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Leading Exponent of the Science of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness in the West and the World’s Most Distinguished Teacher of Vedic Religion and Thought. Author of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, KṚṢṆA and many other English Versions of Vedic literature. He is the Founder and Spiritual Master of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. » Synonymsplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSynonyms Dictionary
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Synonyms K » khaluplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkhalu
as a matter of fact; as it were; as well as; certainly; even; famous as; however; indeed; naturally; nevertheless; of course; undoubtedly.
as a matter of fact — SB 2.4.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.4.10
Kindly clear up all these doubtful inquiries, because you are not only vastly learned in the Vedic literatures and self-realized in transcendence, but are also a great devotee of the Lord and are therefore as good as the Personality of Godhead.
as it were — SB 1.15.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.7
Only by His merciful strength was I able to vanquish all the lusty princes assembled at the palace of King Drupada for the selection of the bridegroom. With my bow and arrow I could pierce the fish target and thereby gain the hand of Draupadī.
as well as — SB 10.3.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.20
My Lord, Your form is transcendental to the three material modes, yet for the maintenance of the three worlds, You assume the white color of Viṣṇu in goodness; for creation, which is surrounded by the quality of passion, You appear reddish; and at the end, when there is a need for annihilation, which is surrounded by ignorance, You appear blackish.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by His inconceivable supreme energy, time, causes the interaction of the three modes of material nature, and thus varieties of energy become manifest. It appears that He is acting, but He is not the actor. He is killing, but He is not the killer. Thus it is understood that only by His inconceivable power is everything happening., SB 4.17.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.24
You have so lost your intelligence that, despite my orders, you do not deliver the seeds of herbs and grains formerly created by Brahmā and now hidden within yourself., SB 4.22.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.19
When there is a congregation of devotees, their discussions, questions and answers become conclusive to both the speaker and the audience. Thus such a meeting is beneficial for everyone's real happiness., SB 4.24.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.17
The great sage Vidura continued: O best of the brāhmaṇas, it is very difficult for living entities encaged within this material body to have personal contact with Lord Śiva. Even great sages who have no material attachments do not contact him, despite their always being absorbed in meditation to attain his personal contact., SB 5.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.3
Elevated mahātmās who have taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are fully satiated by the shade of those lotus feet. Their consciousness cannot possibly become attached to family members., Ādi 17.308plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 17.308
"Anything transcendental to material nature is called inconceivable, whereas arguments are all mundane. Since mundane arguments cannot touch transcendental subject matters, one should not try to understand transcendental subjects through mundane arguments.", Antya 20.156plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya 20.156
Realized devotees are like bumblebees maddened by their own mellows at Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet. The scent of those lotus feet perfumes the entire world. Who is the realized soul that could give them up?, NoI 6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNectar of Instruction Text 6
Being situated in his original Kṛṣṇa conscious position, a pure devotee does not identify with the body. Such a devotee should not be seen from a materialistic point of view. Indeed, one should overlook a devotee's having a body born in a low family, a body with a bad complexion, a deformed body, or a diseased or infirm body. According to ordinary vision, such imperfections may seem prominent in the body of a pure devotee, but despite such seeming defects, the body of a pure devotee cannot be polluted. It is exactly like the waters of the Ganges, which sometimes during the rainy season are full of bubbles, foam and mud. The Ganges waters do not become polluted. Those who are advanced in spiritual understanding will bathe in the Ganges without considering the condition of the water.
even — SB 10.2.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.22
A person who is very cruel is regarded as dead even while living, for while he is living or after his death, everyone condemns him. And after the death of a person in the bodily concept of life, he is undoubtedly transferred to the hell known as Andhatama.
famous as — SB 7.15.76plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.76
How wonderful it is that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa, who is sought by great, great sages for the sake of liberation and transcendental bliss, is acting as your best well-wisher, your friend, your cousin, your heart and soul, your worshipable director, and your spiritual master.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by His inconceivable supreme energy, time, causes the interaction of the three modes of material nature, and thus varieties of energy become manifest. It appears that He is acting, but He is not the actor. He is killing, but He is not the killer. Thus it is understood that only by His inconceivable power is everything happening., SB 4.24.65plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.65
My dear Lord, Your absolute authority cannot be directly experienced, but one can guess by seeing the activities of the world that everything is being destroyed in due course of time. The force of time is very strong, and everything is being destroyed by something else—just as one animal is being eaten by another animal. Time scatters everything, exactly as the wind scatters clouds in the sky.
The stage in which the consciousness of the living entity is attracted by the three modes of material nature is called conditional life. But when that same consciousness is attached to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one is situated in the consciousness of liberation., SB 3.28.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.28.38
The body of such a liberated yogī, along with the senses, is taken charge of by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and it functions until its destined activities are finished. The liberated devotee, being awake to his constitutional position and thus situated in samādhi, the highest perfectional stage of yoga, does not accept the by-products of the material body as his own. Thus he considers his bodily activities to be like the activities of a body in a dream., 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 5.9.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.9.19
When an envious person commits an offense before a great personality, he is always punished in the way mentioned above., SB 5.14.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.14
In this material world, when the conditioned soul cannot arrange for his own maintenance, despite exploiting others, he tries to exploit his own father or son, taking away that relative's possessions, although they may be very insignificant. If he cannot acquire things from his father, son or other relatives, he is prepared to give them all kinds of trouble., SB 5.16.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.2
My dear Lord, the rolling wheels of Mahārāja Priyavrata's chariot created seven ditches, in which the seven oceans came into existence. Because of these seven oceans, Bhū-maṇḍala is divided into seven islands. You have given a very general description of their measurement, names and characteristics. Now I wish to know of them in detail. Kindly fulfill my desire., SB 5.16.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.20-21
The mud on both banks of the River Jambū-nadī, being moistened by the flowing juice and then dried by the air and the sunshine, produces huge quantities of gold called Jāmbū-nada. The denizens of heaven use this gold for various kinds of ornaments. Therefore all the inhabitants of the heavenly planets and their youthful wives are fully decorated with golden helmets, bangles and belts, and thus they enjoy life., SB 5.24.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.24.25
Bali Mahārāja said: My grandfather Prahlāda Mahārāja is the only person who understood his own self-interest. Upon the death of Prahlāda's father, Hiraṇyakaśipu, Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva wanted to offer Prahlāda his father's kingdom and even wanted to grant him liberation from material bondage, but Prahlāda accepted neither. Liberation and material opulence, he thought, are obstacles to devotional service, and therefore such gifts from the Supreme Personality of Godhead are not His actual mercy. Consequently, instead of accepting the results of karma and jñāna, Prahlāda Mahārāja simply begged the Lord for engagement in the service of His servant., SB 5.25.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.25.4
The pink, transparent toenails on the Lord's lotus feet are exactly like valuable gems polished to a mirror finish. When the unalloyed devotees and the leaders of the snakes offer their obeisances to Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa with great devotion, they become very joyful upon seeing their own beautiful faces reflected in His toenails. Their cheeks are decorated with glittering earrings, and the beauty of their faces is extremely pleasing to see., SB 6.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.2.12
The ritualistic ceremonies of atonement recommended in the religious scriptures are insufficient to cleanse the heart absolutely because after atonement one's mind again runs toward material activities. Consequently, for one who wants liberation from the fruitive reactions of material activities, the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, or glorification of the name, fame and pastimes of the Lord, is recommended as the most perfect process of atonement because such chanting eradicates the dirt from one's heart completely., SB 6.3.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.3.26
Considering all these points, therefore, intelligent men decide to solve all problems by adopting the devotional service of chanting the holy name of the Lord, who is situated in everyone's heart and who is a mine of all auspicious qualities. Such persons are not within my jurisdiction for punishment. Generally they never commit sinful activities, but even if by mistake or because of bewilderment or illusion they sometimes commit sinful acts, they are protected from sinful reactions because they always chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra., 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 6.16.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.35
My dear Lord, this cosmic manifestation and its creation, maintenance and annihilation are all but Your opulences. Since Lord Brahmā and the other creators are nothing but small portions of a portion of You, their partial power to create does not make them God [īśvara]. Their consciousness of themselves as separate Lords is therefore merely false prestige. It is not valid., SB 7.8.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.24
Just as a small insect falls forcefully into a fire and the insignificant creature becomes invisible, when Hiraṇyakaśipu attacked the Lord, who was full of effulgence, Hiraṇyakaśipu became invisible. This is not at all astonishing, for the Lord is always situated in pure goodness. Formerly, during creation, He entered the dark universe and illuminated it by His spiritual effulgence., SB 7.10.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.21
Those who follow your example will naturally become My pure devotees. You are the best example of My devotee, and others should follow in your footsteps., SB 7.10.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.49
The impersonal Brahman is Kṛṣṇa Himself because Kṛṣṇa is the source of the impersonal Brahman. He is the origin of the transcendental bliss sought by great saintly persons, yet He, the Supreme Person, is your most dear friend and constant well-wisher and is intimately related to you as the son of your maternal uncle. Indeed, He is always like your body and soul. He is worshipable, yet He acts as your servant and sometimes as your spiritual master., SB 7.13.16-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.13.16-17
Seeing the saintly person to be quite fat, Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My dear sir, you undergo no endeavor to earn your livelihood, but you have a stout body, exactly like that of a materialistic enjoyer. I know that if one is very rich and has nothing to do, he becomes extremely fat by eating and sleeping and performing no work., SB 7.15.38-39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.38-39
It is abominable for a person living in the gṛhastha-āśrama to give up the regulative principles, for a brahmacārī not to follow the brahmacārī vows while living under the care of the guru, for a vānaprastha to live in the village and engage in so-called social activities, or for a sannyāsī to be addicted to sense gratification. One who acts in this way is to be considered the lowest renegade. Such a pretender is bewildered by the external energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and one should either reject him from any position, or taking compassion upon him, teach him, if possible, to resume his original position., SB 8.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.10
O my Lord, I, who am considered to be the best of the demigods, and Lord Brahmā and the great ṛṣis, headed by Marīci, are born of the mode of goodness. Nonetheless, we are bewildered by Your illusory energy and cannot understand what this creation is. Aside from us, what is to be said of others, like the demons and human beings, who are in the base modes of material nature [rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa]? How will they know You?, SB 10.4.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.12
O Kaṁsa, you fool, what will be the use of killing me? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has been your enemy from the very beginning and who will certainly kill you, has already taken His birth somewhere else. Therefore, do not unnecessarily kill other children.
naturally — NoI 7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNectar of Instruction Text 7
The holy name, character, pastimes and activities of Kṛṣṇa are all transcendentally sweet like sugar candy. Although the tongue of one afflicted by the jaundice of avidyā [ignorance] cannot taste anything sweet, it is wonderful that simply by carefully chanting these sweet names every day, a natural relish awakens within his tongue, and his disease is gradually destroyed at the root.
Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ananta, eats through the fire sacrifices offered in the names of the different demigods, He does not take as much pleasure in eating through fire as He does in accepting offerings through the mouths of learned sages and devotees, for then He does not leave the association of devotees.
of course — SB 1.2.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.23
The transcendental Personality of Godhead is indirectly associated with the three modes of material nature, namely passion, goodness and ignorance, and just for the material world's creation, maintenance and destruction He accepts the three qualitative forms of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. Of these three, all human beings can derive ultimate benefit from Viṣṇu, the form of the quality of goodness.
The sages said: Respected Sūta Gosvāmī, you are completely free from all vice. You are well versed in all the scriptures famous for religious life, and in the Purāṇas and the histories as well, for you have gone through them under proper guidance and have also explained them., SB 4.8.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.20
Sunīti continued: The Supreme Personality of Godhead is so great that simply by worshiping His lotus feet, your great-grandfather, Lord Brahmā, acquired the necessary qualifications to create this universe. Although he is unborn and is the chief of all living creatures, he is situated in that exalted post because of the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whom even great yogīs worship by controlling the mind and regulating the life air [prāṇa].