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brahma

  • brahmaMadhya 17.129plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.129

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied, "Māyāvādī impersonalists are great offenders unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; therefore they simply utter the words Brahman, ātmā and caitanya.
    , Madhya 24.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.73

    "The proper meaning of the word brahma is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is one without a second and without whom nothing exists.
  • brāhmaṇasSB 3.22.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.3

    For the protection of the brāhmaṇas, the thousand-legged Supreme Being created us, the kṣatriyas, from His thousand arms. Hence the brāhmaṇas are said to be His heart and the kṣatriyas His arms.
  • mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ) — SB 6.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.5.26

    At Nārāyaṇa-saras, the second group of sons performed penances in the same way as the first. They bathed in the holy water, and by its touch all the dirty material desires in their hearts were cleansed away. They murmured mantras beginning with oṁkāra and underwent a severe course of austerities.
  • VedaSB 4.2.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.32

    By blaspheming the principles of the Vedas, which are the pure and supreme path of the saintly persons, certainly you followers of Bhūtapati, Lord Śiva, will descend to the standard of atheism without a doubt.
  • VedasBg. 3.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.15

    Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas, and the Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacrifice.
  • absolute — Bg. 8.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.13

    After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets.
    , SB 2.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.17

    After sitting in the above manner, make the mind remember the three transcendental letters [a-u-m], and by regulating the breathing process, control the mind so as not to forget the transcendental seed.
    , SB 2.10.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.36

    He, the Personality of Godhead, manifests Himself in a transcendental form, being the subject of His transcendental name, quality, pastimes, entourage and transcendental variegatedness. Although He is unaffected by all such activities, He appears to be so engaged.
    , SB 4.28.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.42

    King Malayadhvaja could thus observe that the Supersoul was sitting by his side, and that he, as the individual soul, was sitting by the side of the Supersoul. Since both were together, there was no need for separate interests; thus he ceased from such activities.
    , SB 7.13.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.4

    The sannyāsī should always try to see the Supreme pervading everything and see everything, including this universe, resting on the Supreme.
  • Absolute Truth — SB 2.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.45

    In succession, O King, the great sage Nārada instructed Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam unto the unlimitedly powerful Vyāsadeva, who meditated in devotional service upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, on the bank of the River Sarasvatī.
    , Madhya 9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.30

    " 'The word "kṛṣ" is the attractive feature of the Lord's existence, and "ṇa" means spiritual pleasure. When the verb "kṛṣ" is added to the affix "ṇa," it becomes "Kṛṣṇa," which indicates the Absolute Truth.'
    , Madhya 24.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.72

    " 'I offer my respectful obeisances to the Absolute Truth, the summum bonum. He is the all-pervasive, all-increasing subject matter for the great yogīs. He is changeless, and He is the soul of all.'
  • all my brahminical qualifications — SB 6.2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.26

    Ajāmila said: Alas, being a servant of my senses, how degraded I became! I fell down from my position as a duly qualified brāhmaṇa and begot children in the womb of a prostitute.
  • all the VedasMadhya 11.192plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 11.192

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then recited the following verse: " 'My dear Lord, one who always keeps Your holy name on his tongue becomes greater than an initiated brāhmaṇa. Although he may be born in a family of dog-eaters and therefore by material calculation may be the lowest among men, he is still glorious. This is the wonderful effect of chanting the holy name of the Lord. It is therefore concluded that one who chants the holy name of the Lord should be understood to have performed all kinds of austerities and great sacrifices mentioned in the Vedas. He has already taken his bath in all the holy places of pilgrimage. He has studied all the Vedas, and he is actually an Āryan.' "
  • all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge — SB 3.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • all the Vedas — Madhya 19.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.72

    Vallabha Bhaṭṭācārya then recited the following verse: " 'My dear Lord, one who always keeps Your holy name on his tongue becomes greater than an initiated brāhmaṇa. Although he may be born in a family of dog-eaters and may therefore, by material calculation, be the lowest among men, he is still glorious. This is the wonderful effect of chanting the holy name of the Lord. It is therefore concluded that one who chants the holy name of the Lord should be understood to have performed all kinds of austerities and great sacrifices mentioned in the Vedas. He has already taken his bath in all the holy places of pilgrimage. He has studied all the Vedas, and he is actually an Āryan.' "
    , Antya 16.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 16.27

    "My dear Lord, anyone who always keeps Your holy name on his tongue is greater than an initiated brāhmaṇa. Although he may be born in a family of dog-eaters and therefore, by material calculations, be the lowest of men, he is glorious nevertheless. That is the wonderful power of chanting the holy name of the Lord. One who chants the holy name is understood to have performed all kinds of austerities. He has studied all the Vedas, he has performed all the great sacrifices mentioned in the Vedas, he has already taken his bath in all the holy places of pilgrimage, and it is he who is factually the Āryan.' "
  • all transcendental literatures — SB 8.24.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.56

    While sitting in the boat, King Satyavrata, accompanied by the great saintly persons, listened to the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in regard to self-realization. These instructions were all from the eternal Vedic literature [brahma]. Thus the King and sages had no doubt about the Absolute Truth.
  • and brahmaMadhya 17.95plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.95

    "Due to my past deeds, I am residing at Vārāṇasī, but here I do not hear anything but the words māyā and Brahman."
  • Being — SB 2.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.7

    The supreme one who is celebrated as the Supreme Being or the Supreme Soul is the supreme source of the cosmic manifestation as well as its reservoir and winding up. Thus He is the Supreme Fountainhead, the Absolute Truth.
  • brahma — Madhya 24.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.71

    "The word brahma indicates the summum bonum, the Absolute Truth, which is greater than all other truths. It is the original identity, and there can be no truth equal to that Absolute Truth.
  • Brahmaloka — SB 2.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.24

    O King, when such a mystic passes over the Milky Way by the illuminating Suṣumṇā to reach the highest planet, Brahmaloka, he goes first to Vaiśvānara, the planet of the deity of fire, wherein he becomes completely cleansed of all contaminations, and thereafter he still goes higher, to the circle of Śiśumāra, to relate with Lord Hari, the Personality of Godhead.
  • Brahman — Bg. 7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.29

    Intelligent persons who are endeavoring for liberation from old age and death take refuge in Me in devotional service. They are actually Brahman because they entirely know everything about transcendental and fruitive activities.
    , Bg. 8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.1

    Arjuna inquired: O my Lord, O Supreme Person, what is Brahman? What is the self? What are fruitive activities? What is this material manifestation? And what are the demigods? Please explain this to me.
    , Bg. 8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.3

    The Supreme Lord said, The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called the self. Action pertaining to the development of these material bodies is called karma, or fruitive activities.
    , SB 3.24.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.10

    Maitreya continued: O killer of the enemy, the unborn Lord Brahmā, who is almost independent in acquiring knowledge, could understand that a portion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His quality of pure existence, had appeared in the womb of Devahūti just to explain the complete state of knowledge known as sāṅkhya-yoga.
    , SB 3.26.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.11

    The aggregate elements, namely the five gross elements, the five subtle elements, the four internal senses, the five senses for gathering knowledge and the five outward organs of action, are known as the pradhāna.
    , SB 3.32.12-15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.12-15

    My dear mother, someone may worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead with a special self-interest, but even demigods such as Lord Brahmā, great sages such as Sanat-kumāra and great munis such as Marīci have to come back to the material world again at the time of creation. When the interaction of the three modes of material nature begins, Brahmā, who is the creator of this cosmic manifestation and who is full of Vedic knowledge, and the great sages, who are the authors of the spiritual path and the yoga system, come back under the influence of the time factor. They are liberated by their nonfruitive activities and they attain the first incarnation of the puruṣa, but at the time of creation they come back in exactly the same forms and positions as they had previously.
    , SB 3.32.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.26

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead alone is complete transcendental knowledge, but according to the different processes of understanding He appears differently, either as impersonal Brahman, as Paramātmā, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead or as the puruṣa-avatāra.
    , SB 3.33.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.8

    I believe, my Lord, that You are Lord Viṣṇu Himself under the name of Kapila, and You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Brahman! The saints and sages, being freed from all the disturbances of the senses and mind, meditate upon You, for by Your mercy only can one become free from the clutches of the three modes of material nature. At the time of dissolution, all the Vedas are sustained in You only.
    , SB 3.33.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.30

    My dear Vidura, by following the principles instructed by Kapila, Devahūti soon became liberated from material bondage, and she achieved the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as Supersoul, without difficulty.
    , SB 4.9.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.16

    My dear Lord, in Your impersonal manifestation of Brahman there are always two opposing elements—knowledge and ignorance. Your multienergies are continually manifest, but the impersonal Brahman, which is undivided, original, changeless, unlimited and blissful, is the cause of the material manifestation. Because You are the same impersonal Brahman, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 4.30.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.20

    Always engaging in the activities of devotional service, devotees feel ever-increasingly fresh and new in all their activities. The all-knower, the Supersoul within the heart of the devotee, makes everything increasingly fresh. This is known as the Brahman position by the advocates of the Absolute Truth. In such a liberated stage [brahma-bhūta], one is never bewildered. Nor does one lament or become unnecessarily jubilant. This is due to the brahma-bhūta situation.
    , Ādi 2.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.10

    In terms of His various manifestations, He is known in three features, called the impersonal Brahman, the localized Paramātmā and the original Personality of Godhead.
    , Ādi 2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.11

    "Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth say that it is nondual knowledge and is called impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead."
    , Ādi 2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.12

    What the Upaniṣads call the transcendental, impersonal Brahman is the realm of the glowing effulgence of the same Supreme Person.
    , Ādi 2.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.14

    [Lord Brahmā said:] "I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is endowed with great power. The glowing effulgence of His transcendental form is the impersonal Brahman, which is absolute, complete and unlimited and which displays the varieties of countless planets, with their different opulences, in millions and millions of universes.
    , Ādi 2.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.15

    "The opulences of the impersonal Brahman spread throughout the millions and millions of universes. That Brahman is but the bodily effulgence of Govinda.
    , Ādi 2.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.63

    "Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth say that it is nondual knowledge and is called impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead."
    , Ādi 2.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.65

    Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself is the one undivided Absolute Truth, the ultimate reality. He manifests Himself in three features-as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān.
    , Madhya 20.158plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.158

    " 'Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramātmā or Bhagavān.'
    , Madhya 20.160plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.160

    " 'I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is endowed with great power. The glowing effulgence of His transcendental form is the impersonal Brahman, which is absolute, complete and unlimited and which displays the varieties of countless planets, with their different opulences, in millions and millions of universes.'
    , Madhya 24.74plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.74

    " 'Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth say that it is nondual knowledge and is called impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead.'
    , Madhya 24.81plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.81

    " 'Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth say that it is nondual knowledge and is called impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead.'
    , Antya 8.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 8.25

    "I am dying without achieving the shelter of Kṛṣṇa, and therefore I am greatly unhappy. Now this condemned foolish rascal has come to instruct me about Brahman."
  • brahminical civilization — SB 10.4.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.39

    The foundation of all the demigods is Lord Viṣṇu, who lives and is worshiped wherever there are religious principles, traditional culture, the Vedas, cows, brāhmaṇas, austerities, and sacrifices with proper remuneration.
  • brahminical culture — SB 4.21.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.52

    Dear lord, you are situated in your pure existential position of goodness; therefore you are the perfect representative of the Supreme Lord. You are glorified by your own prowess, and thus you are maintaining the entire world by introducing brahminical culture and protecting everyone in your line of duty as a kṣatriya.
  • by Lord Brahmā — SB 4.19.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.4

    When Lord Viṣṇu appeared in the sacrificial arena, Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and all the chief predominating personalities of every planet, as well as their followers, came with Him. When He appeared on the scene, the residents of Gandharvaloka, the great sages, and the residents of Apsaroloka all praised Him.
  • called by the name Brahman — Ādi 7.138plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.138

    "Brahman, who is greater than the greatest, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is full of six opulences, and therefore He is the reservoir of ultimate truth and absolute knowledge.
  • from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity — SB 9.6.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.50

    Alas! While practicing austerity, even within the depths of the water, and while observing all the rules and regulations practiced by saintly persons, I lost the results of my long austerities simply by association with the sexual affairs of fish. Everyone should observe this falldown and learn from it.
  • Gāyatrī hymns — SB 3.14.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.32

    Thereafter the brāhmaṇa took his bath in the water and controlled his speech by practicing trance, meditating on the eternal effulgence and chanting the holy Gāyatrī hymns within his mouth.
  • impersonal Brahman — SB 8.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.24

    You are the cause of all causes, the self-effulgent, inconceivable, impersonal Brahman, which is originally Parabrahman. You manifest various potencies in this cosmic manifestation.
    , Ādi 2.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.60

    Not knowing that Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān are all features of Kṛṣṇa, foolish scholars speculate in various ways.
    , Madhya 20.157plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.157

    "There are three kinds of spiritual processes for understanding the Absolute Truth—the processes of speculative knowledge, mystic yoga and bhakti-yoga. According to these three processes, the Absolute Truth is manifested as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān.
  • impersonal Brahman realization — Madhya 24.110plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.110

    "Characteristically, one in devotional service is attracted away from the impersonal Brahman platform. Be is offered a transcendental body to engage in Lord Kṛṣṇa's service.
  • is the brāhmaṇasSB 2.5.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.37

    The brāhmaṇas represent His mouth, the kṣatriyas His arms, the vaiśyas His thighs, and the śūdras are born of His legs.
  • knowledge of Brahman — SB 3.24.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.4

    The Personality of Godhead, being worshiped by you, will spread my name and fame. He will vanquish the knot of your heart by becoming your son and teaching knowledge of Brahman.
  • Kṛṣṇa — SB 10.13.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.22

    The mothers of the boys, upon hearing the sounds of the flutes and bugles being played by their sons, immediately rose from their household tasks, lifted their boys onto their laps, embraced them with both arms and began to feed them with their breast milk, which flowed forth because of extreme love specifically for Kṛṣṇa. Actually Kṛṣṇa is everything, but at that time, expressing extreme love and affection, they took special pleasure in feeding Kṛṣṇa, the Parabrahman, and Kṛṣṇa drank the milk from His respective mothers as if it were a nectarean beverage.
  • Lord Brahmā — SB 4.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.15

    Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons—Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā—who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
    , SB 4.1.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.26-27

    But since his heart was already attracted by the deities, somehow or other he gathered his senses, and with folded hands and sweet words he began to offer prayers to the predominating deities of the universe. The great sage Atri said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, you have divided yourself into three bodies by accepting the three modes of material nature, as you do in every millennium for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all of you and beg to inquire whom of you three I have called by my prayer.
    , SB 4.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.22

    As soon as Lord Viṣṇu was visible, all the demigods—Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, the Gandharvas and all present there—immediately offered their respectful obeisances by falling down straight before Him.
    , SB 6.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.2

    Thereafter, the demigods, the great saintly persons, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka and Bhūtaloka, the demons, the followers of the demigods, and also Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and the demigods subordinate to Indra all returned to their respective homes. While departing, however, no one spoke to Indra.
    , SB 8.7.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.12

    Manifesting Himself with thousands of hands, the Lord then appeared on the summit of Mandara Mountain, like another great mountain, and held Mandara Mountain with one hand. In the upper planetary systems, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, along with Indra, King of heaven, and other demigods, offered prayers to the Lord and showered flowers upon Him.
    , SB 8.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.27

    Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, the great sage Aṅgirā, and similar directors of universal management showered flowers and chanted mantras indicating the transcendental glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 10.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.42

    After thus offering prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, the Transcendence, all the demigods, with Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva before them, returned to their homes in the heavenly planets.
    , Madhya 18.116plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.116

    " 'A person who considers demigods like Brahmā and Śiva to be on an equal level with Nārāyaṇa is to be considered an offender and a pāṣaṇḍī.' "
    , Madhya 25.80plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.80

    " 'A person who considers demigods like Brahmā and Śiva to be on an equal level with Nārāyaṇa is to be considered an offender, a pāṣaṇḍī.' "
    , Antya 3.262plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 3.262

    During the incarnation of Lord Caitanya to inaugurate the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, even such personalities as Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and the four Kumāras took birth upon this earth, being allured by ecstatic love of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
  • of a brāhmaṇaBg. 18.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.42

    Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, wisdom, knowledge, and religiousness—these are the qualities by which the brāhmaṇas work.
    , SB 3.16.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.29

    The Lord then said to His attendants, Jaya and Vijaya: Depart this place, but fear not. All glories unto you. Though I am capable of nullifying the brāhmaṇas' curse, I would not do so. On the contrary, it has My approval.
  • of impersonal Brahman — Ādi 2.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.26

    Those who walk the paths of knowledge and yoga worship only Him, for it is Him they perceive as the impersonal Brahman and localized Paramātmā.
    , Ādi 5.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.36

    "Where it has been stated that the Lord's enemies and devotees attain the same destination, this refers to the ultimate oneness of Brahman and Lord Kṛṣṇa. This may be understood by the example of the sun and the sunshine, in which Brahman is like the sunshine and Kṛṣṇa Himself is like the sun."
  • of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth — SB 6.9.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.42

    O Lord, as the small sparks of a fire cannot possibly perform the actions of the whole fire, we sparks of Your Lordship cannot inform You of the necessities of our lives. You are the complete whole. Therefore, of what do we need to inform You? You know everything because You are the original cause of the cosmic manifestation, the maintainer and the annihilator of the entire universal creation. You always engage in Your pastimes with Your spiritual and material energies, for You are the controller of all these varied energies. You exist within all living entities, within the cosmic manifestation, and also beyond them. You exist internally as Parabrahman and externally as the ingredients of the material creation. Therefore, although manifested in various stages, at different times and places, and in various bodies, You, the Personality of Godhead, are the original cause of all causes. Indeed, You are the original element. You are the witness of all activities, but because You are as great as the sky, You are never touched by any of them. You are the witness of everything as Parabrahman and Paramātmā. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, nothing is unknown to You.
  • of Lord Brahmā — Ādi 2.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.58

    Therefore according to the authority of Brahmā, the Nārāyaṇa who is the predominating Deity in the transcendental world is but the vilāsa feature of Kṛṣṇa. This has now been conclusively proved.
  • of the brāhmaṇasSB 6.13.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.17

    Indra's sins were diminished by the influence of Rudra, the demigod of all directions. Because Indra was protected by the goddess of fortune, Lord Viṣṇu's wife, who resides in the lotus clusters of Mānasa-sarovara Lake, Indra's sins could not affect him. Indra was ultimately relieved of all the reactions of his sinful deeds by strictly worshiping Lord Viṣṇu. Then he was called back to the heavenly planets by the brāhmaṇas and reinstated in his position.
  • of the impersonal effulgence — Madhya 8.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.75

    " 'Neither those who are engaged in self-realization, appreciating the Brahman effulgence of the Lord, nor those engaged in devotional service while accepting the Supreme Personality of Godhead as master, nor those who are under the clutches of Māyā, thinking the Lord an ordinary person, can understand that certain exalted personalities-after accumulating volumes of pious activities-are now playing with the Lord in friendship as cowherd boys.' "
    , Antya 7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 7.32

    "Those who are engaged in self-realization, appreciating the Brahman effulgence of the Lord, and those engaged in devotional service, accepting the Supreme Personality of Godhead as master, as well as those who are under the clutches of māyā, thinking the Lord an ordinary person, cannot understand that certain exalted personalities-after accumulating volumes of pious activities-are now playing with the Lord in friendship as cowherd boys.'
  • spirit — Bg. 13.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.13

    I shall now explain the knowable, knowing which you will taste the eternal. This is beginningless, and it is subordinate to Me. It is called Brahman, the spirit, and it lies beyond the cause and effect of this material world.
    , SB 4.13.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.8-9

    By expansion of his knowledge of the Supreme Brahman, he had already attained liberation from the bondage of the body. This liberation is known as nirvāṇa. He was situated in transcendental bliss, and he continued always in that blissful existence, which expanded more and more. This was possible for him by continual practice of bhakti-yoga, which is compared to fire because it burns away all dirty, material things. He was always situated in his constitutional position of self-realization, and he could not see anything else but the Supreme Lord and himself engaged in discharging devotional service.
    , SB 4.16.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 4.20.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.10

    When the heart is cleansed of all material contamination, the devotee's mind becomes broader and transparent, and he can see things equally. At that stage of life there is peace, and one is situated equally with Me as sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1].
  • spiritual — Bg. 4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.24

    A person who is fully absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
  • spiritual kingdom — Bg. 4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.24

    A person who is fully absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
  • spiritual knowledge — SB 6.9.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.52

    That saintly Dadhyañca, who is also known as Dadhīci, personally assimilated the spiritual science and then delivered it to the Aśvinī-kumāras. It is said that Dadhyañca gave them mantras through the head of a horse. Therefore the mantras are called Aśvaśira. After obtaining the mantras of spiritual science from Dadhīci, the Aśvinī-kumāras became jīvan-mukta, liberated even in this life.
  • spiritual nature — Bg. 4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.24

    A person who is fully absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
  • spiritual power — SB 4.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.41

    The great sages began to think that although a brāhmaṇa is peaceful and impartial because he is equal to everyone, it is still not his duty to neglect poor humans. By such neglect, a brāhmaṇa's spiritual power diminishes, just as water kept in a cracked pot leaks out.
  • Supreme — Bg. 5.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.6

    Unless one is engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, mere renunciation of activities cannot make one happy. The sages, purified by works of devotion, achieve the Supreme without delay.
    , Bg. 14.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.3

    The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possible the births of all living beings, O son of Bharata.
    , Bg. 14.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.4

    It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kuntī, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father.
  • the brāhmaṇasSB 2.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 3.16.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.4

    To Me, the brāhmaṇa is the highest and most beloved personality. The disrespect shown by My attendants has actually been displayed by Me because the doormen are My servitors. I take this to be an offense by Myself; therefore I seek your forgiveness for the incident that has arisen.
    , SB 3.22.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.4

    That is why the brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas protect each other, as well as themselves; and the Lord Himself, who is both the cause and effect and is yet immutable, protects them through each other.
    , SB 9.21.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.21.19-20

    From Garga came a son named Śini, and his son was Gārgya. Although Gārgya was a kṣatriya, there came from him a generation of brahmaṇas. From Mahāvīrya came a son named Duritakṣaya, whose sons were Trayyāruṇi, Kavi and Puṣkarāruṇi. Although these sons of Duritakṣaya took birth in a dynasty of kṣatriyas, they too attained the position of brāhmaṇas. Bṛhatkṣatra had a son named Hastī, who established the city of Hastināpura [now New Delhi].
  • the VedasBg. 3.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.15

    Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas, and the Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacrifice.
    , SB 2.2.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.34

    The great personality Brahmā, with great attention and concentration of the mind, studied the Vedas three times, and after scrutinizingly examining them, he ascertained that attraction for the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the highest perfection of religion.
    , SB 4.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.30

    Bhṛgu Muni continued: Since you blaspheme the Vedas and the brāhmaṇas, who are followers of the Vedic principles, it is understood that you have already taken shelter of the doctrine of atheism.
  • the Absolute — Bg. 8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.24

    Those who know the Supreme Brahman pass away from the world during the influence of the fiery god, in the light, at an auspicious moment, during the fortnight of the moon and the six months when the sun travels in the north.
    , Bg. 13.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.31

    When a sensible man ceases to see different identities, which are due to different material bodies, he attains to the Brahman conception. Thus he sees that beings are expanded everywhere.
    , SB 1.5.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.4

    You have fully delineated the subject of impersonal Brahman as well as the knowledge derived therefrom. Why should you be despondent in spite of all this, thinking that you are undone, my dear prabhu?
    , SB 2.3.2-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.2-7

    One who desires to be absorbed in the impersonal brahmajyoti effulgence should worship the master of the Vedas [Lord Brahmā or Bṛhaspati, the learned priest], one who desires powerful sex should worship the heavenly King, Indra, and one who desires good progeny should worship the great progenitors called the Prajāpatis. One who desires good fortune should worship Durgādevī, the superintendent of the material world. One desiring to be very powerful should worship fire, and one who aspires only after money should worship the Vasus. One should worship the Rudra incarnations of Lord Śiva if he wants to be a great hero. One who wants a large stock of grains should worship Aditi. One who desires to attain the heavenly planets should worship the sons of Aditi. One who desires a worldly kingdom should worship Viśvadeva, and one who wants to be popular with the general mass of population should worship the Sādhya demigod. One who desires a long span of life should worship the demigods known as the Aśvinī-kumāras, and a person desiring a strongly built body should worship the earth. One who desires stability in his post should worship the horizon and the earth combined. One who desires to be beautiful should worship the beautiful residents of the Gandharva planet, and one who desires a good wife should worship the Apsarās and the Urvaśī society girls of the heavenly kingdom. One who desires domination over others should worship Lord Brahmā, the head of the universe. One who desires tangible fame should worship the Personality of Godhead, and one who desires a good bank balance should worship the demigod Varuṇa. If one desires to be a greatly learned man he should worship Lord Śiva, and if one desires a good marital relation he should worship the chaste goddess Umā, the wife of Lord Śiva.
    , SB 2.7.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.47

    What is realized as the Absolute Brahman is full of unlimited bliss without grief. That is certainly the ultimate phase of the supreme enjoyer, the Personality of Godhead. He is eternally void of all disturbances and fearless. He is complete consciousness as opposed to matter. Uncontaminated and without distinctions, He is the principle primeval cause of all causes and effects, in whom there is no sacrifice for fruitive activities and in whom the illusory energy does not stand.
    , SB 4.7.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.35

    The Siddhas prayed: Like an elephant that has suffered in a forest fire but can forget all its troubles by entering a river, our minds, O Lord, always merge in the nectarean river of Your transcendental pastimes, and they desire never to leave such transcendental bliss, which is as good as the pleasure of merging in the Absolute.
  • the Absolute Truth — Bg. 4.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.25

    Some yogīs perfectly worship the demigods by offering different sacrifices to them, and some of them offer sacrifices in the fire of the Supreme Brahman.
    , SB 1.2.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 3.21.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.8

    Then, in the Satya-yuga, the lotus-eyed Supreme Personality of Godhead, being pleased, showed Himself to that Kardama Muni and displayed His transcendental form, which can be understood only through the Vedas.
    , SB 3.32.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.31

    My dear respectful mother, I have already described the path of understanding the Absolute Truth, by which one can come to understand the real truth of matter and spirit and their relationship.
    , SB 4.6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.37

    He was seated on a straw mattress and speaking to all present, including the great sage Nārada, to whom he specifically spoke about the Absolute Truth.
    , SB 7.12.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.12.16

    By practicing in this way, whether one be in the brahmacārī-āśrama, gṛhastha-āśrama, vānaprastha-āśrama or sannyāsa-āśrama, one must always realize the all-pervading presence of the Supreme Lord, for in this way it is possible to understand the Absolute Truth.
    , SB 10.13.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.61

    Then Lord Brahmā saw the Absolute Truth—who is one without a second, who possesses full knowledge and who is unlimited—assuming the role of a child in a family of cowherd men and standing all alone, just as before, with a morsel of food in His hand, searching everywhere for the calves and His cowherd friends.
    , Ādi 7.111plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.111

    "According to direct understanding, the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has all spiritual opulences. No one can be equal to or greater than Him.
    , Madhya 6.149plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.149

    " 'How greatly fortunate are Nanda Mahārāja, the cowherd men and all the inhabitants of Vrajabhūmi! There is no limit to their fortune, because the Absolute Truth, the source of transcendental bliss, the eternal Supreme Brahman, has become their friend.'
    , Madhya 6.151plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.151

    "All these mantras confirm that the Absolute Truth is personal, but the Māyāvādīs, throwing away the direct meaning, interpret the Absolute Truth as impersonal.
    , Madhya 8.266plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.266

    " 'O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmājī, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Sri Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.' "
    , Madhya 20.359plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.359

    " 'I offer my obeisances unto Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, who is the supreme all-pervading Personality of Godhead. I meditate upon Him, the transcendent reality, who is the primeval cause of all causes, from whom all manifested universes arise, in whom they dwell and by whom they are destroyed. I meditate upon that eternally effulgent Lord who is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations and yet is beyond them. It is He only who first imparted Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmā, the first created being. Through Him this world, like a mirage, appears real even to great sages and demigods. Because of Him, the material universes, created by the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I meditate, therefore, upon Him, the Absolute Truth, who is eternally existent in His transcendental abode and who is forever free of illusion.'
    , Madhya 24.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.11

    "The seven different meanings of the word ātmā are the Absolute Truth, the body, the mind, endeavor, firmness, intelligence and nature.
    , Madhya 24.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.12

    " 'The following are synonyms of the word ātmā: the body, mind, Absolute Truth, natural characteristics, firmness, intelligence and endeavor.'
    , Madhya 25.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.54

    "According to Vedānta philosophy, the Absolute Truth is a person. When the word nirguṇa [without qualities] is used, it is to be understood that the Lord has attributes that are totally spiritual.
    , Madhya 25.148plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.148

    " 'I offer my obeisances unto Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, who is the supreme all-pervading Personality of Godhead. I meditate upon Him, the transcendent reality, who is the primeval cause of all causes, from whom all manifested universes arise, in whom they dwell and by whom they are destroyed. I meditate upon that eternally effulgent Lord who is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations and yet is beyond them. It is He only who first imparted Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmā, the first created being. Through Him this world, like a mirage, appears real even to great sages and demigods. Because of Him, the material universes, created by the three modes of nature, appear to be factual, although they are unreal. I meditate therefore upon Him, the Absolute Truth, who is eternally existent in His transcendental abode, and who is forever free of illusion.
    , Antya 2.98plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 2.98

    Svarūpa Dāmodara replied, "Nevertheless, when we hear the Māyāvāda philosophy, we hear that Brahman is knowledge and that the universe of māyā is false, but we gain no spiritual understanding.
  • the all-pervading Absolute Truth — SB 8.12.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.7

    My Lord, You are the Supreme Brahman, complete in everything. Being completely spiritual, You are eternal, free from the material modes of nature, and full of transcendental bliss. Indeed, for You there is no question of lamentation. Since You are the supreme cause, the cause of all causes, nothing can exist without You. Yet we are different from You in a relationship of cause and effect, for in one sense the cause and effect are different. You are the original cause of creation, manifestation and annihilation, and You bestow benedictions upon all living entities. Everyone depends upon You for the results of his activities, but You are always independent.
  • the brahminical culture — SB 4.21.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.42

    In brahminical culture a brāhmaṇa's transcendental position is eternally maintained because the injunctions of the Vedas are accepted with faith, austerity, scriptural conclusions, full sense and mind control, and meditation. In this way the real goal of life is illuminated, just as one's face is fully reflected in a clear mirror.
  • the greatest — SB 8.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.32

    On this earth there are four kinds of living entities, who are all created by Him. The material creation rests on His lotus feet. He is the great Supreme Person, full of opulence and power. May He be pleased with us.
  • the Gāyatrī mantraSB 7.12.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.12.2

    At both junctions of day and night, namely, in the early morning and in the evening, he should be fully absorbed in thoughts of the spiritual master, fire, the sun-god and Lord Viṣṇu and by chanting the Gāyatrī mantra he should worship them.
  • the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa) — SB 7.10.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • the impersonal Brahman — SB 4.24.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.60

    My dear Lord, the impersonal Brahman spreads everywhere, like the sunshine or the sky. And that impersonal Brahman, which spreads throughout the universe and in which the entire universe is manifested, is You.
    , Ādi 1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.3

    What the Upaniṣads describe as the impersonal Brahman is but the effulgence of His body, and the Lord known as the Supersoul is but His localized plenary portion. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa Himself, full with six opulences. He is the Absolute Truth, and no other truth is greater than or equal to Him.
    , Ādi 2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.5

    What the Upaniṣads describe as the impersonal Brahman is but the effulgence of His body, and the Lord known as the Supersoul is but His localized plenary portion. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa Himself, full with six opulences. He is the Absolute Truth, and no other truth is greater than or equal to Him.
    , Ādi 2.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.6

    Impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead are three subjects, and the glowing effulgence, the partial manifestation and the original form are their three respective predicates.
  • the impersonal Brahman effulgence — Madhya 20.159plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.159

    "The manifestation of the impersonal Brahman effulgence, which is without variety, is the rays of Kṛṣṇa's bodily effulgence. It is exactly like the sun. When the sun is seen by our ordinary eyes, it simply appears to consist of effulgence.
  • the impersonal feature — Madhya 24.80plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.80

    "The Absolute Truth is the same, but according to the process by which one understands Him, He appears in three forms-as Brahman, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa — SB 7.15.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.75

    My dear Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, you Pāṇḍavas are so very fortunate in this world that many, many great saints, who can purify all the planets of the universe, come to your house just like ordinary visitors. Furthermore, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is living confidentially with you in your house, just like your brother.
  • the personified VedasSB 4.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.40

    The personified Vedas said: We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, the Lord, the shelter of the quality of goodness and therefore the source of all religion, austerity and penance, for You are transcendental to all material qualities and no one knows You or Your actual situation.
  • the Supreme — Bg. 4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.24

    A person who is fully absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
    , Bg. 4.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 4.30

    All these performers who know the meaning of sacrifice become cleansed of sinful reaction, and, having tasted the nectar of the remnants of such sacrifice, they go to the supreme eternal atmosphere.
    , Bg. 5.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.19

    Those whose minds are established in sameness and equanimity have already conquered the conditions of birth and death. They are flawless like Brahman, and thus they are already situated in Brahman.
    , Bg. 18.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.50

    O son of Kuntī, learn from Me in brief how one can attain to the supreme perfectional stage, Brahman, by acting in the way which I shall now summarize.
    , SB 1.15.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.44

    He then started towards the north, treading the path accepted by his forefathers and great men, to devote himself completely to the thought of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And he lived in that way wherever he went.
    , SB 3.5.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.36

    Thereafter the water produced from electricity was glanced over by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and mixed with eternal time and external energy. Thus it was transformed into the earth, which is qualified primarily by smell.
    , SB 3.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.12

    This cosmic manifestation is separated from the Supreme Lord as material energy by means of kāla, which is the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Lord. It is situated as the objective manifestation of the Lord under the influence of the same material energy of Viṣṇu.
    , SB 3.11.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.42

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is therefore said to be the original cause of all causes. Thus the spiritual abode of Viṣṇu is eternal without a doubt, and it is also the abode of Mahā-Viṣṇu, the origin of all manifestations.
    , SB 5.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
    , SB 8.3.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.20-21

    Unalloyed devotees, who have no desire other than to serve the Lord, worship Him in full surrender and always hear and chant about His activities, which are most wonderful and auspicious. Thus they always merge in an ocean of transcendental bliss. Such devotees never ask the Lord for any benediction. I, however, am in danger. Thus I pray to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is eternally existing, who is invisible, who is the Lord of all great personalities, such as Brahmā, and who is available only by transcendental bhakti-yoga. Being extremely subtle, He is beyond the reach of my senses and transcendental to all external realization. He is unlimited, He is the original cause, and He is completely full in everything. I offer my obeisances unto Him.
    , SB 8.3.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.26

    Now, fully desiring release from material life, I offer my respectful obeisances unto that Supreme Person who is the creator of the universe, who is Himself the form of the universe and who is nonetheless transcendental to this cosmic manifestation. He is the supreme knower of everything in this world, the Supersoul of the universe. He is the unborn, supremely situated Lord. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.
    , SB 8.12.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.5

    The manifest, the unmanifest, false ego and the beginning, maintenance and annihilation of this cosmic manifestation all come from You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. But because You are the Absolute Truth, the supreme absolute spirit soul, the Supreme Brahman, such changes as birth, death and sustenance do not exist in You.
  • the Supreme Absolute Truth — SB 3.32.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.28

    Those who are averse to the Transcendence realize the Supreme Absolute Truth differently through speculative sense perception, and therefore, because of mistaken speculation, everything appears to them to be relative.
  • the Supreme Brahman — SB 6.4.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.30

    The Supreme Brahman, Kṛṣṇa, is the ultimate resting place and source of everything. Everything is done by Him, everything belongs to Him, and everything is offered to Him. He is the ultimate objective, and whether acting or causing others to act, He is the ultimate doer. There are many causes, high and low, but since He is the cause of all causes, He is well known as the Supreme Brahman who existed before all activities. He is one without a second and has no other cause. I therefore offer my respects unto Him.
    , SB 6.16.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.56

    If one's dreams during sleep are merely subject matters witnessed by the Supersoul, how can the living entity, who is different from the Supersoul, remember the activities of dreams? The experiences of one person cannot be understood by another. Therefore the knower of the facts, the living entity who inquires into the incidents manifested in dreams and wakefulness, is different from the circumstantial activities. That knowing factor is Brahman. In other words, the quality of knowing belongs to the living entities and to the Supreme Soul. Thus the living entity can also experience the activities of dreams and wakefulness. In both stages the knower is unchanged, but is qualitatively one with the Supreme Brahman.
    , SB 7.15.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.76

    How wonderful it is that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa, who is sought by great, great sages for the sake of liberation and transcendental bliss, is acting as your best well-wisher, your friend, your cousin, your heart and soul, your worshipable director, and your spiritual master.
    , SB 9.9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.29

    Here is a learned, highly qualified brāhmaṇa, engaged in performing austerity and eagerly desiring to worship the Supreme Lord, the Supersoul who lives within the core of the heart in all living entities.
  • the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead — SB 4.8.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.78

    When Dhruva Mahārāja thus captured the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the refuge of the total material creation and who is the master of all living entities, the three worlds began to tremble.
  • the Supreme Lord — Madhya 10.168plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 10.168

    Brahmānanda Bhāratī continued, "The living entity is localized, whereas the Supreme Brahman is all-pervading. That is the verdict of the revealed scriptures.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead — SB 4.8.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.76

    By the fifth month, Mahārāja Dhruva, the son of the King, had controlled his breathing so perfectly that he was able to stand on only one leg, just as a column stands, without motion, and concentrate his mind fully on the Parabrahman.
    , Madhya 19.98plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.98

    "To whom can I speak who will believe me when I say that Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is hunting the gopīs in the bushes by the banks of the River Yamunā? In this way the Lord demonstrates His pastimes."
  • the supreme spirit — SB 6.16.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.55

    Know Me to be the Supreme Brahman, the all-pervading Supersoul through whom the sleeping living entity can understand his dreaming condition and his happiness beyond the activities of the material senses. That is to say, I am the cause of the activities of the sleeping living being.
  • the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman — SB 8.12.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.9

    Those who are known as the impersonalist Vedāntists regard You as the impersonal Brahman. Others, known as the Mīmāṁsaka philosophers, regard You as religion. The Sāṅkhya philosophers regard You as the transcendental person who is beyond prakṛti and puruṣa and who is the controller of even the demigods. The followers of the codes of devotional service known as the Pañcarātras regard You as being endowed with nine different potencies. And the Patañjala philosophers, the followers of Patañjali Muni, regard You as the supreme independent Personality of Godhead, who has no equal or superior.
  • the Vedic knowledge — SB 1.1.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.1

    O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmājī, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.
  • the Vedic literatures — SB 8.5.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.41

    The brāhmaṇas and Vedic knowledge come from the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the kṣatriyas and bodily strength come from His arms, the vaiśyas and their expert knowledge in productivity and wealth come from His thighs, and the śūdras, who are outside of Vedic knowledge, come from His feet. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full in prowess, be pleased with us.
  • the Vedic wisdom — SB 3.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.6.30

    O chief of the Kuru dynasty, the Vedic wisdom became manifested from the mouth of the virāṭ, the gigantic form. Those who are inclined to this Vedic knowledge are called brāhmaṇas, and they are the natural teachers and spiritual masters of all the orders of society.
  • Transcendence — Bg. 3.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.15

    Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas, and the Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacrifice.
    , SB 9.2.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.2.14

    With this attitude, Pṛṣadhra became a great saint, and when he entered the forest and saw a blazing forest fire, he took this opportunity to burn his body in the fire. Thus he achieved the transcendental, spiritual world.
  • transcendental — SB 1.6.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.32

    And thus I travel, constantly singing the transcendental message of the glories of the Lord, vibrating this instrument called a vīṇā, which is charged with transcendental sound and which was given to me by Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , SB 9.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.10

    Lord Śiva said: Whatever your father has said is the truth, and you also are speaking the same truth. Therefore, I, who know the Vedic mantras, shall explain transcendental knowledge to you.
  • truth — Bg. 10.12-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.12-13

    Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Brahman, the ultimate, the supreme abode and purifier, the Absolute Truth and the eternal divine person. You are the primal God, transcendental and original, and You are the unborn and all-pervading beauty. All the great sages such as Nārada, Asita, Devala, and Vyāsa proclaim this of You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.
    , Madhya 9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.29

    " 'The Supreme Absolute Truth is called Rāma because the transcendentalists take pleasure in the unlimited true pleasure of spiritual existence.'
  • unlimited — SB 4.11.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.14

    One who actually satisfies the Supreme Personality of Godhead during one's lifetime becomes liberated from the gross and subtle material conditions. Thus being freed from all material modes of nature, he achieves unlimited spiritual bliss.
  • Vedic — SB 4.21.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.5

    When the King entered the palace, conchshells and kettledrums were sounded, priests chanted Vedic mantras, and professional reciters offered different prayers. But in spite of all this ceremony to welcome him, the King was not the least bit affected.
  • Vedic knowledge — SB 8.24.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.61

    I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who pretended to be a gigantic fish, who restored the Vedic literature to Lord Brahmā when Lord Brahmā awakened from sleep, and who explained the essence of Vedic literature to King Satyavrata and the great saintly persons.
  • Vedic sound — SB 3.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.26

    Playing like an elephant, He entered into the water after roaring again in reply to the Vedic prayers by the great devotees. The Lord is the object of the Vedic prayers, and thus He understood that the devotees' prayers were meant for Him.
  • without change — SB 4.6.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.42

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord Śiva, I know that you are the controller of the entire material manifestation, the combination father and mother of the cosmic manifestation, and the Supreme Brahman beyond the cosmic manifestation as well. I know you in that way.
  • You are known as Brahman — SB 10.3.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.24

    Śrī Devakī said: My dear Lord, there are different Vedas, some of which describe You as unperceivable through words and the mind. Yet You are the origin of the entire cosmic manifestation. You are Brahman, the greatest of everything, full of effulgence like the sun. You have no material cause, You are free from change and deviation, and You have no material desires. Thus the Vedas say that You are the substance. Therefore, my Lord, You are directly the origin of all Vedic statements, and by understanding You, one gradually understands everything. You are different from the light of Brahman and Paramātmā, yet You are not different from them. Everything emanates from You. Indeed, You are the cause of all causes, Lord Viṣṇu, the light of all transcendental knowledge.

brahmā

  • acting as the chief brāhmaṇaSB 9.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.7.22

    In that great human sacrifice, Viśvāmitra was the chief priest to offer oblations, the perfectly self-realized Jamadagni had the responsibility for chanting the mantras from the Yajur Veda, Vasiṣṭha was the chief brahminical priest, and the sage Ayāsya was the reciter of the hymns of the Sāma Veda.
  • Brahmā — SB 4.7.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.50

    Lord Viṣṇu replied: Brahmā, Lord Śiva and I are the supreme cause of the material manifestation. I am the Supersoul, the self sufficient witness. But impersonally there is no difference between Brahmā, Lord Śiva and Me.
  • even Lord Brahmā — Antya 1.116plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 1.116

    Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāya admitted that previously Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu had empowered his heart so that he could express elevated and conclusive statements to which even Lord Brahmā has no access.
  • in the order of Brahman — SB 1.3.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.6

    First of all, in the beginning of creation, there were the four unmarried sons of Brahmā [the Kumāras], who, being situated in a vow of celibacy, underwent severe austerities for realization of the Absolute Truth.
  • Lord Brahmā — SB 3.11.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.35

    In the beginning of the first half of Brahmā's life, there was a millennium called Brāhma-kalpa, wherein Lord Brahmā appeared. The birth of the Vedas was simultaneous with Brahmā's birth.
    , SB 3.16.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.13

    Brahmā continued: Even though the sages had been bitten by the serpent of anger, their souls were not satiated with hearing the Lord's lovely and illuminating speech, which was like a series of Vedic hymns.
    , SB 3.22.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.2

    Manu replied: To expand himself in Vedic knowledge, Lord Brahmā, the personified Veda, from his face created you, the brāhmaṇas, who are full of austerity, knowledge and mystic power and are averse to sense gratification.
    , SB 3.24.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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 3.26.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.26.69

    Brahmā also entered His heart with intelligence, but even then the Cosmic Being could not be prevailed upon to get up. Lord Rudra also entered His heart with the ego, but even then the Cosmic Being did not stir.
    , SB 4.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.14

    My dear great and powerful Lord Śiva, you were created first from the mouth of Lord Brahmā in order to protect the brāhmaṇas in pursuing education, austerities, vows and self-realization. As protector of the brāhmaṇas, you always protect the regulative principles they follow, just as a cowherd boy keeps a stick in his hand to give protection to the cows.
    , SB 4.15.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.9-10

    Lord Brahmā, the master of the entire universe, arrived there accompanied by all the demigods and their chiefs. Seeing the lines of Lord Viṣṇu's palm on King Pṛthu's right hand and impressions of lotus flowers on the soles of his feet, Lord Brahmā could understand that King Pṛthu was a partial representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One whose palm bears the sign of a disc, as well as other such lines, should be considered a partial representation or incarnation of the Supreme Lord.
    , SB 4.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.16

    Lord Brahmā presented King Pṛthu with a protective garment made of spiritual knowledge. Bhāratī [Sarasvatī], the wife of Brahmā, gave him a transcendental necklace. Lord Viṣṇu presented him with a Sudarśana disc, and Lord Viṣṇu's wife, the goddess of fortune, gave him imperishable opulences.
    , SB 6.4.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.45

    Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, the Manus, all the other demigods in the higher planetary systems, and you prajāpatis, who are increasing the population, are working for the benefit of all living entities. Thus you expansions of My marginal energy are incarnations of My various qualities.
    , SB 7.9.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.3

    Thereafter Lord Brahmā requested Prahlāda Mahārāja, who was standing very near him: My dear son, Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva is extremely angry at your demoniac father. Please go forward and appease the Lord.
    , SB 7.10.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.25

    Lord Brahmā, surrounded by the other demigods, was bright-faced because the Lord was pleased. Thus he offered prayers to the Lord with transcendental words.
    , SB 7.10.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.62

    Then Lord Brahmā became a calf and Lord Viṣṇu a cow, and at noon they entered the residences and drank all the nectar in the well.
    , SB 8.7.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.45

    Upon hearing of this act, everyone, including Bhavānī [the daughter of Mahārāja Dakṣa], Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu, and the people in general, very highly praised this deed performed by Lord Śiva, who is worshiped by the demigods and who bestows benedictions upon the people.
    , SB 8.23.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.20-21

    Lord Brahmā [the master of King Dakṣa and all other Prajāpatis], accompanied by all the demigods, the great saintly persons, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka, the Manus, the munis, and such leaders as Dakṣa, Bhṛgu and Aṅgirā, as well as Kārttikeya and Lord Śiva, accepted Lord Vāmanadeva as the protector of everyone. He did this for the pleasure of Kaśyapa Muni and his wife Aditi and for the welfare of all the inhabitants of the universe, including their various leaders.
    , SB 8.23.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.26-27

    Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Lord Kārttikeya, the great sage Bhṛgu, other saintly persons, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka and all other living entities present, including the inhabitants of Siddhaloka and living entities who travel in outer space by airplane, all glorified the uncommon activities of Lord Vāmanadeva. O King, while chanting about and glorifying the Lord, they returned to their respective heavenly planets. They also praised the position of Aditi.
    , SB 9.3.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.31

    After hearing his words, Lord Brahmā, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudmī: O King, all those whom you may have decided within the core of your heart to accept as your son-in-law have passed away in the course of time.
    , SB 9.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.13

    Lord Brahmā then brought Tārā to a secluded place, and after pacifying her he asked to whom the child actually belonged. She replied very slowly, "This is the son of Soma, the moon-god." Then the moon-god immediately took charge of the child.
    , SB 10.1.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.19

    Thereafter, having heard of the distress of mother earth, Lord Brahmā, with mother earth, Lord Śiva and all the other demigods, approached the shore of the ocean of milk.
    , Ādi 1.67plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.67

    Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva are qualitative incarnations. Empowered incarnations are those like the Kumāras, King Pṛthu and Mahā-muni Vyāsa [the compiler of the Vedas].
    , Ādi 2.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.31

    After Brahmā had offended Kṛṣṇa by stealing His playmates and calves, he begged the Lord's pardon for his offensive act and prayed for the Lord's mercy.
    , Ādi 2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.35

    Brahmā replied, "Are You not Nārāyaṇa? You are certainly Nārāyaṇa. Please listen as I state the proofs.
    , Ādi 2.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.48

    Brahmā replied, "What I have said is true. The same Lord Nārāyaṇa who lives on the waters and in the hearts of all living beings is but a plenary portion of You.
    , Ādi 5.141plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.141

    "What is the value of a throne to Lord Kṛṣṇa? The masters of the various planetary systems accept the dust of His lotus feet on their crowned heads. That dust makes the holy places sacred, and even Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Lakṣmī and I Myself, who are all portions of His plenary portion, eternally carry that dust on our heads."
    , Ādi 17.331plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 17.331

    The pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu are wonderful and unlimited. Even personalities like Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and Śeṣa Nāga cannot find their end.
    , Madhya 2.82plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 2.82

    No one, not even Lord Brahmā, can ascertain or even taste a drop of this confidential ocean of ecstasy, but Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, out of His causeless mercy, has distributed this love of Godhead all over the world. Thus there cannot be any incarnation more munificent than Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. There is no greater donor. Who can describe His transcendental qualities?
    , Madhya 7.124plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 7.124

    The brāhmaṇa then began to pray, "O my Lord, Your lotus feet are meditated upon by Lord Brahmā, and these very lotus feet have come into my home.
    , Madhya 20.242plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.242

    " 'The nine personalities mentioned are Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Nārāyaṇa, Nṛsiṁha, Hayagrīva, Varāha and Brahmā.'
    , Madhya 20.288plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.288

    "In the stem of that lotus flower the fourteen worlds were generated. Then He became Lord Brahmā and created the entire universe.
    , Madhya 20.291plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.291

    "Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva are His three incarnations of the material qualities. Creation, maintenance and destruction respectively are under the charge of these three personalities.
    , Madhya 20.304plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.304

    " 'The sun manifests his brilliance in a gem, although it is stone. Similarly, the original Personality of Godhead, Govinda, manifests His special power in a pious living entity. Thus the living entity becomes Brahmā and manages the affairs of the universe. Let me worship Govinda, the original Personality of Godhead.'
    , Madhya 20.306plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.306

    " 'What is the value of a throne to Lord Kṛṣṇa? The masters of the various planetary systems accept the dust of His lotus feet on their crowned heads. That dust makes the holy places sacred, and even Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Lakṣmī and I myself, who are all portions of His plenary portion, eternally carry that dust on our heads.'
    , Madhya 20.317plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.317

    "The conclusion is that Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva are simply devotee incarnations who carry out orders. However, Lord Viṣṇu, the maintainer, is the personal feature of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
    , Madhya 21.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.8

    "Each Vaikuṇṭha planet is full of spiritual bliss, complete opulence and space, and each is inhabited by incarnations. If Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva cannot estimate the length and breadth of the spiritual sky and the Vaikuṇṭha planets, how can ordinary living entities begin to imagine them?
    , Madhya 21.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.10

    "The spiritual qualities of Kṛṣṇa are also unlimited. Great personalities like Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and the four Kumāras cannot estimate the spiritual qualities of the Lord.
    , Madhya 21.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.24

    "When the Lord Brahmā from this universe saw this pastime, he was astonished and struck with wonder. After offering his prayers, he gave the following conclusion.
    , Madhya 21.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.36

    "The primary predominating deities of this material creation are Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and Lord Viṣṇu. Nonetheless, they simply carry out the orders of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is master of them all.
    , Madhya 21.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.61

    "When the doorman asked, 'Which Brahmā?' Lord Brahmā was surprised. He told the doorman, 'Please go inform Lord Kṛṣṇa that I am the four-headed Brahmā who is the father of the four Kumāras.'
    , Madhya 21.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.62

    "The doorman then informed Lord Kṛṣṇa of Lord Brahmā's description, and Lord Kṛṣṇa gave him permission to enter. The doorman escorted Lord Brahmā in, and as soon as Brahmā saw Lord Kṛṣṇa, he offered obeisances at His lotus feet.
    , Madhya 21.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.65

    " 'Why did you inquire which Brahmā had come to see You? What is the purpose of such an inquiry? Is there any other Brahmā besides me within this universe?'
    , Madhya 25.95plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.95

    "Whatever was spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to Lord Brahmā in the four verses of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, was also explained to Nārada by Lord Brahmā.
  • Lord Brahmās — Madhya 21.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.58

    "Actually it is very difficult to ascertain the number of universes. Every universe has its separate Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, who are known as permanent governors. Therefore there is also no counting of them.
  • O Brahmā — Ādi 2.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.47

    Kṛṣṇa said, "Brahmā, I cannot understand what you are saying. Lord Nārāyaṇa is He who sits in the hearts of all living beings and lies down in the waters of the Kāraṇa Ocean."
  • O Lord Brahmā — Ādi 2.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.34

    Śrī Kṛṣṇa said, "O Brahmā, your father is Nārāyaṇa. I am but a cowherd boy. How can you be My son?"
  • the Absolute — SB 3.12.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.48

    Brahmā is the personal representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the source of transcendental sound and is therefore above the conception of manifested and unmanifested. Brahmā is the complete form of the Absolute Truth and is invested with multifarious energies.
  • the first created living being — SB 3.10.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.10.1

    Śrī Vidura said: O great sage, please let me know how Brahmā, the grandfather of the planetary inhabitants, created the bodies of the living entities from his own body and mind after the disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • the grandfather of the living beings — SB 1.3.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.2

    A part of the puruṣa lies down within the water of the universe, from the navel lake of His body sprouts a lotus stem, and from the lotus flower atop this stem, Brahmā, the master of all engineers in the universe, becomes manifest.
  • the Lord Brahmās — Madhya 21.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.73

    "With folded hands, all the Brahmās and Śivas began to offer prayers unto Lord Kṛṣṇa, saying, 'O Lord, You have shown me a great favor. I have been able to see Your lotus feet.'
  • the predominating deities known as Lord Brahmā — Madhya 21.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.22

    "The cowherd boys then became four-handed Nārāyaṇas, predominating Deities of Vaikuṇṭha planets. All the separate Brahmās from different universes began to offer their prayers unto the Lords.
  • the supreme four-headed demigod — SB 10.2.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.25

    Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, accompanied by great sages like Nārada, Devala and Vyāsa and by other demigods like Indra, Candra and Varuṇa, invisibly approached the room of Devakī, where they all joined in offering their respectful obeisances and prayers to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can bestow blessings upon everyone.

brahmā āilā

  • Lord Brahmā came — Madhya 21.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.59

    "Once, when Kṛṣṇa was ruling Dvārakā, Lord Brahmā came to see Him, and the doorman immediately informed Lord Kṛṣṇa of Brahmā's arrival.

brahma anūcuḥ

  • studied the VedasSB 3.33.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.7

    Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Āryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled everything required.

brahmā bale

  • Brahmā said — Madhya 21.82plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.82

    "Brahmā then said, 'Whatever I formerly decided about my knowledge, I have just now had personally verified.'

brahma haite

  • from the Supreme Brahman — Madhya 6.143plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.143

    "Everything in the cosmic manifestation emanates from the Absolute Truth. It remains in the Absolute Truth, and after annihilation it again enters the Absolute Truth.

brahmā hañā

  • appearing as Brahmā — Ādi 5.103plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.103

    Within the stem of that lotus were the fourteen worlds. Thus the Supreme Lord, as Brahmā, created the entire creation.

brahmā haya

  • becomes Lord Brahmā — Madhya 20.305plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.305

    "If in a kalpa a suitable living entity is not available to take charge of Brahmā's post, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself personally expands and becomes Lord Brahmā.

brahma iti

  • as the impersonal Brahman — Madhya 25.132plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.132

    " 'The Absolute Truth is known by the self-realized souls as a unified identity known by different names-impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā, and Bhagavān, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.'
  • known as Brahman — SB 1.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.11

    Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramātmā or Bhagavān.

brahmā kahe

  • Lord Brahmā said — Madhya 21.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.64

    "Being questioned, Lord Brahmā immediately replied, 'I shall later tell You why I have come. First of all there is a doubt in my mind which I wish You would kindly dissipate.

brahma param

  • Parabrahman, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa — SB 9.9.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.49

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, Kṛṣṇa, is extremely difficult to understand for unintelligent men who accept Him as impersonal or void, which He is not. The Lord is therefore understood and sung about by pure devotees.
  • the Supreme Brahman — SB 7.1.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.19

    Although these two men—Śiśupāla and Dantavakra—repeatedly blasphemed the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu [Kṛṣṇa], the Supreme Brahman, they were quite healthy. Indeed, their tongues were not attacked by white leprosy, nor did they enter the darkest region of hellish life. We are certainly most surprised by this.

brahma pradhānam

  • the Supreme Brahman — SB 3.32.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.10

    The yogīs who become detached from the material world by practice of breathing exercises and control of the mind reach the planet of Brahmā, which is far, far away. After giving up their bodies, they enter into the body of Lord Brahmā, and therefore when Brahmā is liberated and goes to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the Supreme Brahman, such yogīs can also enter into the kingdom of God.

brahmā uvāca

  • Brahmā said — SB 3.13.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.9

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear son, O lord of the world, I am very pleased with you, and I desire all blessings for both you and your wife. You have without reservation surrendered yourself unto me with your heart for my instructions.
  • Lord Brahmā said — SB 2.5.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.9

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear boy Nārada, being merciful to all (including me) you have asked all these questions because I have been inspired to see into the prowess of the Almighty Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 2.6.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.1

    Lord Brahmā said: The mouth of the virāṭ-puruṣa [the universal form of the Lord] is the generating center of the voice, and the controlling deity is fire. His skin and six other layers are the generating centers of the Vedic hymns, and His tongue is the productive center of different foodstuffs and delicacies for offering to the demigods, the forefathers and the general mass of people.
    , SB 2.7.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.1

    Lord Brahmā said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar as a pastime, just to lift the planet earth, which was drowned in the great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon [Hiraṇyākṣa] appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk.
    , SB 2.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.25

    Lord Brahmā said: O Personality of Godhead, You are situated in every living entity's heart as the supreme director, and therefore You are aware of all endeavors by Your superior intelligence, without any hindrance whatsoever.
    , SB 3.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.1

    Lord Brahmā said: O my Lord, today, after many, many years of penance, I have come to know about You. Oh, how unfortunate the embodied living entities are that they are unable to know Your personality! My Lord, You are the only knowable object because there is nothing supreme beyond You. If there is anything supposedly superior to You, it is not the Absolute. You exist as the Supreme by exhibiting the creative energy of matter.
    , SB 3.15.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.12

    Lord Brahmā said: My four sons Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumāra, who were born from my mind, are your predecessors. Sometimes they travel throughout the material and spiritual skies without any definite desire.
    , SB 3.16.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.1

    Lord Brahmā said: After thus congratulating the sages for their nice words, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose abode is in the kingdom of God, spoke as follows.
    , SB 3.16.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.27

    Lord Brahmā said: After seeing the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in the self-illuminated Vaikuṇṭha planet, the sages left that transcendental abode.
    , SB 3.18.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.18.22-23

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, this demon has proved to be a constant pinprick to the demigods, the brāhmaṇas, the cows and innocent persons who are spotless and always dependent upon worshiping Your lotus feet. He has become a source of fear by unnecessarily harassing them. Since he has attained a boon from me, he has become a demon, always searching for a proper combatant, wandering all over the universe for this infamous purpose.
    , SB 4.6.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.42

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord Śiva, I know that you are the controller of the entire material manifestation, the combination father and mother of the cosmic manifestation, and the Supreme Brahman beyond the cosmic manifestation as well. I know you in that way.
    , SB 4.7.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.31

    Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, Your personality and eternal form cannot be understood by any person who is trying to know You through the different processes of acquiring knowledge. Your position is always transcendental to the material creation, whereas the empiric attempt to understand You is material, as are its objectives and instruments.

brahma-ādayaḥ

  • beginning from Lord Brahmā — SB 6.9.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.21

    The demigods said: The three worlds are created by the five elements—namely ether, air, fire, water and earth—which are controlled by various demigods, beginning from Lord Brahmā. Being very much afraid that the time factor will end our existence, we offer presentations unto time by performing our work as time dictates. The time factor himself, however, is afraid of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore let us now worship that Supreme Lord, who alone can give us full protection.
    , SB 7.8.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.7

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My dear King, the source of my strength, of which you are asking, is also the source of yours. Indeed, the original source of all kinds of strength is one. He is not only your strength or mine, but the only strength for everyone. Without Him, no one can get any strength. Whether moving or not moving, superior or inferior, everyone, including Lord Brahmā, is controlled by the strength of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • Brahmā and others — SB 4.1.54-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.54-55

    In the heavenly planets, bands began to play, and they showered flowers from the sky. The pacified sages chanted Vedic prayers, the denizens of heaven known as the Gandharvas and Kinnaras sang, the beautiful damsels of the heavenly planets danced, and in this way, at the time of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, all signs of good fortune were visible. Just at that time, great demigods like Brahmā also offered their respectful prayers.
    , SB 4.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.16

    Do you think that greater, more respectable personalities than you, such as Lord Brahmā, do not know this inauspicious person who goes under the name Lord Śiva? He associates with the demons in the crematorium, his locks of hair are scattered all over his body, he is garlanded with human skulls and smeared with ashes from the crematorium, but in spite of all these inauspicious qualities, great personalities like Brahmā honor him by accepting the flowers offered to his lotus feet and placing them with great respect on their heads.
  • demigods like Brahmā — SB 3.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.29

    Demigods like Brahmā also follow the religious rites observed by him. He is the controller of the material energy, which causes the creation of the material world. He is great, and therefore his devilish characteristics are simply imitation.
  • demigods such as Brahmā — SB 1.16.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.32-33

    Lakṣmījī, the goddess of fortune, whose glance of grace was sought by demigods like Brahmā and for whom they surrendered many a day unto the Personality of Godhead, gave up her own abode in the forest of lotus flowers and engaged herself in the service of the lotus feet of the Lord. I was endowed with specific powers to supersede the fortune of all the three planetary systems by being decorated with the impressions of the flag, thunderbolt, elephant-driving rod and lotus flower, which are signs of the lotus feet of the Lord. But at the end, when I felt I was so fortunate, the Lord left me.
  • even such persons as Lord Brahmā — SB 8.7.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.34

    Even personalities like Lord Brahmā and other demigods cannot understand your position, for you are beyond the moving and nonmoving creation. Since no one can understand you in truth, how can one offer you prayers? It is impossible. As far as we are concerned, we are creatures of Lord Brahmā's creation. Under the circumstances, therefore, we cannot offer you adequate prayers, but as far as our ability allows, we have expressed our feelings.
  • great personalities like Lord Brahmā — SB 8.23.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.7

    O supreme shelter of everyone, great personalities like Brahmā enjoy their perfection simply by tasting the honey of rendering service at Your lotus feet. But as for us, who are all rogues and debauchees born of an envious family of demons, how have we received Your mercy? It has been possible only because Your mercy is causeless.
  • great personalities, headed by Lord Brahmā — SB 8.21.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.5

    Lord Brahmā and all the predominating deities of the various planetary systems began to worship Lord Vāmanadeva, their supreme master, who had reduced Himself from His all-pervading form to His original form. They collected all the ingredients and paraphernalia for this worship.
  • headed by Lord Brahmā — SB 7.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.8

    Prahlāda Mahārāja prayed: How is it possible for me, who have been born in a family of asuras, to offer suitable prayers to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even until now, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, and all the saintly persons could not satisfy the Lord by streams of excellent words, although such persons are very qualified, being in the mode of goodness. Then what is to be said of me? I am not at all qualified.
  • Lord Brahmā, etc — SB 4.7.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.30

    Śrī Bhṛgu said: My dear Lord, all living entities, beginning from the highest, namely Lord Brahmā, down to the ordinary ant, are under the influence of the insurmountable spell of illusory energy, and thus they are ignorant of their constitutional position. Everyone believes in the concept of the body, and all are thus submerged in the darkness of illusion. They are actually unable to understand how You live in every living entity as the Supersoul, nor can they understand Your absolute position. But You are the eternal friend and protector of all surrendered souls. Therefore, please be kind toward us and forgive all our offenses.
  • the demigods, beginning from Lord Brahmā — SB 7.5.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.13

    Persons who always think in terms of "enemy" and "friend" are unable to ascertain the Supersoul within themselves. Not to speak of them, even such exalted persons as Lord Brahmā, who are fully conversant with the Vedic literature, are sometimes bewildered in following the principles of devotional service. The same Supreme Personality of Godhead who has created this situation has certainly given me the intelligence to take the side of your so-called enemy.
  • the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā — SB 7.9.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.13

    O my Lord, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, are sincere servants of Your Lordship, who are situated in a transcendental position. Therefore they are not like us [Prahlāda and his father, the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu]. Your appearance in this fearsome form is Your pastime for Your own pleasure. Such an incarnation is always meant for the protection and improvement of the universe.
  • the great demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā — SB 8.3.22-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.22-24

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead creates His minor parts and parcels, the jīva-tattva, beginning with Lord Brahmā, the demigods and the expansions of Vedic knowledge [Sāma, Ṛg, Yajur and Atharva] and including all other living entities, moving and nonmoving, with their different names and characteristics. As the sparks of a fire or the shining rays of the sun emanate from their source and merge into it again and again, the mind, the intelligence, the senses, the gross and subtle material bodies, and the continuous transformations of the different modes of nature all emanate from the Lord and again merge into Him. He is neither demigod nor demon, neither human nor bird or beast. He is not woman, man, or neuter, nor is He an animal. He is not a material quality, a fruitive activity, a manifestation or nonmanifestation. He is the last word in the discrimination of "not this, not this," and He is unlimited. All glories to the Supreme Personality of Godhead!

brahmā-ādayaḥ

  • the demigods, beginning with Brahmā, Śiva, Indra and Candra — SB 8.3.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.30

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the King of the elephants was describing the supreme authority, without mentioning any particular person, he did not invoke the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Indra and Candra. Thus none of them approached him. However, because Lord Hari is the Supersoul, Puruṣottama, the Personality of Godhead, He appeared before Gajendra.

brahmā-ādi

  • beginning from Lord Brahmā — Madhya 24.307plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.307

    "The word ātmā also refers to the living entity who knows about his body. That is another symptom. From Lord Brahmā down to the insignificant ant, everyone is counted as the marginal potency of the Lord.
  • by the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā — Antya 16.97plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 16.97

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied, "These are remnants of food that Kṛṣṇa has eaten and thus turned to nectar with His lips. It surpasses heavenly nectar, and even such demigods as Lord Brahmā find it difficult to obtain.
  • headed by Lord Brahmā — Antya 16.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 16.76

    This is the glory of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's causeless mercy, which even the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, cannot estimate.

brahma-ādi jīva

  • all living entities, beginning from Lord Brahmā — Antya 3.251plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 3.251

    "I have previously captivated the mind of even Brahmā, not to speak of others. Your mind alone have I failed to attract.

brahmā-ādi rahu

  • leave aside Lord Brahmā and others — Madhya 21.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.12

    "To say nothing of Lord Brahmā, even Lord Ananta, who has thousands of heads, could not reach the end of the Lord's transcendental qualities, even though He is continuously chanting their praises.

brahmā-ādi-devera

  • of the demigods, beginning with Lord Brahmā — Antya 5.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 5.75

    "What I have heard from Rāmānanda Rāya is like a nectarean ocean of discourses about Kṛṣṇa. Even the demigods, beginning with Lord Brahmā, cannot understand all these topics.

brahma-ādibhiḥ

  • by Lord Brahmā and other demigods — SB 7.10.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.69

    O King Yudhiṣṭhira, thus Lord Śiva is known as Tripurāri, the annihilator of the three dwellings of the demons, because he burnt these dwellings to ashes. Being worshiped by the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva returned to his own abode.

brahma-ādika

  • the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā — Madhya 13.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 13.59

    Only a person who has received the mercy of the Lord can understand. Without the Lord's mercy, even the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, cannot understand.

brahma-ādyāḥ

  • all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā — SB 7.10.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.34

    O King Yudhiṣṭhira, after all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, were properly worshiped by Prahlāda Mahārāja, they offered Prahlāda their utmost benedictions and then returned to their respective abodes.

brahma-aikya

  • oneness with Brahman — Ādi 3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 3.18

    "These liberations are sārṣṭi [achieving opulences equal to those of the Lord], sārūpya [having a form the same as the Lord's], sāmīpya [living as a personal associate of the Lord] and sālokya [living on a Vaikuṇṭha planet]. Devotees never accept sāyujya, however, since that is oneness with Brahman.

brahma-ākhyam

  • known as Brahmaloka — Ādi 2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.17

    [Śrī Uddhava said:] "Naked saints and sannyāsīs who undergo severe physical penances, who can raise the semen to the brain, and who are completely equipoised in Brahman can live in the realm known as Brahmaloka."

brahma-akṣaram

  • the praṇava-mantra (oṁ) — SB 5.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.8.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, one day, after finishing his morning duties—evacuating, urinating and bathing—Mahārāja Bharata sat down on the bank of the River Gaṇḍakī for a few minutes and began chanting his mantra, beginning with oṁkāra.
  • transcendental letters — SB 2.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.17

    After sitting in the above manner, make the mind remember the three transcendental letters [a-u-m], and by regulating the breathing process, control the mind so as not to forget the transcendental seed.

brahma-ānanda

  • the pleasure of Brahman realization — Madhya 17.139plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.139

    "The transcendental qualities of Śrī Kṛṣṇa are completely blissful and relishable. Consequently Lord Kṛṣṇa's qualities attract even the minds of self-realized persons from the bliss of self-realization.
  • the pleasure of self-realization — Madhya 17.137plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.137

    "The mellows of Lord Kṛṣṇa's pastimes, which are full of bliss, attract the jñānī from the pleasure of Brahman realization and conquer him.
  • the transcendental bliss derived from impersonalism — Madhya 24.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.36

    "The word ittham-bhūta is transcendentally exalted because it means 'full of transcendental bliss.' Before this transcendental bliss, the bliss derived from merging into the existence of the Absolute [brahmānanda] becomes like a piece of straw in comparison.
  • the transcendental bliss of impersonal understanding — Ādi 7.97plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 7.97

    "Compared to the ocean of transcendental bliss that is tasted by chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, the pleasure derived from impersonal Brahman realization [brahmānanda] is like the shallow water in a canal.

brahma-ānandaḥ

  • the spiritually blissful life of the monist — Madhya 19.165plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.165

    "As long as there is not the slightest fragrance of pure love of Kṛṣṇa, which is the perfected medicinal herb for controlling Lord Kṛṣṇa within the heart, the opulences of material perfection-known as the siddhis, the brahminical perfections [satya, śama, titikṣā and so on], the trance of the yogīs and the monistic bliss of Brahman-all seem wonderful for men.

brahma-aṇḍa

  • of universes — Ādi 2.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.50

    "These three Viṣṇus lying in the water are the Supersoul of everything. The Supersoul of all the universes is known as the first puruṣa.
  • universes — Ādi 2.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.43

    "O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead! Kindly hear my third reason. There are countless universes and fathomless transcendental Vaikuṇṭhas.

brahma-aṇḍa-gaṇera

  • of the multitude of universes — Ādi 2.105plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.105

    "Although the three puruṣas are the shelter of all the universes, Lord Kṛṣṇa is the original source of the puruṣas.

brahma-aṇḍe

  • in universes — Ādi 2.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.15

    "The opulences of the impersonal Brahman spread throughout the millions and millions of universes. That Brahman is but the bodily effulgence of Govinda.

brahma-aṇḍera

  • of universes — Ādi 2.102plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 2.102

    "The external energy, called māyā-śakti, is the cause of innumerable universes with varied material potencies.

brahma-aṇḍera gaṇa

  • the groups of universes — Ādi 5.66plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.66

    The reflected rays of His body mix with māyā, and thus māyā gives birth to myriads of universes.

brahma-anta

  • ending with Lord Brahmā — SB 7.6.20-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.20-23

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the supreme controller, who is infallible and indefatigable, is present in different forms of life, from the inert living beings [sthāvara], such as the plants, to Brahmā, the foremost created living being. He is also present in the varieties of material creations and in the material elements, the total material energy and the modes of material nature [sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa], as well as the unmanifested material nature and the false ego. Although He is one, He is present everywhere, and He is also the transcendental Supersoul, the cause of all causes, who is present as the observer in the cores of the hearts of all living entities. He is indicated as that which is pervaded and as the all-pervading Supersoul, but actually He cannot be indicated. He is changeless and undivided. He is simply perceived as the supreme sac-cid-ānanda [eternity, knowledge and bliss]. Being covered by the curtain of the external energy, to the atheist He appears nonexistent.

brāhma-astram

  • the supreme weapon — SB 1.7.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.29

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: Hearing this from the Personality of Godhead, Arjuna touched water for purification, and after circumambulating Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he cast his brahmāstra weapon to counteract the other one.

brahma-ātmā

  • brahma and ātmāMadhya 24.82plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.82

    "Although the words brahma and ātmā indicate Kṛṣṇa, their direct meaning refers only to the impersonal Brahman and the Supersoul.

brahma-ātma-anubhavaḥ

  • perception of his own position as the Supreme Spirit — SB 5.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.7

    King Gaya gave full protection and security to the citizens so that their personal property would not be disturbed by undesirable elements. He also saw that there was sufficient food to feed all the citizens. [This is called poṣaṇa.] He would sometimes distribute gifts to the citizens to satisfy them. [This is called prīṇana.] He would sometimes call meetings and satisfy the citizens with sweet words. [This is called upalālana.] He would also give them good instructions on how to become first-class citizens. [This is called anuśāsana.] Such were the characteristics of King Gaya's royal order. Besides all this, King Gaya was a householder who strictly observed the rules and regulations of household life. He performed sacrifices and was an unalloyed pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was called Mahāpuruṣa because as a king he gave the citizens all facilities, and as a householder he executed all his duties so that at the end he became a strict devotee of the Supreme Lord. As a devotee, he was always ready to give respect to other devotees and to engage in the devotional service of the Lord. This is the bhakti-yoga process. Due to all these transcendental activities, King Gaya was always free from the bodily conception. He was full in Brahman realization, and consequently he was always jubilant. He did not experience material lamentation. Although he was perfect in all respects, he was not proud, nor was he anxious to rule the kingdom.

brahma-ātma-jādiṣu

  • and the sons of Lord Brahmā (such as Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanat and Sanātana) — SB 7.14.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.14.35

    O King Yudhiṣṭhira, the demigods, many great sages and saints including even the four sons of Lord Brahmā, and I myself were present at your Rājasūya sacrificial ceremony, but when there was a question of who should be the first person worshiped, everyone decided upon Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Person.

brahma-āvarte

  • place where sacrifice is performed — SB 1.17.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.33

    Therefore, O friend of irreligion, you do not deserve to remain in a place where experts perform sacrifices according to truth and religious principles for the satisfaction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

brahma-āyuṣā

  • with a lifetime equal to Lord Brahmā’s — Ādi 1.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.48

    "O my Lord! Transcendental poets and experts in spiritual science could not fully express their indebtedness to You, even if they were endowed with the prolonged lifetime of Brahmā, for You appear in two features-externally as the ācārya and internally as the Supersoul-to deliver the embodied living being by directing him how to come to You."
    , Madhya 22.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 22.48

    " 'O my Lord! Transcendental poets and experts in spiritual science could not fully express their indebtedness to You, even if they were endowed with the prolonged lifetime of Brahmā, for You appear in two features-externally as the ācārya and internally as the Supersoul-to deliver the embodied living being by directing him how to come to You.'

brahma-bandho

  • O unqualified son of a brāhmaṇaSB 7.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.26

    O unqualified, most heinous son of a brāhmaṇa, you have disobeyed my order and taken shelter of the party of my enemies. You have taught this poor boy about devotional service! What is this nonsense?

brahma-bandhoḥ

  • of a degraded brāhmaṇaSB 1.7.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.16

    O gentle lady, when I present you with the head of that brāhmaṇa, after beheading him with arrows from my Gāṇḍīva bow, I shall then wipe the tears from your eyes and pacify you. Then, after burning your sons' bodies, you can take your bath standing on his head.

brahma-bandhuḥ

  • a caste brāhmaṇa without brahminical qualifications — Ādi 17.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 17.78

    " 'Since I am but a poor, sinful brahma-bandhu, not brahminically qualified although born in a brāhmaṇa family, and You, Lord Kṛṣṇa, are the shelter of the goddess of fortune, it is simply wonderful, my dear Lord Kṛṣṇa, that You have embraced me with Your arms.' "
  • a friend of a brāhmaṇaSB 5.9.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.9-10

    Degraded men are actually no better than animals. The only difference is that animals have four legs and such men have only two. These two-legged, animalistic men used to call Jaḍa Bharata mad, dull, deaf and dumb. They mistreated him, and Jaḍa Bharata behaved for them like a madman who was deaf, blind or dull. He did not protest or try to convince them that he was not so. If others wanted him to do something, he acted according to their desires. Whatever food he could acquire by begging or by wages, and whatever came of its own accord—be it a small quantity, palatable, stale or tasteless—he would accept and eat. He never ate anything for sense gratification because he was already liberated from the bodily conception, which induces one to accept palatable or unpalatable food. He was full in the transcendental consciousness of devotional service, and therefore he was unaffected by the dualities arising from the bodily conception. Actually his body was as strong as a bull's, and his limbs were very muscular. He didn't care for winter or summer, wind or rain, and he never covered his body at any time. He lay on the ground, and never smeared oil on his body or took a bath. Because his body was dirty, his spiritual effulgence and knowledge were covered, just as the splendor of a valuable gem is covered by dirt. He only wore a dirty loincloth and his sacred thread, which was blackish. Understanding that he was born in a brāhmaṇa family, people would call him a brahma-bandhu and other names. Being thus insulted and neglected by materialistic people, he wandered here and there.
  • the friend of a brāhmaṇa, not fit even to be called a brāhmaṇaMadhya 7.143plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 7.143

    He said, " 'Who am I? A sinful, poor friend of a brāhmaṇa. And who is Kṛṣṇa? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, full in six opulences. Nonetheless, He has embraced me with His two arms.' "
  • the relative of a brāhmaṇaSB 1.7.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.53-54

    The Personality of Godhead Sri Kṛṣṇa said: A friend of a brāhmaṇa is not to be killed, but if he is an aggressor he must be killed. All these rulings are in the scriptures, and you should act accordingly. You have to fulfill your promise to your wife, and you must also act to the satisfaction of Bhīmasena and Me.
  • Vāmanadeva, in the form of a brāhmaṇaSB 8.21.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.10

    "This Vāmana is certainly not a brāhmaṇa but the best of cheaters, Lord Viṣṇu. Assuming the form of a brāhmaṇa, He has covered His own form, and thus He is working for the interests of the demigods.

brahma-bandhum

  • a relative of a brāhmaṇaSB 1.7.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.35

    Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: O Arjuna, you should not show mercy by releasing this relative of a brāhmaṇa [brahma-bandhu], for he has killed innocent boys in their sleep.

brahma-bandhūnām

  • of the relatives of a brāhmaṇaSB 1.7.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.57

    Cutting the hair from his head, depriving him of his wealth and driving him from his residence are the prescribed punishments for the relative of a brāhmaṇa. There is no injunction for killing the body.

brahma-bandhuṣu

  • unto an unqualified brāhmaṇaSB 4.7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.13

    King Dakṣa said: My dear Lord Śiva, I committed a great offense against you, but you are so kind that instead of withdrawing your mercy, you have done me a great favor by punishing me. You and Lord Viṣṇu never neglect even useless, unqualified brāhmaṇas. Why, then, should you neglect me, who am engaged in performing sacrifices?

brahma-bhāvena

  • knowing that I am the Supreme Personality of Godhead — SB 10.3.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.45

    Both of you, husband and wife, constantly think of Me as your son, but always know that I am the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By thus thinking of Me constantly with love and affection, you will achieve the highest perfection: returning home, back to Godhead.

brahma-bhūta

  • fully self-realized — SB 5.10.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.8

    Thinking himself a king, King Rahūgaṇa was in the bodily conception and was influenced by material nature's modes of passion and ignorance. Due to madness, he chastised Jaḍa Bharata with uncalled-for and contradictory words. Jaḍa Bharata was a topmost devotee and the dear abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although considering himself very learned, the King did not know about the position of an advanced devotee situated in devotional service, nor did he know his characteristics. Jaḍa Bharata was the residence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; he always carried the form of the Lord within his heart. He was the dear friend of all living beings, and he did not entertain any bodily conception. He therefore smiled and spoke the following words.

brahma-bhūtaḥ

  • being liberated — SB 4.23.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.13

    In due course of time, when Pṛthu Mahārāja was to give up his body, he fixed his mind firmly upon the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, and thus, completely situated on the brahma-bhūta platform, he gave up the material body.
  • being one with the Absolute — Bg. 18.54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.54

    One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman. He never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.
    , Madhya 24.132plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.132

    " 'One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and is fully joyful. Be never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.'
  • freed from material conceptions of life but attached to an impersonal situation — Madhya 8.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.65

    Rāmānanda Rāya continued, "According to the Bhagavad-gītā, 'One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments or desires to have anything. He is equally disposed toward every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.' "
    , Madhya 25.155plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.155

    " 'One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.'
  • self-realized — Bg. 5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.24

    One whose happiness is within, who is active within, who rejoices within and is illumined within, is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately he attains the Supreme.
  • who was self-realized, standing on the Brahman platform — SB 5.10.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.6

    King Rahūgaṇa told Jaḍa Bharata: How troublesome this is, my dear brother. You certainly appear very fatigued because you have carried this palanquin alone without assistance for a long time and for a long distance. Besides that, due to your old age you have become greatly troubled. My dear friend, I see that you are not very firm, nor very strong and stout. Aren't your fellow carriers cooperating with you?

brahma-bhūtam

  • liberated by identification with the Absolute — Bg. 6.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.27

    The yogī whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest happiness. By virtue of his identity with Brahman, he is liberated; his mind is peaceful, his passions are quieted, and he is freed from sin.
  • qualitatively equal with the Supreme Absolute — SB 1.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.26

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

brahma-bhūtasya

  • of a self-realized person born in a brāhmaṇa family — SB 5.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.17

    All the rogues and thieves who had made arrangements for the worship of goddess Kālī were low minded and bound to the modes of passion and ignorance. They were overpowered by the desire to become very rich; therefore they had the audacity to disobey the injunctions of the Vedas, so much so that they were prepared to kill Jaḍa Bharata, a self-realized soul born in a brāhmaṇa family. Due to their envy, these dacoits brought him before the goddess Kālī for sacrifice. Such people are always addicted to envious activities, and therefore they dared to try to kill Jaḍa Bharata. Jaḍa Bharata was the best friend of all living entities. He was no one's enemy, and he was always absorbed in meditation on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was born of a good brāhmaṇa father, and killing him was forbidden, even though he might have been an enemy or aggressive person. In any case, there was no reason to kill Jaḍa Bharata, and the goddess Kālī could not bear this. She could immediately understand that these sinful dacoits were about to kill a great devotee of the Lord. Suddenly the deity's body burst asunder, and the goddess Kālī personally emerged from it in a body burning with an intense and intolerable effulgence.

brahma-bhūyam

  • the position of brāhmaṇasSB 9.2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.2.17

    From the son of Manu named Dhṛṣṭa came a kṣatriya caste called Dhārṣṭa, whose members achieved the position of brāhmaṇas in this world. Then, from the son of Manu named Nṛga came Sumati. From Sumati came Bhūtajyoti, and from Bhūtajyoti came Vasu.

brahma-bhūyāya

  • to be elevated on the Brahman platform — Bg. 14.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 14.26

    One who engages in full devotional service, who does not fall down in any circumstance, at once transcends the modes of material nature and thus comes to the level of Brahman.
  • to become self-realized — Bg. 18.51-53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.51-53

    Being purified by his intelligence and controlling the mind with determination, giving up the objects of sense gratification, being freed from attachment and hatred, one who lives in a secluded place, who eats little and who controls the body and the tongue, and is always in trance and is detached, who is without false ego, false strength, false pride, lust, anger, and who does not accept material things, such a person is certainly elevated to the position of self-realization.

brahma-brāhmaṇa-yajña-puruṣa-loka-vidūṣakāḥ

  • blasphemous toward the Vedas, the strict brāhmaṇas, ritualistic ceremonies such as sacrifice, and toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the devotees — SB 5.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.10

    People who are lowest among men and bewildered by the illusory energy of the Supreme Lord will give up the original varṇāśrama-dharma and its rules and regulations. They will abandon bathing three times daily and worshiping the Lord. Abandoning cleanliness and neglecting the Supreme Lord, they will accept nonsensical principles. Not regularly bathing or washing their mouths regularly, they will always remain unclean, and they will pluck out their hair. Following a concocted religion, they will flourish. During this age of Kali, people are more inclined to irreligious systems. Consequently these people will naturally deride Vedic authority, the followers of Vedic authority, the brāhmaṇas, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the devotees.

brahma-caryam

  • celibacy — Bg. 17.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.14

    The austerity of the body consists in this: worship of the Supreme Lord, the brāhmaṇas, the spiritual master, and superiors like the father and mother. Cleanliness, simplicity, celibacy and nonviolence are also austerities of the body.

brahma-caryeṇa

  • by celibacy — SB 3.27.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.7

    In executing devotional service, one has to see every living entity equally, without enmity towards anyone yet without intimate connections with anyone. One has to observe celibacy, be grave and execute his eternal activities, offering the results to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

brahma-coditaḥ

  • requested by Lord Brahmā — SB 6.6.33-36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.6.33-36

    Vaiśvānara, the son of Danu, had four beautiful daughters, named Upadānavī, Hayaśirā, Pulomā and Kālakā. Hiraṇyākṣa married Upadānavī, and Kratu married Hayaśirā. Thereafter, at the request of Lord Brahmā, Prajāpati Kaśyapa married Pulomā and Kālakā, the other two daughters of Vaiśvānara. From the wombs of these two wives of Kaśyapa came sixty thousand sons, headed by Nivātakavaca, who are known as the Paulomas and the Kālakeyas. They were physically very strong and expert in fighting, and their aim was to disturb the sacrifices performed by the great sages. My dear King, when your grandfather Arjuna went to the heavenly planets, he alone killed all these demons, and thus King Indra became extremely affectionate toward him.

brahma-daitya

  • a brāhmaṇa ghost — Antya 18.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 18.51

    "I do not know whether it was the ghost of a dead brāhmaṇa or an ordinary man, but as soon as one looks upon it, it enters his body.

brahma-daṇḍa

  • by the curse of brāhmaṇasSB 4.21.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.46

    They all declared that the Vedic conclusion that one can conquer the heavenly planets by the action of a putra, or son, was fulfilled, for the most sinful Vena, who had been killed by the curse of the brāhmaṇas, was now delivered from the darkest region of hellish life by his son, Mahārāja Pṛthu.
  • punishment by a brāhmaṇaSB 3.14.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.43

    A person who is condemned by a brāhmaṇa or is always fearful to other living entities is not favored either by those who are already in hell or by those in the species in which he is born.

brahma-daṇḍa-hatāḥ

  • those who were condemned for offending brahma, the self — SB 9.9.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.12

    Because the sons of Sagara Mahārāja had offended a great personality, the heat of their bodies had increased, and they were burnt to ashes. But simply by being sprinkled with water from the Ganges, all of them became eligible to go to the heavenly planets. What then is to be said of those who use the water of mother Ganges to worship her?

brahma-daṇḍaḥ

  • the curse of a brāhmaṇaSB 9.4.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.14

    King Parīkṣit inquired: O great personality, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa was certainly most exalted and meritorious in character. I wish to hear about him. How surprising it is that the curse of a brāhmaṇa, which is insurmountable, could not act upon him.

brahma-daṇḍam

  • curse of a brāhmaṇaSB 3.15.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.35

    When the doormen of Vaikuṇṭhaloka, who were certainly devotees of the Lord, found that they were going to be cursed by the brāhmaṇas, they at once became very much afraid and fell down at the feet of the brāhmaṇas in great anxiety, for a brāhmaṇa's curse cannot be counteracted by any kind of weapon.
  • the curse of a brāhmaṇaSB 4.13.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.22

    Vidura also inquired: How is it that the great sages, who were completely conversant with religious principles, desired to curse King Vena, who himself carried the rod of punishment, and thus awarded him the greatest punishment [brahma-śāpa]?
  • the punishment of a brāhmaṇaSB 4.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.27

    When all the hereditary brāhmaṇas were thus cursed by Nandīśvara, the sage Bhṛgu, as a reaction, condemned the followers of Lord Śiva with this very strong brahminical curse.

brahma-darśanam

  • self-realization — SB 3.32.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.23

    Engagement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and application of devotional service unto Kṛṣṇa make it possible to advance in knowledge and detachment, as well as in self-realization.
  • the process of seeing the Absolute — SB 1.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.33

    Whenever a person experiences, by self-realization, that both the gross and subtle bodies have nothing to do with the pure self, at that time he sees himself as well as the Lord.

brahma-dhruk

  • the killer of a brāhmaṇaSB 5.26.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.14

    The killer of a brāhmaṇa is put into the hell known as Kālasūtra, which has a circumference of eighty thousand miles and which is made entirely of copper. Heated from below by fire and from above by the scorching sun, the copper surface of this planet is extremely hot. Thus the murderer of a brāhmaṇa suffers from being burned both internally and externally. Internally he is burning with hunger and thirst, and externally he is burning from the scorching heat of the sun and the fire beneath the copper surface. Therefore he sometimes lies down, sometimes sits, sometimes stands up and sometimes runs here and there. He must suffer in this way for as many thousands of years as there are hairs on the body of an animal.
  • the ultimate truth in Brahman — SB 2.7.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.22

    When the ruling administrators, who are known as the kṣatriyas, turned astray from the path of the Absolute Truth, being desirous to suffer in hell, the Lord, in His incarnation as the sage Paraśurāma, uprooted those unwanted kings, who appeared as the thorns of the earth. Thus He thrice seven times uprooted the kṣatriyas with His keenly sharpened chopper.
  • unworthy to be a brāhmaṇaSB 4.4.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.30

    Dakṣa, who is so hardhearted that he is unworthy to be a brāhmaṇa, will gain extensive ill fame because of his offenses to his daughter, because of not having prevented her death, and because of his great envy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

brahma-dravatvam

  • the transcendental nature — NoI 6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNectar of Instruction Text 6

    Being situated in his original Kṛṣṇa conscious position, a pure devotee does not identify with the body. Such a devotee should not be seen from a materialistic point of view. Indeed, one should overlook a devotee's having a body born in a low family, a body with a bad complexion, a deformed body, or a diseased or infirm body. According to ordinary vision, such imperfections may seem prominent in the body of a pure devotee, but despite such seeming defects, the body of a pure devotee cannot be polluted. It is exactly like the waters of the Ganges, which sometimes during the rainy season are full of bubbles, foam and mud. The Ganges waters do not become polluted. Those who are advanced in spiritual understanding will bathe in the Ganges without considering the condition of the water.

brahma-dṛṣṭam

  • when it is judged by the brāhmaṇasSB 8.23.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.14

    O best of the brāhmaṇas, Śukrācārya, please describe the fault or discrepancy in your disciple Bali Mahārāja, who engaged in performing sacrifices. This fault will be nullified when judged in the presence of qualified brāhmaṇas.

brahma-druhaḥ

  • disobedient to the orders of the brāhmaṇasSB 1.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.20

    In the sixteenth incarnation of the Godhead, the Lord [as Bhṛgupati] annihilated the administrative class [kṣatriyas] twenty-one times, being angry with them because of their rebellion against the brāhmaṇas [the intelligent class].

brahma-gatim

  • perfection in spiritual life — SB 7.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.21

    An expert geologist can understand where there is gold and by various processes can extract it from the gold ore. Similarly, a spiritually advanced person can understand how the spiritual particle exists within the body, and thus by cultivating spiritual knowledge he can attain perfection in spiritual life. However, as one who is not expert cannot understand where there is gold, a foolish person who has not cultivated spiritual knowledge cannot understand how the spirit exists within the body.
  • toward spiritual existence — SB 2.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.16

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

brahma-ghna

  • because of the killing of a brāhmaṇaSB 9.16.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.17

    O King, Lord Paraśurāma then went to Māhiṣmatī, which was already doomed by the sinful killing of a brāhmaṇa. In the midst of that city he made a mountain of heads, severed from the bodies of the sons of Kārtavīryārjuna.

brahma-ghnaḥ

  • the killer of my brahminical culture — SB 6.2.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.34

    Ajāmila continued: I am a shameless cheater who has killed his brahminical culture. Indeed, I am sin personified. Where am I in comparison to the all-auspicious chanting of the holy name of Lord Nārāyaṇa?

brahma-ghoṣa

  • with the sounds of the Vedic hymns — SB 4.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.6

    She then reached her father's house, where the sacrifice was being performed, and entered the arena where everyone was chanting the Vedic hymns. The great sages, brāhmaṇas and demigods were all assembled there, and there were many sacrificial animals, as well as pots made of clay, stone, gold, grass and skin, which were all requisite for the sacrifice.

brahma-ghoṣeṇa

  • by chanting the hymns of the VedasSB 1.11.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.11.18

    They hastened toward the Lord on chariots with brāhmaṇas bearing flowers. Before them were elephants, emblems of good fortune. Conchshells and bugles were sounded, and Vedic hymns were chanted. Thus they offered their respects, which were saturated with affection.
  • by the chanting of Vedic mantrasSB 4.9.39-40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.39-40

    Then King Uttānapāda, being very eager to see the face of his lost son, mounted a chariot drawn by excellent horses and bedecked with golden filigree. Taking with him many learned brāhmaṇas, all the elderly personalities of his family, his officers, his ministers and his immediate friends, he immediately left the city. As he proceeded in this parade, there were auspicious sounds of conchshells, kettledrums, flutes, and the chanting of Vedic mantras to indicate all good fortune.
  • by the sound of chanting of Vedic mantrasSB 9.10.35-38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.35-38

    When Lord Bharata understood that Lord Rāmacandra was returning to the capital, Ayodhyā, He immediately took upon His own head Lord Rāmacandra's wooden shoes and came out from His camp at Nandigrāma. Lord Bharata was accompanied by ministers, priests and other respectable citizens, by professional musicians vibrating pleasing musical sounds, and by learned brāhmaṇas loudly chanting Vedic hymns. Following in the procession were chariots drawn by beautiful horses with harnesses of golden rope. These chariots were decorated by flags with golden embroidery and by other flags of various sizes and patterns. There were soldiers bedecked with golden armor, servants bearing betel nut, and many well-known and beautiful prostitutes. Many servants followed on foot, bearing an umbrella, whisks, different grades of precious jewels, and other paraphernalia befitting a royal reception. Accompanied in this way, Lord Bharata, His heart softened in ecstasy and His eyes full of tears, approached Lord Rāmacandra and fell at His lotus feet with great ecstatic love.

brahma-hā

  • a person who has killed a brāhmaṇaSB 6.13.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.8-9

    One who has killed a brāhmaṇa, one who has killed a cow or one who has killed his father, mother or spiritual master can be immediately freed from all sinful reactions simply by chanting the holy name of Lord Nārāyaṇa. Other sinful persons, such as dog-eaters and caṇḍālas, who are less than śūdras, can also be freed in this way. But you are a devotee, and we shall help you by performing the great horse sacrifice. If you please Lord Nārāyaṇa in that way, why should you be afraid? You will be freed even if you kill the entire universe, including the brāhmaṇas, not to speak of killing a disturbing demon like Vṛtrāsura.
  • one who kills a brāhmaṇaSB 6.2.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.9-10

    The chanting of the holy name of Lord Viṣṇu is the best process of atonement for a thief of gold or other valuables, for a drunkard, for one who betrays a friend or relative, for one who kills a brāhmaṇa, or for one who indulges in sex with the wife of his guru or another superior. It is also the best method of atonement for one who murders women, the king or his father, for one who slaughters cows, and for all other sinful men. Simply by chanting the holy name of Lord Viṣṇu, such sinful persons may attract the attention of the Supreme Lord, who therefore considers, "Because this man has chanted My holy name, My duty is to give him protection."
  • the killer of a brāhmaṇaSB 6.11.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.14

    Śrī Vṛtrāsura said: He who has killed a brāhmaṇa, he who has killed his spiritual master—indeed, he who has killed my brother—is now, by good fortune, standing before me face to face as my enemy. O most abominable one, when I pierce your stonelike heart with my trident, I shall be freed from my debt to my brother.

brahma-hā iva

  • like the killer of a brāhmaṇaSB 10.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.16

    Being merciless and cruel, I have forsaken all my relatives and friends. Therefore, like a person who has killed a brāhmaṇa, I do not know to which planet I shall go, either after death or while breathing.

brahma-hatyā

  • the reaction for killing a brāhmaṇaSB 6.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.8

    In return for Indra's benediction that their branches and twigs would grow back when trimmed, the trees accepted one fourth of the reactions for killing a brāhmaṇa. These reactions are visible in the flowing of sap from trees. [Therefore one is forbidden to drink this sap.]
  • the sinful reaction for killing a brāhmaṇaSB 6.13.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.10

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Encouraged by the words of the sages, Indra killed Vṛtrāsura, and when he was killed the sinful reaction for killing a brāhmaṇa [brahma-hatyā] certainly took shelter of Indra.

brahma-hatyām

  • the sinful reaction for killing a brāhmaṇaSB 6.9.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.6

    Although Indra was so powerful that he could neutralize the sinful reactions for killing a brāhmaṇa, he repentantly accepted the burden of these reactions with folded hands. He suffered for one year, and then to purify himself he distributed the reactions for this sinful killing among the earth, water, trees and women.

brahma-hatyāyāḥ

  • of the reaction for killing a brāhmaṇaSB 6.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.7

    In return for King Indra's benediction that ditches in the earth would be filled automatically, the land accepted one fourth of the sinful reactions for killing a brāhmaṇa. Because of those sinful reactions, we find many deserts on the surface of the earth.

brahma-helanam

  • the result of disobedience to the brāhmaṇasSB 3.16.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.31

    The Lord assured the two Vaikuṇṭha inhabitants, Jaya and Vijaya: By practicing the mystic yoga system in anger, you will be cleansed of the sin of disobeying the brāhmaṇas and within a very short time return to Me.

brahma-hetunā

  • due to realization of the Absolute Truth — SB 3.33.24-25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.24-25

    She did so with serious engagement in devotional service. Because she was strong in renunciation, she accepted only the necessities of the body. She became situated in knowledge due to realization of the Absolute Truth, her heart became purified, she became fully absorbed in meditation upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all misgivings due to the modes of material nature disappeared.

brahma-hiṁsām

  • persecution of the brāhmaṇasSB 10.4.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.43

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus, having considered the instructions of his bad ministers, Kaṁsa, who was bound by the laws of Yamarāja and devoid of good intelligence because he was a demon, decided to persecute the saintly persons, the brāhmaṇas, as the only way to achieve his own good fortune.

brahma-indra-ādyāḥ

  • headed by Brahmā and Indra — SB 4.7.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.43

    The Gandharvas said: Dear Lord, all the demigods, including Lord Śiva, Lord Brahmā, Indra and Marīci and the great sages, are all only differentiated parts and parcels of Your body. You are the Supreme Almighty Great; the whole creation is just like a plaything for You. We always accept You as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and we offer our respectful obeisances unto You.

brahma-indra-giriśa-ādayaḥ

  • headed by Lord Brahmā, King Indra and Lord Śiva — SB 7.8.37-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.37-39

    My dear King Yudhiṣṭhira, the demigods then approached the Lord. They were headed by Lord Brahmā, King Indra and Lord Śiva and included great saintly persons and the residents of Pitṛloka, Siddhaloka, Vidyādhara-loka and the planet of the snakes. The Manus approached, and so did the chiefs of various other planets. The angelic dancers approached, as did the Gandharvas, the Cāraṇas, the Yakṣas, the inhabitants of Kinnaraloka, the Vetālas, the inhabitants of Kimpuruṣa-loka, and the personal servants of Viṣṇu like Sunanda and Kumuda. All of them came near the Lord, who glowed with intense light. They individually offered their obeisances and prayers, their hands folded at their heads.

brahma-īśāna-purogamāḥ

  • headed by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva — SB 8.4.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the Lord delivered Gajendra, King of the elephants, all the demigods, sages and Gandharvas, headed by Brahmā and Śiva, praised this activity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and showered flowers upon both the Lord and Gajendra.

brahma-jñāna

  • absolute knowledge — Ādi 14.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 14.75

    Hearing this, Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu taught His mother about absolute knowledge. Although amazed by this, His mother forced Him to take a bath.
  • knowledge of Brahman — Ādi 4.67plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.67

    The essence of the samvit potency is knowledge that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is Lord Kṛṣṇa. All other kinds of knowledge, such as the knowledge of Brahman, are its components.

brahma-jñāne

  • by absolute knowledge — Antya 3.194plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 3.194

    "After many millions upon millions of births, when one is complete in absolute knowledge, one still may not attain liberation, yet this ma says that one may attain it simply by the awakening of a glimpse of the holy name."

brahma-jñānī

  • impersonalist philosopher — Antya 8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 8.27

    One who is attached to dry speculative knowledge has no relationship with Kṛṣṇa. His occupation is criticizing Vaiṣṇavas. Thus he is situated in criticism.
  • those who are on the platform of Brahman understanding — Madhya 17.137plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 17.137

    "The mellows of Lord Kṛṣṇa's pastimes, which are full of bliss, attract the jñānī from the pleasure of Brahman realization and conquer him.

brahma-kalpe

  • the millennium in which Brahmā was first generated — SB 2.8.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.28

    He began to reply to the inquiries of Mahārāja Parīkṣit by saying that the science of the Personality of Godhead was spoken first by the Lord Himself to Brahmā when he was first born. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the supplementary Vedic literature, and it is just in pursuance of the Vedas.

brahma-kopa

  • fury of a brāhmaṇaSB 1.18.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.2

    Furthermore, Mahārāja Parīkṣit was always consciously surrendered to the Personality of Godhead, and therefore he was neither afraid nor overwhelmed by fear due to a snake-bird which was to bite him because of the fury of a brāhmaṇa boy.

brahma-kṣatra

  • of the brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyasSB 7.2.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.10

    While I am engaged in the business of killing Lord Viṣṇu, go down to the planet earth, which is flourishing due to brahminical culture and a kṣatriya government. These people engage in austerity, sacrifice, Vedic study, regulative vows, and charity. Destroy all the people thus engaged!

brahma-kṣatrasya

  • of brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyasSB 9.22.44-45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.22.44-45

    The son of Mahīnara will be Daṇḍapāṇi, and his son will be Nimi, from whom King Kṣemaka will be born. I have now described to you the moon-god's dynasty, which is the source of brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas and is worshiped by demigods and great saints. In this Kali-yuga, Kṣemaka will be the last monarch. Now I shall describe to you the future of the Māgadha dynasty. Please listen.

brahma-kula

  • by the brāhmaṇa community — SB 1.19.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.3

    I am uncivilized and sinful due to my neglect of brahminical culture, God consciousness and cow protection. Therefore I wish that my kingdom, strength and riches burn up immediately by the fire of the brāhmaṇa's wrath so that in the future I may not be guided by such inauspicious attitudes.
  • the group of the brāhmaṇasSB 5.10.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.17

    My dear sir, I am not at all afraid of the thunderbolt of King Indra, nor am I afraid of the serpentine, piercing trident of Lord Śiva. I do not care about the punishment of Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, nor am I afraid of fire, scorching sun, moon, wind, nor the weapons of Kuvera. Yet I am afraid of offending a brāhmaṇa. I am very much afraid of this.

brahma-kula-anugaḥ

  • following the directions of the brāhmaṇasSB 7.11.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.15

    The mercantile community should always follow the directions of the brāhmaṇas and engage in such occupational duties as agriculture, trade, and protection of cows. For the śūdras the only duty is to accept a master from a higher social order and engage in his service.

brahma-kulam

  • a dynasty of brāhmaṇasSB 9.2.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.2.22

    O King, from Agniveśya came a brahminical dynasty known as Āgniveśyāyana. Now that I have described the descendants of Nariṣyanta, let me describe the descendants of Diṣṭa. Please hear from me.
  • the brāhmaṇa class — SB 4.21.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.44

    Whoever acquires the brahminical qualifications—whose only wealth is good behavior, who is grateful and who takes shelter of experienced persons—gets all the opulence of the world. I therefore wish that the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His associates be pleased with the brāhmaṇa class, with the cows and with me.
  • the bona fide brāhmaṇas strictly following the Vedic culture — SB 5.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.30

    The pseudo svāmīs, yogīs and incarnations who do not believe in the Supreme Personality of Godhead are known as pāṣaṇḍīs. They themselves are fallen and cheated because they do not know the real path of spiritual advancement, and whoever goes to them is certainly cheated in his turn. When one is thus cheated, he sometimes takes shelter of the real followers of Vedic principles [brāhmaṇas or those in Kṛṣṇa consciousness], who teach everyone how to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead according to the Vedic rituals. However, being unable to stick to these principles, these rascals again fall down and take shelter among śūdras who are very expert in making arrangements for sex indulgence. Sex is very prominent among animals like monkeys, and such people who are enlivened by sex may be called descendants of monkeys.
  • the descendants of brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas — SB 4.21.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • the order of the brāhmaṇasSB 1.7.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.48

    If the kingly administrative order, being unrestricted in sense control, offends the brāhmaṇa order and enrages them, then the fire of that rage burns up the whole body of the royal family and brings grief upon all.

brahma-kulāt

  • than the groups of brāhmaṇasSB 9.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.43

    Mahārāja Khaṭvāṅga thought: Not even my life is dearer to me than the brahminical culture and the brāhmaṇas, who are worshiped by my family. What then is to be said of my kingdom, land, wife, children and opulence? Nothing is dearer to me than the brāhmaṇas.

brahma-kule

  • in the family of the brāhmaṇaSB 1.16.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.21

    Are you feeling compunction for the unhappy women and children who are left forlorn by unscrupulous persons? Or are you unhappy because the goddess of learning is being handled by brāhmaṇas addicted to acts against the principles of religion? Or are you sorry to see that the brāhmaṇas have taken shelter of administrative families that do not respect brahminical culture?
  • in the school of the brāhmaṇasSB 1.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.8

    When I was a mere child of five years, I lived in a brāhmaṇa school. I was dependent on my mother's affection and had no experience of different lands.

brahma-kuṇḍe

  • at Brahma-kuṇḍa — Madhya 18.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.21

    At Brahma-kuṇḍa, Bhaṭṭācārya cooked food, and the Lord, after taking His bath at Brahma-kuṇḍa, accepted His lunch.
  • at the lake called Brahma-kuṇḍa — Madhya 18.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.21

    At Brahma-kuṇḍa, Bhaṭṭācārya cooked food, and the Lord, after taking His bath at Brahma-kuṇḍa, accepted His lunch.

brahma-lakṣaṇam

  • the symptoms of a brāhmaṇaSB 7.11.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.11.21

    The symptoms of a brāhmaṇa are control of the mind, control of the senses, austerity and penance, cleanliness, satisfaction, forgiveness, simplicity, knowledge, mercy, truthfulness, and complete surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

brahma-liṅgam

  • which makes known the Supreme Brahman — SB 5.20.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.33

    Lord Brahmā is known as karma-maya, the form of ritualistic ceremonies, because by performing ritualistic ceremonies one may attain his position and because the Vedic ritualistic hymns become manifest from him. He is devoted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead without deviation, and therefore in one sense he is not different from the Lord. Nevertheless, he should be worshiped not as the monists worship him, but in duality. One should always remain a servitor of the Supreme Lord, the supreme worshipable Deity. We therefore offer our respectful obeisances unto Lord Brahmā, the form of manifest Vedic knowledge.

brahma-loka

  • of Brahmaloka — Antya 6.136plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 6.136

    "One who experiences the fragrance of the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa does not even value the standard of happiness available in Brahmaloka, the topmost planet. And what to speak of heavenly happiness?
  • the Brahman effulgence — Madhya 19.153plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.153

    "As one waters the bhakti-latā-bīja, the seed sprouts, and the creeper gradually increases to the point where it penetrates the walls of this universe and goes beyond the Virajā River between the spiritual world and the material world. It attains brahma-loka, the Brahman effulgence, and, penetrating through that stratum, it reaches the spiritual sky and the spiritual planet Goloka Vṛndāvana.

brahma-lokam

  • to Brahmaloka — SB 4.31.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.23

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear King Vidura, Śrī Nārada Muni, the son of Lord Brahmā, thus described all these relationships with the Supreme Personality of Godhead to the Pracetās. Afterward, he returned to Brahmaloka.
  • to the planet where Lord Brahmā lives — SB 7.3.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.6

    Scorched and extremely disturbed because of Hiraṇyakaśipu's severe penances, all the demigods left the planets where they reside and went to the planet of Lord Brahmā, where they informed the creator as follows: O lord of the demigods, O master of the universe, because of the fire emanating from Hiraṇyakaśipu's head as a result of his severe austerities, we have become so disturbed that we could not stay in our planets but have come to you.

brahma-lokāt

  • from Brahmaloka, the highest planet — SB 4.27.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.27.21

    When I once came to this earth from Brahmaloka, the highest planetary system, the daughter of Time, wandering over the universe, met me. Knowing me to be an avowed brahmacārī, she became lusty and proposed that I accept her.

brahma-maya

  • absorbed in the thought of impersonal Brahman — Madhya 24.113plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.113

    "Although Śukadeva Gosvāmī and the four Kumāras were always absorbed in the thought of impersonal Brahman and were thus Brahmavādīs, they were nonetheless attracted by the transcendental pastimes and qualities of Kṛṣṇa. Therefore they later became devotees of Kṛṣṇa.
  • absorbed in thought of Brahman — Madhya 24.108plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.108

    "There are three types of people who worship the impersonal Brahman. The first is the beginner, the second is one whose thoughts are absorbed in Brahman, and the third is one who is actually merged in the impersonal Brahman.

brahma-mayaḥ

  • the Supreme Parabrahman, the Absolute Truth — SB 9.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.2

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

brahma-mayam

  • made of spiritual knowledge — SB 4.15.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.16

    Lord Brahmā presented King Pṛthu with a protective garment made of spiritual knowledge. Bhāratī [Sarasvatī], the wife of Brahmā, gave him a transcendental necklace. Lord Viṣṇu presented him with a Sudarśana disc, and Lord Viṣṇu's wife, the goddess of fortune, gave him imperishable opulences.

brahma-mayena

  • just consistent with the words of the Vedic hymns — SB 4.9.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.4

    Although Dhruva Mahārāja was a small boy, he wanted to offer prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead in suitable language. But because he was inexperienced, he could not adjust himself immediately. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, being situated in everyone's heart, could understand Dhruva Mahārāja's awkward position. Out of His causeless mercy He touched His conchshell to the forehead of Dhruva Mahārāja, who stood before Him with folded hands.

brahma-nadyām

  • on the bank of the river intimately related with Vedas, brāhmaṇas, saints, and the Lord — SB 1.7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.2

    Śrī Sūta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvatī, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Śamyāprāsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.

brahma-nirūpaṇa

  • explaining the Supreme — Madhya 6.139plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.139

    "All the Vedas and literature that strictly follows the Vedic principles explain that the Supreme Brahman is the Absolute Truth, the greatest of all, and a feature of the Supreme Lord.

brahma-nirvāṇa

  • connected with the Supreme Brahman, the Absolute Truth — SB 7.7.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.37

    The real problem of life is the repetition of birth and death, which is like a wheel rolling repeatedly up and down. This wheel, however, completely stops when one is in touch with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In other words, by the transcendental bliss realized from constant engagement in devotional service, one is completely liberated from material existence. All learned men know this. Therefore, my dear friends, O sons of the asuras, immediately begin meditating upon and worshiping the Supersoul within everyone's heart.
  • in brahmānandaSB 4.6.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.39

    All the sages and demigods, headed by Indra, offered their respectful obeisances unto Lord Śiva with folded hands. Lord Śiva was dressed in saffron garments and absorbed in trance, thus appearing to be the foremost of all sages.

brahma-nirvāṇam

  • liberated in the Supreme — Bg. 5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.24

    One whose happiness is within, who is active within, who rejoices within and is illumined within, is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately he attains the Supreme.
  • liberation in the Supreme — Bg. 5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.25

    One who is beyond duality and doubt, whose mind is engaged within, who is always busy working for the welfare of all sentient beings, and who is free from all sins, achieves liberation in the Supreme.
    , Bg. 5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.26

    Those who are free from anger and all material desires, who are self-realized, self-disciplined and constantly endeavoring for perfection, are assured of liberation in the Supreme in the very near future.
  • spiritual (kingdom of God) — Bg. 2.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 2.72

    That is the way of the spiritual and godly life, after attaining which a man is not bewildered. Being so situated, even at the hour of death, one can enter into the kingdom of God.

brahma-nirvṛttam

  • consisting of brāhmaṇasSB 9.21.31-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.21.31-33

    The son of Śānti was Suśānti, the son of Suśānti was Puruja, and the son of Puruja was Arka. From Arka came Bharmyāśva, and from Bharmyāśva came five sons—Mudgala, Yavīnara, Bṛhadviśva, Kāmpilla and Sañjaya. Bharmyāśva prayed to his sons, "O my sons, please take charge of my five states, for you are quite competent to do so." Thus his five sons were known as the Pañcālas. From Mudgala came a dynasty of brāhmaṇas known as Maudgalya.

brahma-putrāḥ

  • the sons of Lord Brahmā — SB 6.17.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.12

    Alas, Lord Brahmā, who has taken his birth from the lotus flower, does not know the principles of religion, nor do the great saints like Bhṛgu and Nārada, nor the four Kumāras, headed by Sanat-kumāra. Manu and Kapila have also forgotten the religious principles. I suppose it to be because of this that they have not tried to stop Lord Śiva from behaving improperly.
    , SB 6.17.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.32

    Neither I [Lord Śiva], nor Brahmā, nor the Aśvinī-kumāras, nor Nārada or the other great sages who are Brahmā's sons, nor even the demigods can understand the pastimes and personality of the Supreme Lord. Although we are part of the Supreme Lord, we consider ourselves independent, separate controllers, and thus we cannot understand His identity.

brahma-putraiḥ

  • with the sons of Brahmā, such as Vasiṣṭha — SB 8.10.32-34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.32-34

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, suppressor of enemies [Arindama], Lord Śiva fought with Jambha, and Vibhāvasu fought with Mahiṣāsura. Ilvala, along with his brother Vātāpi, fought the sons of Lord Brahmā. Durmarṣa fought with Cupid, the demon Utkala with the Mātṛkā demigoddesses, Bṛhaspati with Śukrācārya, and Śanaiścara [Saturn] with Narakāsura. The Maruts fought Nivātakavaca, the Vasus fought the Kālakeya demons, the Viśvedeva demigods fought the Pauloma demons, and the Rudras fought the Krodhavaśa demons, who were victims of anger.

brahma-putrān

  • the sons of Brahmā (the four Kumāras) — SB 3.17.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.15

    Marking these and many other omens of evil times, everyone but the four sage—sons of Brahmā, who were aware of the fall of Jaya and Vijaya and of their birth as Diti's sons, was seized with fear. They did not know the secrets of these portents and thought that the dissolution of the universe was at hand.

brahma-putratām

  • a birth as the son of Lord Brahmā (in this life) — SB 7.15.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.73

    Although I took birth as a śūdra from the womb of a maidservant, I engaged in the service of Vaiṣṇavas who were well-versed in Vedic knowledge. Consequently, in this life I got the opportunity to take birth as the son of Lord Brahmā.

brahma-putrau

  • unto the two sons of Lord Brahmā (Aṅgirā and Nārada) — SB 6.16.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.16

    The King bathed in the water of the Yamunā, and according to prescribed duties, he offered oblations of water to the forefathers and demigods. Very gravely controlling his senses and mind, he then offered his respects and obeisances to the sons of Lord Brahmā [Aṅgirā and Nārada].

brahma-putrāya

  • the son of Lord Brahmā — SB 4.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.11

    Svāyambhuva Manu handed over his daughter Prasūti to the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa, who was also one of the progenitors of the living entities. The descendants of Dakṣa are spread throughout the three worlds.

brahma-putreṇa

  • by the son of Lord Brahmā — SB 4.22.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.41

    The great sage Maitreya continued: Being thus enlightened in complete spiritual knowledge by the son of Brahmā—one of the Kumāras, who was complete in spiritual knowledge—the King worshiped them in the following words.

brahma-rākṣasa

  • a brāhmaṇa ghost — Antya 2.156plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 2.156

    "Haridāsa must have committed suicide by drinking poison, and because of this sinful act, he has now become a brāhmaṇa ghost.

brahma-rasa

  • of transcendental bliss (brahmānanda) — SB 4.4.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.15

    You are envious of Lord Śiva, who is the friend of all living entities within the three worlds. For the common man he fulfills all desires, and because of their engagement in thinking of his lotus feet, he also blesses higher personalities who are seeking after brahmānanda [transcendental bliss].

brahma-rātaḥ

  • Śukadeva Gosvāmī — SB 2.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.27

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Thus Śukadeva Gosvāmī, being invited by Mahārāja Parīkṣit to speak on topics of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa with the devotees, was very much pleased.

brahma-ṛṣayaḥ

  • ṛṣis among the brāhmaṇasSB 1.9.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.5

    Just to see the chief of the descendants of King Bharata [Bhīṣma], all the great souls in the universe, namely the ṛṣis amongst the demigods, brāhmaṇas and kings, all situated in the quality of goodness, were assembled there.
  • great sages with spiritual knowledge — SB 4.1.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.40

    The great sage Vasiṣṭha begot in his wife, Ūrjā, sometimes called Arundhatī, seven spotlessly great sages, headed by the sage named Citraketu.
  • O sages among the brāhmaṇasSB 4.2.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.9

    All sages, brāhmaṇas and fire-gods present, please hear me with attention, for I speak about the manners of gentle persons. I do not speak out of ignorance or envy.
  • the brahmarṣisSB 4.3.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.4

    While the sacrifice was being performed, many brahmarṣis, great sages, ancestral demigods and other demigods, their wives all very nicely decorated with ornaments, attended from different parts of the universe.
  • the great saints and brāhmaṇasSB 6.13.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.18

    O King, when Lord Indra reached the heavenly planets, the saintly brāhmaṇas approached him and properly initiated him into a horse sacrifice [aśvamedha-yajña] meant to please the Supreme Lord.

brahma-ṛṣeḥ

  • of the brāhmaṇa sage — SB 1.18.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.30

    While leaving, the King, being so insulted, picked up a lifeless snake with his bow and angrily placed it on the shoulder of the sage. Then he returned to his palace.
  • of the great brāhmaṇa-sage — SB 3.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.30

    Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.

brahma-ṛṣi

  • great sages of spiritual knowledge — SB 4.1.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.12

    You have already been informed about the nine daughters of Kardama Muni, who were handed over to nine different sages. I shall now describe the descendants of those nine daughters. Please hear from me.

brahma-ṛṣi-gaṇa-sañjuṣṭām

  • filled with great brāhmaṇa sages — SB 8.18.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.18

    Having thus been welcomed by everyone, Lord Vāmanadeva, the best of the brahmacārīs, exhibited His Brahman effulgence. Thus He surpassed in beauty that entire assembly, which was filled with great saintly brāhmaṇas.

brahma-ṛṣi-pravara-sabhāyām

  • in a meeting of first-class brāhmaṇasSB 5.4.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.19

    Once while touring the world, Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Lord, reached a place known as Brahmāvarta. There was a great conference of learned brāhmaṇas at that place, and all the King's sons attentively heard the instructions of the brāhmaṇas there. At that assembly, within the hearing of the citizens, Ṛṣabhadeva instructed His sons, although they were already very well behaved, devoted and qualified. He instructed them so that in the future they could rule the world very perfectly. Thus he spoke as follows.

brahma-ṛṣi-sutaḥ

  • Jaḍa Bharata, the son of a highly educated brāhmaṇaSB 5.13.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.13.24

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

brahma-ṛṣi-sutasya

  • of the son born of a brāhmaṇa exalted in spiritual consciousness — SB 5.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.17

    All the rogues and thieves who had made arrangements for the worship of goddess Kālī were low minded and bound to the modes of passion and ignorance. They were overpowered by the desire to become very rich; therefore they had the audacity to disobey the injunctions of the Vedas, so much so that they were prepared to kill Jaḍa Bharata, a self-realized soul born in a brāhmaṇa family. Due to their envy, these dacoits brought him before the goddess Kālī for sacrifice. Such people are always addicted to envious activities, and therefore they dared to try to kill Jaḍa Bharata. Jaḍa Bharata was the best friend of all living entities. He was no one's enemy, and he was always absorbed in meditation on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was born of a good brāhmaṇa father, and killing him was forbidden, even though he might have been an enemy or aggressive person. In any case, there was no reason to kill Jaḍa Bharata, and the goddess Kālī could not bear this. She could immediately understand that these sinful dacoits were about to kill a great devotee of the Lord. Suddenly the deity's body burst asunder, and the goddess Kālī personally emerged from it in a body burning with an intense and intolerable effulgence.

brahma-ṛṣi-varyaḥ

  • not only a brāhmaṇa but the best of great sages, or brahmarṣisSB 9.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.30

    My lord, you are completely aware of the religious principles. As a son never deserves to be killed by his father, here is a brāhmaṇa who should be protected by the king, and never killed. How does he deserve to be killed by a rājarṣi like you?

brahma-ṛṣiḥ

  • the best of the brāhmaṇasSB 9.18.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.5

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit said: Śukrācārya was a very powerful brāhmaṇa, and Mahārāja Yayāti was a kṣatriya. Therefore I am curious to know how there occurred this pratiloma marriage between a kṣatriya and a brāhmaṇa.

brahma-ṛṣīn

  • great ṛṣisSB 8.4.17-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.17-24

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Freed from all sinful reactions are those who rise from bed at the end of night, early in the morning, and fully concentrate their minds with great attention upon My form; your form; this lake; this mountain; the caves; the gardens; the cane plants; the bamboo plants; the celestial trees; the residential quarters of Me, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva; the three peaks of Trikūṭa Mountain, made of gold, silver and iron; My very pleasing abode [the ocean of milk]; the white island, Śvetadvīpa, which is always brilliant with spiritual rays; My mark of Śrīvatsa; the Kaustubha gem; My Vaijayantī garland; My club, Kaumodakī; My Sudarśana disc and Pāñcajanya conchshell; My bearer, Garuḍa, the king of the birds; My bed, Śeṣa Nāga; My expansion of energy the goddess of fortune; Lord Brahmā; Nārada Muni; Lord Śiva; Prahlāda; My incarnations like Matsya, Kūrma and Varāha; My unlimited all-auspicious activities, which yield piety to he who hears them; the sun; the moon; fire; the mantra oṁkāra; the Absolute Truth; the total material energy; the cows and brāhmaṇas; devotional service; the wives of Soma and Kaśyapa, who are all daughters of King Dakṣa; the Rivers Ganges, Sarasvatī, Nandā and Yamunā [Kālindī]; the elephant Airāvata; Dhruva Mahārāja; the seven ṛṣis; and the pious human beings.

brahma-ṛṣīṇām

  • of great saintly brāhmaṇasSB 4.21.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.13

    Once upon a time King Pṛthu initiated the performance of a very great sacrifice in which great saintly sages, brāhmaṇas, demigods from higher planetary systems and great saintly kings known as rājarṣis all assembled together.
  • of the great brāhmaṇa sages — SB 8.18.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.29

    Bali Mahārāja then said to Lord Vāmanadeva: O brāhmaṇa, I offer You my hearty welcome and my respectful obeisances. Please let us know what we may do for You. We think of You as the personified austerity of the great brāhmaṇa-sages.

brahma-rudra-puraḥ sarāḥ

  • represented by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva — SB 7.9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.1

    The great saint Nārada Muni continued: The demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and other great demigods, dared not come forward before the Lord, who at that time was extremely angry.

brahma-rudra-sama

  • equal to personalities like Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva — Madhya 25.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.79

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued, "To say nothing of ordinary living entities, even Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva cannot be considered on the level of Viṣṇu or Nārāyaṇa. If one considers them as such, he is immediately considered an offender and atheist.

brahma-rudrau

  • both Brahmā and Śiva — SB 4.7.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.52

    The Lord continued: One who is not in proper knowledge thinks that demigods like Brahmā and Śiva are independent, or he even thinks that the living entities are independent.

brahmā-rūpa dhari'

  • accepting the form of Lord Brahmā — Madhya 20.303plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.303

    "Such a devotee is empowered by Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu. In this way, an incarnation of Kṛṣṇa in the form of Brahmā engineers the total creation of the universe.

brahma-rūpiṇam

  • exhibited as Lord Brahmā being seated on the lotus — SB 5.20.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.20.32

    For the fulfillment of material desires, the inhabitants of this tract of land worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead as represented by Lord Brahmā. They offer prayers to the Lord as follows.

brahma-śabde

  • by the word “Brahman” — Madhya 6.147plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.147

    "The word 'Brahman' indicates the complete Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is Śrī Kṛṣṇa. That is the verdict of all Vedic literature.
  • by the word brahmaMadhya 25.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.33

    "The word Brahman means 'the greatest.' This means that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is full in all six opulences. However, if we take the one-sided impersonalist view, His fullness is diminished.

brahma-sabhām

  • to the assembly of Lord Brahmā — SB 8.5.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.17-18

    Lord Indra, Varuṇa and the other demigods, seeing their lives in such a state, consulted among themselves, but they could not find any solution. Then all the demigods assembled and went together to the peak of Sumeru Mountain. There, in the assembly of Lord Brahmā, they fell down to offer Lord Brahmā their obeisances, and then they informed him of all the incidents that had taken place.

brahma-sadanāt

  • from Brahmapurī — SB 5.17.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.6

    The branch of the Ganges known as the Sītā flows through Brahmapurī atop Mount Meru, and from there it runs down to the nearby peaks of the Kesarācala Mountains, which stand almost as high as Mount Meru itself. These mountains are like a bunch of filaments around Mount Meru. From the Kesarācala Mountains, the Ganges falls to the peak of Gandhamādana Mountain and then flows into the land of Bhadrāśva-varṣa. Finally it reaches the ocean of salt water in the west.
  • from the city known as Brahmapurī — SB 5.17.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.9

    Similarly, the branch of the Ganges known as Alakanandā flows from the southern side of Brahmapurī [Brahma-sadana]. Passing over the tops of mountains in various lands, it falls down with fierce force upon the peaks of the mountains Hemakūṭa and Himakūṭa. After inundating the tops of those mountains, the Ganges falls down onto the tract of land known as Bhārata-varṣa, which she also inundates. Then the Ganges flows into the ocean of salt water in the south. Persons who come to bathe in this river are fortunate. It is not very difficult for them to achieve with every step the results of performing great sacrifices like the Rājasūya and Aśvamedha yajñas.

brahma-sadane

  • to the abode of Lord Brahmā atop Sumeru-parvata — SB 5.17.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.4

    After purifying the seven planets near Dhruvaloka [the polestar], the Ganges water is carried through the spaceways of the demigods in billions of celestial airplanes. Then it inundates the moon [Candraloka] and finally reaches Lord Brahmā's abode atop Mount Meru.

brahma-sama

  • equal to the impersonal Brahman — Madhya 25.74plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.74

    "My dear sir, for you everyone is on the level of impersonal Brahman, but for the enlightenment of people in general you should not behave in that way."
  • exactly like Brahman — Madhya 8.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.26

    These brāhmaṇas began to think, "We can see that this sannyāsī has a luster like the effulgence of Brahman, but how is it He is crying upon embracing a śūdra, a member of the fourth caste in the social order?"

brahma-saṁhitā

  • the book Brahma-saṁhitāMadhya 9.309plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.309

    The Brahma-saṁhitā and Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛta were two books that Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu considered to be most valuable jewels. Therefore He took them with Him on His return trip.
  • the book named Brahma-saṁhitāMadhya 1.120plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 1.120

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu also found two other books-namely, Brahma-saṁhitā and Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛta. Knowing these books to be excellent, He took them to present to His devotees.
    , Madhya 9.323plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.323

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu gave Rāmānanda Rāya a vivid description of His travels to the holy places and told him how He had acquired the two books named Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛta and Brahma-saṁhitā. The Lord delivered the books to Rāmānanda Rāya.

brahma-saṁhitā-adhyāya

  • one chapter of the Brahma-saṁhitāMadhya 9.237plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.237

    In the temple of Ādi-keśava, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu discussed spiritual matters among highly advanced devotees. While there, He found a chapter of the Brahma-saṁhitā.

brahma-saṁhitāra sama

  • like the scripture Brahma-saṁhitāMadhya 9.239-240plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.239-240

    There is no scripture equal to the Brahma-saṁhitā as far as the final spiritual conclusion is concerned. Indeed, that scripture is the supreme revelation of the glories of Lord Govinda, for it reveals the topmost knowledge about Him. Since all conclusions are briefly presented in the Brahma-saṁhitā, it is essential among all the Vaiṣṇava scriptures.

brahma-saṁjñitaḥ

  • called Brahman — SB 3.28.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.41

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is known as Parambrahma, is the seer. He is different from the jīva soul, or individual living entity, who is combined with the senses, the five elements and consciousness.

brahma-sammitam

  • approved as the essence of the VedasSB 2.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.8

    At the end of the Dvāpara-yuga, I studied this great supplement of Vedic literature named Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is equal to all the Vedas, from my father, Śrīla Dvaipāyana Vyāsadeva.
  • incarnation of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa — SB 1.3.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • just in pursuance of the VedasSB 2.8.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.28

    He began to reply to the inquiries of Mahārāja Parīkṣit by saying that the science of the Personality of Godhead was spoken first by the Lord Himself to Brahmā when he was first born. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the supplementary Vedic literature, and it is just in pursuance of the Vedas.

brahma-sampattyā

  • by possession of spiritual assets — SB 1.15.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.31

    Because of his possessing spiritual assets, the doubts of duality were completely cut off. Thus he was freed from the three modes of material nature and placed in transcendence. There was no longer any chance of his becoming entangled in birth and death, for he was freed from material form.

brahma-saṁsparśam

  • being in constant touch with the Supreme — Bg. 6.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.28

    Steady in the Self, being freed from all material contamination, the yogī achieves the highest perfectional stage of happiness in touch with the Supreme Consciousness.

brahma-sandhāraṇayā

  • with concentration on Brahman, Paramātmā or Parabrahma, Kṛṣṇa — SB 6.10.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.33

    There are two ways to meet a glorious death, and both are very rare. One is to die after performing mystic yoga, especially bhakti-yoga, by which one can control the mind and living force and die absorbed in thought of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The second is to die on the battlefield, leading the army and never showing one's back. These two kinds of death are recommended in the śāstra as glorious.

brahma-śāpa

  • cursing by a brāhmaṇaĀdi 17.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 17.64

    Any faithful person who hears of this brāhmaṇa's cursing Lord Caitanya is delivered from all brahminical curses.
  • cursing by the brāhmaṇasSB 3.4.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.29

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī replied: My dear King, the cursing of the brāhmaṇas was only a plea, but the actual fact was the supreme desire of the Lord. He wanted to disappear from the face of the earth after dispatching His excessively numerous family members. He thought to Himself as follows.

brahma-śāpaḥ api

  • even the curse of a brāhmaṇaSB 9.4.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.13

    From Nābhāga, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa took birth. Mahārāja Ambarīṣa was an exalted devotee, celebrated for his great merits. Although he was cursed by an infallible brāhmaṇa, the curse could not touch him.

brahma-śāpam

  • a curse by exalted brāhmaṇasSB 7.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.20

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

brahma-śāpāt

  • from the curse of a brāhmaṇaSB 3.16.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.33

    But those two gatekeepers, the best of the demigods, their beauty and luster diminished by the curse of the brāhmaṇas, became morose and fell from Vaikuṇṭha, the abode of the Supreme Lord.

brahma-sāt

  • in the Absolute Truth — SB 4.22.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.50

    Being self-satisfied, Mahārāja Pṛthu executed his duties as perfectly as possible according to the time and his situation, strength and financial position. His only aim in all his activities was to satisfy the Absolute Truth. In this way, he duly acted.

brahma-satreṇa

  • by continuous discussion of the Supreme — SB 5.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • by understanding of the Supreme Spirit — SB 4.31.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.31.2

    The Pracetās went to the seashore in the west where the great liberated sage Jājali was residing. After perfecting the spiritual knowledge by which one becomes equal toward all living entities, the Pracetās became perfect in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

brahma-saukhyam

  • spiritual happiness — SB 5.5.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.1

    Lord Ṛṣabhadeva told His sons: My dear boys, of all the living entities who have accepted material bodies in this world, one who has been awarded this human form should not work hard day and night simply for sense gratification, which is available even for dogs and hogs that eat stool. One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one's heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains eternal, blissful life, which is transcendental to material happiness and which continues forever.

brahma-sāvarṇiḥ

  • Brahma-sāvarṇi — SB 8.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.13.21

    The son of Upaśloka known as Brahma-sāvarṇi will be the tenth Manu. Bhūriṣeṇa will be among his sons, and the brāhmaṇas headed by Haviṣmān will be the seven sages.

brahma-sāvarṇye

  • in the Brahma-sāvarṇya-manvantara — Madhya 20.327plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.327

    "In the Brahma-sāvarṇya-manvantara, the avatāra was named Viṣvaksena, and in the Dharma-sāvarṇya, he was named Dharmasetu. In the Rudra-sāvarṇya he was named Sudhāmā, and in the Deva-sāvarṇya, he was named Yogeśvara.

brahma-sāyujya

  • merging into the Brahman effulgence — Madhya 6.269plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.269

    Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya continued, "There are two kinds of sāyujya-mukti: merging into the Brahman effulgence and merging into the personal body of the Lord. Merging into the Lord's body is even more abominable than merging into His effulgence."
  • of merging into the Supreme Brahman — Ādi 5.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.31

    Those who attain brahma-sāyujya liberation cannot gain entrance into Vaikuṇṭha; their residence is outside the Vaikuṇṭha planets.

brahma-sāyujya-mukti

  • merging into the Brahman effulgence — Madhya 6.264-265plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.264-265

    The Bhaṭṭācārya continued, "The impersonalists, who do not accept the transcendental form of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and the demons, who are always engaged in blaspheming and fighting with Him, are punished by being merged into the Brahman effulgence. But that does not happen to the person engaged in the devotional service of the Lord.

brahma-siddhaye

  • for perfection in self-realization — SB 3.25.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.19

    Perfection in self-realization cannot be attained by any kind of yogī unless he engages in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for that is the only auspicious path.

brahma-śiraḥ

  • supreme — SB 1.8.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.15

    O Śaunaka, although the supreme brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā was irresistible and without check or counteraction, it was neutralized and foiled when confronted by the strength of Viṣṇu [Lord Kṛṣṇa].
  • the topmost or ultimate (nuclear) — SB 1.7.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.19

    When the son of the brāhmaṇa [Aśvatthāmā] saw that his horses were tired, he considered that there was no alternative for protection outside of his using the ultimate weapon, the brahmāstra [nuclear weapon].

brahma-śīrṣṇā

  • the invincible weapon, brahmāstraSB 1.12.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.1

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

brahmā-śiva

  • Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva — Antya 9.115plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 9.115

    No one can estimate the wonderful characteristics of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Even Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva cannot understand the intentions of the Lord.

brahmā-śiva-ādika

  • demigods, beginning from Lord Brahmā and Śiva — Antya 8.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 8.2

    All glories to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the incarnation of the ocean of mercy. His lotus feet are worshiped by demigods like Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva.

brahma-stavera

  • of the prayers of Lord Brahmā — Madhya 6.260plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.260

    He began to quote one of Lord Brahmā's prayers from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, but he changed two syllables at the end of the verse.

brahma-sukha-anubhūtyā

  • with Kṛṣṇa, the source of brahma-sukha (Kṛṣṇa is Parabrahman, and from Him originates His personal effulgence) — SB 10.12.7-11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.12.7-11

    All the boys would be differently engaged. Some boys blew their flutes, and others blew bugles made of horn. Some imitated the buzzing of the bumblebees, and others imitated the voice of the cuckoo. Some boys imitated flying birds by running after the birds' shadows on the ground, some imitated the beautiful movements and attractive postures of the swans, some sat down with the ducks, sitting silently, and others imitated the dancing of the peacocks. Some boys attracted young monkeys in the trees, some jumped into the trees, imitating the monkeys, some made faces as the monkeys were accustomed to do, and others jumped from one branch to another. Some boys went to the waterfalls and crossed over the river, jumping with the frogs, and when they saw their own reflections on the water they would laugh. They would also condemn the sounds of their own echoes. In this way, all the cowherd boys used to play with Kṛṣṇa, who is the source of the Brahman effulgence for jñānīs desiring to merge into that effulgence, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead for devotees who have accepted eternal servitorship, and who for ordinary persons is but another ordinary child. The cowherd boys, having accumulated the results of pious activities for many lives, were able to associate in this way with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. How can one explain their great fortune?

brahma-sukha-spṛṣṭam

  • being situated on the transcendental platform in eternal bliss — SB 7.15.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.35

    When one's consciousness is uncontaminated by material lusty desires, it becomes calm and peaceful in all activities, for one is situated in eternal blissful life. Once situated on that platform, one does not return to materialistic activities.

brahma-sukhe

  • in the transcendental bliss of becoming one with the Supreme — Ādi 5.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.39

    "Beyond the region of ignorance [the material cosmic manifestation] lies the realm of Siddhaloka. The Siddhas reside there, absorbed in the bliss of Brahman. Demons killed by the Lord also attain that realm."

brahma-sutaḥ

  • Aṅgirā Ṛṣi, the son of Lord Brahmā — SB 6.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.29

    Thereafter, the great sage told the King, "O great King, now you will have a son who will be the cause of both jubilation and lamentation." The sage then left, without waiting for Citraketu's response.
  • the son of Lord Brahmā — SB 6.15.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.15.17

    Aṅgirā said: My dear King, when you desired to have a son, I approached you. Indeed, I am the same Aṅgirā Ṛṣi who gave you this son. As for this ṛṣi, he is the great sage Nārada, the direct son of Lord Brahmā

brahma-sutāḥ

  • sons of Brahmā — SB 4.8.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: The four great Kumāra sages headed by Sanaka, as well as Nārada, Ṛbhu, Haṁsa, Aruṇi and Yati, all sons of Brahmā, did not live at home, but became ūrdhva-retā, or naiṣṭhika-brahmacārīs, unadulterated celibates.
  • the direct sons of Brahmā — SB 5.5.21-22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.21-22

    Of the two energies manifest [spirit and dull matter], beings possessing living force [vegetables, grass, trees and plants] are superior to dull matter [stone, earth, etc.]. Superior to nonmoving plants and vegetables are worms and snakes, which can move. Superior to worms and snakes are animals that have developed intelligence. Superior to animals are human beings, and superior to human beings are ghosts because they have no material bodies. Superior to ghosts are the Gandharvas, and superior to them are the Siddhas. Superior to the Siddhas are the Kinnaras, and superior to them are the asuras. Superior to the asuras are the demigods, and of the demigods, Indra, the King of heaven, is supreme. Superior to Indra are the direct sons of Lord Brahmā, sons like King Dakṣa, and supreme among Brahmā's sons is Lord Śiva. Since Lord Śiva is the son of Lord Brahmā, Brahmā is considered superior, but Brahmā is also subordinate to Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because I am inclined to the brāhmaṇas, the brāhmaṇas are best of all.

brahma-sūtra

  • the Vedānta — Bg. 13.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 13.5

    That knowledge of the field of activities and of the knower of activities is described by various sages in various Vedic writings—especially in the Vedānta-sūtra—and is presented with all reasoning as to cause and effect.

brahma-sūtram

  • the sacred thread — SB 8.18.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.14

    At the sacred thread ceremony of Vāmanadeva, the sun-god personally uttered the Gāyatrī mantra, Bṛhaspati offered the sacred thread, and Kaśyapa Muni offered a straw belt.

brahma-sūtrāṇām

  • of the codes of Vedānta-sūtraMadhya 25.143-144plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.143-144

    " 'The meaning of the Vedānta-sūtra is present in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The full purport of the Mahābhārata is also there. The commentary of the Brahma-gāyatrī is also there and fully expanded with all Vedic knowledge. Śrīmad Bhāgavatam is the supreme Purāṇa, and it was compiled by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Vyāsadeva. There are twelve cantos, 335 chapters and eighteen thousand verses.'

brahma-sūtrera bhāṣya

  • the commentary on the Brahma-sūtra codes — Madhya 25.100plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.100

    "That which is explained in the verses of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and in the Upaniṣads serves the same purpose.

brahma-tanum

  • having assumed the form of a brāhmaṇa-brahmacārīSB 8.20.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.12

    Although He is Viṣṇu Himself, out of fear He has covered Himself in the form of a brāhmaṇa to come to me begging. Under the circumstances, because He has assumed the form of a brāhmaṇa, even if He irreligiously arrests me or even kills me, I shall not retaliate, although He is my enemy.

brahma-tejaḥ

  • as powerful as a brahmāstraSB 8.11.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.36

    But now, although the same thunderbolt has been released against a less important demon, it has been ineffectual. Therefore, although it was as good as a brahmāstra, it has now become useless like an ordinary rod. I shall therefore hold it no longer.
  • the radiation of the brahmāstraSB 1.8.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.17

    Thus saved from the radiation of the brahmāstra, Kuntī, the chaste devotee of the Lord, and her five sons and Draupadī addressed Lord Kṛṣṇa as He started for home.

brahma-tejaḥ-samedhitam

  • now empowered with brahma-tejas, extraordinary spiritual power — SB 8.15.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.29

    Neither you nor your men can conquer the most powerful Bali. Indeed, no one but the Supreme Personality of Godhead can conquer him, for he is now equipped with the supreme spiritual power [brahma-tejas]. As no one can stand before Yamarāja, no one can now stand before Bali Mahārāja.

brahma-tejasā

  • by brahminical power — SB 4.4.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.34

    When the Ṛbhu demigods attacked the ghosts and Guhyakas with half-burned fuel from the yajña fire, all these attendants of Satī fled in different directions and disappeared. This was possible simply because of brahma-tejas, brahminical power.
  • by dint of the Brahman effulgence — SB 4.1.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.39

    Kratu's wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.
  • with the effulgence of spiritual bliss — SB 5.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.17

    All the rogues and thieves who had made arrangements for the worship of goddess Kālī were low minded and bound to the modes of passion and ignorance. They were overpowered by the desire to become very rich; therefore they had the audacity to disobey the injunctions of the Vedas, so much so that they were prepared to kill Jaḍa Bharata, a self-realized soul born in a brāhmaṇa family. Due to their envy, these dacoits brought him before the goddess Kālī for sacrifice. Such people are always addicted to envious activities, and therefore they dared to try to kill Jaḍa Bharata. Jaḍa Bharata was the best friend of all living entities. He was no one's enemy, and he was always absorbed in meditation on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was born of a good brāhmaṇa father, and killing him was forbidden, even though he might have been an enemy or aggressive person. In any case, there was no reason to kill Jaḍa Bharata, and the goddess Kālī could not bear this. She could immediately understand that these sinful dacoits were about to kill a great devotee of the Lord. Suddenly the deity's body burst asunder, and the goddess Kālī personally emerged from it in a body burning with an intense and intolerable effulgence.

brahma-tejasam

  • his (Jaḍa Bharata’s) spiritual effulgence — SB 5.10.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.5

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

brahma-upāsaka

  • the worshiper of impersonal Brahman — Madhya 24.107plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.107

    "There are two kinds of worshipers on the path of philosophical speculation-one is brahma-upāsaka, a worshiper of the impersonal Brahman, and the other is called mokṣākāṅkṣī, one who desires liberation.

brahma-vādaḥ

  • the words spoken by exalted brāhmaṇasSB 5.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.17

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead replied: O great sages, I am certainly very pleased with your prayers. You are all truthful. You have prayed for the benediction of a son like Me for King Nābhi, but this is very difficult to obtain. Since I am the Supreme Person without a second and since no one is equal to Me, another personality like Me is not possible to find. In any case, because you are all qualified brāhmaṇas, your vibrations should not prove untrue. I consider the brāhmaṇas who are well qualified with brahminical qualities to be as good as My own mouth.

brahma-vāde

  • in the matter of spiritual understanding — SB 4.22.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.62

    In his personal behavior, Pṛthu Mahārāja exhibited all good qualities, and in spiritual knowledge he was exactly like Bṛhaspati. In self-control he was like the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. As far as his devotional service was concerned, he was a great follower of devotees who were attached to cow protection and the rendering of all service to the spiritual master and the brāhmaṇas. He was perfect in his shyness and in his gentle behavior, and when he engaged in some philanthropic activity, he worked as if he were working for his own personal self.

brahma-vadhāt

  • from the killing of a brāhmaṇaSB 6.13.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.15

    Always thinking of how he could be relieved from the sinful reaction for killing a brāhmaṇa, King Indra, invisible to everyone, lived in the lake for one thousand years in the subtle fibers of the stem of a lotus. The fire-god used to bring him his share of all yajñas, but because the fire-god was afraid to enter the water, Indra was practically starving.
  • from the sin of killing a brāhmaṇaSB 3.19.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.19.37

    O brāhmaṇas, anyone who hears, chants, or takes pleasure in the wonderful narration of the killing of the Hiraṇyākṣa demon by the Lord, who appeared as the first boar in order to deliver the world, is at once relieved of the results of sinful activities, even the killing of a brāhmaṇa.
  • than killing a brāhmaṇaSB 9.15.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.41

    My dear son, killing a king who is an emperor is more severely sinful than killing a brāhmaṇa. But now, if you become Kṛṣṇa conscious and worship the holy places, you can atone for this great sin.

brahma-vādi

  • of strict followers of the Vedic principles — SB 6.17.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.7

    Lord Śiva, whose hair is matted on his head, has certainly undergone great austerities and penances. Indeed, he is the president in the assembly of strict followers of Vedic principles. Nonetheless, he is seated with his wife on his lap in the midst of saintly persons and is embracing her as if he were a shameless, ordinary human being.

brahma-vādibhiḥ

  • all-powerful brāhmaṇasSB 8.15.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • attached to the Vedic rituals — SB 4.15.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.11

    The learned brāhmaṇas, who were very attached to the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies, then arranged for the King's coronation. People from all directions collected all the different paraphernalia for the ceremony. Thus everything was complete.
  • by first-class brāhmaṇasSB 9.10.35-38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.35-38

    When Lord Bharata understood that Lord Rāmacandra was returning to the capital, Ayodhyā, He immediately took upon His own head Lord Rāmacandra's wooden shoes and came out from His camp at Nandigrāma. Lord Bharata was accompanied by ministers, priests and other respectable citizens, by professional musicians vibrating pleasing musical sounds, and by learned brāhmaṇas loudly chanting Vedic hymns. Following in the procession were chariots drawn by beautiful horses with harnesses of golden rope. These chariots were decorated by flags with golden embroidery and by other flags of various sizes and patterns. There were soldiers bedecked with golden armor, servants bearing betel nut, and many well-known and beautiful prostitutes. Many servants followed on foot, bearing an umbrella, whisks, different grades of precious jewels, and other paraphernalia befitting a royal reception. Accompanied in this way, Lord Bharata, His heart softened in ecstasy and His eyes full of tears, approached Lord Rāmacandra and fell at His lotus feet with great ecstatic love.
  • by impersonalist brāhmaṇasSB 4.1.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.62

    These forty-nine fire-gods are the beneficiaries of the oblations offered in the Vedic sacrificial fire by impersonalist brāhmaṇas.
  • by learned scholars such as Manu — SB 6.2.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.11

    By following the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies or undergoing atonement, sinful men do not become as purified as by chanting once the holy name of Lord Hari. Although ritualistic atonement may free one from sinful reactions, it does not awaken devotional service, unlike the chanting of the Lord's names, which reminds one of the Lord's fame, qualities, attributes, pastimes and paraphernalia.
  • by the brāhmaṇas expert in executing sacrifices — SB 4.13.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.25

    Śrī Maitreya replied: My dear Vidura, once the great King Aṅga arranged to perform the great sacrifice known as aśvamedha. All the expert brāhmaṇas present knew how to invite the demigods, but in spite of their efforts, no demigods participated or appeared in that sacrifice.
  • by the advocates of the Absolute Truth — SB 4.30.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.30.20

    Always engaging in the activities of devotional service, devotees feel ever-increasingly fresh and new in all their activities. The all-knower, the Supersoul within the heart of the devotee, makes everything increasingly fresh. This is known as the Brahman position by the advocates of the Absolute Truth. In such a liberated stage [brahma-bhūta], one is never bewildered. Nor does one lament or become unnecessarily jubilant. This is due to the brahma-bhūta situation.
  • by the saints and brāhmaṇas expert in Vedic knowledge — SB 6.13.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.19-20

    The horse sacrifice performed by the saintly brāhmaṇas relieved Indra of the reactions to all his sins because he worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead in that sacrifice. O King, although he had committed a gravely sinful act, it was nullified at once by that sacrifice, just as fog is vanquished by the brilliant sunrise.
  • by the transcendentalists — SB 3.13.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.46

    The sage Maitreya said: The Lord, being thus worshiped by all the great sages and transcendentalists, touched the earth with His hooves and placed it on the water.
  • by transcendentalists — SB 3.33.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.11

    My dear mother, those who are actually transcendentalists certainly follow My instructions, as I have given them to you. You may rest assured that if you traverse this path of self-realization perfectly, surely you shall be freed from fearful material contamination and shall ultimately reach Me. Mother, persons who are not conversant with this method of devotional service certainly cannot get out of the cycle of birth and death.

brahma-vādinaḥ

  • brāhmaṇas, speakers on Vedic literature — SB 4.29.42-44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.42-44

    The most powerful Lord Brahmā, the father of all progenitors; Lord Śiva; Manu, Dakṣa and the other rulers of humankind; the four saintly first-class brahmacārīs headed by Sanaka and Sanātana; the great sages Marīci, Atri, Aṅgirā, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Bhṛgu and Vasiṣṭha; and my humble self [Nārada] are all stalwart brāhmaṇas who can speak authoritatively on Vedic literature. We are very powerful because of austerities, meditation and education. Nonetheless, even after inquiring about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whom we always see, we do not know perfectly about Him.
  • all faithful devotees — SB 8.1.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.20

    During the reign of Svārociṣa, the post of Indra was assumed by Rocana, the son of Yajña. Tuṣita and others became the principal demigods, and Ūrja, Stambha and others became the seven saints. All of them were faithful devotees of the Lord.
  • because such sages know the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies — SB 8.8.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.2

    O King Parīkṣit, great sages who were completely aware of the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies took charge of that surabhi cow, which produced all the yogurt, milk and ghee absolutely necessary for offering oblations into the fire. They did this just for the sake of pure ghee, which they wanted for the performance of sacrifices to elevate themselves to the higher planetary systems, up to Brahmaloka.
  • by the experts in Vedic knowledge — SB 4.21.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.23

    Mahārāja Pṛthu said: I think that upon the execution of my duties as king, I shall be able to achieve the desirable objectives described by experts in Vedic knowledge. This destination is certainly achieved by the pleasure of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the seer of all destiny.
  • of one who is well versed in Vedic knowledge — SB 9.9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.31

    You are well known and worshiped in learned circles. How dare you kill this brāhmaṇa, who is a saintly, sinless person, well versed in Vedic knowledge? Killing him would be like destroying the embryo within the womb or killing a cow.
  • the great sages learned in the VedasSB 4.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.2

    The great sages then called for the Queen Mother, Sunīthā, and with her permission they installed Vena on the throne as master of the world. All the ministers, however, disagreed with this.
  • very learned in Vedic knowledge — SB 4.15.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.2

    The great sages were highly learned in Vedic knowledge. When they saw the male and female born of the arms of Vena's body, they were very pleased, for they could understand that the couple was an expansion of a plenary portion of Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • who maintain the brahminical culture, centered around Viṣṇu — SB 10.4.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.40

    O King, we, who are your adherents in all respects, shall therefore kill the Vedic brāhmaṇas, the persons engaged in offering sacrifices and austerities, and the cows that supply milk, from which clarified butter is obtained for the ingredients of sacrifice.

brahma-vādinām

  • of all the great saintly experts in Vedic knowledge — SB 9.1.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.6

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: When Śukadeva Gosvāmī, the greatest knower of religious principles, was thus requested by Mahārāja Parīkṣit in the assembly of all the scholars learned in Vedic knowledge, he then proceeded to speak.
  • of the devotees who preach the glories of the Lord — SB 4.16.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.16.17

    The King will respect all women as if they were his own mother, and he will treat his own wife as the other half of his body. He will be just like an affectionate father to his citizens, and he will treat himself as the most obedient servant of the devotees, who always preach the glories of the Lord.
  • of the followers of Vedic principles — SB 8.23.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.13

    Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, thereafter addressed Śukrācārya, who was sitting nearby in the midst of the assembly with the priests [brahma, hotā, udgātā and adhvaryu]. O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, these priests were all brahma-vādīs, followers of the Vedic principles for performing sacrifices.
  • of the transcendentalists — Bg. 17.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 17.24

    Thus the transcendentalists undertake sacrifices, charities, and penances, beginning always with om, to attain the Supreme.
  • of you, who are expert in chanting the Vedic mantrasSB 9.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.17

    My lord, all of you are expert in chanting the Vedic mantras. How then has the result been opposite to the one desired? This is a matter for lamentation. There should not have been such a reversal of the results of the Vedic mantras.
  • unto persons well conversant with the Vedic knowledge — SB 7.15.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.73

    Although I took birth as a śūdra from the womb of a maidservant, I engaged in the service of Vaiṣṇavas who were well-versed in Vedic knowledge. Consequently, in this life I got the opportunity to take birth as the son of Lord Brahmā.

brahma-vādinyā

  • self-realized — SB 3.33.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.12

    Śrī Maitreya said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead Kapila, after instructing His beloved mother, took permission from her and left His home, His mission having been fulfilled.

brahma-vādinyau

  • impersonalists — SB 4.1.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.64

    Svadhā, who was offered to the Pitās, begot two daughters named Vayunā and Dhāriṇī, both of whom were impersonalists and were expert in transcendental and Vedic knowledge.

brahma-vaṁśyāḥ

  • many brāhmaṇa dynasties — SB 9.20.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, descendant of Mahārāja Bharata, I shall now describe the dynasty of Pūru, in which you were born, in which many saintly kings appeared, and from which many dynasties of brāhmaṇas began.

brahma-varcaḥ

  • of brahminical strength or power — SB 6.7.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.35

    Śrī Viśvarūpa said: O demigods, although the acceptance of priesthood is decried as causing the loss of previously acquired brahminical power, how can someone like me refuse to accept your personal request? You are all exalted commanders of the entire universe. I am your disciple and must take many lessons from you. Therefore I cannot refuse you. I must agree for my own benefit.

brahma-varcasaḥ

  • spiritual splendor — SB 5.9.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.9-10

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

brahma-varcasam

  • the quality of a brāhmaṇaSB 9.16.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.28

    Viśvāmitra, the son of Mahārāja Gādhi, was as powerful as the flames of fire. From the position of a kṣatriya, he achieved the position of a powerful brāhmaṇa by undergoing penances and austerities.

brahma-varcasena

  • by His Brahman effulgence — SB 8.18.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.18

    Having thus been welcomed by everyone, Lord Vāmanadeva, the best of the brahmacārīs, exhibited His Brahman effulgence. Thus He surpassed in beauty that entire assembly, which was filled with great saintly brāhmaṇas.

brahma-varcasvī

  • one who has attained the power of spiritual success — SB 4.23.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.32

    If one hears of the characteristics of Pṛthu Mahārāja and is a brāhmaṇa, he becomes perfectly qualified with brahminical powers; if he is a kṣatriya, he becomes a king of the world; if he is a vaiśya, he becomes a master of other vaiśyas and many animals; and if he is a śūdra, he becomes the topmost devotee.
  • spiritually very much powerful — SB 4.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.3

    Ruci, who was very powerful in his brahminical qualifications and was appointed one of the progenitors of the living entities, begot one son and one daughter by his wife, Ākūti.

brahma-varcasvinaḥ

  • who had brahminical qualities — SB 9.6.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.2

    Rathītara had no sons, and therefore he requested the great sage Aṅgirā to beget sons for him. Because of this request, Aṅgirā begot sons in the womb of Rathītara's wife. All these sons were born with brahminical prowess.

brahma-varcasya

  • of the Vedāntists — SB 1.4.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.30

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

brahma-vareṇa

  • by the benediction of Brahmā — SB 3.17.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.19

    The elder child, Hiraṇyakaśipu, was unafraid of death from anyone within the three worlds because he received a benediction from Lord Brahmā. He was proud and puffed up due to this benediction and was able to bring all three planetary systems under his control.

brahma-vidaḥ

  • completely in awareness of the Absolute Truth — SB 9.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.18

    You are all self-controlled, well balanced in mind, and aware of the Absolute Truth. And because of austerities and penances you are completely cleansed of all material contamination. Your words, like those of the demigods, are never baffled. Then how is it possible that your determination has failed?
  • one who knows the Absolute — Bg. 8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.24

    Those who know the Supreme Brahman pass away from the world during the influence of the fiery god, in the light, at an auspicious moment, during the fortnight of the moon and the six months when the sun travels in the north.

brahma-vidām

  • by those who are transcendentally situated — SB 2.2.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.25

    This Śiśumāra is the pivot for the turning of the complete universe, and it is called the navel of Viṣṇu [Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu]. The yogī alone goes beyond this circle of Śiśumāra and attains the planet [Maharloka] where purified saints like Bhṛgu enjoy a duration of life of 4,300,000,000 solar years. This planet is worshipable even for the saints who are transcendentally situated.
  • of all brāhmaṇas, or persons who understand what is Brahman (brahma jānātīti brāhmaṇaḥ) — SB 10.8.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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.
  • of persons well versed in transcendental science (brahma-vidyā) — SB 8.20.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.10

    By giving charity, a benevolent and merciful person undoubtedly becomes even more auspicious, especially when he gives charity to a person like your good self. Under the circumstances, I must give this little brahmacārī whatever charity He wants from me.
  • of persons who have full knowledge of Brahman, transcendence — SB 10.11.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.57

    The words of persons in full knowledge of Brahman never become untrue. It is very wonderful that whatever Gargamuni predicted we are now actually experiencing in all detail.
  • of the persons learned in spiritual knowledge — SB 4.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.17

    Maitreya said: When Lord Brahmā ordered Atri Muni to create generations after marrying Anasūyā, Atri Muni and his wife went to perform severe austerities in the valley of the mountain known as Ṛkṣa.

brahma-vikriyā

  • this opposite action of the Vedic mantrasSB 9.1.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.17

    My lord, all of you are expert in chanting the Vedic mantras. How then has the result been opposite to the one desired? This is a matter for lamentation. There should not have been such a reversal of the results of the Vedic mantras.

brahma-viṣṇu-śiva-abhidhām

  • as Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu or Lord Śiva — SB 8.7.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.23

    O lord, you are self-effulgent and supreme. You create this material world by your personal energy, and you assume the names Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara when you act in creation, maintenance and annihilation.

brahma-vit

  • of self-realized, saintly devotees — SB 5.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.15.7

    King Gaya gave full protection and security to the citizens so that their personal property would not be disturbed by undesirable elements. He also saw that there was sufficient food to feed all the citizens. [This is called poṣaṇa.] He would sometimes distribute gifts to the citizens to satisfy them. [This is called prīṇana.] He would sometimes call meetings and satisfy the citizens with sweet words. [This is called upalālana.] He would also give them good instructions on how to become first-class citizens. [This is called anuśāsana.] Such were the characteristics of King Gaya's royal order. Besides all this, King Gaya was a householder who strictly observed the rules and regulations of household life. He performed sacrifices and was an unalloyed pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He was called Mahāpuruṣa because as a king he gave the citizens all facilities, and as a householder he executed all his duties so that at the end he became a strict devotee of the Supreme Lord. As a devotee, he was always ready to give respect to other devotees and to engage in the devotional service of the Lord. This is the bhakti-yoga process. Due to all these transcendental activities, King Gaya was always free from the bodily conception. He was full in Brahman realization, and consequently he was always jubilant. He did not experience material lamentation. Although he was perfect in all respects, he was not proud, nor was he anxious to rule the kingdom.

brahma-vit hañā

  • being fully aware of Brahman — Antya 8.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 8.21

    "If you are in full transcendental bliss," he said, "you should now remember only Brahman. Why are you crying?"

brahma-vit-tama

  • O Nārada, the best knower of transcendental knowledge — SB 2.5.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.32

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

brahma-vit-uttamāt

  • well versed in the Vedic knowledge — SB 4.17.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 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?

brahma-vittamaḥ

  • a learned scholar in spiritual science — SB 9.15.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.15.10

    When the great sage Ṛcīka returned home after bathing and understood what had happened in his absence, he said to his wife, Satyavatī, "You have done a great wrong. Your son will be a fierce kṣatriya, able to punish everyone, and your brother will be a learned scholar in spiritual science."

brahma-yoga

  • concentrated in Brahman — Bg. 5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.21

    Such a liberated person is not attracted to material sense pleasure or external objects but is always in trance, enjoying the pleasure within. In this way the self-realized person enjoys unlimited happiness, for he concentrates on the Supreme.

ā-brahma

  • beginning from Lord Brahmā — SB 5.14.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.29

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

ā-brahma-bhuvanāt

  • up to Brahmaloka — SB 3.27.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.27.27

    When a person thus engages in devotional service and self-realization for many, many years and births, he becomes completely reluctant to enjoy any one of the material planets, even up to the highest planet, which is known as Brahmaloka; he becomes fully developed in consciousness.

acala brahma

  • not moving Brahman — Madhya 10.163plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 10.163

    "At the present moment I see two Brahmans. One Brahman is Lord Jagannātha, who does not move, and the other Brahman, who is moving, is You. Lord Jagannātha is the arcā-vigraha, the worshipable Deity, and it is He who is the nonmoving Brahman. But You are Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and You are moving here and there. The two of You are the same Brahman, master of the material nature, but You are playing two parts-one moving and one not moving. In this way two Brahmans are now residing at Jagannātha Purī, Puruṣottama.

advaita-brahma-vāda

  • the impersonal Brahman conception — Madhya 18.187plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.187

    When that person established the impersonal Brahman conception of the Absolute Truth on the basis of the Koran, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu refuted his argument.

brahmā, viṣṇu, śiva

  • Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva — Madhya 20.301plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.301

    "There are three functions within this material world. Everything here is created, everything is maintained for some time, and everything is finally dissolved. The Lord therefore incarnates Himself as the controllers of the three qualities-sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa [goodness, passion and ignorance]. Thus the transactions of the material world take place.

catuḥ-mukha brahmā

  • the four-faced Lord Brahmā of this universe — Madhya 21.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.69

    "When the four-headed Brahmā of this universe saw all these opulences of Kṛṣṇa, he became very bewildered and considered himself a rabbit among many elephants.

dāru-brahma

  • of wooden Brahman — Madhya 15.136plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 15.136

    "Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, you should engage in the worship of Lord Jagannātha Puruṣottama, and Vācaspati should worship mother Ganges."
  • the Absolute appearing as wood — Antya 5.148plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 5.148

    "There is no difference between Lord Jagannātha and Kṛṣṇa, but here Lord Jagannātha is fixed as the Absolute Person appearing in wood. Therefore He does not move.

dāru-brahma-rūpe

  • in the form of Brahman as wood — Madhya 15.135plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 15.135

    "Lord Jagannātha is the Supreme Lord Himself in the form of wood, and the River Ganges is the Supreme Lord Himself in the form of water.

deha-upādhi brahma

  • Brahman having the body as a designation — Madhya 24.212plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.212

    "One in the bodily conception worships his own body as Brahman, but when he comes in contact with the devotee, he gives up this mistaken idea and engages himself in the devotional service of Lord Kṛṣṇa.

drava-brahma-gātrī

  • composed of the water of the spiritual world — Madhya 3.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 3.28

    "O river Yamunā, you are the blissful spiritual water that gives love to the son of Nanda Mahārāja. You are the same as the water of the spiritual world, for you can vanquish all our offenses and the sinful reactions incurred in life. You are the creator of all auspicious things for the world. O daughter of the sun-god, kindly purify us by your pious activities."

dui brahma

  • two Brahmans — Madhya 10.165plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 10.165

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied, "Actually, to tell you the truth, due to your presence there are now two Brahmans at Jagannātha Purī.
  • two Brahmans, or spiritual identities — Madhya 10.163plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 10.163

    "At the present moment I see two Brahmans. One Brahman is Lord Jagannātha, who does not move, and the other Brahman, who is moving, is You. Lord Jagannātha is the arcā-vigraha, the worshipable Deity, and it is He who is the nonmoving Brahman. But You are Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and You are moving here and there. The two of You are the same Brahman, master of the material nature, but You are playing two parts-one moving and one not moving. In this way two Brahmans are now residing at Jagannātha Purī, Puruṣottama.

gaura-brahma

  • the Brahman of the name Gaura — Madhya 10.166plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 10.166

    "Both Brahmānanda and Gaurahari are moving, whereas the blackish Lord Jagannātha is sitting tight and immobile."

jala-brahma-sama

  • the Supreme in the form of water — Madhya 15.135plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 15.135

    "Lord Jagannātha is the Supreme Lord Himself in the form of wood, and the River Ganges is the Supreme Lord Himself in the form of water.

jaṅgama-brahma

  • moving Brahman — Antya 5.153plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 5.153

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, however, moves from one country to another, personally or by His representative. Thus He, as the moving Brahman, delivers all the people of the world.

kevala brahma-upāsaka

  • the worshiper of only the impersonal Brahman — Madhya 24.108plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.108

    "There are three types of people who worship the impersonal Brahman. The first is the beginner, the second is one whose thoughts are absorbed in Brahman, and the third is one who is actually merged in the impersonal Brahman.

kon brahmā

  • which Brahmā — Madhya 21.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.60

    "When Kṛṣṇa was so informed, He immediately asked the doorman, 'Which Brahmā? What is his name?' The doorman therefore returned and questioned Lord Brahmā.
    , Madhya 21.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.65

    " 'Why did you inquire which Brahmā had come to see You? What is the purpose of such an inquiry? Is there any other Brahmā besides me within this universe?'

koṭī-brahma-sukha

  • ten million times the transcendental bliss of becoming one with the Absolute — Ādi 6.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 6.44

    The conception of servitude to Śrī Kṛṣṇa generates such an ocean of joy in the soul that even the joy of oneness with the Absolute, if multiplied ten million times, could not compare to a drop of it.

nirviśeṣa-brahma

  • impersonal Brahman — Madhya 18.186plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.186

    The heart of that saintly person softened upon seeing Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He wanted to talk to Him and establish impersonal Brahman on the basis of his own scripture, the Koran.
  • the impersonal Brahman effulgence — Ādi 5.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.38

    That impersonal Brahman effulgence consists only of the effulgent rays of the Lord. Those fit for sāyujya liberation merge into that effulgence.
    , Madhya 24.83plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.83

    "If one follows the path of philosophical speculation, the Absolute Truth manifests Himself as impersonal Brahman, and if one follows the path of mystic yoga, He manifests Himself as the Supersoul.

para-brahma

  • of the Supreme Absolute Truth — SB 10.13.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.55

    Thus Lord Brahmā saw the Supreme Brahman, by whose energy this entire universe, with its moving and nonmoving living beings, is manifested. He also saw at the same time all the calves and boys as the Lord's expansions.
  • the Supreme Brahman — Ādi 17.106plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 17.106

    Seeing Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to be the same Absolute Truth, the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead, the astrologer was confused.

param brahma

  • as the Supreme Personality of Godhead — SB 7.15.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.79

    Nārada Muni, being worshiped by Kṛṣṇa and Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, bade them farewell and went away. Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja, having heard that Kṛṣṇa, his cousin, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was struck with wonder.
  • the Absolute Truth — Madhya 9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 9.31

    "As far as the holy names of Rāma and Kṛṣṇa are concerned, they are on an equal level, but for further advancement we receive some specific information from revealed scriptures.
  • the Supreme Absolute Truth — SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
  • the Supreme Brahman, Absolute Truth — Madhya 19.96plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.96

    Raghupati Upādhyāya recited: "Those who are afraid of material existence worship Vedic literature. Some worship smṛti, the corollaries to Vedic literature, and others worship the Mahābhārata. As far as I am concerned, I worship Mahārāja Nanda, the father of Kṛṣṇa, in whose courtyard the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is playing."
  • the Supreme Brahman, the Absolute Truth — SB 8.24.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.38

    You will be thoroughly advised and favored by Me, and because of your inquiries, everything about My glories, which are known as paraṁ brahma, will be manifest within your heart. Thus you will know everything about Me.
  • the Supreme Personality of Godhead — SB 7.10.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.48

    Nārada Muni continued: My dear Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, all of you [the Pāṇḍavas] are extremely fortunate, for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, lives in your palace just like a human being. Great saintly persons know this very well, and therefore they constantly visit this house.

param-brahma

  • impersonal Brahman — Madhya 19.218plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 19.218

    "It is the nature of śānta-rasa that not even the smallest intimacy exists. Rather, knowledge of impersonal Brahman and localized Paramātmā is prominent.

prāpta-brahma-laya

  • actually merged into the Brahman effulgence — Madhya 24.108plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.108

    "There are three types of people who worship the impersonal Brahman. The first is the beginner, the second is one whose thoughts are absorbed in Brahman, and the third is one who is actually merged in the impersonal Brahman.
  • as good as merging into the impersonal Brahman — Madhya 24.109plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.109

    "One cannot attain liberation simply through philosophical speculation devoid of devotional service. However, if one renders devotional service, he is automatically on the Brahman platform.

pūrṇa-brahma-ānanda

  • full in transcendental bliss — Antya 8.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 8.21

    "If you are in full transcendental bliss," he said, "you should now remember only Brahman. Why are you crying?"

pūrṇa-brahma-svarūpa

  • the identification of the Absolute Truth — Madhya 18.191plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 18.191

    "According to the Koran, the Lord has a supreme, blissful, transcendental body. He is the Absolute Truth, the all-pervading, omniscient and eternal being. He is the origin of everything.

sa-brahma-cara-acaram

  • all the living entities, including the brāhmaṇasSB 6.13.8-9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.8-9

    One who has killed a brāhmaṇa, one who has killed a cow or one who has killed his father, mother or spiritual master can be immediately freed from all sinful reactions simply by chanting the holy name of Lord Nārāyaṇa. Other sinful persons, such as dog-eaters and caṇḍālas, who are less than śūdras, can also be freed in this way. But you are a devotee, and we shall help you by performing the great horse sacrifice. If you please Lord Nārāyaṇa in that way, why should you be afraid? You will be freed even if you kill the entire universe, including the brāhmaṇas, not to speak of killing a disturbing demon like Vṛtrāsura.

saba brahmā

  • all the Brahmās — Madhya 21.70plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.70

    "All the Brahmās who came to see Kṛṣṇa offered their respects at His lotus feet, and when they did this, their helmets touched His lotus feet.

śabda-brahma

  • ritualistic principles of scripture — Bg. 6.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.44

    By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles—even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist, striving for yoga, stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures.
  • the transcendental sound vibration (the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra) — SB 6.16.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.51

    All living entities, moving and nonmoving, are My expansions and are separate from Me. I am the Supersoul of all living beings, who exist because I manifest them. I am the form of the transcendental vibrations like oṁkāra and Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Rāma, and I am the Supreme Absolute Truth. These two forms of Mine—namely, the transcendental sound and the eternally blissful spiritual form of the Deity, are My eternal forms; they are not material.
  • transcendental sound — SB 3.12.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.48

    Brahmā is the personal representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the source of transcendental sound and is therefore above the conception of manifested and unmanifested. Brahmā is the complete form of the Absolute Truth and is invested with multifarious energies.

śabda-brahma iti

  • the sounds of the VedasSB 3.11.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.35

    In the beginning of the first half of Brahmā's life, there was a millennium called Brāhma-kalpa, wherein Lord Brahmā appeared. The birth of the Vedas was simultaneous with Brahmā's birth.

sarva-brahmā-gaṇe

  • unto all the Brahmās — Madhya 21.80plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.80

    "Lord Kṛṣṇa then bade farewell to all the Brahmās there, and after offering their obeisances, they all returned to their respective homes.

sei brahma

  • that Supreme — Madhya 6.139plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.139

    "All the Vedas and literature that strictly follows the Vedic principles explain that the Supreme Brahman is the Absolute Truth, the greatest of all, and a feature of the Supreme Lord.

śrī-brahmā uvāca

  • Lord Brahmā offered prayers — SB 8.17.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.25

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You, who are glorified by all and whose activities are all uncommon. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, O Lord of the transcendentalists, controller of the three modes of nature. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.
  • Lord Brahmā said — SB 6.7.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.21

    Lord Brahmā said: O best of the demigods, unfortunately, because of madness resulting from your material opulence, you failed to receive Bṛhaspati properly when he came to your assembly. Because he is aware of the Supreme Brahman and fully in control of his senses, he is the best of the brāhmaṇas. Therefore it is very astonishing that you have acted impudently toward him.
    , SB 7.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.17

    Lord Brahmā said: O son of Kaśyapa Muni, please get up, please get up. All good fortune unto you. You are now perfect in the performance of your austerities, and therefore I may give you a benediction. You may now ask from me whatever you desire, and I shall try to fulfill your wish.
    , SB 7.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.2

    Lord Brahmā said: O Hiraṇyakaśipu, these benedictions for which you have asked are difficult to obtain for most men. Nonetheless, O my son, I shall grant you them although they are generally not available.
    , SB 7.8.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.40

    Lord Brahmā prayed: My Lord, You are unlimited, and You possess unending potencies. No one can estimate or calculate Your prowess and wonderful influence, for Your actions are never polluted by the material energy. Through the material qualities, You very easily create the universe, maintain it and again annihilate it, yet You remain the same, without deterioration. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 7.10.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.26

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Lord of all lords, proprietor of the entire universe, O benedictor of all living entities, O original person [Cc. Ādi-puruṣa], because of our good fortune You have now killed this sinful demon, who was giving trouble to the entire universe.
    , SB 8.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.26

    Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Lord, O changeless, unlimited supreme truth. You are the origin of everything. Being all-pervading, You are in everyone's heart and also in the atom. You have no material qualities. Indeed, You are inconceivable. The mind cannot catch You by speculation, and words fail to describe You. You are the supreme master of everyone, and therefore You are worshipable for everyone. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.
    , SB 8.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.8

    Lord Brahmā said: Although You are never born, Your appearance and disappearance as an incarnation never cease. You are always free from the material qualities, and You are the shelter of transcendental bliss resembling an ocean. Eternally existing in Your transcendental form, You are the supreme subtle of the most extremely subtle. We therefore offer our respectful obeisances unto You, the Supreme, whose existence is inconceivable.
    , SB 8.22.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.21

    Lord Brahmā said: O well-wisher and master of all living entities, O worshipable Deity of all the demigods, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, now this man has been sufficiently punished, for You have taken everything. Now You can release him. He does not deserve to be punished more.
    , SB 9.4.53-54plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.53-54

    Lord Brahmā said: At the end of the dvi-parārdha, when the pastimes of the Lord come to an end, Lord Viṣṇu, by a flick of His eyebrows, vanquishes the entire universe, including our places of residence. Such personalities as me and Lord Śiva, as well as Dakṣa, Bhṛgu and similar great saints of which they are the head, and also the rulers of the living entities, the rulers of human society and the rulers of the demigods—all of us surrender to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, bowing our heads, to carry out His orders for the benefit of all living entities.

tumi brahma-sama

  • you are equal with the impersonal Brahman — Madhya 25.73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.73

    Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued, "You are a great, spiritually advanced personality, and therefore you cannot worship a person like Me. I am far inferior. If you do so, My spiritual power will be diminished, for you are as good as the impersonal Brahman.

yat brahma

  • which is impersonal Brahman — SB 8.7.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.31

    O Lord Girīśa, since the impersonal Brahman effulgence is transcendental to the material modes of goodness, passion and ignorance, the various directors of this material world certainly cannot appreciate it or even know where it is. It is not understandable even to Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu or the King of heaven, Mahendra.

yata brahmā

  • all Brahmās — Madhya 21.71plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.71

    "No one can estimate the inconceivable potency of Kṛṣṇa. All the Brahmās who were there were resting in the one body of Kṛṣṇa.