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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 7: Further questions by Vidura

(14) When one can put an end to all kinds of misery by simply hearing about [meditating upon] the qualities and such
of Murâri
[Krishna as the enemy of Mura], what then may one expect from the, according to one's nature, serving in the dust of His lotus feet?'

Chapter 8: Manifestation of Brahmâ from
Garbhodakasâyî Vishnu

(18) 'Who am I, seated on top of this lotus? Wherefrom has it originated? There must be something in the water below.
Being present here implies the existence of that from which it sprouted!'

Chapter 9: Brahmâ's Prayers for Creative Energy  

(12) You are never that much pleased by pompous arrangements with a lot of paraphernalia of high-class servants who are of worship with hearts full of all kinds of desires. For You, the variously perceived Unique and Only Well-wisher, the Supersoul within the living entities, are there to show all living entities Your causeless mercy; You cannot be achieved by those who settle for what is man-made and temporal [asat].

Chapter 10: Divisions of the Creation

(14) The conditioning [or creation] is divided in nine kinds. Next to the formation according to the basic qualities [viz. the gunas or the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance], there is the formation according to  the material qualities of time [movement, knowledge and inertia] and the three forms of creation that find their end [of plants, animals and human beings].

Chapter 11: Division of Time Expanding from the Atom

(15) With attention for all His five different types of years, one should be of respect for the One [Lord of Time] who, differing from all that was created, moves under the name of Eternal Time and who with His energy in different ways invigorates the seeds of creation while during the day dissipating the darkness of the living entities. By thus performing sacrifices one develops quality in one's material existence.'

Chapter 12: Creation of the Kumâras and Others

(4) The great self-born soul then created Sanaka, Sananda, Sanâtana and Sanat-kumâra [the four Kumâras] who are lifelong celibates ['they whose seed goes upwards'] free from all profit-minded action.

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