idam

  • all of this cosmic manifestation — SB 8.6.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.10

    My dear Lord, who are always fully independent, this entire cosmic manifestation arises from You, rests upon You and ends in You. Your Lordship is the beginning, sustenance and end of everything, like the earth, which is the cause of an earthen pot, which supports the pot, and to which the pot, when broken, finally returns.
  • all these — Bg. 1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 1.10

    Our strength is immeasurable, and we are perfectly protected by Grandfather Bhīṣma, whereas the strength of the Pāṇḍavas, carefully protected by Bhīma, is limited.
    , SB 2.6.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.24

    For performing sacrificial ceremonies, one requires sacrificial ingredients, such as flowers, leaves and straw, along with the sacrificial altar and a suitable time [spring].
    , SB 2.6.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.33

    My dear son, whatever you inquired from me I have thus explained unto you, and you must know for certain that whatever there is (either as cause or as effect, both in the material and spiritual worlds) is dependent on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 2.10.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.43

    Thereafter, at the end of the millennium, the Lord Himself in the form of Rudra, the destroyer, will annihilate the complete creation as the wind displaces the clouds.
    , SB 9.4.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.7

    Nābhāga then said, "These riches belong to me. The great saintly persons have delivered them to me." When Nābhāga said this, the black-looking person replied, "Let us go to your father and ask him to settle our disagreement." In accordance with this, Nābhāga inquired from his father.
    , SB 9.11.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.20

    Lord Rāmacandra's reputation for having killed Rāvaṇa with showers of arrows at the request of the demigods and for having built a bridge over the ocean does not constitute the factual glory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Rāmacandra, whose spiritual body is always engaged in various pastimes. Lord Rāmacandra has no equal or superior, and therefore He had no need to take help from the monkeys to gain victory over Rāvaṇa.
  • all these manifestations — Bg. 9.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 9.4

    By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them.
  • all these phenomena — SB 2.1.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.24

    This gigantic manifestation of the phenomenal material world as a whole is the personal body of the Absolute Truth, wherein the universal resultant past, present and future of material time is experienced.
  • all these planets — SB 3.7.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.24

    O my lord, I think that the process manifest in the forms of sons, grandsons and family members has spread all over the universe in different varieties and species.
  • all these things — SB 7.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.21

    The saintly brāhmaṇa said: O best of the asuras, Prahlāda Mahārāja, who are recognized by advanced and civilized men, you are aware of the different stages of life because of your inherent transcendental eyes, with which you can see a man's character and thus know clearly the results of acceptance and rejection of things as they are.
  • all this — 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.
    , SB 4.24.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.63

    My dear Lord, You are the only Supreme Person, the cause of all causes. Before the creation of this material world, Your material energy remains in a dormant condition. When Your material energy is agitated, the three qualities—namely goodness, passion and ignorance—act, and as a result the total material energy—egotism, ether, air, fire, water, earth and all the various demigods and saintly persons—becomes manifest. Thus the material world is created.
    , SB 9.11.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.3

    Thereafter, thinking that because the brāhmaṇas have no material desires they should possess the entire world, Lord Rāmacandra delivered the land between the east, west, north and south to the ācārya.
  • as it is — Bg. 11.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.49

    Your mind has been perturbed upon seeing this horrible feature of Mine. Now let it be finished. My devotee, be free from all disturbance. With a peaceful mind you can now see the form you desire.
  • here — SB 2.10.49-50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.49-50

    Śaunaka Ṛṣi said: Let us know, please, what topics were discussed between Vidura and Maitreya, who talked on transcendental subjects, and what was inquired by Vidura and replied by Maitreya. Also please let us know the reason for Vidura's giving up the connection of his family members, and why he again came home. Please also let us know the activities of Vidura while he was in the places of pilgrimage.
  • in their own measurement — SB 3.11.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.16

    Vidura said: I now understand the life durations of the residents of the Pitā planets and heavenly planets as well as that of the human beings. Now kindly inform me of the durations of life of those greatly learned living entities who are beyond the range of a kalpa.
  • in this material world — SB 8.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.32

    When annihilation is performed by the flames and sparks emanating from your eyes, the entire creation is burned to ashes. Nonetheless, you do not know how this happens. What then is to be said of your destroying the Dakṣa-yajña, Tripurāsura and the kālakūṭa poison? Such activities cannot be subject matters for prayers offered to you.
  • in this way — SB 8.11.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.3

    Sober and tolerant and well equipped with paraphernalia for fighting, Bali Mahārāja moved before Indra on the great battlefield. King Indra, who always carries the thunderbolt in his hand, rebuked Bali Mahārāja as follows.
  • in this world — Bg. 7.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 7.13

    Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me who am above the modes and inexhaustible.
  • is this — SB 10.13.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.57

    The Supreme Brahman is beyond mental speculation, He is self-manifest, existing in His own bliss, and He is beyond the material energy. He is known by the crest jewels of the Vedas by refutation of irrelevant knowledge. Thus in relation to that Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead, whose glory had been shown by the manifestation of all the four-armed forms of Viṣṇu, Lord Brahmā, the lord of Sarasvatī, was mystified. "What is this?" he thought, and then he was not even able to see. Lord Kṛṣṇa, understanding Brahmā's position, then at once removed the curtain of His yogamāyā.
  • like this — SB 2.7.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.15

    The leader of the elephants, whose leg was attacked in a river by a crocodile of superior strength, was much aggrieved. Taking a lotus flower in his trunk, he addressed the Lord, saying, "O original enjoyer, Lord of the universe! O deliverer, as famous as a place of pilgrimage! All are purified simply by hearing Your holy name, which is worthy to be chanted."
  • on this (as follows) — SB 1.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
  • on this (path) — SB 7.15.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.55

    This gradual process of elevation for self-realization is meant for those who are truly aware of the Absolute Truth. After repeated birth on this path, which is known as deva-yāna, one attains these consecutive stages. One who is completely free from all material desires, being situated in the self, need not traverse the path of repeated birth and death.
  • the cosmic manifestation is produced — SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
  • the following — Bg. 2.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 2.10

    O descendant of Bharata, at that time Kṛṣṇa, smiling, in the midst of both the armies, spoke the following words to the grief-stricken Arjuna.
    , SB 8.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.8

    O scion of Bharata, after Svāyambhuva Manu had thus entered the forest with his wife, he stood on one leg on the bank of the River Sunandā, and in this way, with only one leg touching the earth, he performed great austerities for one hundred years. While performing these austerities, he spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.5.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.5.22

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, having thus been received and welcomed by Nanda Mahārāja with honor, Vasudeva sat down very peacefully and inquired about his own two sons because of intense love for them.
    , SB 10.7.35-36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.7.35-36

    O King Parīkṣit, when the child Kṛṣṇa was almost finished drinking His mother's milk and mother Yaśodā was touching Him and looking at His beautiful, brilliantly smiling face, the baby yawned, and mother Yaśodā saw in His mouth the whole sky, the higher planetary system and the earth, the luminaries in all directions, the sun, the moon, fire, air, the seas, islands, mountains, rivers, forests, and all kinds of living entities, moving and nonmoving.
  • the following words — SB 7.13.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.15

    The advanced devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja duly worshiped and offered obeisances to the saintly person who had adopted a python's means of livelihood. After thus worshiping the saintly person and touching his own head to the saint's lotus feet, Prahlāda Mahārāja, in order to understand him, inquired very submissively as follows.
    , SB 8.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāmanadeva, heard Bali Mahārāja speaking in this pleasing way, He was very satisfied, for Bali Mahārāja had spoken in terms of religious principles. Thus the Lord began to praise him.
    , SB 10.10.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.28

    Thereafter, in that very place where the two arjuna trees had fallen, two great, perfect personalities, who appeared like fire personified, came out of the two trees. The effulgence of their beauty illuminating all directions, with bowed heads they offered obeisances to Kṛṣṇa, and with hands folded they spoke the following words.
  • the universe rests — SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
  • the whole — SB 8.19.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.12

    Unable to see Him, Hiraṇyakaśipu said, "I have searched the entire universe, but I could not find Viṣṇu, who has killed my brother. Therefore, He must certainly have gone to that place from which no one returns. [In other words, He must now be dead.]"
  • the whole universe — SB 7.9.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.31

    My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, the entire cosmic creation is caused by You, and the cosmic manifestation is an effect of Your energy. Although the entire cosmos is but You alone, You keep Yourself aloof from it. The conception of "mine and yours," is certainly a type of illusion [māyā] because everything is an emanation from You and is therefore not different from You. Indeed, the cosmic manifestation is nondifferent from You, and the annihilation is also caused by You. This relationship between Your Lordship and the cosmos is illustrated by the example of the seed and the tree, or the subtle cause and the gross manifestation.
    , SB 10.9.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.9.19

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, this entire universe, with its great, exalted demigods like Lord Śiva, Lord Brahmā and Lord Indra, is under the control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet the Supreme Lord has one transcendental attribute: He comes under the control of His devotees. This was now exhibited by Kṛṣṇa in this pastime.
  • these — Bg. 1.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 1.20

    O King, at that time Arjuna, the son of Pāṇḍu, who was seated in his chariot, his flag marked with Hanumān, took up his bow and prepared to shoot his arrows, looking at the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. O King, Arjuna then spoke to Hṛṣīkeśa [Kṛṣṇa] these words:
    , SB 5.24.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.24

    Alas, how pitiable it is for Indra, the King of heaven, that although he is very learned and powerful and although he chose Bṛhaspati as his prime minister to instruct him, he is completely ignorant concerning spiritual advancement. Bṛhaspati is also unintelligent because he did not properly instruct his disciple Indra. Lord Vāmanadeva was standing at Indra's door, but King Indra, instead of begging Him for an opportunity to render transcendental loving service, engaged Him in asking me for alms to gain the three worlds for his sense gratification. Sovereignty over the three worlds is very insignificant because whatever material opulence one may possess lasts only for an age of Manu, which is but a tiny fraction of endless time.
    , SB 9.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.6

    Thereafter, while Nābhāga was accepting the riches, a black-looking person from the north came to him and said, "All the wealth from this sacrificial arena belongs to me."
    , SB 9.21.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.21.11

    Aggrieved at hearing the pitiable words of the poor fatigued caṇḍāla, Mahārāja Rantideva spoke the following nectarean words.
  • these words — 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 8.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.9.8

    Having thus been requested by the demons, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had assumed the form of a beautiful woman, began to smile. Looking at them with attractive feminine gestures, She spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.4.10-11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.10-11

    The goddess Durgā was decorated with flower garlands, smeared with sandalwood pulp and dressed with excellent garments and ornaments made of valuable jewels. Holding in her hands a bow, a trident, arrows, a shield, a sword, a conchshell, a disc and a club, and being praised by celestial beings like Apsarās, Kinnaras, Uragas, Siddhas, Cāraṇas and Gandharvas, who worshiped her with all kinds of presentations, she spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.13.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.4

    Then, after saving the boys and calves from the mouth of Aghāsura, who was death personified, Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, brought them all to the bank of the river and spoke the following words.
  • this (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam) — SB 9.22.21-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.22.21-24

    Citrāṅgada, of whom Vicitravīrya was the younger brother, was killed by a Gandharva who was also named Citrāṅgada. Satyavatī, before her marriage to Śāntanu, gave birth to the master authority of the Vedas, Vyāsadeva, known as Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana, who was begotten by Parāśara Muni. From Vyāsadeva, I [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] was born, and from him I studied this great work of literature, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The incarnation of Godhead Vedavyāsa, rejecting his disciples, headed by Paila, instructed Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam to me because I was free from all material desires. After Ambikā and Ambālikā, the two daughters of Kāśīrāja, were taken away by force, Vicitravīrya married them, but because he was too attached to these two wives, he had a heart attack and died of tuberculosis.
  • this (all the land given to them) — SB 9.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.5

    All the brāhmaṇas who were engaged in the various activities of the sacrifice were very pleased with Lord Rāmacandra, who was greatly affectionate and favorable to the brāhmaṇas. Thus with melted hearts they returned all the property received from Him and spoke as follows.
  • this (body) — SB 6.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.26

    Diti thought: Indra considers his body eternal, and thus he has become unrestrained. I therefore wish to have a son who can remove Indra's madness. Let me adopt some means to help me in this.
    , SB 7.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.14.13

    Through proper deliberation, one should give up attraction to his wife's body because that body will ultimately be transformed into small insects, stool or ashes. What is the value of this insignificant body? How much greater is the Supreme Being, who is all-pervading like the sky?
  • this (cosmic manifestation) — SB 6.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.22

    As pots made completely of earth are situated on earth after being created and are transformed into earth again when broken, this cosmic manifestation is caused by the Supreme Brahman, situated in the Supreme Brahman, and annihilated in the same Supreme Brahman. Therefore, since the Supreme Lord is the cause of Brahman, let us offer Him our respectful obeisances.
  • this (creation) — SB 1.8.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.16

    O brāhmaṇas, do not think this to be especially wonderful in the activities of the mysterious and infallible Personality of Godhead. By His own transcendental energy, He maintains and annihilates all material things, although He Himself is unborn.
  • this (life) — SB 9.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.13.3

    Mahārāja Nimi, being a self-realized soul, considered that this life is flickering. Therefore, instead of waiting long for Vasiṣṭha, he began performing the sacrifice with other priests.
  • this (material body) — SB 1.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.24

    May my Lord, who is four-handed and whose beautifully decorated lotus face, with eyes as red as the rising sun, is smiling, kindly await me at that moment when I quit this material body.
  • this (material world) — SB 5.25.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.3

    At the time of devastation, when Lord Anantadeva desires to destroy the entire creation, He becomes slightly angry. Then from between His two eyebrows appears three-eyed Rudra, carrying a trident. This Rudra, who is known as Sāṅkarṣaṇa, is the embodiment of the eleven Rudras, or incarnations of Lord Śiva. He appears in order to devastate the entire creation.
    , SB 7.2.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.39

    The boy addressed the women: O weak women! Only by the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is never diminished, is the entire world created, maintained and again annihilated. This is the verdict of the Vedic knowledge. This material creation, consisting of the moving and nonmoving, is exactly like His plaything. Being the Supreme Lord, He is completely competent to destroy and protect.
    , SB 7.8.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.43

    All the saintly persons present offered their prayers in this way: O Lord, O supreme maintainer of those sheltered at Your lotus feet, O original Personality of Godhead, the process of austerity and penance, in which You instructed us before, is the spiritual power of Your very self. It is by austerity that You create the material world, which lies dormant within You. This austerity was almost stopped by the activities of this demon, but now, by Yourself appearing in the form of Nṛsiṁhadeva, which is meant just to give us protection, and by killing this demon, You have again approved the process of austerity.
  • this (news) — SB 8.12.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.1-2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, in the form of a woman, captivated the demons and enabled the demigods to drink the nectar. After hearing of these pastimes, Lord Śiva, who is carried by a bull, went to the place where Madhusūdana, the Lord, resides. Accompanied by his wife, Umā, and surrounded by his companions, the ghosts, Lord Śiva went there to see the Lord's form as a woman.
  • this (the body and senses) — SB 7.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.12.10

    As long as a living entity is not completely self-realized—as long as he is not independent of the misconception of identifying with his body, which is nothing but a reflection of the original body and senses—he cannot be relieved of the conception of duality, which is epitomized by the duality between man and woman. Thus there is every chance that he will fall down because his intelligence is bewildered.
  • this (universe) — SB 4.11.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.18

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by His inconceivable supreme energy, time, causes the interaction of the three modes of material nature, and thus varieties of energy become manifest. It appears that He is acting, but He is not the actor. He is killing, but He is not the killer. Thus it is understood that only by His inconceivable power is everything happening.
    , SB 7.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.33

    This cosmic manifestation, the material world, is also Your body. This total lump of matter is agitated by Your potent energy known as kāla-śakti, and thus the three modes of material nature are manifested. You awaken from the bed of Śeṣa, Ananta, and from Your navel a small transcendental seed is generated. It is from this seed that the lotus flower of the gigantic universe is manifested, exactly as a banyan tree grows from a small seed.
  • this (world) — SB 7.8.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.42

    King Indra said: O Supreme Lord, You are our deliverer and protector. Our shares of sacrifices, which are actually Yours, have been recovered from the demon by You. Because the demoniac king Hiraṇyakaśipu was most fearsome, our hearts, which are Your permanent abode, were all overtaken by him. Now, by Your presence, the gloom and darkness in our hearts have been dissipated. O Lord, for those who always engage in Your service, which is more exalted than liberation, all material opulence is insignificant. They do not even care for liberation, not to speak of the benefits of kāma, artha and dharma.
    , SB 8.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.26

    No one anywhere can counteract this military arrangement of Bali's. It now appears that Bali is trying to drink up the entire universe with his mouth, lick up the ten directions with his tongue, and raise fire in every direction with his eyes. Indeed, he has arisen like the annihilating fire known as saṁvartaka.
  • this — Bg. 2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 2.1

    Sañjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusūdana, Kṛṣṇa, spoke the following words.
    , Bg. 2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 2.17

    Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul.
    , Bg. 3.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 3.31

    One who executes his duties according to My injunctions and who follows this teaching faithfully, without envy, becomes free from the bondage of fruitive actions.
    , Bg. 3.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 3.38

    As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, similarly, the living entity is covered by different degrees of this lust.
    , Bg. 7.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 7.2

    I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge both phenomenal and noumenal, by knowing which there shall remain nothing further to be known.
    , Bg. 7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 7.5

    Besides this inferior nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is a superior energy of Mine, which are all living entities who are struggling with material nature and are sustaining the universe.
    , Bg. 9.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 9.1

    The Supreme Lord said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most secret wisdom, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.
    , Bg. 9.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 9.2

    This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.
    , Bg. 10.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 10.42

    But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe.
    , Bg. 11.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.19

    You are the origin without beginning, middle or end. You have numberless arms, and the sun and moon are among Your great unlimited eyes. By Your own radiance You are heating this entire universe.
    , Bg. 11.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.20

    Although You are one, You are spread throughout the sky and the planets and all space between. O great one, as I behold this terrible form, I see that all the planetary systems are perplexed.
    , Bg. 11.41-42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.41-42

    I have in the past addressed You as “O Kṛṣṇa,” “O Yādava,” “O my friend,” without knowing Your glories. Please forgive whatever I may have done in madness or in love. I have dishonored You many times while relaxing or while lying on the same bed or eating together, sometimes alone and sometimes in front of many friends. Please excuse me for all my offenses.
    , Bg. 11.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.47

    The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, happily do I show you this universal form within the material world by My internal potency. No one before you has ever seen this unlimited and glaringly effulgent form.
    , Bg. 11.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.49

    Your mind has been perturbed upon seeing this horrible feature of Mine. Now let it be finished. My devotee, be free from all disturbance. With a peaceful mind you can now see the form you desire.
    , Bg. 11.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.51

    When Arjuna thus saw Kṛṣṇa in His original form, he said: Seeing this humanlike form, so very beautiful, my mind is now pacified, and I am restored to my original nature.
    , Bg. 11.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 11.52

    The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, the form which you are now seeing is very difficult to behold. Even the demigods are ever seeking the opportunity to see this form which is so dear.
    , Bg. 12.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 12.20

    He who follows this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engages himself with faith, making Me the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.
    , Bg. 13.1-2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 13.1-2

    Arjuna said: O my dear Kṛṣṇa, I wish to know about prakṛti [nature], Puruṣa [the enjoyer], and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the end of knowledge. The Blessed Lord then said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.
    , Bg. 14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 14.2

    By becoming fixed in this knowledge, one can attain to the transcendental nature, which is like My own nature. Thus established, one is not born at the time of creation nor disturbed at the time of dissolution.
    , Bg. 15.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 15.20

    This is the most confidential part of the Vedic scriptures, O sinless one, and it is disclosed now by Me. Whoever understands this will become wise, and his endeavors will know perfection.
    , Bg. 16.13-15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 16.13-15

    The demoniac person thinks: “So much wealth do I have today, and I will gain more according to my schemes. So much is mine now, and it will increase in the future, more and more. He is my enemy, and I have killed him; and my other enemy will also be killed. I am the lord of everything, I am the enjoyer, I am perfect, powerful and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is none so powerful and happy as I am. I shall perform sacrifices, I shall give some charity, and thus I shall rejoice.” In this way, such persons are deluded by ignorance.
    , Bg. 16.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 16.21

    There are three gates leading to this hell—lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul.
    , Bg. 18.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 18.46

    By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, man can, in the performance of his own duty, attain perfection.
    , Bg. 18.67plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 18.67

    This confidential knowledge may not be explained to those who are not austere, or devoted, or engaged in devotional service, nor to one who is envious of Me.
    , Bg. 18.68plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 18.68

    For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.
    , SB 1.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.30

    In the beginning of the material creation, that Absolute Personality of Godhead [Vāsudeva], in His transcendental position, created the energies of cause and effect by His own internal energy.
    , SB 1.3.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.36

    The Lord, whose activities are always spotless, is the master of the six senses and is fully omnipotent with six opulences. He creates the manifested universes, maintains them and annihilates them without being in the least affected. He is within every living being and is always independent.
    , 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.
    , SB 1.3.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.3.41

    Śrī Vyāsadeva delivered it to his son, who is the most respected among the self-realized, after extracting the cream of all Vedic literatures and histories of the universe.
    , SB 1.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.5

    Śrī Vyāsadeva said: All you have said about me is perfectly correct. Despite all this, I am not pacified. I therefore question you about the root cause of my dissatisfaction, for you are a man of unlimited knowledge due to your being the offspring of one [Brahmā] who is self-born [without mundane father and mother].
    , SB 1.5.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.20

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

    Learned circles have positively concluded that the infallible purpose of the advancement of knowledge, namely austerities, study of the Vedas, sacrifice, chanting of hymns and charity, culminates in the transcendental descriptions of the Lord, who is defined in choice poetry.
    , SB 1.6.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.3

    O son of Brahmā, how did you pass your life after initiation, and how did you attain this body, having quit your old one in due course?
    , SB 1.6.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.29

    At the end of the millennium, when the Personality of Godhead Lord Nārāyaṇa lay down within the water of devastation, Brahmā began to enter into Him along with all creative elements, and I also entered through His breathing.
    , SB 1.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.30

    After 4,300,000,000 solar years, when Brahmā awoke to create again by the will of the Lord, all the ṛṣis like Marīci, Aṅgirā, Atri and so on were created from the transcendental body of the Lord, and I also appeared along with them.
    , SB 1.6.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.36

    O Vyāsadeva, you are freed from all sins. Thus I have explained my birth and activities for self-realization, as you asked. All this will be conducive for your personal satisfaction also.
    , SB 1.6.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.6.38

    All glory and success to Śrīla Nārada Muni because he glorifies the activities of the Personality of Godhead, and so doing he himself takes pleasure and also enlivens all the distressed souls of the universe.
    , SB 1.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.26

    O Lord of lords, how is it that this dangerous effulgence is spreading all around? Where does it come from? I do not understand it.
    , SB 1.7.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.27

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Know from Me that this is the act of the son of Droṇa. He has thrown the hymns of nuclear energy [brahmāstra], and he does not know how to retract the glare. He has helplessly done this, being afraid of imminent death.
    , SB 1.7.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.52

    Caturbhuja [the four-armed one], or the Personality of Godhead, after hearing the words of Bhīma, Draupadī and others, saw the face of His dear friend Arjuna, and He began to speak as if smiling.
    , SB 1.8.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.11

    Sūta Gosvāmī said: Having patiently heard her words, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is always very affectionate to His devotees, could at once understand that Aśvatthāmā, the son of Droṇācārya, had thrown the brahmāstra to finish the last life in the Pāṇḍava family.
    , SB 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.
    , SB 1.9.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.17

    O best among the descendants of Bharata [Yudhiṣṭhira], I maintain, therefore, that all this is within the plan of the Lord. Accepting the inconceivable plan of the Lord, you must follow it. You are now the appointed administrative head, and, my lord, you should now take care of those subjects who are now rendered helpless.
    , SB 1.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.3

    We all respectfully want to hear about him [Mahārāja Parīkṣit] to whom Śukadeva Gosvāmī imparted transcendental knowledge. Please speak on this matter.
    , SB 1.13.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.18

    Mahātmā Vidura knew all this, and therefore he addressed Dhṛtarāṣṭra, saying: My dear King, please get out of here immediately. Do not delay. Just see how fear has overtaken you.
    , SB 1.14.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.14.7

    Since he departed, seven months have passed, yet he has not returned. I do not know factually how things are going there.
    , SB 1.16.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.16.24

    Mother, you are the reservoir of all riches. Please inform me of the root cause of your tribulations by which you have been reduced to such a weak state. I think that the powerful influence of time, which conquers the most powerful, might have forcibly taken away all your fortune, which was adored even by the demigods.
    , SB 1.17.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.30

    Mahārāja Parīkṣit, who was qualified to accept surrender and worthy of being sung in history, did not kill the poor surrendered and fallen Kali, but smiled compassionately, for he was kind to the poor.
    , SB 1.18.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.32

    The sage had a son who was very powerful, being a brāhmaṇa's son. While he was playing with inexperienced boys, he heard of his father's distress, which was occasioned by the King. Then and there the boy spoke as follows.
    , SB 1.19.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.20

    [The sages said:] O chief of all the saintly kings of the Pāṇḍu dynasty who are strictly in the line of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa! It is not at all astonishing that you give up your throne, which is decorated with the helmets of many kings, to achieve eternal association with the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 2.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.8

    At the end of the Dvāpara-yuga, I studied this great supplement of Vedic literature named Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is equal to all the Vedas, from my father, Śrīla Dvaipāyana Vyāsadeva.
    , SB 2.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.8

    My dear father, you know everything, and you are the controller of all. Therefore may all that I have inquired from you be kindly instructed to me so that I may be able to understand it as your student.
    , 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 2.6.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.37

    Since neither Lord Śiva nor you nor I could ascertain the limits of spiritual happiness, how can other demigods know it? And because all of us are bewildered by the illusory external energy of the Supreme Lord, we can see only this manifested cosmos according to our individual ability.
    , SB 2.7.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.51

    O Nārada, this science of God, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, was spoken to me in summary by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it was spoken as the accumulation of His diverse potencies. Please expand this science yourself.
    , SB 2.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.24

    I create this cosmos by such penance, I maintain it by the same energy, and I withdraw it all by the same energy. Therefore the potential power is penance only.
    , SB 2.9.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.39

    On the disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is the object of transcendental enjoyment for the senses of devotees, Brahmā, with folded hands, began to re-create the universe, full with living entities, as it was previously.
    , SB 2.9.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.44

    Thereupon the supplementary Vedic literature, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which was described by the Personality of Godhead and which contains ten characteristics, was told with satisfaction by the father [Brahmā] to his son Nārada.
    , SB 2.10.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.10.42

    He, the Personality of Godhead, as the maintainer of all in the universe, appears in different incarnations after establishing the creation, and thus He reclaims all kinds of conditioned souls amongst the humans, the nonhumans and the demigods.
    , SB 3.4.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.4.24

    While Uddhava, the chief and most confidential amongst the devotees of the Lord, was going away, Vidura, in affection and confidence, questioned him.
    , SB 3.5.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.6

    He lies down on His own heart spread in the form of the sky, and thus placing the whole creation in that space, He expands Himself into many living entities, which are manifested as different species of life. He does not have to endeavor for His maintenance, because He is the master of all mystic powers and the proprietor of everything. Thus He is distinct from the living entities.
    , SB 3.8.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.10

    At that time when the three worlds were submerged in water, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu was alone, lying on His bedstead, the great snake Ananta, and although He appeared to be in slumber in His own internal potency, free from the action of the external energy, His eyes were not completely closed.
    , SB 3.9.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.9

    O my Lord, the material miseries are without factual existence for the soul. Yet as long as the conditioned soul sees the body as meant for sense enjoyment, he cannot get out of the entanglement of material miseries, being influenced by Your external energy.
    , SB 3.9.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.14

    Let me offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Transcendence, who is eternally distinguished by His internal potency. His indistinguishable impersonal feature is realized by intelligence for self-realization. I offer my obeisances unto Him who by His pastimes enjoys the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation.
    , SB 3.9.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.24

    The Lord's potencies are innumerable. As He lies down in the water of devastation, I am born as the total universal energy from the navel lake in which the lotus sprouts. I am now engaged in manifesting His diverse energies in the form of the cosmic manifestation. I therefore pray that in the course of my material activities I may not be deviated from the vibration of the Vedic hymns.
    , SB 3.9.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.43

    By following My instructions you can now generate the living entities as before, by dint of your complete Vedic wisdom and the body you have directly received from Me, the supreme cause of everything.
    , SB 3.11.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.27

    In each and every change of Manu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appears by manifesting His internal potency in different incarnations, as Manu and others. Thus He maintains the universe by discovered power.
    , SB 3.12.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.18

    My dear son, you had better situate yourself in penance, which is auspicious for all living entities and which will bring all benediction upon you. By penance only shall you be able to create the universe as it was before.
    , SB 3.12.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.27

    Sage Kardama, husband of the great Devahūti, was manifested from the shadow of Brahmā. Thus all became manifested from either the body or the mind of Brahmā.
    , SB 3.12.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.32

    Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, who, by His own effulgence, while situated in Himself, has manifested this cosmos. May He also protect religion for all goodness.
    , SB 3.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.6

    The sage Maitreya said to Vidura: After his appearance, Manu, the father of mankind, along with his wife, thus addressed the reservoir of Vedic wisdom, Brahmā, with obeisances and folded hands.
    , SB 3.13.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.21

    Is this some extraordinary entity come in the pretense of a boar? It is very wonderful that He has come from my nose.
    , SB 3.13.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.41

    O Lord, as the peaks of great mountains become beautiful when decorated with clouds, Your transcendental body has become beautiful because of Your lifting the earth on the edge of Your tusks.
    , SB 3.13.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.43

    Who else but You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, could deliver the earth from within the water? It is not very wonderful for You, however, because You acted most wonderfully in the creation of the universe. By Your energy You have created this wonderful cosmic manifestation.
    , 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.
    , SB 3.14.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.47

    Everyone will be pleased with him because the Personality of Godhead, the supreme controller of the universe, is always satisfied with a devotee who does not wish for anything beyond Him.
    , SB 3.15.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.50

    O Lord, we therefore offer our respectful obeisances unto Your eternal form as the Personality of Godhead, which You have so kindly manifested before us. Your supreme, eternal form cannot be seen by unfortunate, less intelligent persons, but we are so much satisfied in our mind and vision to see it.
    , SB 3.20.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.11

    Did they evolve the creation in conjunction with their respective wives, did they remain independent in their action, or did they all jointly produce it?
    , SB 3.22.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.20

    The highest authority for me is the unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead, from whom this wonderful creation emanates and in whom its sustenance and dissolution rest. He is the origin of all Prajāpatis, the personalities meant to produce living entities in this world.
    , SB 3.23.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.23

    My dear Devahūti, you look very much afraid. First bathe in Lake Bindu-sarovara, created by Lord Viṣṇu Himself, which can grant all the desires of a human being, and then mount this airplane.
    , SB 3.24.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.11

    After worshiping the Supreme Lord with gladdened senses and a pure heart for His intended activities as an incarnation, Brahmā spoke as follows to Kardama and Devahūti.
    , SB 3.25.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.25.4

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The most powerful sage Maitreya was a friend of Vyāsadeva. Being encouraged and pleased by Vidura's inquiry about transcendental knowledge, Maitreya spoke as follows.
    , SB 3.30.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.30.31

    He goes alone to the darkest regions of hell after quitting the present body, and the money he acquired by envying other living entities is the passage money with which he leaves this world.
    , SB 3.32.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.32.43

    Anyone who once meditates upon Me with faith and affection, who hears and chants about Me, surely goes back home, back to Godhead.
    , SB 3.33.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.33.37

    The description of the dealings of Kapiladeva and His mother is very confidential, and anyone who hears or reads this narration becomes a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is carried by Garuḍa, and he thereafter enters into the abode of the Supreme Lord to engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord.
    , SB 4.1.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.56

    The demigods said: Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the transcendental Personality of Godhead, who created as His external energy this cosmic manifestation, which is situated in Him as the air and clouds are situated in space, and who has now appeared in the form of Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi in the house of Dharma.
    , SB 4.3.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.3.14

    O immortal Śiva, please be kind towards me and fulfill my desire. You have accepted me as half of your body; therefore please show kindness towards me and accept my request.
    , SB 4.4.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.18

    Therefore I shall no longer bear this unworthy body, which has been received from you, who have blasphemed Lord Śiva. If someone has taken food which is poisonous, the best treatment is to vomit.
    , SB 4.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.5.8

    Conjecturing on the origin of the storm, they said: There is no wind blowing, and no cows are passing, nor is it possible that this dust storm could be raised by plunderers, for there is still the strong King Barhi, who would punish them. Where is this dust storm blowing from? Is the dissolution of the planet now to occur?
    , SB 4.7.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.27

    The priests addressed the Lord, saying: O Lord, transcendental to material contamination, by the curse offered by Lord Śiva's men we have become attached to fruitive activities, and thus we are now fallen and therefore do not know anything about You. On the contrary, we are now involved in the injunctions of the three departments of the Vedic knowledge under the plea of executing rituals in the name of yajña. We know that You have made arrangements for distributing the respective shares of the demigods.
    , SB 4.7.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.32

    King Indra said: My dear Lord, Your transcendental form with eight hands and weapons in each of them appears for the welfare of the entire universe, and it is very pleasing to the mind and eyes. In such a form, Your Lordship is always prepared to punish the demons, who are envious of Your devotees.
    , 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.
    , SB 4.7.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.61

    The great sage Maitreya concluded: If one hears and again narrates, with faith and devotion, this story of the Dakṣa yajña as it was conducted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, then certainly one is cleared of all contamination of material existence, O son of Kuru.
    , SB 4.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.8

    O my master, Lord Brahmā is fully surrendered unto You. In the beginning You gave him knowledge, and thus he could see and understand the entire universe, just as a person awakens from sleep and visualizes his immediate duties. You are the only shelter of all persons who desire liberation, and You are the friend of all who are distressed. How, therefore, can a learned person who has perfect knowledge ever forget You?
    , SB 4.9.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.18

    The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when Dhruva Mahārāja, who had good intentions in his heart, finished his prayer, the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, who is very kind to His devotees and servants, congratulated him, speaking as follows.
    , SB 4.11.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.17

    My dear Dhruva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is uncontaminated by the material modes of nature. He is the remote cause of the creation of this material cosmic manifestation. When He gives the impetus, many other causes and effects are produced, and thus the whole universe moves, just as iron moves by the integrated force of a magnet.
    , SB 4.11.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.11.29

    My dear Dhruva, please, therefore, turn your attention to the Supreme Person, who is the infallible Brahman. Face the Supreme Personality of Godhead in your original position, and thus, by self-realization, you will find this material differentiation to be merely flickering.
    , SB 4.12.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.15

    Śrīla Dhruva Mahārāja realized that this cosmic manifestation bewilders living entities like a dream or phantasmagoria because it is a creation of the illusory, external energy of the Supreme Lord.
    , SB 4.12.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.12.52

    The transcendental activities of Dhruva Mahārāja are well known all over the world, and they are very pure. In childhood Dhruva Mahārāja rejected all kinds of toys and playthings, left the protection of his mother and seriously took shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu. My dear Vidura, I therefore conclude this narration, for I have described to you all its details.
    , SB 4.15.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.15.21

    Thus when the greatly powerful King Pṛthu, the son of Vena, saw the professionals before him, to congratulate them he smiled, and with the gravity of the vibrating sounds of clouds he spoke as follows.
    , SB 4.18.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.18.29

    After this, the king of all kings, Mahārāja Pṛthu, leveled all rough places on the surface of the globe by breaking up the hills with the strength of his bow. By his grace the surface of the globe almost became flat.
    , SB 4.19.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.19.31

    In order to make trouble and impede the performance of King Pṛthu's great sacrifice, King Indra has adopted some means that in the future will destroy the clear path of religious life. I draw your attention to this fact. If you oppose him any further, he will further misuse his power and introduce many other irreligious systems.
    , SB 4.21.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.19

    Just to encourage the members of the assembly and to enhance their pleasure, King Pṛthu glanced over them with eyes that seemed like stars in a sky wet with dew. He then spoke to them in a great voice.
    , SB 4.21.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.21.50

    Our dear lord, it is your occupational duty to rule over your citizens. That is not a very wonderful task for a personality like you, who are so affectionate in seeing to the interests of the citizens, because you are full of mercy. That is the greatness of your character.
    , 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.
    , SB 4.22.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.38

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead manifests Himself as one with the cause and effect within this body, but one who has transcended the illusory energy by deliberate consideration, which clears the misconception of a snake for a rope, can understand that the Paramātmā is eternally transcendental to the material creation and situated in pure internal energy. Thus the Lord is transcendental to all material contamination. Unto Him only must one surrender.
    , SB 4.23.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.12

    When he became completely free from the conception of bodily life, Mahārāja Pṛthu realized Lord Kṛṣṇa sitting in everyone's heart as the Paramātmā. Being thus able to get all instructions from Him, he gave up all other practices of yoga and jñāna. He was not even interested in the perfection of the yoga and jñāna systems, for he thoroughly realized that devotional service to Kṛṣṇa is the ultimate goal of life and that unless the yogīs and jñānīs become attracted to kṛṣṇa-kathā [narrations about Kṛṣṇa], their illusions concerning existence can never be dispelled.
    , SB 4.23.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.31

    Any person who describes the great characteristics of King Pṛthu with faith and determination—whether he reads or hears of them himself or helps others to hear of them—is certain to attain the very planet which Mahārāja Pṛthu attained. In other words, such a person also returns home to the Vaikuṇṭha planets, back to Godhead.
    , SB 4.23.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.33

    It does not matter whether one is a man or woman. Anyone who, with great respect, hears this narration of Mahārāja Pṛthu will become the father of many children if he is without children and will become the richest of men if he is without money.
    , SB 4.23.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.34

    Also, one who hears this narration three times will become very reputable if he is not recognized in society, and he will become a great scholar if he is illiterate. In other words, hearing of the narrations of Pṛthu Mahārāja is so auspicious that it drives away all bad luck.
    , SB 4.23.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.23.39

    Whoever, with great reverence and adoration, regularly reads, chants and describes the history of Mahārāja Pṛthu's activities will certainly increase unflinching faith and attraction for the lotus feet of the Lord. The Lord's lotus feet are the boat by which one can cross the ocean of nescience.
    , SB 4.24.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.10

    Mahārāja Barhiṣat executed many sacrifices all over the world. He scattered kuśa grasses and kept the tops of the grasses pointed eastward.
    , SB 4.24.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.31

    Now I shall chant one mantra which is not only transcendental, pure and auspicious, but is the best prayer for anyone who is aspiring to attain the ultimate goal of life. When I chant this mantra, please hear it carefully and attentively.
    , SB 4.24.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.60

    My dear Lord, the impersonal Brahman spreads everywhere, like the sunshine or the sky. And that impersonal Brahman, which spreads throughout the universe and in which the entire universe is manifested, is You.
    , SB 4.24.61plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.61

    My dear Lord, You have manifold energies, and these energies are manifested in manifold forms. With such energies You have also created this cosmic manifestation, and although You maintain it as if it were permanent, You ultimately annihilate it. Although You are never disturbed by such changes and alterations, the living entities are disturbed by them, and therefore they find the cosmic manifestation to be different or separated from You. My Lord, You are always independent, and I can clearly see this fact.
    , SB 4.24.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.62

    My dear Lord, Your universal form consists of all five elements, the senses, mind, intelligence, false ego (which is material) and the Paramātmā, Your partial expansion, who is the director of everything. Yogis other than the devotees—namely the karma-yogī and jñāna-yogī—worship You by their respective actions in their respective positions. It is stated both in the Vedas and in the śāstras that are corollaries of the Vedas, and indeed everywhere, that it is only You who are to be worshiped. That is the expert version of all the Vedas.
    , SB 4.24.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.69

    My dear sons of the King, just execute your occupational duty as kings with a pure heart. Just chant this prayer fixing your mind on the lotus feet of the Lord. That will bring you all good fortune, for the Lord will be very much pleased with you.
    , SB 4.24.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.72

    This prayer was first spoken to us by Lord Brahmā, the master of all creators. The creators, headed by Bhṛgu, were instructed in these prayers because they wanted to create.
    , SB 4.24.74plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.74

    A devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa whose mind is always absorbed in Him, who with great attention and reverence chants this stotra [prayer], will achieve the greatest perfection of life without delay.
    , SB 4.24.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.79

    My dear sons of the King, the prayers I have recited to you are meant for pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul. I advise you to recite these prayers, which are as effective as great austerities. In this way, when you are mature, your life will be successful, and you will certainly achieve all your desired objectives without fail.
    , SB 4.29.85plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.85

    The allegory of King Purañjana, described herein according to authority, was heard by me from my spiritual master, and it is full of spiritual knowledge. If one can understand the purpose of this allegory, he will certainly be relieved from the bodily conception and will clearly understand life after death. Although one may not understand what transmigration of the soul actually is, one can fully understand it by studying this narration.
    , SB 5.1.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.11

    Lord Brahmā, the supreme person within this universe, said: My dear Priyavrata, kindly hear attentively what I shall say to you. Do not be jealous of the Supreme Lord, who is beyond our experimental measurements. All of us, including Lord Śiva, your father and the great sage Mahārṣi Nārada, must carry out the order of the Supreme. We cannot deviate from His order.
    , SB 5.1.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.36

    While enjoying his material opulences with full strength and influence, Mahārāja Priyavrata once began to consider that although he had fully surrendered to the great saint Nārada and was actually on the path of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he had somehow become again entangled in material activities. Thus his mind now became restless, and he began to speak in a spirit of renunciation.
    , SB 5.3.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.3.16

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The priests, who were even worshiped by King Nābhi, the Emperor of Bhārata-varṣa, offered prayers in prose [generally they were in poetry] and bowed down at the Lord's lotus feet. The Lord of lords, the ruler of the demigods, was very pleased with them, and He began to speak as follows.
    , SB 5.4.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.2

    When the son of Mahārāja Nābhi became visible, He evinced all good qualities described by the great poets—namely, a well-built body with all the symptoms of the Godhead, prowess, strength, beauty, name, fame, influence and enthusiasm. When the father, Mahārāja Nābhi, saw all these qualities, he thought his son to be the best of human beings or the supreme being. Therefore he gave Him the name Ṛṣabha.
    , SB 5.4.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.4.9

    Of Ṛṣabhadeva's one hundred sons, the eldest, named Bharata, was a great, exalted devotee qualified with the best attributes. In his honor, this planet has become known as Bhārata-varṣa.
    , SB 5.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.5

    As long as one does not inquire about the spiritual values of life, one is defeated and subjected to miseries arising from ignorance. Be it sinful or pious, karma has its resultant actions. If a person is engaged in any kind of karma, his mind is called karmātmaka, colored with fruitive activity. As long as the mind is impure, consciousness is unclear, and as long as one is absorbed in fruitive activity, he has to accept a material body.
    , SB 5.5.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.19

    My transcendental body [sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]] looks exactly like a human form, but it is not a material human body. It is inconceivable. I am not forced by nature to accept a particular type of body; I take on a body by My own sweet will. My heart is also spiritual, and I always think of the welfare of My devotees. Therefore within My heart can be found the process of devotional service, which is meant for the devotees. Far from My heart have I abandoned irreligion [adharma] and nondevotional activities. They do not appeal to Me. Due to all these transcendental qualities, people generally pray to Me as Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the best of all living entities.
    , SB 5.6.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.6.16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Lord Ṛṣabhadeva is the master of all Vedic knowledge, human beings, demigods, cows and brāhmaṇas. I have already explained His pure, transcendental activities, which will vanquish the sinful activities of all living entities. This narration of Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's pastimes is the reservoir of all auspicious things. Whoever attentively hears or speaks of them, following in the footsteps of the ācāryas, will certainly attain unalloyed devotional service at the lotus feet of Lord Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , 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.
    , SB 5.14.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.46

    Devotees interested in hearing and chanting [śravaṇaṁ kīrtanam] regularly discuss the pure characteristics of Bharata Mahārāja and praise his activities. If one submissively hears and chants about the all-auspicious Mahārāja Bharata, one's life span and material opulences certainly increase. One can become very famous and easily attain promotion to the heavenly planets, or attain liberation by merging into the existence of the Lord. Whatever one desires can be attained simply by hearing, chanting and glorifying the activities of Mahārāja Bharata. In this way, one can fulfill all his material and spiritual desires. One does not have to ask anyone else for these things, for simply by studying the life of Mahārāja Bharata, one can attain all desirable things.
    , SB 5.18.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Bhadraśravā, the son of Dharmarāja, rules the tract of land known as Bhadrāśva-varṣa. Just as Lord Śiva worships Saṅkarṣaṇa in Ilāvṛta-varṣa, Bhadraśravā, accompanied by his intimate servants and all the residents of the land, worships the plenary expansion of Vāsudeva known as Hayaśīrṣa. Lord Hayaśīrṣa is very dear to the devotees, and He is the director of all religious principles. Fixed in the topmost trance, Bhadraśravā and his associates offer their respectful obeisances to the Lord and chant the following prayers with careful pronunciation.
    , SB 5.18.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.7

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva resides in the tract of land known as Hari-varṣa. In the Seventh Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, I shall describe to you how Prahlāda Mahārāja caused the Lord to assume the form of Nṛsiṁhadeva. Prahlāda Mahārāja, the topmost devotee of the Lord, is a reservoir of all the good qualities of great personalities. His character and activities have delivered all the fallen members of his demoniac family. Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva is very dear to this exalted personality. Thus Prahlāda Mahārāja, along with his servants and all the denizens of Hari-varṣa, worships Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva by chanting the following mantra.
    , SB 5.18.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.17

    Accompanied during the daytime by the sons of the Prajāpati [the predominating deities of the days] and accompanied at night by his daughters [the deities of the nights], Lakṣmīdevī worships the Lord during the period known as the Saṁvatsara in His most merciful form as Kāmadeva. Fully absorbed in devotional service, she chants the following mantras.
    , SB 5.18.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.24

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: In Ramyaka-varṣa, where Vaivasvata Manu rules, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as Lord Matsya at the end of the last era [the Cākṣuṣa-manvantara]. Vaivasvata Manu now worships Lord Matsya in pure devotional service and chants the following mantra.
    , SB 5.18.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.18.26

    My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone's heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.
    , SB 5.19.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.2

    A host of Gandharvas is always engaged in chanting the glories of Lord Rāmacandra. That chanting is always extremely auspicious. Hanumānjī and Arṣṭiṣeṇa, the chief person in Kimpuruṣa-varṣa, constantly hear those glories with complete attention. Hanumān chants the following mantras.
    , SB 5.19.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.10

    In his own book, known as Nārada Pañcarātra, Bhagavān Nārada has very vividly described how to work to achieve the ultimate goal of life—devotion—through knowledge and through execution of the mystic yoga system. He has also described the glories of the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The great sage Nārada instructed the tenets of this transcendental literature to Sāvarṇi Manu in order to teach those inhabitants of Bhārata-varṣa who strictly follow the principles of varṇāśrama-dharma how to achieve the devotional service of the Lord. Thus Nārada Muni, along with the other inhabitants of Bhārata-varṣa, always engages in the service of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, and he chants as follows.
    , SB 5.19.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.12

    Nārada, the most powerful saintly sage, also worships Nara-Nārāyaṇa by chanting the following mantra: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the master of the creation, maintenance and annihilation of this visible cosmic manifestation, yet He is completely free from false prestige. Although to the foolish He appears to have accepted a material body like us, He is unaffected by bodily tribulations like hunger, thirst and fatigue. Although He is the witness who sees everything, His senses are unpolluted by the objects He sees. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto that unattached, pure witness of the world, the Supreme Soul, the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 5.19.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.13

    O my Lord, master of all mystic yoga, this is the explanation of the yogic process spoken of by Lord Brahmā [Hiraṇyagarbha], who is self-realized. At the time of death, all yogīs give up the material body with full detachment simply by placing their minds at Your lotus feet. That is the perfection of yoga.
    , 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.
    , SB 5.25.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: This great universe, situated on one of Lord Anantadeva's thousands of hoods, appears just like a white mustard seed. It is infinitesimal compared to the hood of Lord Ananta.
    , SB 5.26.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.26.10

    A person who accepts his body as his self works very hard day and night for money to maintain his own body and the bodies of his wife and children. While working to maintain himself and his family, he may commit violence against other living entities. Such a person is forced to give up his body and his family at the time of death, when he suffers the reaction for his envy of other creatures by being thrown into the hell called Raurava.
    , SB 6.1.4-5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.4-5

    My dear lord, you have described the dynasties and characteristics of King Priyavrata and King Uttānapāda. The Supreme Personality of Godhead created this material world with various universes, planetary systems, planets and stars, with varied lands, seas, oceans, mountains, rivers, gardens and trees, all with different characteristics. These are divided among this planet earth, the luminaries in the sky and the lower planetary systems. You have very clearly described these planets and the living entities who live on them.
    , SB 6.1.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.1.37

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Being thus addressed by the messengers of Yamarāja, the servants of Vāsudeva smiled and spoke the following words in voices as deep as the sound of rumbling clouds.
    , SB 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."
    , SB 6.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.30

    Was this a dream I saw, or was it reality? I saw fearsome men with ropes in their hands coming to arrest me and drag me away. Where have they gone?
    , SB 6.3.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.25

    Because they are bewildered by the illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Yājñavalkya and Jaimini and other compilers of the religious scriptures cannot know the secret, confidential religious system of the twelve mahājanas. They cannot understand the transcendental value of performing devotional service or chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. Because their minds are attracted to the ritualistic ceremonies mentioned in the Vedas—especially the Yajur Veda, Sāma Veda and Ṛg Veda—their intelligence has become dull. Thus they are busy collecting the ingredients for ritualistic ceremonies that yield only temporary benefits, such as elevation to Svargaloka for material happiness. They are not attracted to the saṅkīrtana movement; instead, they are interested in dharma, artha, kāma and mokṣa.
    , SB 6.4.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.4.42

    Although Prajāpati Dakṣa could not say anything, when the Lord, who knows everyone's heart, saw His devotee prostrate in that manner and desiring to increase the population, He addressed him as follows.
    , SB 6.6.24-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.6.24-26

    Thereafter the King of the moon pacified Prajāpati Dakṣa with courteous words and thus regained the portions of light he had lost during his disease. Nevertheless he could not beget children. The moon loses his shining power during the dark fortnight, and in the bright fortnight it is manifest again. O King Parīkṣit, now please hear from me the names of Kaśyapa's wives, from whose wombs the population of the entire universe has come. They are the mothers of almost all the population of the entire universe, and their names are very auspicious to hear. They are Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kāṣṭhā, Ariṣṭā, Surasā, Ilā, Muni, Krodhavaśā, Tāmrā, Surabhi, Saramā and Timi. From the womb of Timi all the aquatics took birth, and from the womb of Saramā the ferocious animals like the tigers and lions took birth.
    , SB 6.7.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.26

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus advised by Lord Brahmā and relieved of their anxiety, all the demigods went to the sage Viśvarūpa, the son of Tvaṣṭā. My dear King, they embraced him and spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.8.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.35

    Viśvarūpa continued: O Indra, this mystic armor related to Lord Nārāyaṇa has been described by me to you. By putting on this protective covering, you will certainly be able to conquer the leaders of the demons.
    , SB 6.8.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.41

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear Mahārāja Parīkṣit, one who employs this armor or hears about it with faith and veneration when afraid because of any conditions in the material world is immediately freed from all dangers and is worshiped by all living entities.
    , SB 6.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.34

    O Lord, You need no support, and although You have no material body, You do not need cooperation from us. Since You are the cause of the cosmic manifestation and You supply its material ingredients without being transformed, You create, maintain and annihilate this cosmic manifestation by Yourself. Nevertheless, although You appear engaged in material activity, You are transcendental to all material qualities. Consequently these transcendental activities of Yours are extremely difficult to understand.
    , SB 6.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.10.2

    O King Parīkṣit, following the Lord's instructions, the demigods approached Dadhīci, the son of Atharvā. He was very liberal, and when they begged him to give them his body, he at once partially agreed. However, just to hear religious instructions from them, he smiled and jokingly spoke as follows.
    , SB 6.11.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.11.2-3

    O King Parīkṣit, the demigods, taking advantage of a favorable opportunity presented by time, attacked the army of the demons from the rear and began driving away the demoniac soldiers, scattering them here and there as if their army had no leader. Seeing the pitiable condition of his soldiers, Vṛtrāsura, the best of the asuras, who was called Indraśatru, the enemy of Indra, was very much aggrieved. Unable to tolerate such reverses, he stopped and forcefully rebuked the demigods, speaking the following words in an angry mood.
    , SB 6.12.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.12.21

    O Vṛtrāsura, demons are generally conducted by the mode of passion. Therefore, what a great wonder it is that although you are a demon, you have adopted the mentality of a devotee and have fixed your mind on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, who is always situated in pure goodness.
    , SB 6.13.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.6

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Hearing this, the great sages replied to King Indra, "O King of heaven, all good fortune unto you. Do not fear. We shall perform an aśvamedha sacrifice to release you from any sin you may accrue by killing the brāhmaṇa."
    , SB 6.13.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.13.22-23

    In this very great narrative there is glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, there are statements about the exaltedness of devotional service, there are descriptions of devotees like Indra and Vṛtrāsura, and there are statements about King Indra's release from sinful life and about his victory in fighting the demons. By understanding this incident, one is relieved of all sinful reactions. Therefore the learned are always advised to read this narration. If one does so, one will become expert in the activities of the senses, his opulence will increase, and his reputation will become widespread. One will also be relieved of all sinful reactions, he will conquer all his enemies, and the duration of his life will increase. Because this narration is auspicious in all respects, learned scholars regularly hear and repeat it on every festival day.
    , SB 6.14.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.16

    O King Parīkṣit, when Citraketu, bent low in humility, was seated at the lotus feet of the great sage, the sage congratulated him for his humility and hospitality. The sage addressed him in the following words.
    , SB 6.16.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.44

    My Lord, it is not impossible for one to be immediately freed from all material contamination by seeing You. Not to speak of seeing You personally, merely by hearing the holy name of Your Lordship only once, even caṇḍālas, men of the lowest class, are freed from all material contamination. Under the circumstances, who will not be freed from material contamination simply by seeing You?
    , SB 6.17.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.26

    Thereafter, in the presence of the great sage Nārada, the demons, the inhabitants of Siddhaloka, and his personal associates, Lord Śiva, who is most powerful, spoke to his wife, Pārvatī, while they all listened.
    , SB 6.18.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.43

    I promised to give her a benediction, and this promise cannot be violated, but Indra does not deserve to be killed. In these circumstances, the solution I have is quite suitable.
    , SB 6.18.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.45

    Kaśyapa Muni said: My dear gentle wife, if you follow my instructions regarding this vow for at least one year, you will surely get a son who will be able to kill Indra. However, if you deviate from this vow of following the Vaiṣṇava principles, you will get a son who will be favorable to Indra.
    , SB 6.18.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.76

    O my mother, O best of all women, I am a fool. Kindly excuse me for whatever offenses I have committed. Your forty-nine sons have been born unhurt because of your devotional service. As an enemy, I cut them to pieces, but because of your great devotional service they did not die.
    , SB 6.19.2-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.19.2-3

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: On the first day of the bright fortnight of the month of Agrahāyaṇa [November-December], following the instructions of her husband, a woman should begin this regulative devotional service with a vow of penance, for it can fulfill all one's desires. Before beginning the worship of Lord Viṣṇu, the woman should hear the story of how the Maruts were born. Under the instructions of qualified brāhmaṇas, in the morning she should wash her teeth, bathe, and dress herself with white cloth and ornaments, and before taking breakfast she should worship Lord Viṣṇu and Lakṣmī.
    , SB 6.19.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.19.19-20

    One should accept this viṣṇu-vrata, which is a vow in devotional service, and should not deviate from its execution to engage in anything else. By offering the remnants of prasāda, flower garlands, sandalwood pulp and ornaments, one should daily worship the brāhmaṇas and worship women who peacefully live with their husbands and children. Every day the wife must continue following the regulative principles to worship Lord Viṣṇu with great devotion. Thereafter, Lord Viṣṇu should be laid in His bed, and then one should take prasāda. In this way, husband and wife will be purified and will have all their desires fulfilled.
    , SB 7.1.14-15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.1.14-15

    O King, at the Rājasūya sacrifice, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, the son of Mahārāja Pāṇḍu, personally saw Śiśupāla merge into the body of the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa. Therefore, struck with wonder, he inquired about the reason for this from the great sage Nārada, who was seated there. While he inquired, all the sages present also heard him ask his question.
    , SB 7.2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.2

    Filled with rage and biting his lips, Hiraṇyakaśipu gazed at the sky with eyes that blazed in anger, making the whole sky smoky. Thus he began to speak.
    , SB 7.2.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.3

    Exhibiting his terrible teeth, fierce glance and frowning eyebrows, terrible to see, he took up his weapon, a trident, and thus began speaking to his associates, the assembled demons.
    , SB 7.2.18-19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.18-19

    O King, Hiraṇyakaśipu was extremely angry, but since he was a great politician, he knew how to act according to the time and situation. With sweet words he began pacifying his nephews, whose names were Śakuni, Śambara, Dhṛṣṭi, Bhūtasantāpana, Vṛka, Kālanābha, Mahānābha, Hariśmaśru and Utkaca. He also consoled their mother, his sister-in-law, Ruṣābhānu, as well as his own mother, Diti. He spoke to them all as follows.
    , SB 7.2.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.2.42

    Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.
    , SB 7.3.9-10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.9-10

    "The supreme person within this universe, Lord Brahmā, has gotten his exalted post by dint of severe austerities, mystic power and trance. Consequently, after creating the universe, he has become the most worshipable demigod within it. Since I am eternal and time is eternal, I shall endeavor for such austerity, mystic power and trance for many, many births, and thus I shall occupy the same post occupied by Lord Brahmā.
    , SB 7.3.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.26-27

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the supreme lord within this universe. At the end of each day of his life, the universe is fully covered with dense darkness by the influence of time, and then again, during his next day, that self-effulgent lord, by his own effulgence, manifests, maintains and destroys the entire cosmic manifestation through the material energy, which is invested with the three modes of material nature. He, Lord Brahmā, is the shelter of those modes of nature—sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa.
    , SB 7.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.33

    O my lord, being changelessly situated in your own abode, you expand your universal form within this cosmic manifestation, thus appearing to taste the material world. You are Brahman, the Supersoul, the oldest, the Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 7.3.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.34

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme, who in his unlimited, unmanifested form has expanded the cosmic manifestation, the form of the totality of the universe. He possesses external and internal energies and the mixed energy called the marginal potency, which consists of all the living entities.
    , SB 7.5.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.21

    Nārada Muni continued: My dear King Yudhiṣṭhira, Hiraṇyakaśipu seated Prahlāda Mahārāja on his lap and began smelling his head. With affectionate tears gliding down from his eyes and moistening the child's smiling face, he spoke to his son as follows.
    , SB 7.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.25

    After hearing these words of devotional service from the mouth of his son Prahlāda, Hiraṇyakaśipu was extremely angry. His lips trembling, he spoke as follows to Ṣaṇḍa the son of his guru, Śukrācārya.
    , SB 7.5.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.51

    After hearing these instructions of Ṣaṇḍa and Amarka, the sons of his spiritual master, Hiraṇyakaśipu agreed and requested them to instruct Prahlāda in that system of occupational duty which is followed by royal householder families.
    , SB 7.8.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.56

    The associates of Lord Viṣṇu in Vaikuṇṭha offered this prayer: O Lord, our supreme giver of shelter, today we have seen Your wonderful form as Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, meant for the good fortune of all the world. O Lord, we can understand that Hiraṇyakaśipu was the same Jaya who engaged in Your service but was cursed by brāhmaṇas and who thus received the body of a demon. We understand that his having now been killed is Your special mercy upon him.
    , SB 7.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.25

    In this material world, every living entity desires some future happiness, which is exactly like a mirage in the desert. Where is water in the desert, or, in other words, where is happiness in this material world? As for this body, what is its value? It is merely a source of various diseases. The so-called philosophers, scientists and politicians know this very well, but nonetheless they aspire for temporary happiness. Happiness is very difficult to obtain, but because they are unable to control their senses, they run after the so-called happiness of the material world and never come to the right conclusion.
    , SB 7.9.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.30

    My dear Lord, You alone manifest Yourself as the entire cosmic manifestation, for You existed before the creation, You exist after the annihilation, and You are the maintainer between the beginning and the end. All this is done by Your external energy through actions and reactions of the three modes of material nature. Therefore whatever exists—externally and internally—is You alone.
    , SB 7.9.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.32

    O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, after the annihilation the creative energy is kept in You, who appear to sleep with half-closed eyes. Actually, however, You do not sleep like an ordinary human being, for You are always in a transcendental stage, beyond the creation of the material world, and You always feel transcendental bliss. As Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, You thus remain in Your transcendental status, not touching material objects. Although You appear to sleep, this sleeping is distinct from sleeping in ignorance.
    , SB 7.10.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.14

    One who always remembers your activities and My activities also, and who chants the prayers you have offered, becomes free, in due course of time, from the reactions of material activities.
    , SB 7.10.63plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.63

    The demons could see the calf and cow, but because of the illusion created by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the demons could not forbid them. The great mystic Maya Dānava became aware that the calf and cow were drinking the nectar, and he could understand this to be the unseen power of providence. Thus he spoke to the demons, who were grievously lamenting.
    , SB 8.4.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.4.16

    O best of the Kuru dynasty, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul of everyone, being thus pleased, addressed Gajendra in the presence of everyone there. He spoke the following blessings.
    , SB 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.
    , SB 8.6.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.11

    O Supreme, You are independent in Your self and do not take help from others. Through Your own potency, You create this cosmic manifestation and enter into it. Those who are advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, who are fully in knowledge of the authoritative śāstra, and who, through the practice of bhakti-yoga, are cleansed of all material contamination, can see with clear minds that although You exist within the transformations of the material qualities, Your presence is untouched by these qualities.
    , SB 8.7.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.36

    Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Lord Śiva is always benevolent toward all living entities. When he saw that the living entities were very much disturbed by the poison, which was spreading everywhere, he was very compassionate. Thus he spoke to his eternal consort, Satī, as follows.
    , SB 8.7.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.40

    My dear gentle wife Bhavānī, when one performs benevolent activities for others, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is very pleased. And when the Lord is pleased, I am also pleased, along with all other living creatures. Therefore, let me drink this poison, for all the living entities may thus become happy because of me.
    , SB 8.12.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.3

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead welcomed Lord Śiva and Umā with great respect, and after being seated comfortably, Lord Śiva duly worshiped the Lord and smilingly spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.16.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.18

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When Kaśyapa Muni was thus requested by Aditi, he slightly smiled. "Alas," he said, "how powerful is the illusory energy of Lord Viṣṇu, by which the entire world is bound by affection for children!"
    , SB 8.16.60plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.60

    This payo-vrata is also known as sarva-yajña. In other words, by performing this sacrifice one can perform all other sacrifices automatically. This is also acknowledged to be the best of all ritualistic ceremonies. O gentle lady, it is the essence of all austerities, and it is the process of giving charity and pleasing the supreme controller.
    , SB 8.22.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.20

    Śrīmatī Vindhyāvali said: O my Lord, You have created the entire universe for the enjoyment of Your personal pastimes, but foolish, unintelligent men have claimed proprietorship for material enjoyment. Certainly they are shameless agnostics. Falsely claiming proprietorship, they think they can give charity and enjoy. In such a condition, what good can they do for You, who are the independent creator, maintainer and annihilator of this universe?
    , SB 8.23.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.5

    When Prahlāda Mahārāja heard how Bali Mahārāja, his grandson and descendant, had been released from bondage and had achieved the benediction of the Lord, he spoke as follows in a tone of greatly ecstatic devotion.
    , SB 8.23.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.30

    If one hears about the uncommon activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His various incarnations, he is certainly elevated to the higher planetary system or even brought back home, back to Godhead.
    , SB 8.24.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.17

    But in one night that fish grew so much that He could not move His body comfortably in the water of the pot. He then spoke to the King as follows.
    , SB 8.24.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.24

    While being thrown in the ocean, the fish said to King Satyavrata: O hero, in this water there are very powerful and dangerous sharks that will eat Me. Therefore you should not throw Me in this place.
    , SB 9.1.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.8

    The transcendental Supreme Person, the Supersoul of all living entities, who are in different statuses of life, high and low, existed at the end of the millennium, when neither this manifested cosmos nor anything else but Him existed.
    , SB 9.1.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.32

    Thereupon, just to please his wife, Lord Śiva said, "Any male entering this place shall immediately become a female!"
    , SB 9.1.38-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.1.38-39

    O King Parīkṣit, Lord Śiva was pleased with Vasiṣṭha. Therefore, to satisfy him and to keep his own word to Pārvatī, Lord Śiva said to that saintly person, "Your disciple Sudyumna may remain a male for one month and a female for the next. In this way he may rule the world as he likes."
    , SB 9.3.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.21

    O my daughter, who were born in a respectable family, how have you degraded your consciousness in this way? How is it that you are shamelessly maintaining a paramour? You will thus degrade the dynasties of both your father and your husband to hellish life.
    , SB 9.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.33

    O King, leave here and offer your daughter to Lord Baladeva, who is still present. He is most powerful. Indeed, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose plenary portion is Lord Viṣṇu. Your daughter is fit to be given to Him in charity.
    , SB 9.4.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.17

    Mahārāja Ambarīṣa was a great devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva, and of the saintly persons who are the Lord's devotees. Because of this devotion, he thought of the entire universe as being as insignificant as a piece of stone.
    , SB 9.4.57-59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.57-59

    Past, present and future are known to me [Lord Śiva], Sanat-kumāra, Nārada, the most revered Lord Brahmā, Kapila [the son of Devahūti], Apāntaratama [Lord Vyāsadeva], Devala, Yamarāja, Āsuri, Marīci and many saintly persons headed by him, as well as many others who have achieved perfection. Nonetheless, because we are covered by the illusory energy of the Lord, we cannot understand how expansive that illusory energy is. You should simply approach that Supreme Personality of Godhead to get relief, for this Sudarśana cakra is intolerable even to us. Go to Lord Viṣṇu. He will certainly be kind enough to bestow all good fortune upon you.
    , SB 9.6.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.6.28

    When the brāhmaṇas got up from bed and saw the waterpot empty, they inquired who had done this work of drinking the water meant for begetting a child.
    , SB 9.8.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.8.27

    O King Parīkṣit, when Aṁśumān had glorified the Lord in this way, the great sage Kapila, the powerful incarnation of Viṣṇu, being very merciful to him, explained to him the path of knowledge.
    , SB 9.18.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.10

    Śarmiṣṭhā unknowingly put Devayānī's dress on her own body, thus angering Devayānī, who then spoke as follows.
    , SB 9.18.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.22

    Because of falling in the well, I met you. Indeed, this has been arranged by providence. After I cursed Kaca, the son of the learned scholar Bṛhaspati, he cursed me by saying that I would not have a brāhmaṇa for a husband. Therefore, O mighty-armed one, there is no possibility of my becoming the wife of a brāhmaṇa.
    , SB 9.20.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.20.15

    King Duṣmanta replied: O Śakuntalā, with beautiful eyebrows, you have taken your birth in the family of the great saint Viśvāmitra, and your reception is quite worthy of your family. Aside from this, the daughters of a king generally select their own husbands.
    , SB 10.1.5-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.5-7

    Taking the boat of Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet, my grandfather Arjuna and others crossed the ocean of the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, in which such commanders as Bhīṣmadeva resembled great fish that could very easily have swallowed them. By the mercy of Lord Kṛṣṇa, my grandfathers crossed this ocean, which was very difficult to cross, as easily as one steps over the hoofprint of a calf. Because my mother surrendered unto Lord Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet, the Lord, Sudarśana-cakra in hand, entered her womb and saved my body, the body of the last remaining descendant of the Kurus and the Pāṇḍavas, which was almost destroyed by the fiery weapon of Aśvatthāmā. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, appearing within and outside of all materially embodied living beings by His own potency in the forms of eternal time—that is, as Paramātmā and as virāṭ-rūpa—gave liberation to everyone, either as cruel death or as life. Kindly enlighten me by describing His transcendental characteristics.
    , SB 10.1.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.47

    When Vasudeva saw that Kaṁsa was determined to kill his sister Devakī, he thought to himself very deeply. Considering the imminent danger of death, he thought of another plan to stop Kaṁsa.
    , SB 10.1.59plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.59

    My dear King Parīkṣit, when Kaṁsa saw that Vasudeva, being situated in truthfulness, was completely equipoised in giving him the child, he was very happy. Therefore, with a smiling face, he spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.2.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.35

    O Lord, cause of all causes, if Your transcendental body were not beyond the modes of material nature, one could not understand the difference between matter and transcendence. Only by Your presence can one understand the transcendental nature of Your Lordship, who are the controller of material nature. Your transcendental nature is very difficult to understand unless one is influenced by the presence of Your transcendental form.
    , SB 10.3.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.28

    My Lord, because You dispel all the fear of Your devotees, I request You to save us and give us protection from the terrible fear of Kaṁsa. Your form as Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is appreciated by yogīs in meditation. Please make this form invisible to those who see with material eyes.
    , SB 10.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.7

    Seeing the two sons of the demigods naked and intoxicated by opulence and false prestige, Devarṣi Nārada, in order to show them special mercy, desired to give them a special curse. Thus he spoke as follows.
    , SB 10.10.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.29

    O Lord Kṛṣṇa, Lord Kṛṣṇa, Your opulent mysticism is inconceivable. You are the supreme, original person, the cause of all causes, immediate and remote, and You are beyond this material creation. Learned brāhmaṇas know [on the basis of the Vedic statement sarvaṁ khalv idaṁ brahma] that You are everything and that this cosmic manifestation, in its gross and subtle aspects, is Your form.
    , SB 10.11.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.11.3

    Kṛṣṇa was bound by the rope to the ulūkhala, the mortar, which He was dragging. But how could He have pulled down the trees? Who had actually done it? Where was the source for this incident? Considering all these astounding things, the cowherd men were doubtful and bewildered.
    , 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.
    , Ādi 2.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 2.20

    [The Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, said:] "What more shall I say to you? I live throughout this cosmic manifestation merely by My single plenary portion."
    , Ādi 4.155plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 4.155

    [The gopīs say:] "O friends, those eyes that see the beautiful faces of the sons of Mahārāja Nanda are certainly fortunate. As these two sons enter the forest, surrounded by Their friends, driving the cows before Them, They hold Their flutes to Their mouths and glance lovingly upon the residents of Vṛndāvana. For those who have eyes, we think there is no greater object of vision."
    , Ādi 4.259plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 4.259

    "My dear auspicious Rādhārāṇī, Your body is the source of all beauty. Your red lips are softer than the sense of immortal sweetness, Your face bears the aroma of a lotus flower, Your sweet words defeat the vibrations of the cuckoo, and Your limbs are cooler than the pulp of sandalwood. All My transcendental senses are overwhelmed in ecstatic pleasure by tasting You, who are completely decorated by beautiful qualities."
    , Ādi 8.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 8.25

    "If one's heart does not change, tears do not flow from his eyes, his body does not shiver, and his bodily hairs do not stand on end as he chants the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, it should be understood that his heart is as hard as iron. This is due to his offenses at the lotus feet of the Lord's holy name."
    , Ādi 16.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 16.41

    " 'The greatness of mother Ganges always brilliantly exists. She is the most fortunate because she emanated from the lotus feet of Śrī Viṣṇu, the Personality of Godhead. She is the second goddess of fortune, and therefore she is always worshiped both by demigods and by humanity. Endowed with all wonderful qualities, she flourishes on the head of Lord Śiva.' "
    , Ādi 16.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 16.56

    "The glorification of the Ganges [mahattvaṁ gaṅgāyāḥ] is the principal unknown subject matter in this verse, and the known subject matter is indicated by the word 'idam,' which has been placed after the unknown.
    , Madhya 1.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 1.76

    [This is a verse spoken by Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.] "My dear friend, now I have met My very old and dear friend Kṛṣṇa on this field of Kurukṣetra. I am the same Rādhārāṇī, and now We are meeting together. It is very pleasant, but still I would like to go to the bank of the Yamunā beneath the trees of the forest there. I wish to hear the vibration of His sweet flute playing the fifth note within that forest of Vṛndāvana."
    , Madhya 2.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 2.18

    "[Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī used to lament:] 'Our Kṛṣṇa does not realize what we have suffered from injuries inflicted in the course of loving affairs. We are actually misused by love because love does not know where to strike and where not to strike. Even Cupid does not know of our very weakened condition. What should I tell anyone? No one can understand another's difficulties. Our life is actually not under our control, for youth will remain for two or three days and soon be finished. In this condition, O creator, what will be our destination?'
    , Madhya 6.165plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 6.165

    " 'Besides these inferior energies, which are material, there is another energy, a spiritual energy, and this is the living being, O mighty-armed one. The entire material world is sustained by the living entities.'
    , Madhya 11.151plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 11.151

    " 'O my Lord! O unlimited one! Although I was merged in the ocean of nescience, I have now, after a long time, attained You, just as one may attain the seashore. My dear Lord, by getting me, You have obtained the right person upon whom to bestow Your causeless mercy.' "
    , Madhya 19.199-200plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 19.199-200

    " 'I have in the past addressed You as "O Kṛṣṇa," "O Yādava," "O my friend" without knowing Your glories. Please forgive whatever I have done in madness or in love. I have dishonored You many times while we were relaxing, lying on the same bed or eating together, sometimes alone and sometimes in front of many friends. Please excuse me for all my offenses.'
    , Madhya 20.110plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 20.110

    " 'Just as the illumination of a fire, which is situated in one place, is spread all over, the energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Parabrahman, are spread all over this universe.'
    , Madhya 20.163plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 20.163

    " 'But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself, I pervade and support this entire universe.'
    , Madhya 20.376plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 20.376

    " 'But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe.'
    , Madhya 23.113plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 23.113

    " 'He who thus follows this imperishable religious principle of Kṛṣṇa consciousness with great faith and devotion, fully accepting Me as the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.'
    , Madhya 24.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.56

    " 'My dear Lord Kṛṣṇa, where is that woman within the three worlds who cannot be captivated by the rhythms of the sweet songs coming from Your wonderful flute? Who cannot fall down from the path of chastity in this way? Your beauty is the most sublime within the three worlds. Upon seeing Your beauty, even cows, birds, animals and trees in the forest are stunned in jubilation.'
    , Madhya 25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 25.38

    " 'O most auspicious one! For our benefit You are worshiped by us. You manifest Your transcendental form, which You show to us in our meditation. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, the Supreme Person, and we worship You whom impersonalists do not accept due to their poor fund of knowledge. Thus they are liable to descend into a hellish condition.'
    , Madhya 25.101plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 25.101

    " 'Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things for himself that are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.'
    , Madhya 25.283plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 25.283

    The Caitanya-caritāmṛta pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu constitute a very secret literature. It is the life and soul of all devotees. Those who are not fit to relish this literature, who are envious like hogs and pigs, will certainly not adore it. However, this will not harm my attempt. These pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu will certainly please all saintly people who have clear hearts. They will certainly enjoy it. We wish that this will enhance their enjoyment more and more.
    , Antya 1.79plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.79

    My dear friend, now I have met My very old and dear friend Kṛṣṇa on this field of Kurukṣetra. I am the same Rādhārāṇī, and now We are meeting together. It is very pleasant, but I would still like to go to the bank of the Yamunā beneath the trees of the forest there. I wish to hear the vibration of His sweet flute playing the fifth note within that forest of Vṛndāvana."
    , Antya 1.114plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.114

    "My dear friend, now I have met My very old and dear friend Kṛṣṇa on this field of Kurukṣetra. I am the same Rādhārāṇī, and now We are meeting together. It is very pleasant, but I would still like to go to the bank of the Yamunā beneath the trees of the forest there. I wish to hear the vibration of His sweet flute playing the fifth note within that forest of Vṛndāvana."
    , Antya 1.146plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.146

    Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī said to Her constant companion Viśākhā: "My dear friend, if Kṛṣṇa is unkind to Me, there will be no need for you to cry, for it wiIl not be due to any fault of yours. I shall then have to die, but afterwards please do one thing for Me: to observe My funeral ceremony, place My body with its arms embracing a tamāla tree like creepers so that I may remain forever in Vṛndāvana undisturbed. That is My last request."(Vidagdha-mādhava 2.47)
    , Antya 1.158plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.158

    'The sweet, fragrant honey oozing from newly grown mango buds is again and again attracting groups of bumblebees, and this forest is trembling in the softly moving breezes from the Malaya Hills, which are full of sandalwood trees. Thus the forest of Vṛndāvana is increasing My transcendental pleasure.'
    , Antya 1.160plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.160

    'My dear friend, this forest of Vṛndāvana is giving great pleasure to our senses in various ways. Somewhere bumblebees are singing in groups, and in some places mild breezes are cooling the entire atmosphere. Somewhere the creepers and tree twigs are dancing, the mallikā flowers are expanding their fragrance, and an overabundance of juice is constantly flowing in showers from pomegranate fruits.'
    , Antya 5.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 5.48

    "A transcendentally sober person who, with faith and love continuously hears from a realized soul about the activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa in His rāsa dance with the gopīs, or one who describes such activities, can attain full transcendental devotional service at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus lusty material desires, which are the heart disease of all materialistic persons, are for him quickly and completely vanquished.'
    , Antya 17.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 17.31

    " 'My dear Lord Kṛṣṇa, where is that woman within the three worlds who cannot be captivated by the rhythms of the sweet songs coming from Your wonderful flute? Who cannot fall down from the path of chastity in this way? Your beauty is the most sublime within the three worlds. Upon seeing Your beauty, even cows, birds, animals and trees in the forest are stunned in jubilation.'
    , Īśo 1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 1

    Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.
    , Īśo 17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 17

    Let this temporary body be burnt to ashes, and let the air of life be merged with the totality of air. Now, O my Lord, please remember all my sacrifices, and because You are the ultimate beneficiary, please remember all that I have done for You.
    , NoI 11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNectar of Instruction Text 11

    Of the many objects of favored delight and of all the lovable damsels of Vrajabhūmi, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is certainly the most treasured object of Kṛṣṇa's love. And, in every respect, Her divine kuṇḍa is described by great sages as similarly dear to Him. Undoubtedly Rādhā-kuṇḍa is very rarely attained even by the great devotees; therefore it is even more difficult for ordinary devotees to attain. If one simply bathes once within those holy waters, one's pure love of Kṛṣṇa is fully aroused.
  • this body — SB 4.29.1a-2aplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.1a-2a

    A desire to maintain body, wife and children is also observed in animal society. The animals have full intelligence to manage such affairs. If a human being is simply advanced in this respect, what is the difference between him and an animal? One should be very careful to understand that this human life is attained after many, many births in the evolutionary process. A learned man who gives up the bodily conception of life, both gross and subtle, will, by the enlightenment of spiritual knowledge, become a prominent individual spirit soul, as the Supreme Lord is also.
    , SB 7.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.45

    As long as one has to accept a material body, with its different parts and paraphernalia, which are not fully under one's control, one must have the lotus feet of his superiors, namely his spiritual master and the spiritual master's predecessors. By their mercy, one can sharpen the sword of knowledge, and with the power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's mercy one must then conquer the enemies mentioned above. In this way, the devotee should be able to merge into his own transcendental bliss, and then he may give up his body and resume his spiritual identity.
  • this body of Brahmā — SB 3.15.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.5

    O original source of strength and scientific knowledge, all obeisances unto you! You have accepted the differentiated mode of passion from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. With the help of external energy you are born of the unmanifested source. All obeisances unto you!
  • this cosmic manifestation — SB 3.5.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.5

    O great sage, kindly narrate how the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the independent, desireless Lord of the three worlds and the controller of all energies, accepts incarnations and creates the cosmic manifestation with perfectly arranged regulative principles for its maintenance.
    , SB 3.9.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.23

    The Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, is always the benefactor of the surrendered souls. His activities are always enacted through His internal potency, Ramā, or the goddess of fortune. I pray only to engage in His service in the creation of the material world, and I pray that I not be materially affected by my works, for thus I may be able to give up the false prestige of being the creator.
    , SB 4.24.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.64

    My dear Lord, after creating by Your own potencies, You enter within the creation in four kinds of forms. Being within the hearts of the living entities, You know them and know how they are enjoying their senses. The so-called happiness of this material creation is exactly like the bees' enjoyment of honey after it has been collected in the honeycomb.
    , SB 4.29.69plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.69

    Kṛṣṇa consciousness means constantly associating with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in such a mental state that the devotee can observe the cosmic manifestation exactly as the Supreme Personality of Godhead does. Such observation is not always possible, but it becomes manifest exactly like the dark planet known as Rāhu, which is observed in the presence of the full moon.
    , SB 8.3.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.4

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by expanding His own energy, keeps this cosmic manifestation visible and again sometimes renders it invisible. He is both the supreme cause and the supreme result, the observer and the witness, in all circumstances. Thus He is transcendental to everything. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead give me protection.
    , 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.
  • this cosmic manifestation is created and maintained — SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
  • this creation — SB 3.5.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.23

    The Personality of Godhead, the master of all living entities, existed prior to the creation as one without a second. It is by His will only that creation is made possible and again everything merges in Him. This Supreme Self is symptomized by different names.
  • this description of the characteristics of Vāmanadeva — SB 8.23.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.31

    Whenever the activities of Vāmanadeva are described in the course of a ritualistic ceremony, whether the ceremony be performed to please the demigods, to please one's forefathers in Pitṛloka, or to celebrate a social event like a marriage, that ceremony should be understood to be extremely auspicious.
  • this entire cosmic manifestation — SB 9.18.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.49

    The Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva, who created the cosmic manifestation, exhibits Himself as all-pervading, like the sky that holds clouds. And when the creation is annihilated, everything enters into the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu, and varieties are no longer manifested.
  • this entire universe — SB 9.18.12-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.18.12-14

    We are among the qualified brāhmaṇas, who are accepted as the face of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The brāhmaṇas have created the entire universe by their austerity, and they always keep the Absolute Truth within the core of their hearts. They have directed the path of good fortune, the path of Vedic civilization, and because they are the only worshipable objects within this world, they are offered prayers and worshiped even by the great demigods, the directors of the various planets, and even by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul, the supreme purifier, the husband of the goddess of fortune. And we are even more respectable because we are in the dynasty of Bhṛgu. Yet although this woman's father, being among the demons, is our disciple, she has put on my dress, exactly like a śūdra taking charge of Vedic knowledge.
  • this glorification — SB 5.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.42

    Having summarized the teachings of Jaḍa Bharata, Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King Parīkṣit, the path indicated by Jaḍa Bharata is like the path followed by Garuḍa, the carrier of the Lord, and ordinary kings are just like flies. Flies cannot follow the path of Garuḍa, and to date none of the great kings and victorious leaders could follow this path of devotional service, not even mentally.
  • this incident — SB 9.7.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.7.3

    There in Rasātala, the lower region of the universe, Purukutsa, being empowered by Lord Viṣṇu, was able to kill all the Gandharvas who deserved to be killed. Purukutsa received the benediction from the serpents that anyone who remembers this history of his being brought by Narmadā to the lower region of the universe will be assured of safety from the attack of snakes.
  • this lamentation — Bg. 2.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 2.2

    The Supreme Person [Bhagavān] said: My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They do not lead to higher planets, but to infamy.
  • this manifestation — SB 1.13.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.48

    Therefore, O King, you should look to the Supreme Lord only, who is one without a second and who manifests Himself by different energies and is both within and without.
  • this material attachment — SB 1.12.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.12.28

    After inquiring about proper self-knowledge from the son of Vyāsadeva, who will be a great philosopher, he will renounce all material attachment and achieve a life of fearlessness.
  • this material world — SB 2.2.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.1

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Formerly, prior to the manifestation of the cosmos, Lord Brahmā, by meditating on the virāṭ-rūpa, regained his lost consciousness by appeasing the Lord. Thus he was able to rebuild the creation as it was before.
    , SB 3.5.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.25

    The Lord is the seer, and the external energy, which is seen, works as both cause and effect in the cosmic manifestation. O greatly fortunate Vidura, this external energy is known as māyā or illusion, and through her agency only is the entire material manifestation made possible.
    , SB 4.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.7

    My Lord, You are the supreme one, but by Your different energies You appear differently in the spiritual and material worlds. You create the total energy of the material world by Your external potency, and after creation You enter within the material world as the Supersoul. You are the Supreme Person, and through the temporary modes of material nature You create varieties of manifestation, just as fire, entering into wood of different shapes, burns brilliantly in different varieties.
    , SB 5.11.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.11.13-14

    There are two kinds of kṣetrajña—the living entity, as explained above, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is explained as follows. He is the all-pervading cause of creation. He is full in Himself and is not dependent on others. He is perceived by hearing and direct perception. He is self-effulgent and does not experience birth, death, old age or disease. He is the controller of all the demigods, beginning with Lord Brahmā. He is called Nārāyaṇa, and He is the shelter of living entities after the annihilation of this material world. He is full of all opulences, and He is the resting place of everything material. He is therefore known as Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By His own potency, He is present within the hearts of all living entities, just as the air or vital force is within the bodies of all beings, moving and nonmoving. In this way He controls the body. In His partial feature, the Supreme Personality of Godhead enters all bodies and controls them.
    , SB 5.17.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.17.22-23

    From that Supreme Personality of Godhead appears Lord Brahmā, whose body is made from the total material energy, the reservoir of intelligence predominated by the passionate mode of material nature. From Lord Brahmā, I myself am born as a representation of false ego known as Rudra. By my own power I create all the other demigods, the five elements and the senses. Therefore, I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than any of us and under whose control are situated all the demigods, material elements and senses, and even Lord Brahmā and I myself, like birds bound by a rope. Only by the Lord's grace can we create, maintain and annihilate the material world. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Being.
    , SB 7.3.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.26-27

    Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the supreme lord within this universe. At the end of each day of his life, the universe is fully covered with dense darkness by the influence of time, and then again, during his next day, that self-effulgent lord, by his own effulgence, manifests, maintains and destroys the entire cosmic manifestation through the material energy, which is invested with the three modes of material nature. He, Lord Brahmā, is the shelter of those modes of nature—sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa.
    , SB 8.3.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.3

    The Supreme Godhead is the supreme platform on which everything rests, the ingredient by which everything has been produced, and the person who has created and is the only cause of this cosmic manifestation. Nonetheless, He is different from the cause and the result. I surrender unto Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is self-sufficient in everything.
    , SB 10.3.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.14

    My Lord, You are the same person who in the beginning created this material world by His personal external energy. After the creation of this world of three guṇas [sattva, rajas and tamas], You appear to have entered it, although in fact You have not.
    , Ādi 7.118plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 7.118

    " 'Besides these inferior energies, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises all living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature.'.'
    , Madhya 20.116plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 20.116

    " 'Besides this inferior nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is a superior energy of Mine, which consists of all living entities who are struggling with material nature and are sustaining the universe.'
  • this phenomenal world — SB 2.4.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.6

    I beg to know from you how the Personality of Godhead, by His personal energies, creates these phenomenal universes as they are, which are inconceivable even to the great demigods.
    , Īśo Invocationplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Invocation

    The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete, and because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as complete wholes. Whatever is produced of the Complete Whole is also complete in itself. Because He is the Complete Whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.
  • this philosophy of life — SB 8.22.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.11

    Only by providence have I been forcibly brought under Your lotus feet and deprived of all my opulence. Because of the illusion created by temporary opulence, people in general, who live under material conditions, facing accidental death at every moment, do not understand that this life is temporary. Only by providence have I been saved from that condition.
  • this prayer — SB 4.24.78plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.78

    A devotee who rises early in the morning and with folded hands chants these prayers sung by Lord Śiva and gives facility to others to hear them certainly becomes free from all bondage to fruitive activities.
  • this present form — SB 3.9.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.4

    This present form, or any transcendental form expanded by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is equally auspicious for all the universes. Since You have manifested this eternal personal form upon whom Your devotees meditate, I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto You. Those who are destined to be dispatched to the path of hell neglect Your personal form because of speculating on material topics.
    , Antya 5.124-125plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 5.124-125

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  • this ultimate abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead — SB 5.14.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.39

    Saintly persons, who are friends to all living entities, have a peaceful consciousness. They have controlled their senses and minds, and they easily attain the path of liberation, the path back to Godhead. Being unfortunate and attached to the miserable material conditions, a materialistic person cannot associate with them.
  • this universe — SB 3.9.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.22

    Let the Supreme Lord be merciful towards me. He is the one friend and soul of all living entities in the world, and He maintains all, for their ultimate happiness, by His six transcendental opulences. May He be merciful towards me so that I, as before, may be empowered with the introspection to create, for I am also one of the surrendered souls who are dear to the Lord.
    , SB 3.16.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.22

    O Lord, You are the personification of all religion. Therefore You manifest Yourself in three millenniums, and thus You protect this universe, which consists of animate and inanimate beings. By Your grace, which is of pure goodness and is the bestower of all blessings, kindly drive away the elements of rajas and tamas for the sake of the demigods and twice-born.
    , SB 5.7.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.7.14

    "The Supreme Personality of Godhead is situated in pure goodness. He illuminates the entire universe and bestows all benedictions upon His devotees. The Lord has created this universe from His own spiritual potency. According to His desire, the Lord entered this universe as the Supersoul, and by virtue of His different potencies, He is maintaining all living entities desiring material enjoyment. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who is the giver of intelligence."
    , SB 5.9.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.18

    Intolerant of the offenses committed, the infuriated goddess Kālī flashed her eyes and displayed her fierce, curved teeth. Her reddish eyes glowed, and she displayed her fearsome features. She assumed a frightening body, as if she were prepared to destroy the entire creation. Leaping violently from the altar, she immediately decapitated all the rogues and thieves with the very sword with which they had intended to kill Jaḍa Bharata. She then began to drink the hot blood that flowed from the necks of the beheaded rogues and thieves, as if this blood were liquor. Indeed, she drank this intoxicant with her associates, who were witches and female demons. Becoming intoxicated with this blood, they all began to sing very loudly and dance as though prepared to annihilate the entire universe. At the same time, they began to play with the heads of the rogues and thieves, tossing them about as if they were balls.
    , SB 7.3.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.11

    "By dint of my severe austerities, I shall reverse the results of pious and impious activities. I shall overturn all the established practices within this world. Even Dhruvaloka will be vanquished at the end of the millennium. Therefore, what is the use of it? I shall prefer to remain in the position of Brahmā."
    , SB 8.1.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.10

    Within this universe, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Supersoul feature is present everywhere, wherever there are animate or inanimate beings. Therefore, one should accept only that which is allotted to him; one should not desire to infringe upon the property of others.
    , SB 8.20.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.30

    O King, when all the demons, the followers of Mahārāja Bali, saw the universal form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who held everything within His body, when they saw in the Lord's hand His disc, known as the Sudarśana cakra, which generates intolerable heat, and when they heard the tumultuous sound of His bow, all of these caused lamentation within their hearts.
    , SB 10.13.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.58

    Lord Brahmā's external consciousness then revived, and he stood up, just like a dead man coming back to life. Opening his eyes with great difficulty, he saw the universe, along with himself.
    , Ādi 13.77plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 13.77

    "As the thread in a cloth spreads both lengthwise and breadthwise, so everything we see within this cosmic manifestation is directly and indirectly existing in the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is not very wonderful for Him."
    , Madhya 25.133plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 25.133

    " 'Before the cosmic manifestation was created, the creative propensity was merged in His person. At that time all potencies and manifestations were preserved in the personality of the Supreme Lord. The Lord is the cause of all causes, and He is the all-pervading, self-sufficient person. Before the creation, He existed with His spiritual potency in the spiritual world, wherein various Vaikuṇṭha planets are manifest.'
  • this Vedic literature (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam) — SB 9.22.21-24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.22.21-24

    Citrāṅgada, of whom Vicitravīrya was the younger brother, was killed by a Gandharva who was also named Citrāṅgada. Satyavatī, before her marriage to Śāntanu, gave birth to the master authority of the Vedas, Vyāsadeva, known as Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana, who was begotten by Parāśara Muni. From Vyāsadeva, I [Śukadeva Gosvāmī] was born, and from him I studied this great work of literature, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The incarnation of Godhead Vedavyāsa, rejecting his disciples, headed by Paila, instructed Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam to me because I was free from all material desires. After Ambikā and Ambālikā, the two daughters of Kāśīrāja, were taken away by force, Vicitravīrya married them, but because he was too attached to these two wives, he had a heart attack and died of tuberculosis.
  • this whole material world — SB 8.11.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.8

    Seeing the movements of time, those who are cognizant of the real truth neither rejoice nor lament for different circumstances. Therefore, because you are jubilant due to your victory, you should be considered not very learned.
  • this whole universe — SB 9.9.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.7

    Like a cloth woven of threads extending for its length and breadth, this entire universe, in all its latitude and longitude, is situated under different potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Śiva is the incarnation of the Lord, and thus he represents the Supersoul in the embodied soul. He can sustain your forceful waves on his head.
  • this world — SB 2.5.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.5.2

    My dear father, please describe factually the symptoms of this manifest world. What is its background? How is it created? How is it conserved? And under whose control is all this being done?
    , SB 2.9.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.9.46

    O King, your questions as to how the universe became manifested from the gigantic form of the Personality of Godhead, as well as other questions, I shall answer in detail by explanation of the four verses already mentioned.
  • thus — Bg. 1.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 1.27

    When the son of Kuntī, Arjuna, saw all these different grades of friends and relatives, he became overwhelmed with compassion and spoke thus:
    , SB 1.17.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.17.35

    Śrī Sūta Gosvāmī said: The personality of Kali, thus being ordered by Mahārāja Parīkṣit, began to tremble in fear. Seeing the King before him like Yamarāja, ready to kill him, Kali spoke to the King as follows.
  • whatever we can see — Bg. 8.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 8.22

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than all, is attainable by unalloyed devotion. Although He is present in His abode, He is all-pervading, and everything is situated within Him.
  • which we see — Bg. 7.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 7.7

    O conquerer of wealth [Arjuna], there is no Truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.

idam abravīt

  • and spoke as follows — SB 10.1.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.53

    Vasudeva's mind was full of anxiety because his wife was facing danger, but in order to please the cruel, shameless and sinful Kaṁsa, he externally smiled and spoke to him as follows.

idam āha

  • spoke as follows — SB 8.16.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.3

    O best of the Kurus, when Kaśyapa Muni had been properly received and welcomed, he took his seat and then spoke as follows to his wife, Aditi, who was very morose.

idam ca

  • also this — SB 1.4.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.27

    Thus the sage, being dissatisfied at heart, at once began to reflect, because he knew the essence of religion, and he said within himself:

an-idam-vidām

  • of those who are ignorant of the process of devotional service — SB 2.2.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.2.27

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

bata idam

  • certainly that — SB 2.3.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.24

    Certainly that heart is steel-framed which, in spite of one's chanting the holy name of the Lord with concentration, does not change when ecstasy takes place, tears fill the eyes and the hairs stand on end.

eva idam

  • certainly all these — SB 2.6.13-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.13-16

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

hṛdayam idam

  • this heart — Antya 1.171plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 1.171

    When Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī smiles, waves of joy overtake Her cheeks, and Her arched eyebrows dance like the bow of Cupid. Her glance is so enchanting that it is like a dancing bumblebee, moving unsteadily due to intoxication. That bee has bitten the whorl of My heart.' "

kim idam

  • what is this — SB 8.11.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.33

    When Indra saw the thunderbolt return from the enemy, he was very much afraid. He began to wonder whether this had happened because of some miraculous superior power.
    , SB 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.
    , SB 9.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.20

    O unchaste girl, what is this that you have desired to do? You have cheated the most respectable husband, who is honored by everyone, for I see that because he was old, diseased and therefore unattractive, you have left his company to accept as your husband this young man, who appears to be a beggar from the street.
  • what is this fragrance — SB 10.6.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.6.41

    Upon smelling the fragrance of the smoke emanating from Pūtanā's burning body, many inhabitants of Vrajabhūmi in distant places were astonished. "Where is this fragrance coming from?" they asked. Thus they went to the spot where Pūtanā's body was being burnt.
  • what is this nonsense — SB 5.10.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.7

    Thereafter, when the King saw that his palanquin was still being shaken by the carriers, he became very angry and said: You rascal, what are you doing? Are you dead despite the life within your body? Do you not know that I am your master? You are disregarding me and are not carrying out my order. For this disobedience I shall now punish you just as Yamarāja, the superintendent of death, punishes sinful people. I shall give you proper treatment so that you will come to your senses and do the correct thing.

sarvam idam

  • all those described above — Bg. 8.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 8.28

    A person who accepts the path of devotional service is not bereft of the results derived from studying the Vedas, performing austere sacrifices, giving charity or pursuing philosophical and fruitive activities. At the end he reaches the supreme abode.

sat-asat idam

  • this material manifestation of cause and effect — SB 5.25.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.10

    This manifestation of subtle and gross matter exists within the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Out of causeless mercy toward His devotees, He exhibits various forms, which are all transcendental. The Supreme Lord is most liberal, and He possesses all mystic power. To conquer the minds of His devotees and give pleasure to their hearts, He appears in different incarnations and manifests many pastimes.

tat idam

  • all these material manifestations — SB 2.6.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.31

    All the material manifestations of the universes are therefore situated in His powerful material energies, which He accepts self-sufficiently, although He is eternally without affinity for the material modes.

tena idam

  • it is all by Him — SB 2.6.13-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.13-16

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

vratam idam

  • this payo-vrata ritualistic ceremony — SB 8.17.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O King, after Aditi was thus advised by her husband, Kaśyapa Muni, she strictly followed his instructions without laziness and in this way performed the payo-vrata ritualistic ceremony.
  • this process of worshiping with a vow — SB 8.16.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.46

    Worshiping Lord Viṣṇu with great faith and devotion and living only by drinking milk, one should follow this vow. One should also offer oblations to the fire and feed the brāhmaṇas as mentioned before.

vyajya idam

  • after instructing this — SB 3.9.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.9.44

    The sage Maitreya said: After instructing Brahmā, the creator of the universe, to expand, the primeval Lord, the Personality of Godhead in His personal form as Nārāyaṇa, disappeared.