opulent, it appeared that he was enjoying his destined fortune in order to diminish the results of his past pious activities.
    , SB 4.21.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.12

    Mahārāja Pṛthu was an unrivaled king and possessed the scepter for ruling all the seven islands on the surface of the globe. No one could disobey his irrevocable orders but the saintly persons, the brāhmaṇas and the descendants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead [the Vaiṣṇavas].
  • Nābhāga returned from place of, SB 9.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Nabhaga named Nābhāga lived for a long time at the place of his spiritual master. Therefore, his brothers thought that he was not going to become a gṛhastha and would not return. Consequently, without providing a share for him, they divided the property of their father among themselves. When Nābhāga returned from the place of his spiritual master, they gave him their father as his share.
  • Nārada Muni as, SB 1.9.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9.6-7

    All the sages like Parvata Muni, Nārada, Dhaumya, Vyāsa the incarnation of God, Bṛhadaśva, Bharadvāja and Paraśurāma and disciples, Vasiṣṭha, Indrapramada, Trita, Gṛtsamada, Asita, Kakṣīvān, Gautama, Atri, Kauśika and Sudarśana were present.
    , SB 4.29.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.52

    The great saint Nārada continued: O great personality, I have replied properly about all that you have asked me. Now hear another narration that is accepted by saintly persons and is very confidential.
    , SB 7.6.27-28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.27

    Nārāyaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the well-wisher and friend of all living entities, formerly explained this transcendental knowledge to the great saint Nārada. Such knowledge is extremely difficult to understand without the mercy of a saintly person like Nārada, but everyone who has taken shelter of Nārada's disciplic succession can understand this confidential knowledge.
    , SB 7.11.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.4

    No one is superior to you in peaceful life and mercy, and no one knows better than you how to execute devotional service or how to become the best of the brāhmaṇas. Therefore, you know all the principles of confidential religious life, and no one knows them better than you.
  • obedience to, SB 4.20.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.20.13

    My dear heroic King, please keep yourself always equipoised and treat people equally, whether they are greater than you, in the intermediate stage or lower than you. Do not be disturbed by temporary distress or happiness. Fully control your mind and senses. In this transcendental position, try to execute your duty as king in whatever condition of life you may be posted by My arrangement, for your only duty here is to give protection to the citizens of your kingdom.
    , SB 4.23.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.9

    Thus the best amongst human beings, Mahārāja Pṛthu, followed that path of spiritual advancement which was advised by Sanat-kumāra. That is to say, he worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 4.24.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.15

    When all the sons of Prācīnabarhi left home to execute austerities, they met Lord Śiva, who, out of great mercy, instructed them about the Absolute Truth. All the sons of Prācīnabarhi meditated upon the instructions, chanting and worshiping them with great care and attention.
    , SB 4.24.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.71

    My dear princes, in the form of a prayer I have delineated the yoga system of chanting the holy name. All of you should take this important stotra within your minds and promise to keep it in order to become great sages. By acting silently like a great sage and by giving attention and reverence, you should practice this method.
    , SB 4.28.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • obeisances by, to disciple, SB 4.3.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.3.22

    My dear young wife, certainly friends and relatives offer mutual greetings by standing up, welcoming one another and offering obeisances. But those who are elevated to the transcendental platform, being intelligent, offer such respects to the Supersoul, who is sitting within the body, not to the person who identifies with the body.
  • of author, SB 3.12.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.42

    Then the thread ceremony for the twice-born was inaugurated, as were the rules to be followed for at least one year after acceptance of the Vedas, rules for observing complete abstinence from sex life, vocations in terms of Vedic injunctions, various professional duties in household life, and the method of maintaining a livelihood without anyone's cooperation by picking up rejected grains.
  • of demigods, SB 3.1.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.1.25

    Then, due to his great love and feeling, Vidura embraced him [Uddhava], who was a constant companion of Lord Kṛṣṇa and formerly a great student of Bṛhaspati's. Vidura then asked him for news of the family of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead.
  • of Priyavrata, SB 5.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.1.6

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, Prince Priyavrata was a great devotee because he sought the lotus feet of Nārada, his spiritual master, and thus achieved the highest perfection in transcendental knowledge. With advanced knowledge, he always engaged in discussing spiritual subjects and did not divert his attention to anything else. The Prince's father then asked him to take charge of ruling the world. He tried to convince Priyavrata that this was his duty as indicated in the revealed scriptures. Prince Priyavrata, however, was continuously practicing bhakti-yoga by constantly remembering the Supreme Personality of Godhead, thus engaging all his senses in the service of the Lord. Therefore, although the order of his father could not be rejected, the Prince did not welcome it. Thus he very conscientiously raised the question of whether he might be diverted from devotional service by accepting the responsibility of ruling over the world.
  • of twice-born men, SB 3.5.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.7

    You may narrate also about the auspicious characteristics of the Lord in His different incarnations for the welfare of the twice-born, the cows and the demigods. Our minds are never satisfied completely, although we continuously hear of His transcendental activities.
  • of Vidura, SB 4.31.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.28

    My dear King, in this way, after hearing the transcendental messages of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees from the great sage Maitreya, Vidura was overwhelmed with ecstasy. With tears in his eyes, he immediately fell down at the lotus feet of his guru, his spiritual master. He then fixed the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the core of his heart.
  • of Śukadeva, SB 1.19.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.19.25

    At that moment there appeared the powerful son of Vyāsadeva, who traveled over the earth disinterested and satisfied with himself. He did not manifest any symptoms of belonging to any social order or status of life. He was surrounded with women and children, and he dressed as if others had neglected him.
  • offense to, SB 2.4.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.18

    Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, members of the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.
    , SB 3.15.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.25

    Persons whose bodily features change in ecstasy and who breathe heavily and perspire due to hearing the glories of the Lord are promoted to the kingdom of God, even though they do not care for meditation and other austerities. The kingdom of God is above the material universes, and it is desired by Brahmā and other demigods.
  • offenses to, SB 4.21.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • order of, importance of, SB 2.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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 2.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.8

    Lord Brahmā underwent penances for one thousand years by the calculations of the demigods. He heard this transcendental vibration from the sky, and he accepted it as divine. Thus he controlled his mind and senses, and the penances he executed were a great lesson for the living entities. Thus he is known as the greatest of all ascetics.
  • order of, must be followed, SB 5.5.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.14

    As I have advised you, My dear sons, you should act accordingly. Be very careful. By these means you will be freed from the ignorance of the desire for fruitive activity, and the knot of bondage in the heart will be completely severed. For further advancement, you should also give up the means. That is, you should not become attached to the process of liberation itself.
  • perfection by following, SB 4.8.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.71

    Elsewhere, Dhruva Mahārāja, having arrived at Madhuvana, took his bath in the River Yamunā and observed fasting in the night with great care and attention. After that, as advised by the great sage Nārada, he engaged himself in worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • perfection via training by, SB 5.19.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.19.19

    The people who take birth in this tract of land are divided according to the qualities of material nature—the modes of goodness [sattva-guṇa], passion [rajo-guṇa], and ignorance [tamo-guṇa]. Some of them are born as exalted personalities, some are ordinary human beings, and some are extremely abominable, for in Bhārata—varṣa one takes birth exactly according to one's past karma. If one's position is ascertained by a bona fide spiritual master and one is properly trained to engage in the service of Lord Viṣṇu according to the four social divisions [brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra] and the four spiritual divisions [brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa], one's life becomes perfect.
  • perfection via, SB 3.22.6-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.6

    It is my good fortune that I have been able to see you, for you cannot easily be seen by persons who have not subdued the mind or controlled the senses. I am all the more fortunate to have touched with my head the blessed dust of your feet.
  • pleasing Lord via, SB 4.21.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.39

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is everlastingly independent and who exists in everyone's heart, is very pleased with those who follow in His footsteps and engage without reservation in the service of the descendants of brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas, for He is always dear to brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas and they are always dear to Him.
    , SB 4.22.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.8

    Any person upon whom the brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas are pleased can achieve anything which is very rare to obtain in this world as well as after death. Not only that, but one also receives the favor of the auspicious Lord Śiva and Lord Viṣṇu, who accompany the brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas.
  • pleasing or displeasing Lord via, SB 4.9.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.9.23

    The Lord continued: Sometime in the future your brother, Uttama, will go hunting in the forest, and while absorbed in hunting, he will be killed. Your stepmother, Suruci, being maddened upon the death of her son, will go to search him out in the forest, but she will be devoured by a forest fire.
  • Prahlāda as, SB 7.10.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.42

    In this narration about Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, various expansions or incarnations of the Lord have been described, and the killing of the two demons Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu has also been described.
    , SB 7.10.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.45

    The principles of religion by which one can actually understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead are called bhāgavata-dharma. In this narration, therefore, which deals with these principles, actual transcendence is properly described.
    , SB 7.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.46

    Nārada Muni continued: After Prahlāda Mahārāja, the King of the demons, heard these instructions from the saint, he understood the occupational duties of a perfect person [paramahaṁsa]. Thus he duly worshiped the saint, took his permission and then left for his own home.
    , SB 8.19.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.2

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O King, you are indeed exalted because your present advisors are the brāhmaṇas who are descendants of Bhṛgu and because your instructor for your future life is your grandfather, the peaceful and venerable Prahlāda Mahārāja. Your statements are very true, and they completely agree with religious etiquette. They are in keeping with the behavior of your family, and they enhance your reputation.
  • Prahlāda follows, SB 7.4.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.4.33

    Although Prahlāda Mahārāja was born in a family of asuras, he himself was not an asura but a great devotee of Lord Viṣṇu. Unlike the other asuras, he was never envious of Vaiṣṇavas. He was not agitated when put into danger, and he was neither directly nor indirectly interested in the fruitive activities described in the Vedas. Indeed, he considered everything material to be useless, and therefore he was completely devoid of material desires. He always controlled his senses and life air, and being of steady intelligence and determination, he subdued all lusty desires.
  • preaching by, SB 4.28.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.48

    O best of kings, please get up! Get up! Just see this world surrounded by water and infested with rogues and so-called kings. This world is very much afraid, and it is your duty to protect her.
  • presence of
    • two kinds of, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • vāṇī, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 4.28.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    • vapuḥ, SB 4.28.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
      , SB 4.28.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • process of learning from, SB 5.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.12.3

    Whatever doubts I have about a particular subject matter I shall ask you about later. For the time being, these mysterious yoga instructions you have given me for self-realization appear very difficult to understand. Please repeat them in a simple way so that I can understand them. My mind is very inquisitive, and I want to understand this clearly.
    , SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • pseudo, SB 2.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 2.5.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.7

    Yet we are moved to wonder about the existence of someone more powerful than you when we think of your great austerities in perfect discipline, although your good self is so powerful in the matter of creation.
  • pure devotee as, SB 7.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.29

    Of the different processes recommended for disentanglement from material life, the one personally explained and accepted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead should be considered all-perfect. That process is the performance of duties by which love for the Supreme Lord develops.
  • purification taught by, SB 3.26.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.31

    Egoism in the mode of passion produces two kinds of senses—the senses for acquiring knowledge and the senses of action. The senses of action depend on the vital energy, and the senses for acquiring knowledge depend on intelligence.
  • purification via following, SB 4.26.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.10

    In this way King Purañjana killed many animals, including rabbits, boars, buffalo, bison, black deer, porcupines and other game animals. After killing and killing, the King became very tired.
  • purifying power of, SB 1.15.47-48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.15.47-48

    Thus by pure consciousness due to constant devotional remembrance, they attained the spiritual sky, which is ruled over by the Supreme Nārāyaṇa, Lord Kṛṣṇa. This is attained only by those who meditate upon the one Supreme Lord without deviation. This abode of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, known as Goloka Vṛndāvana, cannot be attained by persons who are absorbed in the material conception of life. But the Pāṇḍavas, being completely washed of all material contamination, attained that abode in their very same bodies.
  • purpose for approaching, SB 5.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • python as, SB 7.13.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.35

    The bee and the python are two excellent spiritual masters who give us exemplary instructions regarding how to be satisfied by collecting only a little and how to stay in one place and not move.
    , SB 7.13.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.37

    I do not endeavor to get anything, but am satisfied with whatever is achieved in its own way. If I do not get anything, I am patient and unagitated like a python and lie down in this way for many days.
  • qualification for becoming, SB 4.18.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.18.5

    A foolish person who manufactures his own ways and means through mental speculation and does not recognize the authority of the sages who lay down unimpeachable directions is simply unsuccessful again and again in his attempts.
  • qualification for, SB 1.1.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
    , SB 1.1.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.13

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, we are eager to learn about the Personality of Godhead and His incarnations. Please explain to us those teachings imparted by previous masters [ācāryas], for one is uplifted both by speaking them and by hearing them.
    , SB 1.13.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.15

    As long as Vidura played the part of a śūdra, being cursed by Maṇḍūka Muni, Aryamā officiated at the post of Yamarāja to punish those who committed sinful acts.
    , SB 2.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 2.4.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.18

    Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, members of the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.
    , SB 7.10.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.6

    O my Lord, I am Your unmotivated servant, and You are my eternal master. There is no need of our being anything other than master and servant. You are naturally my master, and I am naturally Your servant. We have no other relationship.
  • qualification(s) of, SB 3.28.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.2

    One should execute his prescribed duties to the best of his ability and avoid performing duties not allotted to him. One should be satisfied with as much gain as he achieves by the grace of the Lord, and one should worship the lotus feet of a spiritual master.
    , SB 3.29.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.32

    Better than the brāhmaṇa who knows the purpose of the Vedas is he who can dissipate all doubts, and better than him is one who strictly follows the brahminical principles. Better than him is one who is liberated from all material contamination, and better than him is a pure devotee, who executes devotional service without expectation of reward.
    , SB 3.32.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.42

    This instruction should be imparted by the spiritual master to persons who have taken the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be more dear than anything, who are not envious of anyone, who are perfectly cleansed and who have developed detachment for that which is outside the purview of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 3.4.25-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.4.25

    Vidura said: O Uddhava, because the servants of Viṣṇu, the Lord, wander in the interest of serving others, it is quite fit that you kindly describe the self-knowledge with which you have been enlightened by the Lord Himself.
    , SB 4.28.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.29.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.51

    One who is engaged in devotional service has not the least fear in material existence. This is because the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersoul and friend of everyone. One who knows this secret is actually educated, and one thus educated can become the spiritual master of the world. One who is an actually bona fide spiritual master, representative of Kṛṣṇa, is not different from Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 5.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.16

    King Rahūgaṇa said: O brāhmaṇa, you appear to be moving in this world very much covered and unknown to others. Who are you? Are you a learned brāhmaṇa and saintly person? I see that you are wearing a sacred thread. Are you one of those exalted, liberated saints such as Dattātreya and other highly advanced, learned scholars? May I ask whose disciple you are? Where do you live? Why have you come to this place? Is your mission in coming here to do good for us? Please let me know who you are.
    , SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.15.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.15.4

    King Pratīha personally propagated the principles of self-realization. In this way, not only was he purified, but he became a great devotee of the Supreme Person, Lord Viṣṇu, and directly realized Him.
    , SB 5.17.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.17.11

    Among the nine varṣas, the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa is understood to be the field of fruitive activities. Learned scholars and saintly persons declare the other eight varṣas to be meant for very highly elevated pious persons. After returning from the heavenly planets, they enjoy the remaining results of their pious activities in these eight earthly varṣas.
    , SB 8.19.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.2

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O King, you are indeed exalted because your present advisors are the brāhmaṇas who are descendants of Bhṛgu and because your instructor for your future life is your grandfather, the peaceful and venerable Prahlāda Mahārāja. Your statements are very true, and they completely agree with religious etiquette. They are in keeping with the behavior of your family, and they enhance your reputation.
    , SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 10.10.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10.10

    While living one may be proud of one's body, thinking oneself a very big man, minister, president or even demigod, but whatever one may be, after death this body will turn either into worms, into stool or into ashes. If one kills poor animals to satisfy the temporary whims of this body, one does not know that he will suffer in his next birth, for such a sinful miscreant must go to hell and suffer the results of his actions.
    ,
  • questions answered by, SB 2.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.7

    O learned brāhmaṇa, the transcendental spirit soul is different from the material body. Does he acquire the body accidentally or by some cause? Will you kindly explain this, for it is known to you.
    , SB 2.8.21-22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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?
    , SB 2.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.8.24

    O great sage, representative of the Lord, kindly satisfy my inquisitiveness in all that I have inquired from you and all that I may not have inquired from you from the very beginning of my questionings. Since I am a soul surrendered unto you, please impart full knowledge in this connection.
  • Rahūgaṇa accepts Jaḍa Bharata as, SB 5.10.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.10.16

    King Rahūgaṇa said: O brāhmaṇa, you appear to be moving in this world very much covered and unknown to others. Who are you? Are you a learned brāhmaṇa and saintly person? I see that you are wearing a sacred thread. Are you one of those exalted, liberated saints such as Dattātreya and other highly advanced, learned scholars? May I ask whose disciple you are? Where do you live? Why have you come to this place? Is your mission in coming here to do good for us? Please let me know who you are.
  • reciprocates disciple’s service, SB 3.23.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.52

    My dear brāhmaṇa, as far as your daughters are concerned, they will find their own suitable husbands and go away to their respective homes. But who will give me solace after your departure as a sannyāsī?
  • regulations from, SB 4.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.26.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.13

    After taking his dinner and having his thirst and hunger satisfied, King Purañjana felt some joy within his heart. Instead of being elevated to a higher consciousness, he became captivated by Cupid, and was moved by a desire to find his wife, who kept him satisfied in his household life.
  • rejected if unfit, SB 1.7.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.43

    She could not tolerate Aśvatthāmā's being bound by ropes, and being a devoted lady, she said: Release him, for he is a brāhmaṇa, our spiritual master.
  • religious principles spread by, SB 4.28.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.48

    O best of kings, please get up! Get up! Just see this world surrounded by water and infested with rogues and so-called kings. This world is very much afraid, and it is your duty to protect her.
  • repaying debt to, impossible, SB 4.22.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.47

    Pṛthu Mahārāja continued: How can such persons, who have rendered unlimited service by explaining the path of self-realization in relation to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and whose explanations are given for our enlightenment with complete conviction and Vedic evidence, be repaid except by folded palms containing water for their satisfaction? Such great personalities can be satisfied only by their own activities, which are distributed amongst human society out of their unlimited mercy.
  • represents Vyāsadeva, SB 1.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
  • residence of, SB 7.6.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.9

    What person too attached to household life due to being unable to control his senses can liberate himself? An attached householder is bound very strongly by ropes of affection for his family [wife, children and other relatives].
  • respect due to, SB 4.28.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.43

    The daughter of King Vidarbha accepted her husband all in all as the Supreme. She gave up all sensual enjoyment and in complete renunciation followed the principles of her husband, who was so advanced. Thus she remained engaged in his service.
  • respect for, SB 3.32.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.40

    It is not to be instructed to persons who are too greedy and too attached to family life, nor to persons who are nondevotees and who are envious of the devotees and of the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 3.32.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.4

    All the planets of the materialistic persons, including all the heavenly planets, such as the moon, are vanquished when the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, goes to His bed of serpents, which is known as Ananta Śeṣa.
    , SB 3.32.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.32.42

    This instruction should be imparted by the spiritual master to persons who have taken the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be more dear than anything, who are not envious of anyone, who are perfectly cleansed and who have developed detachment for that which is outside the purview of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    , SB 7.1.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.1.4-5

    The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, you have put before me an excellent question. Discourses concerning the activities of the Lord, in which the glories of His devotees are also found, are extremely pleasing to devotees. Such wonderful topics always counteract the miseries of the materialistic way of life. Therefore great sages like Nārada always speak upon Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam because it gives one the facility to hear and chant about the wonderful activities of the Lord. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva and then begin describing topics concerning the activities of Lord Hari.
  • responsibility of, to liberate dependents, SB 5.5.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.5.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.5.18

    "One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worshipable demigod.
  • retirement from active preaching for, SB 4.28.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.33

    After this, the great saintly King Malayadhvaja divided his entire kingdom among his sons. Then, in order to worship Lord Kṛṣṇa with full attention, he went to a solitary place known as Kulācala.
  • sacred thread given by, SB 1.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.2.2

    Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī said: Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that great sage [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] who can enter the hearts of all. When he went away to take up the renounced order of life [sannyāsa], leaving home without undergoing reformation by the sacred thread or the ceremonies observed by the higher castes, his father, Vyāsadeva, fearing separation from him, cried out, "O my son!" Indeed, only the trees, which were absorbed in the same feelings of separation, echoed in response to the begrieved father.
  • sādhus & śastras followed by, SB 4.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.16.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: While King Pṛthu thus spoke, the humility of his nectarean speeches pleased the reciters very much. Then again they continued to praise the King highly with exalted prayers, as they had been instructed by the great sages.
  • sannyāsīs as, SB 1.3.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.13

    The eighth incarnation was King Ṛṣabha, son of King Nābhi and his wife Merudevī. In this incarnation the Lord showed the path of perfection, which is followed by those who have fully controlled their senses and who are honored by all orders of life.
  • satisfaction of
    • disciple’s goal as, SB 2.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.9.43

      The great sage Nārada also inquired in detail from his father, Brahmā, the great-grandfather of all the universe, after seeing him well satisfied.
    • for success, SB 2.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.10

      That very Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam I shall recite before you because you are the most sincere devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. One who gives full attention and respect to hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam achieves unflinching faith in the Supreme Lord, the giver of salvation.
  • scholars &, SB 10.2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.2.35

    O Lord, cause of all causes, if Your transcendental body were not beyond the modes of material nature, one could not understand the difference between matter and transcendence. Only by Your presence can one understand the transcendental nature of Your Lordship, who are the controller of material nature. Your transcendental nature is very difficult to understand unless one is influenced by the presence of Your transcendental form.
  • scientists &, SB 2.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.26

    At the time of the final devastation of the complete universe [the end of the duration of Brahmā's life], a flame of fire emanates from the mouth of Ananta [from the bottom of the universe]. The yogī sees all the planets of the universe burning to ashes, and thus he leaves for Satyaloka by airplanes used by the great purified souls. The duration of life in Satyaloka is calculated to be 15,480,000,000,000 years.
  • seeking shelter of, SB 10.10.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.10.25

    "Although these two young men are the sons of the very rich Kuvera and I have nothing to do with them, Devarṣi Nārada is My very dear and affectionate devotee, and therefore because he wanted Me to come face to face with them, I must do so for their deliverance."
  • self-realiātion via, SB 7.7.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 7.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.40

    It is learned from Vedic literature that by performing great sacrifices one may elevate himself to the heavenly planets. However, although life on the heavenly planets is hundreds and thousands of times more comfortable than life on earth, the heavenly planets are not pure [nirmalam], or free from the taint of material existence. The heavenly planets are also temporary, and therefore they are not the goal of life. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, however, has never been seen or heard to possess inebriety. Consequently, for your own benefit and self-realization, you must worship the Lord with great devotion, as described in the revealed scriptures.
  • seminal, Prahlāda rejects, SB 7.5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • service to, SB 1.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.8

    And because you are submissive, your spiritual masters have endowed you with all the favors bestowed upon a gentle disciple. Therefore you can tell us all that you have scientifically learned from them.
    , SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
    , SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
    , SB 1.5.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.29

    I was very much attached to those sages. I was gentle in behavior, and all my sins were eradicated in their service. In my heart I had strong faith in them. I had subjugated the senses, and I was strictly following them with body and mind.
    , SB 2.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.5.1

    Śrī Nārada Muni asked Brahmājī: O chief amongst the demigods, O firstborn living entity, I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto you. Please tell me that transcendental knowledge which specifically directs one to the truth of the individual soul and the Supersoul.
    , SB 4.21.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.39

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is everlastingly independent and who exists in everyone's heart, is very pleased with those who follow in His footsteps and engage without reservation in the service of the descendants of brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas, for He is always dear to brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas and they are always dear to Him.
    , SB 4.21.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.40

    By regular service to the brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas, one can clear the dirt from his heart and thus enjoy supreme peace and liberation from material attachment and be satisfied. In this world there is no fruitive activity superior to serving the brāhmaṇa class, for this can bring pleasure to the demigods, for whom the many sacrifices are recommended.
    , SB 4.28.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.34

    Just as the moonshine follows the moon at night, immediately after King Malayadhvaja departed for Kulācala, his devoted wife, whose eyes were very enchanting, followed him, giving up all homely happiness, despite family and children.
    , SB 4.28.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.52

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don't you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me.
    , SB 4.28.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 7.7.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.30-31

    One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and faith. Whatever one has in one's possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of the śāstra and guru.
    , SB 7.7.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.30-31

    One must accept the bona fide spiritual master and render service unto him with great devotion and faith. Whatever one has in one's possession should be offered to the spiritual master, and in the association of saintly persons and devotees one should worship the Lord, hear the glories of the Lord with faith, glorify the transcendental qualities and activities of the Lord, always meditate on the Lord's lotus feet, and worship the Deity of the Lord strictly according to the injunctions of the śāstra and guru.
    , SB 7.7.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.33

    By these activities [as mentioned above] one is able to cut down the influence of the enemies, namely lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and jealousy, and when thus situated, one can render service to the Lord. In this way one surely attains the platform of loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 7.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.47

    The living entity, who has received his present body because of his past fruitive activity, may end the results of his actions in this life, but this does not mean that he is liberated from bondage to material bodies. The living entity receives one type of body, and by performing actions with that body he creates another. Thus he transmigrates from one body to another, through repeated birth and death, because of his gross ignorance.
    , SB 7.9.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.28

    My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But Your servant Nārada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I leave his service?
    , SB 9.4.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.4.63

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said to the brāhmaṇa: I am completely under the control of My devotees. Indeed, I am not at all independent. Because My devotees are completely devoid of material desires, I sit only within the cores of their hearts. What to speak of My devotee, even those who are devotees of My devotee are very dear to Me.
    • conquers nature’s modes, SB 7.15.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.25

      One must conquer the modes of passion and ignorance by developing the mode of goodness, and then one must become detached from the mode of goodness by promoting oneself to the platform of śuddha-sattva. All this can be automatically done if one engages in the service of the spiritual master with faith and devotion. In this way one can conquer the influence of the modes of nature.
  • sex sanctioned by, SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
  • spiritual advancement via, SB 3.20.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.4

    Vidura was purified of all passion by wandering in sacred places, and at last he reached Hardwar, where he met the great sage who knew the science of spiritual life, and he inquired from him. Śaunaka Ṛṣi therefore asked: What more did Vidura inquire from Maitreya?
  • spiritual life governed by, SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
  • spiritual life via, SB 4.21.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.21.51

    The citizens continued: Today you have opened our eyes and revealed how to cross to the other side of the ocean of darkness. By our past deeds and by the arrangement of superior authority, we are entangled in a network of fruitive activities and have lost sight of the destination of life; thus we have been wandering within the universe.
  • spiritual power via, SB 8.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.15.28

    Bṛhaspati, the spiritual master of the demigods, said: O Indra, I know the cause for your enemy's becoming so powerful. The brāhmaṇa descendants of Bhṛgu Muni, being pleased by Bali Mahārāja, their disciple, endowed him with such extraordinary power.
  • spiritualizes all, SB 1.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.5.23

    O muni, in the last millennium I was born as the son of a certain maidservant engaged in the service of brāhmaṇas who were following the principles of Vedānta. When they were living together during the four months of the rainy season, I was engaged in their personal service.
  • Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam via, SB 1.3.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.3.40

    This Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Śrīla Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all-blissful and all-perfect.
    , SB 2.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • struggle for existence overcome by accepting, SB 5.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • success via, SB 3.4.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.4.28

    The King inquired: At the end of the pastimes of the Lord of the three worlds, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and after the disappearance of the members of the Vṛṣṇi and Bhoja dynasties, who were the best of the great commanders, why did Uddhava alone remain?
    , SB 3.7.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.19

    By serving the feet of the spiritual master, one is enabled to develop transcendental ecstasy in the service of the Personality of Godhead, who is the unchangeable enemy of the Madhu demon and whose service vanquishes one's material distresses.
  • suffering mitigated by, SB 5.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • superexcellent status of, SB 7.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.41

    My dear King, of all persons a qualified brāhmaṇa must be accepted as the best within this material world because such a brāhmaṇa, by practicing austerity, Vedic studies and satisfaction, becomes the counterpart body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • Supersoul &, SB 4.28.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.52

    The brāhmaṇa inquired as follows: Who are you? Whose wife or daughter are you? Who is the man lying here? It appears you are lamenting for this dead body. Don't you recognize Me? I am your eternal friend. You may remember that many times in the past you have consulted Me.
  • surrender to Lord via, SB 4.31.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.28

    My dear King, in this way, after hearing the transcendental messages of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees from the great sage Maitreya, Vidura was overwhelmed with ecstasy. With tears in his eyes, he immediately fell down at the lotus feet of his guru, his spiritual master. He then fixed the Supreme Personality of Godhead within the core of his heart.
  • surrender to, SB 2.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.7.46

    Surrendered souls, even from groups leading sinful lives, such as women, the laborer class, the mountaineers and the Siberians, or even the birds and beasts, can also know about the science of Godhead and become liberated from the clutches of the illusory energy by surrendering unto the pure devotees of the Lord and by following in their footsteps in devotional service.
    , SB 4.26.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.20

    Because the King was very expert in flattery, he began to pacify his Queen very slowly. First he touched her two feet, then embraced her nicely, seating her on his lap, and began to speak as follows.
  • symptoms of, SB 4.28.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 4.29.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • tests disciple, SB 4.8.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.30

    Now you have decided to undertake the mystic process of meditation under the instruction of your mother, just to achieve the mercy of the Lord, but in my opinion such austerities are not possible for any ordinary man. It is very difficult to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.8.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.32

    For this reason, my dear boy, you should not endeavor for this; it will not be successful. It is better that you go home. When you are grown up, by the mercy of the Lord you will get a chance for these mystic performances. At that time you may execute this function.
  • trains by one’s tendency, SB 3.22.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.7

    I have fortunately been instructed by you, and thus great favor has been bestowed upon me. I thank God that I have listened with open ears to your pure words.
  • truth seen by, SB 5.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 5.15.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.15.4

    King Pratīha personally propagated the principles of self-realization. In this way, not only was he purified, but he became a great devotee of the Supreme Person, Lord Viṣṇu, and directly realized Him.
  • truth via, SB 10.3.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3.14

    My Lord, You are the same person who in the beginning created this material world by His personal external energy. After the creation of this world of three guṇas [sattva, rajas and tamas], You appear to have entered it, although in fact You have not.
    , SB 7.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.22

    The Lord's eight separated material energies, the three modes of material nature and the sixteen transformations [the eleven senses and the five gross material elements like earth and water]—within all these, the one spiritual soul exists as the observer. Therefore all the great ācāryas have concluded that the individual soul is conditioned by these material elements.
    , SB 7.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.47

    The living entity, who has received his present body because of his past fruitive activity, may end the results of his actions in this life, but this does not mean that he is liberated from bondage to material bodies. The living entity receives one type of body, and by performing actions with that body he creates another. Thus he transmigrates from one body to another, through repeated birth and death, because of his gross ignorance.
    , SB 8.24.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.53

    O Supreme Lord, for self-realization I surrender unto You, who are worshiped by the demigods as the supreme controller of everything. By Your instructions, exposing life's purpose, kindly cut the knot from the core of my heart and let me know the destination of my life.
  • Vaiṣṇava, SB 2.4.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Vasiṣṭha as, SB 9.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1.16

    Manu had begun that sacrifice for the sake of getting a son, but because the priest was diverted by the request of Manu's wife, a daughter named Ilā was born. Upon seeing the daughter, Manu was not very satisfied. Thus he spoke to his guru, Vasiṣṭha, as follows.
    , SB 9.1.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1.36

    I heard from reliable sources that King Sudyumna, the son of Manu, having thus achieved femininity, remembered his familial spiritual master, Vasiṣṭha.
  • Vedas recommend, SB 8.3.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.3.25

    I do not wish to live anymore after I am released from the attack of the crocodile. What is the use of an elephant's body covered externally and internally by ignorance? I simply desire eternal liberation from the covering of ignorance. That covering is not destroyed by the influence of time.
  • Vedic mantras revealed by, SB 2.4.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • Vedic knowledge via, SB 4.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.9.5

    At that time Dhruva Mahārāja became perfectly aware of the Vedic conclusion and understood the Absolute Truth and His relationship with all living entities. In accordance with the line of devotional service to the Supreme Lord, whose fame is widespread, Dhruva, who in the future would receive a planet which would never be annihilated, even during the time of dissolution, offered his deliberate and conclusive prayers.
  • Vidura as, SB 1.13.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.13.15

    As long as Vidura played the part of a śūdra, being cursed by Maṇḍūka Muni, Aryamā officiated at the post of Yamarāja to punish those who committed sinful acts.
  • Vyāsa as, SB 8.24.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
  • wife of, SB 9.19.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.17

    One should not allow oneself to sit on the same seat even with one's own mother, sister or daughter, for the senses are so strong that even though one is very advanced in knowledge, he may be attracted by sex.
  • wife of, as brahmacārī’s mother, SB 7.12.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.8

    If the wife of the spiritual master is young, a young brahmacārī should not allow her to care for his hair, massage his body with oil, or bathe him with affection like a mother.
  • within & without, SB 1.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.5

    Due to this external energy, the living entity, although transcendental to the three modes of material nature, thinks of himself as a material product and thus undergoes the reactions of material miseries.
    , SB 4.22.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.37

    Sanat-kumāra advised the King: Therefore, my dear King Pṛthu, try to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is living within everyone's heart along with the individual soul, in each and every body, either moving or not moving. The individual souls are fully covered by the gross material body and subtle body made of the life air and intelligence.
    , SB 4.8.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.44

    After sitting on your seat, practice the three kinds of breathing exercises, and thus gradually control the life air, the mind and the senses. Completely free yourself from all material contamination, and with great patience begin to meditate on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • words of, SB 1.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.7.22

    Arjuna said: O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, You are the almighty Personality of Godhead. There is no limit to Your different energies. Therefore only You are competent to instill fearlessness in the hearts of Your devotees. Everyone in the flames of material miseries can find the path of liberation in You only.
  • worship of, SB 3.29.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.29.17

    The pure devotee should execute devotional service by giving the greatest respect to the spiritual master and the ācāryas. He should be compassionate to the poor and make friendship with persons who are his equals, but all his activities should be executed under regulation and with control of the senses.
  • worship to, SB 4.29.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.
    , SB 8.24.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.46

    The King said: By the grace of the Lord, those who have lost their self-knowledge since time immemorial, and who because of this ignorance are involved in a material, conditional life full of miseries, obtain the chance to meet the Lord's devotee. I accept that Supreme Personality of Godhead as the supreme spiritual master.
  • Śiva as, SB 4.30.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.30.3

    The great sage Maitreya said: The sons of King Prācīnabarhi, known as the Pracetās, underwent severe austerities within the seawater to carry out the order of their father. By chanting and repeating the mantras given by Lord Śiva, they were able to satisfy Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • Śiva as, for all, SB 4.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.2.2

    Lord Śiva, the spiritual master of the entire world, is free from enmity, is a peaceful personality, and is always satisfied in himself. He is the greatest among the demigods. How is it possible that Dakṣa could be inimical towards such an auspicious personality?
  • Ṛṣabhadeva
    • accepts, SB 5.4.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 5.4.8

      After Nābhi Mahārāja departed for Badarikāśrama, the Supreme Lord, Ṛṣabhadeva, understood that His kingdom was His field of activities. He therefore showed Himself as an example and taught the duties of a householder by first accepting brahmacarya under the direction of spiritual masters. He also went to live at the spiritual masters' place, gurukula. After His education was finished, He gave gifts (guru-dakṣiṇā) to His spiritual masters and then accepted the life of a householder. He took a wife named Jayantī and begot one hundred sons who were as powerful and qualified as He Himself. His wife Jayantī had been offered to Him by Indra, the King of heaven. Ṛṣabhadeva and Jayantī performed householder life in an exemplary way, carrying out ritualistic activities ordained by the śruti and smṛti śāstra.
    • instructs sons to accept, SB 5.5.10-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 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.

See also: Authorities, spiritual; Devotees, pure; Disciplic succession(s); Mahājanas; Paramahaṁsa(s); Pure devotee(s); Teacher(s); specific spiritual masters